Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
135 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
1/20/2015
2. House Identification
 34485
Senate Identification
 48394

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P.
Address
150 Fayetteville Street
Address2
​Suite 1600
City
Raleigh
State
NC
Zip
27601
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
​Ms. Toni Waits Strapp
Telephone
​9198822472
E-mail
​tstrapp@brookspierce.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Law Firm

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
​Maryland-District of Columbia-Delaware Broadcasters Association
Address
​150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1270
City
​Raleigh
State
​NC
Zip
​27601
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
​Represent and further the interests of broadcasters to better serve the public.

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
​Charles ​Marshall ​Leg. Asst. Senator Mitch McConnell 2001-2002

LOBBYING ISSUES

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

​COM
​ADV
​TEC

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Issues anticipated - issues affecting radio and television stations, which may include issues relating to music royalties, retransmission of local television signals, tax deductibility of advertising, and possible reviews of the Communications Act and copyright law.


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 participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises 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
City
State
Country
City
State
Country
City
State
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

City
State
Country
%
City
State
Country
%

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Toni Waits Strapp
Date
1/29/2015 3:11:55 PM