29 U.S. Code § 3255. Restrictions on lobbying activities

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(a) Publicity restrictions
(1) In generalNo funds provided under this Act shall be used for—
(A)
publicity or propaganda purposes; or
(B) the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, electronic communication, radio, television, or video presentation designed to support or defeat—
(i)
the enactment of legislation before Congress or any State or local legislature or legislative body; or
(ii)
any proposed or pending regulation, administrative action, or order issued by the executive branch of any State or local government.
(2) ExceptionParagraph (1) shall not apply to—
(A)
normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships;
(B)
the preparation, distribution, or use of the materials described in paragraph (1)(B) in presentation to Congress or any State or local legislature or legislative body; or
(C)
such preparation, distribution, or use of such materials in presentation to the executive branch of any State or local government.
(b) Salary restrictions
(1) In general

No funds provided under this Act shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any grant or contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related to any activity designed to influence the enactment or issuance of legislation, appropriations, regulations, administrative action, or an Executive order proposed or pending before Congress or any State government, or a State or local legislature or legislative body.

(2) ExceptionParagraph (1) shall not apply to—
(A)
normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships; or
(B)
participation by an agency or officer of a State, local, or tribal government in policymaking and administrative processes within the executive branch of that government.
References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (b)(1), is Pub. L. 113–128, July 22, 2014, 128 Stat. 1425, known as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which enacted this chapter, repealed chapter 30 (§ 2801 et seq.) of this title and chapter 73 (§ 9201 et seq.) of Title 20, Education, and made amendments to numerous other sections and notes in the Code. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3101 of this title and Tables.

Effective Date

Section effective on the first day of the first full program year after July 22, 2014 (July 1, 2015), see section 506 of Pub. L. 113–128, set out as a note under section 3101 of this title.