What is the definition of a legislative agent and an executive agent?

This information pertains to the new Massachusetts Lobbying Law.

  • Legislative agent“, a person who for compensation or reward engages in legislative lobbying, which includes at least 1 lobbying communication with a government employee made by said person.
    • The term “legislative agent” shall include a person who, as part of his regular and usual business or professional activities and not simply incidental thereto, engages in legislative lobbying, whether or not any compensation in addition to the salary for such activities is received for such services.
    • For purposes of this definition a person shall be presumed to be engaged in legislative lobbying that is simply incidental to his regular and usual business or professional activities if he: (i) engages in legislative lobbying for not more than 25 hours during any reporting period; and (ii) receives less than $2,500 during any reporting period for legislative lobbying.
  • Executive agent“, a person who for compensation or reward engages in executive lobbying, which includes at least 1 lobbying communication with a government employee made by said person.
    • The term “executive agent” shall include a person who, as part of his regular and usual business or professional activities and not simply incidental thereto, engages in executive lobbying, whether or not any compensation in addition to the salary for such activities is received for such services.
    • For the purposes of this definition a person shall be presumed to engaged in executive lobbying that is simply incidental to his regular and usual business or professional activities if he: (i) engages in executive lobbying for not more than 25 hours during any reporting period; and receives less than $2,500 during any reporting period for executive lobbying.