January 29, 2007

Lobbyist Disclosure in NJ, NYS and NYC

As a result of the expansion in 2006 of lobbying regulation in New Jersey, many businesses that were not previously required to file disclosure reports as “lobbyist organizations” were required to file the 2006 Annual Reports with ELEC in February 2007. More deadlines await. Read more for a list of filing deadlines for New Jersey and New York lobbyists. NEW JERSEY Calendar of 2007 ELEC Lobbying and “Pay-to-Play” Filing Dates: February 1, 2007: Written notice to State legislator, official or staff receiving lobbying-related gift. February 15, 2007: Annual Report of Lobbyist Organizations and Governmental Affairs Agents. April 10, 2007: Governmental Affairs Agent 2007 1st Quarterly Report. July 10, 2007: Governmental Affairs Agent 2007 2nd Quarterly Report. September 28, 2007: Annual Disclosure Statement by business entities holding public contracts. October 10, 2007: Governmental Affairs Agent 2007 3rd Quarterly Report. November 15, 2007: Due date of Governmental Affairs Agent annual fee ($425 in 2006). January 10, 2008: Governmental Affairs Agent 2007 4th Quarterly Report. NEW YORK STATE Calendar of 2007 New York State Lobbying Disclosure Dates: Bi-Monthly Reports (filed by registered lobbyists) March 15, 2007 (Reporting period: January 1, 2007 - last day of February 2007) May 15, 2007 (Reporting period: March 1, 2007 - April 30, 2007) July 15, 2007 (Reporting period: May 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007) September 15, 2007 (July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2007) November 15, 2007 (September 1, 2007 - October 31, 2007) January 15, 2008 (Reporting period: November 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007) Semi-Annual Reports (filed by clients) July 15, 2007 ($50 filing fee due with report) January 15, 2008 ($50 filing fee due with report) NEW YORK CITY Calendar of 2007 New York City Lobbying Disclosure Dates: Periodic Reports (filed by registered lobbyists) April 15, 2007 (Reporting period: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007) June 15, 2007 (Reporting period: April 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007) October 15, 2007 (Reporting period: June 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007) January 15, 2008 (Reporting period: October 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007)* *This last periodic report is also considered the Annual Report. Annual Report (filed by clients) January 15, 2008 Note: The original form of this article was published in the January 29, 2007 Genova, Burns & Vernoia Corporate Political Activity Law Update.

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