Lobbying, like many other professions, has a set of rules and guidelines by which to follow. In the Florida Statutes there is a section devoted to the practices of lobbyists. The statutes define the term "lobbyist" and "lobbying" as applicable for the state of Florida. It outlines the procedures and protocol lobbyists practicing within the state must follow in order to stay on the good side of the law.
I am assuming most states have similar statutes stipulating rules for the in-state lobbyists to follow. Florida's statutes are very cumbersome to read. They are very wordy and hard to understand. I am going to highlight some of the statutes that I feel are interesting, or that I feel help explain the job description of a lobbyist.