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Lobbying and Use of Appropriated Federal Funds

Recommended By: Academic Senate
Approved:
Ruben Armiñana, President
Date of Original Issue: October 7, 2002
Current Issue Date: April 26, 2004
Effective Date: April 26, 2004
Contact Office: Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Policy #2002-3

  1. Purpose
    Sonoma State University wishes to establish a clear and coherent policy regarding the prohibition against lobbying consistent with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. section 1352 and implementing regulations.
  2. Policy
    No individual or groups of individuals employed by the University or acting on its behalf shall accept or expend Federal appropriated funds for the purpose of lobbying or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any governmental agency, Member of Congress, officer or employee of Congress, or any employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the making of any Federal grant, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal grant or cooperative agreement.

Updated April 26, 2004 by SSU.policies@sonoma.edu