Lobbying Quarterly Disclosure Reports - Forms Required



Lobbying entities (Firms, Employers, Lobbyists and Payment to Influence filers) who file their quarterly reports either electronically or online are not required to file paper versions of those reports with the Secretary of State’s office. However, registration forms must be filed both electronically and on paper.

Lobbying disclosure statements must be filed every quarter for the two-year lobbying cycle (corresponding to each two-year legislative session). The four quarters in a year are January 1 through March 31, April 1 through June 30, July 1 through September 30, October 1 through December 31. The deadline dates for filing these disclosure statements are one month after the ending dates of the quarters. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline date becomes the next business day. The following chart shows which forms must be filed for every lobbying entity.



Filing Types Form(s) Required for Quarterly Report
1. Firm
(With Client, No Lobbyist)
625
2. Firm
(With Lobbyist, No Client)
615 625
3. Firm
(With Both Client and Lobbyist)
615 625
4. Registered Lobbyist Employer
(With In-House Lobbyist)
615 635
5. Nonregistered Lobbyist Employer
(Client of a Firm)
635
6. Persons Spending $5,000 or More to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action
(No Lobbyist or Firm)
645
7. Amendment to a Filed Quarterly Report
(By Any Lobbying Entity)
690
8. Lobbying Coalition 635 635-C
9. Lobbying Coalition
(With In-House Lobbyist)
615 635 635-C
10. Firm Making Payment to Coalition 625 630
11. Lobbyist Employer Making Payment to Coalition 630 635
12. Person Spending $5,000 Making Payment to Coalition 630 645
13. Firm With Lobbyist Making Payment to Coalition 615 625 630
14. Lobbyist Employer With Lobbyist Making Payment to Coalition 615 630 635
15. Nonregistered Lobbyist Employer (If State or Local Government Agency) Making Other Payments to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action   635 640
16. Same as #15 and in addition, Making Payment to Coalition 630 635 640
17. Registered Lobbyist Employer (If State or Local Government Agency) Making Other Payments to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action 615   635 640
18. Same as #17 and in addition, Making Payment to Coalition 615 630 635 640
19. $5,000 Filer (If State or Local Government Agency) Making Other Payments to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action 640 645
20. Same as #19 and in addition, Making Payment to Coalition 630 640 645  


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