Lobbying registration is valid throughout a two-year legislative session. Continuing lobbying entities must renew at the beginning of each legislative session. New lobbying entities must register within ten days of qualification during the two-year cycle (which starts in January of an odd year and ends in December of an even year). If any change occurs in any of the information contained in the registration statement, an amendment must be filed with the Secretary of State within 20 days of the change. If a client is added to the registration, or a name change occurs for an existing client, the amendment must be filed prior to attempting to influence legislative or administrative action.
For registration submitted during the first year of a two-year legislative session, a $100 fee is assessed in anticipation the lobbyist will continue during the remainder of the session. In the second year of the Session, the fee for any lobbyist added to an employer's or firm's registration is $50.
The following chart shows which forms must be filed for the initial registration, for any amendment to such registration, and for termination or withdrawal.
|Registration Activity||Forms||$50.00/Year & Photo Per Lobbyist|
|1.||Firm Initial Registration
(With Client, No Lobbyist)
|2.||Firm Initial Registration
(With Lobbyist, No Client)
|3.||Firm Initial Registration
(With Both Lobbyist and Client)
|4.||Firm Adds Client (Or Lobbyist Employer)||602||605|
|5.||Firm Adds Lobbyist||604||605||$/Photo|
|6.||Firm Adds Client of Another Firm||602||605|
|7.||Firm Deletes Client (Or Lobbyist Employer)||605|
|8.||Firm Deletes Client (Or Another Firm)||605|
|10.||Firm Withdraws Lobbyist||605||607|
1 – Firm
1 – Each Lobbyist
|12.||Firm Withdraws (Plus 607 for Lobbyist)||607|
|13.||Lobbyist Employer (Lobbying Coalition) Initial Registration||603||604||$/Photo|
|14.||Lobbyist Employer (Lobbying Coalition) Adds Lobbyist||604||605||$/Photo|
|15.||Lobbyist Employer (Lobbying Coalition) Deletes Lobbyist*||605||606|
|16.||Lobbyist Employer (Lobbying Coalition) Withdraws Lobbyist||605||607|
|17.||Lobbyist Employer (Lobbying Coalition) Terminates||606|
|18.||Registered Lobbyist Employer
|19.||Registered Lobbyist Employer
|20.||Miscellaneous Changes to Firm or Employer Registration
*Note: Form 606 is not filed for a deleted lobbyist if that lobbyist will continue as a lobbyist for a different lobbying entity within 20 days of the effective termination date.