The Public Disclosure Commission may suspend or modify the reporting requirements of anyone subject to the Act if it decides that the law works a "manifestly unreasonable hardship" on the filer and the modification "will not frustrate the purposes" of the disclosure law.

If you believe your situation meets these two statutory tests and you can provide convincing arguments to that effect, you have the option of asking the Commission to grant a reporting modification.

To apply for a modification, submit a letter that makes clear: 

  • the reasons why reporting the required information would cause a hardship,
  • how a modification would relieve the hardship, and
  • why granting your request would not “frustrate the purposes” of the disclosure law. 

Send your lobbyist employer report, as complete as possible, with your letter.

A hearing will be scheduled to consider your request.  It's best if you attend the hearing, but your presence is not required