The Law Requires:

F-1 filers must disclose all persons for whom any legislation, rule, rate, or standard has been prepared, promoted, or opposed for current or deferred compensation. For the purposes of this subsection, "compensation" does not include payments made to the person reporting by the governmental entity for which the person serves as an elected official or state executive officer or professional staff member for his or her service in office; the description of such actual or proposed legislation, rules, rates, or standards; and the amount of current or deferred compensation paid or promised to be paid. RCW 42.17A.710(1)(e).


You complete this part of the form if, during the reporting period, you or a family member prepared, promoted, opposed or drafted legislation or changes to state agency rules, rates or standards and you or they were paid or were promised payment for your efforts. If this section applies, provide:

  • The name of the person, organization or business on whose behalf the work was done;
  • A description of the legislation or rule; and
  • The range of dollar amounts that reflects the amount paid or promised.

If you or a family member was employed by, or an officer of, a government agency and you or they prepared, promoted or opposed legislation or rules as part of your normal duties, this activity does not need to be reported on the lobbying section of the F-1. (However, this kind of lobbying activity on behalf of government agencies should be reported to the agency's administrative officer because it may have to be reported by the agency on its quarterly lobbying report.)

Typically reported in this section are:

  • Travel payments
  • Salary for time spent lobbying
  • Payments for meals and accommodations
  • Legal fees paid for lobbying-related services
  • Reimbursements for lobbying-related entertainment, travel or educational benefits provided to legislators or other state officials or employees