34-12.170. Examples of Activities Not Constituting Lobbying Involving Water Management Districts  

Effective on Thursday, October 12, 1989
  • 1As used in this chapter, “lobbying” activities do not include, for example:

    13(1) Participation at a bid conference held by an agency after bid specifications have been set and announced by the agency.

    34(2) The mere submission of a bid or proposal in response to an agency’s solicitation of bids or request for proposals.

    55(3) A request for information about an agency’s procedures, forms, budget, budget proposal, programs, or other requirements in behalf of another.

    76(4) Appearances before an agency and communications with an agency which are initiated by the agency’s request, such as a response to an agency’s request for information, an appearance in response to an agency subpoena, or a quotation of prices or description of materials or services available in response to an agency’s inquiry.

    129(5) Advice or services communicated to an agency which arise out of an existing contractual obligation to the agency to render the advice or services provided.

    155(6) Representation of a client before an agency where the agency’s decision relates to the grant or denial of a permit, license, or certification, or may result in an order imposing or recommending the imposition of disciplinary action against the client.

    196(7) Representation of a client at a publicly noticed hearing or workshop conducted by an agency regarding a proposed agency rule.

    217(8) Representation of a person before an agency where the person provides only reimbursement for actual travel, lodging, and meal expenses, rather than compensation, remuneration, or a commission for the representation.

    248(9) Communications with an agency by an expert consultant retained by a person to gather, analyze, or disseminate information required by the agency, when made in connection with the person’s application for a permit, license, or certification.

    285Rulemaking Authority 287112.3215, 288112.322(9) FS. 290Law Implemented 292Chapter 2014-183, Section 6, L.O.F., 297112.3215, 298112.3261 299FS. History–New 10-12-89.