Employment of Lobbyist
The Montana Library Association shall employ a lobbyist to represent the Association before the Montana Legislature and to advise the Government Affairs Committee on the development and implementation of the Association’s legislative agenda. With input from the Government Affairs Committee Chair, the Executive Committee is responsible for selecting the lobbyist and securing the approval of the Board of Directors to enter into an agreement with the lobbyist. The Association shall enter into a written agreement with the lobbyist, which shall set forth the terms under which the lobbyist is retained and the amount which the Association will pay for the services of the lobbyist. The lobbyist is responsible to the Board of Directors and reports to them through the President.
Registration and Reports
At the beginning of each legislative session, it is the responsibility of the Executive Committee to direct the Executive Director in consultation with the lobbyist, to file an Authorization Statement (Form L-2). with the Commissioner of Political Practices. The form must be signed by the President. This form authorizes the lobbyist to represent the Association. It is the responsibility of the Executive Committee to ensure that the Association’s lobbyist meets all requirements for lobbyist registration. The Executive Committee is also responsible for directing the Executive Director, in consultation with the lobbyist, to file periodic lobbying disclosure reports with the Commissioner of Political Practices.
Development and Implementation of Legislative Agenda