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Filing Requirements for Lobbyist Employer

IN BRIEF . . .
Anyone who attempts to influence state legislation or the legislative action of a state agency is a lobbyist.

Lobbyist employers -- those individuals and entities who employ, hire or pay the compensation or other consideration of a lobbyist -- must sign their lobbyist's L-1 registration form, file annual comprehensive expense reports (PDC Form L-3), and may be required to file monthly L-3c contributions reports. This includes lobbyists who hired or contracted with other lobbyists.




Lobbyist Employers need to file Lobbying Expenses report (L-3) no later than February 29, 2016

2015 Elected Officials List (helpful for completing L-3, Lines 12 & 13)

Lobbyist Employer Reporting Instruction Manual - 2016 - PDF (1.25 MB)This manual is devoted to providing a lobbyist employer with comprehensive information regarding the law and its requirements.



Lobbyist Registration (L1)
PDF   MS Word

Lobbyist Employer's Report (L3)
PDF   MS Word

Special Contributions Report (L3c)
PDF   MS Word

For assistance call (360) 753-1111 or toll free in Washington State 1-877-601-2828.

Are You Required To File A Disclosure Report?

Did you employ, hire or pay the compensation or other consideration of a lobbyist? 
(This includes lobbyists who hired or contracted with other lobbyists.)
 YES > You must sign the lobbyist's L1 registration form and  file annual  L3 comprehensive expense reports.

If you made one or more contributions, including in-kind contributions, during one calendar month totaling more than $100 to a candidate for state or local office, an elected state or local official, an officer or employee of any public agency, or a political committee, you must file a monthly political contribution report (PDC Form L3c). Employer contributions that are reported by a registered lobbyist or contributions that are from an employer-affiliated PAC are not reportable on an L3c.