Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
B-106 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
01/03/2012
2. House Identification
 
Senate Identification
 400874560

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Address
6750 South 228th Street
Address2
 
City
Kent
State
WA
Zip
98032
Country
USA
4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
 Mr. Michael Collins
Telephone
 2533953780
E-mail
 mcollin@rei.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
 Outdoor gear and clothing retailer

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
 Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Address
 
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
 
State
 
Zip
 
Country
 
9. General description of client’s business or activities
 

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name   Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
 Marc  Berejka    U.S. Commerce Department; Senior Advisor to the Secretary
 Marc  Berejka    for Technology

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

 APP
 BUD
 NAT
 SPO
 TAR
 TAX
 TRD
 
 

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Issues related to international trade, including import duties (specifically, U.S. Outdoor Act to help reduce outdoor apparel prices, H.R. 2071); state taxation of e-commerce (specifically, the Marketplace Equity Act, H.R. 3179, and the Main Street Fairness Act, S. 1452); public lands, national parks and the U.S. Forest Service; appropriations for the U.S. Department of Interior; and diversity, fitness, children's fitness and the outdoors.


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either actively participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises, plans, or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
 
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Michael Collins
Date
02/17/2012