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Lobbyists Transparency Act

Lobbyists Registration Regulation

B.C. Reg. 284/2002

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Regulation May 4, 2020
Section 1 April 1, 2010
Section 1.1 to 1.4 April 1, 2010
Section 2 April 1, 2010
Section 1.3 May 1, 2018
Section 1.4 May 1, 2018
Section 3 April 1, 2010
Section 4 April 1, 2010
May 1, 2018
Section 5 April 1, 2010
Appendix May 1, 2018

 Regulation BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 235/2019, effective May 4, 2020.

B.C. Reg. 284/2002
O.C. 918/2002
Deposited October 28, 2002

Lobbyists Transparency Act

Lobbyists Registration Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 71/2018, May 1, 2018]

Repealed

1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 1.]

Definition

1.1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Lobbyists Registration Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2.]

Who is an in-house lobbyist

1.2   For the purposes of paragraph (b) (i) of the definition of "in-house lobbyist" in section 1 (1) of the Act, all time spent on activities, including preparation, that are directly related to and necessary for carrying out lobbying are included within the determination of the time spent lobbying.

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2.]

What is a Provincial entity

1.3   (1) For the purposes of paragraph (a) (i), (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii) of the definition of "lobby" in section 1 (1) of the Act and for the purposes of sections 2.1 (1) and 4 (1) (k) of the Act, the following are prescribed as Provincial entities:

(a) those entities that make up the government reporting entity within the meaning of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, except the government as reported through the consolidated revenue fund;

(b) the Workers' Compensation Board.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (c) (iii) of the definition of "former public office holder" in section 1 (1) of the Act and for the purposes of section 1 (3) (d) of the Act, the Provincial entities identified in the Appendix to this regulation are prescribed.

[en. B.C. Reg. 71/2018, Sch. s. 1.]

Who is a former public office holder

1.4   (1) For the purposes of paragraph (c) (iii) of the definition of "former public office holder" in section 1 (1) of the Act, an individual is a former public office holder if the individual

(a) formerly occupied the most senior or next most senior ranking executive position in a Provincial entity identified in the Appendix, or

(b) was the chair or a vice chair of, or held the equivalent position in, the governing body of a Provincial entity identified in the Appendix.

(2) If more than one person formerly occupied a position that is equivalent to the next most senior position referred to in subsection (1) (a), then each of those persons is deemed to have occupied the next most senior position for the purposes of this section.

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 71/2018, Sch. s. 2.]

Deemed receipt of returns

2   (1) A return submitted to the registrar in the manner and by the means described in section 6 of the Act is deemed to be received by the registrar

(a) on the date the registrar actually receives the return if

(i) that date is a business day, and

(ii) the return is received at or before 5 p.m. on that date, and

(b) on the first business day after the date the registrar actually receives the return if the return is received

(i) after 5 p.m. on a business day, or

(ii) on a statutory holiday.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if the registrar requests that corrections be made to a return submitted to the registrar,

(a) the return is deemed not to have been received by the registrar, and

(b) subsections (3) and (4) apply.

(3) If the registrar requests that corrections be made to a return and all of the corrections are submitted to the registrar within 10 business days after the registrar makes the request, the return as corrected is deemed to be received by the registrar on the date the return, before the corrections were requested, would have been deemed under subsection (1) to have been received by the registrar if no corrections had been requested to it.

(4) If the registrar requests that corrections be made to a return and all of the corrections are not submitted to the registrar until more than 10 business days after the registrar makes the request, the date the return as corrected is deemed to be received by the registrar is the date on which the last correction is deemed to be received by the registrar by applying subsection (1) as though that last correction was a return submitted as described in subsection (1).

[am. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 3.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 1.]

Administrative penalty provisions

4   For the purposes of section 7.2 (2) (b) of the Act, sections 2.1 (2), 2.2, 3 (1) and (3) and 4 (1) and (2) to (4) of the Act are prescribed.

[en. B.C. Reg. 71/2018, Sch. s. 3.]

Notice and service under the Act

5   (1) Any notice or other thing that, under the Act, must be given to or served on a person may be given or served by registered mail sent to the last known address of the person.

(2) If a notice or other thing under the Act is sent by registered mail to the last known address of the person, the notice or other thing is deemed to be given to or served on the person to whom it is addressed on the 14th day after deposit with Canada Post unless the person received actual service before that day.

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2.]

Appendix

[en. B.C. Reg. 71/2018, Sch. s. 4.]

ItemProvincial Entity
1A board of education or a francophone education authority, as defined in section 1 (1) of the School Act
2BCNET
3BC Clinical and Support Services Society
4BC Games Society
5BC Immigrant Investment Fund Ltd.
6B.C. Pavilion Corporation
7BC Transportation Financing Authority
8British Columbia Assessment Authority
9British Columbia Council for International Education
10British Columbia Enterprise Corporation
11British Columbia Housing Management Commission
12British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority
13British Columbia Innovation Council
14British Columbia Institute of Technology
15British Columbia Lottery Corporation
16British Columbia Public School Employers' Association
17British Columbia Railway Company
18British Columbia Securities Commission
19British Columbia Transit
20Camosun College
21Canadian Blood Services
22Capilano University
23College of New Caledonia
24College of the Rockies
25Columbia Basin Trust
26Columbia Power Corporation
27Community Living British Columbia
28Community Social Services Employers' Association of British Columbia
29Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority Trust Fund
30Crown Corporations Employers' Association
31Destination BC Corp.
32Douglas College
33Emily Carr University of Art and Design
34First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council
35Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia
36Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
37Fraser Health Authority
38Health Employers Association of British Columbia
39Industry Training Authority
40Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
41Interior Health Authority
42Justice Institute of British Columbia
43Knowledge Network Corporation
44Kwantlen Polytechnic University
45Langara College
46Leading Edge Endowment Fund
47Legal Services Society
48Louis Brier Home and Hospital
49Menno Hospital
50Mount St. Mary Hospital
51Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society
52Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
53Nisa'a Valley Health Authority
54North Island College
55Northern Health Authority
56Northern Lights College
57Northwest Community College
58Oil and Gas Commission
59Okanagan College
60Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia Society
61Partnerships British Columbia Inc.
62Post-Secondary Employers' Association
63Providence Health Care
64Provincial Health Services Authority
65Provincial Rental Housing Corporation
66Real Estate Council of British Columbia
67Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
68Royal British Columbia Museum
69Royal Roads University
70Selkirk College
71Simon Fraser University
72St. Joseph's General Hospital
73St. Michael's Centre
74Thompson Rivers University
75Trades Training Consortium of British Columbia
76Transportation Investment Corporation
77University of British Columbia
78University of Northern British Columbia
79University of the Fraser Valley
80University of Victoria
81Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
82Vancouver Community College
83Vancouver Island Health Authority
84Vancouver Island University
85Workers' Compensation Board
86Wrinch Memorial Hospital

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Lobbyists Registration Act, S.B.C. 2001, c. 42, s. 11]

 Section 1 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Government corporation defined

1  For the purposes of section 1 (3) (c) of the Lobbyists Registration Act,

(a) a government institution is prescribed to be a "health care body" or a "local government body" as defined in Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and

(b) a government corporation is prescribed to be a "government corporation" as defined in section 1 of the Financial Administration Act.

 Section 1.1 to 1.4 were enacted by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Section 2 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

(1)  A return submitted to the registrar in the manner and by the means described in section 6 of the Lobbyists Registration Act is deemed to be received by the registrar

 Section 1.3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 71/2018, effective May 1, 2018.

What is a Provincial entity

1.3   The following are prescribed as Provincial entities for the purposes of the Act:

(a) those entities that make up the government reporting entity within the meaning of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, except the government as reported through the consolidated revenue fund;

(b) the Workers' Compensation Board.

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2.]

 Section 1.4 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 71/2018, effective May 1, 2018.

(1) An individual is a former public office holder for the purposes of section 4 (1.1) (c) of the Act if the individual

(a) formerly occupied the most senior or next most senior ranking executive position in a Provincial entity, or

(b) was a member of the governing body of a Provincial entity.

(2) If more than one person occupies a position that is equivalent to the next most senior position referred to in subsection (1) (a), then each of those persons is deemed to hold the next most senior position for the purposes of this section.

 Section 3 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Fees

3  The fees in the following Table are prescribed:

Table

Type of filingFee for filing

To file under section 3 (1) (a),
(3) (1) (c) (i) (A), 3 (1) (c) (i) (B),
3 (1) (c) (ii) (A) or 3 (1) (c) (ii) (B) of the Act


$150
To file under section 3 (1) (b) (i) (A),
3 (1) (b) (i) (B), 3 (1) (b) (ii) (A) or
3 (1) (b) (ii) (B) of the Act


$75

 Section 4 was enacted by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Section 4 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 71/2018, effective May 1, 2018.

Provisions that can be the subject of administrative penalties

4   An administrative penalty may be imposed under section 7.2 (2) (b) of the Act for the contravention of any of sections 2.1 (2), 3 (1) and (3) and 4 (1) and (2) to (4).

[en. B.C. Reg. 76/2010, s. 2.]

 Section 5 was enacted by BC Reg 76/2010, effective April 1, 2010.

 Appendix was enacted by BC Reg 71/2018, effective May 1, 2018.