Frequently asked questions for new lobbyists. These questions and answers are intended to help new lobbyists get started off on the right foot and to help existing lobbyists find the information and resources they need.
Lobbyists’ monthly expenditure reports are filed no later than the 15th of the following month. The employer’s annual report must be filed no later than the last day of February. Special reports are required when you or the employer contribute $1,000 or more to a particular campaign during the week before the primary election or the three weeks before the general election.
It is illegal for any person or entity to pay or agree to pay or otherwise compensate a person for lobbying unless that person is registered. Furthermore, a lobbyist may not:
Yes. When entertaining, you need to keep track of and report how much is spent on each person present including the people you are lobbying, their family members, their staff members, other lobbyists, and anyone else who is there to lobby. For each occasion where more than $50 is spent for food and beverage provided to a state official + family members, you must report to the official how much was spent. Reporting the cost of travel and education expenses made on behalf of a state official + family members is also required. This is accomplished using the L-2 Memo report, which should also accompany contributions.