Filing Requirements for Public Agency Lobbyists

IN BRIEF . . .
State agencies
that undertake in-person lobbying in order to attempt to influence state legislation must file L-5 reports disclosing their lobbying expenditures.

Local agencies that undertake in-person lobbying in order to attempt to influence state legislation, including the administrative rule-making activity of state agencies, must file L-5 reports disclosing their lobbying expenditures.

FILING DEADLINE

L-5 E-Filing  :  

E-filing Instructions

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY
Agency heads are subject to penalties for failing to file complete, accurate and timely L-5 reports.

HELPFUL LINKS

Public Agency Lobbying instructions - 2014 - PDF (993 KB)

This manual is devoted to providing a state agency with comprehensive lobbying information regarding the law and its requirements.

For assistance call toll free at:
1-877-601-2828.

Are You Required To File A Disclosure Report?

Did an employee of  your agency contact a legislator or a member of a legislator's staff in-person to inform, sway, convince or otherwise influence the action or inaction on legislation?
 
  YES > Your agency must 
file a L5 report.
NO
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Did an employee of your agency provide any gifts, travel, contributions or entertainment expenditures for a legislator or a member of a legislator's staff using public or non-public dollars?
 
 YES > Your agency must 
file a L5 report.
NO
v
 

Did a private sector lobbyist retained by your agency incur any reportable lobbying expenses?
 
 YES > Your agency must 
file a L5 report.
NO
v



If you are a local agency, did an employee of your agency have an in-person contact with a state agency representative or provide any gifts, travel, contributions or entertainment expenditures in order to attempt to influence that state agency's adoption, repeal or amendment of a rule, rate, standard or other legislative enactment of the agency?
 
 YES > Your agency must 
file a L5 report.
NO
v



If you are a local agency, did an employee of your agency have an in-person contact with a state agency representative or provide any gifts, travel, contributions or entertainment expenditures in order to in order to attempt to change a state agency's rule, rate or standard?
 
 YES > Your agency must 
file a L5 report.