A complete suite of lobbying data should include information about registration and activity — who is paying lobbyists and, ideally, how much and where money is spent.
For the purposes of the U.S. City Open Data Census, lobbyist activity data should include structured information from the registration and activity reports that lobbyists are required to file: lobbyist information, client information, and descriptions of lobbying activity. Public access to this data is essential for the public to gain insight into the world of municipal influence.
Note: In some cities lobbyist registration data will be seperate from lobbyist activity data. (More info)
|Available in bulk||Yes|
|Up-to-date||Yes||Data is updated during session years (odd numbered years); does not include special sessions. Data set includes the 2017 session.|
|Available free online||Yes|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open format||CSV, RDF, TSV, XLS, XML||RSS, API, and Odata are also available|
|findable_steps||Begin at https://opendata.lasvegasnevada.gov/, click on the open data tile which will bring you to the open data landing page. In the search bar search for “Lobbyist”, results will display the named data set. Click on the data set, then click on view data to see the complete data set.|
|Collected by government||Yes||Data is collected by the Nevada Legislature and used by the city of Las Vegas.|
|usability||3||Data is structured and formatted. Data can also be sorted, filtered, and visualized within the platform.|
|characteristics||Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration, Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time||Lobbyist information is available for the 2017 session. Additional information on previous sessions can be found at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Lobbyist/79th2017|
|location||https://opendata.lasvegasnevada.gov/dataset/Lobbyist-In - City of Las Vegas Data Portal|