The Registry of Lobbyists
The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying will switch to summer hours on June 27, 2016. Registration and Client Services staff will be available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays until September 2, 2016.
The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying website and the Lobbyists Registration System will not be available due to maintenance between 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, and 11:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, .
The preamble of the Lobbying Act states:
- Free and open access to government is an important matter of public interest.
- Lobbying public office holders is a legitimate activity.
- It is desirable that public office holders and the public be able to know who is engaged in lobbying activities.
- A system of registration of paid lobbyists should not impede free and open access to government.