American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Exempt from CO Lobbying Laws

This may be old news, and I'm no lawyer, but as the Church Lady would say, "how conveeeeeeeeeeeeenient" for the American Legislative Exchange Council:

[I]n at least three separate states, legislation was passed exempting ALEC from lobbying laws. Via Mother Jones:
It could take several years for the IRS to decide whether ALEC is indeed a lobbying group required to register and disclose how much it spends on influencing legislation. But in three states - South Carolina, Indiana, and Colorado - ALEC has quietly, and by name, been specifically exempted from rules for lobbyists.

Here's the law from Colorado's official web site:

(c)  Section 2-3-311 (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, declares that the council of state governments, the national conference of state legislatures, the energy council, and the American legislative exchange council are each a joint governmental agency to which the general assembly or its members may subscribe and for which membership fees or certain meeting expenses may be paid from legislative appropriations;

Is the lack of proper name capitalization a legislative trick or a normal way of writing and enacting legislation? Is ALEC's claim to be a non-profit organization at odds with its lobbying activities?

Maybe one of the bills sponsors - BY SENATOR(S) Cadman, Morse, Penry; also REPRESENTATIVE(S) Weissmann, Kerr J., Labuda, Lambert, Todd - or our esteemed Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who should be quite familiar with ALEC, can explain the intricacies of the law to us rubes in Bloggerlandia.

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