New HCAA Lobbying Policy takes effect
On October 4, the HCAA Board approved a new policy for lobbyists effective on Jan. 1, 2022.
This new policy requires all lobbyists to register before or at time of lobbying. Registration includes providing the Lobbyist’s name and business address, name and business address of each Principal represented and areas of business interest.
Lobbying means communicating or meeting privately in person, by telephone or with written or electronic communication with members of the Authority Board of Directors (Board), the Chief Executive Officer, an Executive Vice President, a Vice President, the General Counsel, an Assistant General Counsel, a department director, or any Authority employee or representative who makes a final decision or final recommendation to the Board in order to influence decision making or to encourage the passage, defeat, or modification of any item.
Exemptions to the policy include the following:
- Employees or representatives of federal, state, or local agencies discussing the business of their agency.
- Any person in contractual privity with the Authority who appears only in his or her official contractual capacity or through his or her attorney to discuss issues related to their contract or in connection with the negotiation of an existing contract with the Authority.
- Any person who only appears in his or her individual capacity for the purpose of self-representation without compensation or reimbursement, whether direct, indirect, or contingent, to express support or opposition to any item.
- Persons or representatives of organizations contacted by an Authority official when such contact is initiated by the Authority official.
To register, go to https://www.tampaairport.com/Node/3841.