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Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

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Sec. 1 This Act may be cited as the “Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.”
Sec. 2Findings.
Sec. 3Definitions.
Sec. 4Registration of Lobbyists.
Sec. 5Reports by Registered Lobbyists.
Sec. 6Disclosure and Enforcement.
Sec. 7Penalties.
Sec. 8Rules of Construction.
Sec. 9Amendments to the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Sec. 10Amendments to the Byrd Amendment.
Sec. 11Repeal of Certain Lobbying Provisions.
Sec. 12Conforming Amendments to Other Statutes.
Sec. 13Severability.
Sec. 14Identification of Clients and Covered Officials.
Sec. 15Estimates Based on Tax Reporting System.
Sec. 16Repeal of the Ramspeck Act.
Sec. 17Excepted Service and Other Experience Considerations for Competitive Service Appointments.
Sec. 18Exempt Organizations.
Sec. 19Amendment to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (P.L. 75-583).
Sec. 20Disclosure of the Value of Assets Under the Ethics in Government Act.
Sec. 21Ban on Trade Representative Representing or Advising Foreign Entities.
Sec. 22Financial Disclosure of Interest in Qualified Blind Trust.
Sec. 23Sense of the Senate that Lobbying Expenses Should Remain Nondeductible.
Sec. 24Effective Dates.
Sec. 25Prohibition on Provision of Gifts or Travel by Registered Lobbyists to Members of Congress and to Congressional Employees.
Sec. 26Annual Audits and Reports by Comptroller General.

 1. Title II of Public Law 110-81 provides for amendments to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. Section 215 of such Public Law provides:


Except as otherwise provided in sections 203, 204, 206, 211, 212, and 213, the amendments made by this title shall apply with respect to registrations under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 having an effective date of January 1, 2008, or later and with respect to quarterly reports under that Act covering calendar quarters beginning on or after January 1, 2008.