Campaign Committee and Increased Lobbying Registration Fee

Campaign recipient committee initial and annual fee

All recipient committees that file a Statement of Organization (Form 410) must pay a $50 fee, pursuant to Government Code Section 84101.5, subject to the following conditions:

  • For recipient committees that existed prior to January 1, 2013, the $50 fee is due by February 15, 2013, unless the committee terminates by January 31, 2013.
  • For all recipient committees that form after January 1, 2013, the $50 fee is due to the Secretary of State no later than 15 days after the Statement of Organization (Form 410) is filed with the Secretary of State.
  • Recipient committees that exist year-to-year are required to pay the fee annually by January 15, until the committee terminates.
  • Recipient committees that are created and pay the initial $50 fee in the last three months of a calendar year are not subject to the annual fee in the subsequent year.

Any committee that does not pay the fee is subject to a penalty of $150.

Lobbying registration fee increase

Lobbyist registration fees are now $100 per session ($50 per year), pursuant to Government Code section 86102. Lobbyist registration cannot be completed unless the fee is paid in full.