The list of public decisions that can characterize a lobbying activity, when they are raised in the context of a communication between a public official and a lobbyist, is as follows:
_ laws, including constitutional ones;
_ ordinances of Article 38 of the Constitution;
_ regulatory acts;
_ decisions mentioned in Article L. 221-7 of the Code of relations between the public and the administration;
_ public procurement, when the estimated duty-free value of the contract is equal to or greater than the European thresholds;
_ concession contracts, when the estimated duty-free value of the contract is equal to or greater than the European thresholds;
_ contracts giving temporary authorization to occupy the public domain;
_ administrative emphyteutic leases;
_ contracts for the transfer of immovable property belonging to the private domain of the State or its public establishments;
_ deliberations of local authorities approving the creation of a single-purpose mixed economy company.
In addition, “other public decisions”, whose contours are not specified, are taken into account:
_individual decisions relating to the issue, modification, withdrawal or renewal of an accreditation, an authorization, a certification, a derogation, a waiver, an exemption, an inclusion in a list, a license, a permit, a title, or a financial benefit of any kind;
_ individual appointment decisions;
_ acts taken by independent administrative and public authorities, when they have a certain normative effect, i.e. when they assume the character of general and mandatory provisions or when they lay down requirements which can be sanctioned.
Both public decisions in force and proposals for public decisions are included. As a matter of fact, communications on public decisions can relate to decisions that were already adopted, for instance in order to change them, or to decisions that are being discussed or prepared.