H.R.4739 - Public Disclosure of Lobbying Act94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ashley, Thomas L. [D-OH-9] (Introduced 03/12/1975)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Standards of Official Conduct|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/12/1975 Referred to House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4739 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/12/1975)
Public Disclosure of Lobbying Act-Defines "lobbying" and other terms used in this Act.
Requires each lobbyist, within 15 days of becoming a lobbyist, to file a notice of representation with the Federal Edection Commission. Sets forth minimum elements to be contained in such notice.
Enumerates those persons required to maintain records of lobbying activities. Sets forth the required form and content of reports to be made to the commission containing such records.
Requires GS-15 and above employees of the executive branch to maintain records of communucations received from outside parties expressing opinions or containing information with respect to the policy making process. Directs each executive agency to make such records available for public inspection.
Enumerates the powers of the Commission, including the powers: (1) to require any person to submit in writing such reports and answers to question as the Commission may prescribe: and (2) to initiate, prosecute, defend, or appeal any civil or criminal action in the name of the Commission for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Act through its General Counsel.
Provides that it shall be the duty of the Commission to perform specified tasks, including; (1) to develop and furnish to lobbyists forms required to be filed under this Act: (2) to develop forms for the filing of records of outside contacts by executive branch employees; and (3) to prepare a manual setting forth recommended uniform methods of bookkeeping and reporting, filing coding, and cross-indexing. Sets forth criminal penalties for violation of this Act.