Who is a State Agency Level Lobbyist per O.C.G.A. § 21-5-70 (5) (G), (H), & (I)?

G. Any natural person who, for compensation, either individually or as an employee of another person is hired specifically to undertake influencing a public officer or state agency in the selection of a vendor to supply any goods or services to any state agency but does not include any employee or independent contractor of the vendor solely on the basis that such employee or independent contractor participates in soliciting a bid or in preparing a written bid, written proposal, or other document relating to a potential sale to a state agency and shall not include a bone fide salesperson who sells or contracts with a state agency for goods or services and who does not otherwise engage in activities described in subparagraphs (A) through (F) or (H) through (I) of this paragraph.

H. Any natural person who, either individually or as an employee of another person, is compensated specifically for undertaking to promote or oppose the passage of any rule or regulation of any state agency.

I. Any natural person who, either individually or as an employee of another person is compensated specifically for undertaking to promote or oppose any matter before the State Transportation Board.

(State Agency means any branch of state government or any agency, authority, department, board, bureau, commission, council, corporation, entity, or instrumentality of this state or if a local political subdivision of this state.)

State Agency level lobbyists lobby state agencies… THIS IS NOT A CATEGORY FOR EMPLOYEES OF STATE AGENCIES (unless they fit the descriptions above)

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