Nebraska treats lobbying activities slightly differently than the federal government. In our state, certain lobbying activities trigger the requirement to register and report activities to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. These are quarterly reports, plus a post-legislative session report. Don’t worry. It’s not daunting. Your organization already tracks lobbying activity for its annual 990 IRS report; it is the same information for Nebraska. It is just reported quarterly instead of annually.
Lobbying Reporting Rules for Nonprofits
CSN – in partnership with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission – worked to create a simple chart explaining which lobbying activities should be reported for federal and state reports. A quick guide to what should be reported as lobbying. (PDF)
Rules and Regulations for Lobbying
In this section of guidelines from the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosures Commission, it outlines rules and guidelines for reporting. Nebraska Rules and Regulations for lobbying. (PDF)
Here we provide a list of Nebraska policy acronyms and definitions. (PDF)