10.30.2023Important Changes to ELEC Pre-Election ReportingWith just over a week remaining until election day, now is the time for reporting committees, individuals and corporations, and organizations to prepare for and understand their ELEC reporting obligations. Under the Elections Transparency Act, a wider range of organizations are required to file ELEC reports, and a broader range of transactions are subject to pre-election reporting.
09.21.2022Who Can Make Political Contributions in New Jersey?Now that Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, we are only two months out from important federal and state elections here in New Jersey. In this period will come a rush of dinners, cocktail parties, and breakfasts, all with the goal of raising funds for the homestretch of the election. Before you or your business attend one of these fundraisers, it is important to understand which people and entities are legally permitted to make political contributions, and which are not.
01.21.2021Know Your Pay-to-Play Limits: Taking Stock of Covered Contributors2021 has been off to an eventful start politically. Although a lot is happening on the national stage, we cannot forget that 2021 is a big election year in New Jersey. Not only do we have an upcoming gubernatorial election, but all 120 seats in the New Jersey Legislature are up for grabs and hundreds of local candidates will be on the ballot.
01.18.2021Bergen County Twice-Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure Deadline ApproachesVendors that hold government contracts with Bergen County are required to file pay-to-play disclosures in January and July of each year. This requirement to file the Bergen County Sunshine Form and the REVUE 2 Form was enacted in 2013 when the County adopted its own local pay-to-play ordinance.
01.15.2021Genova Burns LLC Launches New "Compliance Corner" Column in Insider NJ Genova Burns LLC is excited to announce that the firm is launching a new initiative entitled the "Compliance Corner" in Insider NJ. In this new column, Genova Burns attorneys will be providing regular insights on government-contracting, political-activity, and pay-to-play compliance to readers. We will be addressing popular topics, answering questions, and providing compliance tips.
03.05.2020New Jersey’s “Dark Money” Law is Effectively DeadFor 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.