Lobbyist Employer Reports & Due Dates

Report expenses and compensation on an accrual basis.  That is, include expenses on the report for the year in which they were incurred or earned, not when they were actually paid or received.

L-3 Employer's Lobbying Expenses

Due Date:  February 29

Shows lobbyist’s expenses and compensation.  Includes employer’s expenditures on behalf of lobbyist to assist in the lobbying effort.

L-3c Employer's Contribution Report

Due Date:  Within 15 days after the last day of each calendar month in which a reportable contribution was made

Report identifies recipients and amounts of contributions exceeding $110 made by employers of lobbyists.

 

Special Situation Reports

L-6 Grass Roots Lobbying

Due Date:  Campaign sponsors file initial report within 30 days of spending more than $700 in the aggregate in the aggregate or more than $1,400 in the aggregate in any 3-month period.  Continue filing reports at the end of each month, due no later than the 10th of the following month, for as long as spending continues.

Discloses expenses of sponsors of lobbying campaigns designed to gain public support for their positions.  Includes list of contributors to these campaigns

LMC Last Minute Contribution Report

Due Date:  Within 24 hours of giving a contribution of $1,000 or more to a particular recipient during the 7 days before the primary election and or during the 21 days before the general election.

Shows contributions of $1,000 or more given to state & local candidates, political committees, ballot measure committees, and political party committees.

C-6 Independent Expenditure Ads and Electioneering Communications

Due Date:  Within 24 hours of when an electioneering communication or certain independent expenditure ads are first pubilshed, mailed, or otherwise presented to the publc.

Shows expenditures made for electioneering communications (an ad that clearly identifies at least one candidate for state, local or judicial office; appears within 60 days of an election in the candidate’s jurisdiction; is distributed through radio, television, postal mailing, billboard, newspaper, or periodical; and either alone, or in combination with other communications by the sponsor identifying the candidate, has a fair market value of $1,000 or more.

Shows independent expenditures made for ads that support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure, are valued at $1,000 or more, and are presented to the public within 21 days of a primary, general, or special election.

L-7 Employment of Legislators and State Officials

Due Date:  Within 15 days of hiring.

Shows new employment relationship between lobbyist or lobbyist employer and state officials or employees who might be lobbied.

Amending Reports

Although every effort should be made to file complete and accurate reports, mistakes do happen.  If you discover an omission or mistake in a previous report that affects the computations on the front side of the L-3 form (Lines 2 through 7), file an amended report.  

Prepare an amended L-3 report as follows:  Using a copy of your original report, cross out the amounts that have changed and insert the correct amounts above the previous figures.  Be sure to change all affected amounts, including totals.  Write "AMENDED" prominently at the top of the form and re-sign and date the form.  Amended L-3 reports should be filed as soon as the error is discovered. 

If a reporting error occurred that does not affect the computations, you may submit a letter of explanation rather than filing a complete, amended report. 

Amendments to any of the information on the L-1 form are to be filed within one week of the change prompting the revision, and the entire form must be completed (not simply the new information).