Please be advised that extreme weather conditions are expected in the Triangle area Thursday, February 26, 2015, that will likely prevent staff from traveling to their work stations in Raleigh. Due to lingering effects of the winter storm, we expect to continue to be at reduced staffing levels on Friday, February 27 and until travel conditions improve in the metro-Triangle area. If you need to visit our offices for service, we strongly encourage you to call (919) 807-2225 before making the trip to ensure that we have staff on hand to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Gene R. Nichol, Chair
Irving Joyner, Vice-Chair

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has created the Secretary’s Advisory Council on Legislative Lobbying Policy and Regulation. The Council will study current lobbying laws in North Carolina and other states, the Department’s administration of North Carolina lobbying law and the constitutional aspects of the regulation of lobbying activity. The Council will produce a report for the Secretary containing findings and recommendations for improvement in North Carolina's current regulatory framework.

The Council is composed of a variety of persons knowledgeable regarding the legislative lobbying process, including lobbyists (both for- and non-profit), principals that hire lobbyists, current and former legislators (both Democrats and Republicans), the media and legislative liaisons. Gene Nichol, Dean of the UNC Law School, chairs the Council. The Vice-Chair is Irving Joyner of the NCCU Law School. The Council welcomes public comment on the topic of legislative lobbying. We invite you to review the Council’s charter, and if you have comments please email them to