TIMELINE AND PROCEDURE
REGARDING EXPENDITURE REPORTS
Expenditure Reports are due February 1, 2022
for reporting period 10/1/20 – 12/31/21.
** Beginning January 1, 2022, reporting period will be calendar year. **
12/7/2021 – first email will be sent to all lobbyists.
NOTICE – LOBBYIST EXPENDITURE REPORTS ARE DUE on 02/01/2022
01/18/2022 – reminder email will be sent to all lobbyists.
REMINDER NOTICE – LOBBYIST EXPENDITURE REPORTS ARE DUE on 02/01/2022
01/31/2022 – final notice email will be sent to all Lobbyists.
FINAL NOTICE – LOBBYIST EXPENDITURE REPORTS ARE DUE on 02/01/2022
Commencing January 1, 2020, and by February 1 of each year thereafter, all lobbyists shall submit to the Central Lobbyist Registry a signed statement under oath listing all expenditures made by the lobbyist in lobbying county or municipal officials and employees in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25) for the preceding calendar year.
A statement shall not be required to be filed if there have been no expenditures in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25) during the reporting period. The statement shall list in detail each expenditure category, including food and beverage, entertainment, research, communications, media advertising, publications, travel, lodging and special events. Political contributions and expenditures which are reported under election laws as well as campaign-related personal services provided without compensation are excluded from the reporting requirements. A lobbyist or principal's salary, office overhead expenses and personal expenses for lodging, meals, and travel also are excluded from the reporting requirements. Research is an office expense unless it is performed by independent contractors rather than by the lobbyist or the lobbyist's firm.
(1) The county administrator of the Central Lobbyist Registry shall provide notice of violation to any lobbyist who fails to timely file an expenditure report. In addition to any other penalties which may be imposed under this article, any lobbyist who fails to file the required expenditure report within thirty (30) days of the date of notice of violation shall be suspended from lobbying unless the notice of violation has been appealed to the commission on ethics.