(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 180620 and 181204, effective September 7, 2007.) In addition to the thresholds set forth in Section 2.12.030 and 2.12.040 for the registration, reporting and financial reporting of lobbying entities, Sections 2.12.030 and 2.12.040 do not apply to the following persons:
A. News media, or their employees or agents, that in the ordinary course of business directly or indirectly urge official action but that engage in no other activities in connection with the official action.
B. Lobbying entities that spent fewer than 8 hours lobbying during every calendar quarter in a calendar year.
C. Any lobbying entity that satisfies all three of the following requirements:
1. Complies with state public record and meeting laws or with the standards referenced in Section 3.96.020 G.;
2. Is classified as a non-profit organization, registered with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division; and
3. Is formally recognized by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement or through City Council resolution or ordinance.