Begin Main Content Area

§ 13A06.  Exemption from registration and reporting. 

 The following persons and activities shall be exempt from registration under section 13A04 (relating to registration) and reporting under section 13A05 (relating to reporting): 

        (1)     An individual who limits lobbying to preparing testimony and testifying before a committee of the General Assembly or participating in an administrative proceeding of an agency. 

        (2)     An individual who is an employee of an entity engaged in the business of publishing or broadcasting while engaged in the gathering and dissemination of news and comment on the news to the general public in the ordinary course of business. 

        (3)     An individual who does not receive economic consideration for lobbying. 

        (4)     An individual whose economic consideration for lobbying, from all principals represented, does not exceed $2,500 in the aggregate during any reporting period. 

        (5)     An individual who engages in lobbying on behalf of the individual’s employer if the lobbying represents less than 20 hours during any reporting period. 

        (6)     Except as required under section 13A05(d), a principal whose total expenses for lobbying purposes do not exceed $2,500 during any reporting period. 

        (7)     An elected State official who acts in an official capacity. 

        (8)     An appointed State official acting in an official capacity. 

        (9)     An elected or appointed official of a political subdivision who is acting in an official capacity for the political subdivision. 

        (10)     An employee of the Commonwealth or an agency of the Commonwealth who is acting in an official capacity for the Commonwealth or agency. 

        (11)     An individual representing a bona fide church or bona fide religious body of which the individual is a member where the lobbying is solely for the purpose of protecting the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. 

        (12)     An individual who is not a registered lobbyist and who serves on an advisory board, working group or task force at the request of an agency or the General Assembly. 

        (13)     Participating as a party or as an attorney at law or representative of a party, case or controversy in any administrative adjudication pursuant to 2 Pa.C.S. (relating to administrative law and procedure).  

        (14)     Expenditures and other transactions subject to reporting under Article XVI of the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code. 

        (15)     Vendor activities under 62 Pa.C.S. §§ 514 (relating to small procurements), 516 (relating to emergency procurements) and efforts directly related to responding to publicly advertised invitations to bid and requests for proposals.