As of January 1, 2011, anyone who is a placement agent as defined by Government Code section 7513.8(d) is required to register as a lobbyist with the Secretary of State's office.
For more information, you can read the legislation that created this new law and review a Frequently Asked Questions document.
The Secretary of State has all of the forms available needed to comply with the law, including free online filing forms and forms and instructions available for viewing, printing and filling out manually.
For futher information on filling out the forms, please contact our office at (916) 653-6224.
For more information on whether a person qualifies as a placement agent and is required to register as a lobbyist with the Secretary of State's office, please contact the Fair Political Practices Commission at (916) 322-5660.