The law continues to require that certain individuals who are paid to lobby register and report their activities. Lobbying entities and organizations must also register and report. Unpaid volunteers, regardless of how much they lobby, do not have to register.
Anyone who must register as a lobbyist is referred to as a “legislative agent” if she or he engages in legislative lobbying and as an “executive agent” if he or she engages in lobbying the executive branch on a policy, rate, rule, or procurement decision. (See definitions).