1. A lobbyist may, without restriction from the lobbying law, advise a
lobbying organization’s members, or their employees, about making
campaign contributions as long as the lobbyist is acting independent of
any candidate or candidate’s campaign committee.
2. Campaign contributions collected from members of a lobbying
organization, a circumstance popularly known as “bundling”, are best
delivered by one of the contributors on behalf of the contributors without
reference to the organization. Neither a lobbyist (nor anyone acting at a
lobbyist’s behest) nor anyone representing himself or herself as acting on
behalf of the lobbying organization should physically convey campaign
contributions to partisan elected state officials, or candidates for partisan
state elective office, except during the statutorily authorized period.
OEB 96-5 (April 12, 1996)