Legislative and Lobbying Activity

Definition:Legislative activity is defined as communications and actions between elected officials at the state and federal level and the campus community. Lobbying activity is defined as contacts and efforts in support of such contacts, specially made to formulate, modify, or adopt legislation, agency rules or regulations, executive orders, or negotiation, awarding, or administering a federal contract. Legislative and lobbying activity is promoted, coordinated, and reported through the Office of Legislative Affairs by delegation from the University President. Invitations to campus of elected officials at the state (Assembly, Senate) and federal level (Congressional Member, US Senator) must include notification to the Office of Legislative Affairs. Invitations to state executive office officials (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Controller, State Treasurer, State Attorney General, State Insurance Commissioner, State Superintendent of Public Education) and federal executive office holders (White House and staff, Cabinet Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries) must seek approval from the University President (and through the President, approval by the CSU Chancellor) before such an invitation is issued.
Authority:California State University San Marcos President, Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995
Scope:This policy applies to all Cal State San Marcos employees.
Responsible Division:Office of the President
Approval Date:02/14/2007
Implementation Date:02/14/2007
Originally Implemented:03/01/1999