Corporate Political Activity Law Blog

  • 03.27.2020

    New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission Announces Grace Period for Form BE Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure
    The statutory filing deadline for the Form BE annual pay-to-play disclosure in New Jersey, which requires each business entity that received payments of $50,000 or more (in the aggregate) as a result of New Jersey government contracts during the 2019 calendar year to disclose its government contracts and political contributions, is set for Monday, March 30, 2020.

  • 03.23.2020

    Calling all New Jersey Government Contractors: The March 30th Electronic Filing Deadline for the ELEC Business Entity Annual Disclosure Remains in Effect
    COVID-19 HAS NOT CHANGED THE MARCH 30TH ELECTRONIC FILING DEADLINE
    While we recognize that most companies are focused on doing all they can right now to make sure their workforce remains healthy and their companies continue to provide services to their clients, ELEC remains open and the March 30th electronic filing deadline has not changed! Read below to determine whether your company needs to file and know that we are here to help!

  • 03.05.2020

    New Jersey’s “Dark Money” Law is Effectively Dead
    For more than a year now, New Jersey non-profits and politically active groups have been following the saga of S150, the so-called Dark Money law. This law would have dramatically increased the reporting obligations of 501(c)(4) social-welfare organizations and political organizations operating under Section 527 of Internal Revenue Code that engaged in a wide range of New Jersey political activity and advocacy.

  • 03.03.2020

    Calling All New Jersey Government Contractors:
    Is Your Company Prepared for the March 30th Business Entity Annual Disclosure Filing Deadline?
    New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play Annual Disclosure filing deadline is less than one month away. New Jersey law requires each business entity that received payments of $50,000 or more (in the aggregate) as a result of New Jersey government contracts during the 2019 calendar year to electronically file a Business Entity Annual Statement (“Form BE”) with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (“ELEC”) no later than Monday, March 30, 2020.

  • 02.20.2020

    Ethics Reform is Coming to Trenton: Is Your Company Ready?
    It has been a little over a month since Governor Murphy delivered his State of the State address in Trenton. In that speech, the Governor promised to deliver sweeping ethics reform to Trenton. Last night, in a live address, the Governor unveiled a comprehensive plan which promises to be the most sweeping changes to ethics reform in Trenton in more than a decade.

  • 02.07.2020

    Pennsylvania Government Contractor Pay-to-Play Disclosure Deadline – February 15, 2020
    Under Pennsylvania's pay-to-play disclosure law, any business entity that has been awarded any no-bid contract by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any of its political subdivisions must file a disclosure with the Pennsylvania Department of State by February 15, 2020.

  • 01.23.2020

    Citizens United Turns Ten
    With Citizens United reaching double digits this week, now is an opportune time review the landmark case’s impact on campaign-finance law.

  • 01.16.2020

    Governor Murphy, in State of the State Address, Focuses on Ethics and Pay-to-Play Reform
    In Governor Murphy’s January 14, 2020 State of the State address, the first-term governor promised to propose, in the coming weeks, reforms to the State’s ethics laws, financial disclosures, and pay-to-play laws. The Governor highlighted that it has been more than a decade since the Executive and Legislative branches “undertook comprehensive ethics reform.”

  • 10.03.2019

    The Future of New Jersey’s “Dark Money” Bill Remains Uncertain Amid Constitutional Challenges
    Yesterday, a federal judge issued a stay on the implementation of what has become known as New Jersey’s “Dark Money” Bill. The law was scheduled to take effect on October 15, 2019.

  • 09.09.2019

    Back to School, Back to Work and Back to Campaign Fundraisers
    What Smart Government Contractors Need to know about Political Activity Compliance in New Jersey

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