The Lobbying Act states that any Lobbyist required to file a Statement of Registration for any Client in a biennial period must also file Bi-monthly Reports, regardless of Compensation, Expenses, or Lobbying Activity. This must be done even if no Compensation or Expenses have been paid or incurred; in those situations the Compensation and/or Expense fields should be completed with zeros for the relevant period.
NOTE: There is NO minimum activity or expenditure threshold requirement for filing any Bi-monthly Report. Consequently, a Bi-monthly Report is required to be field regardless of whether Compensation and Expenses were incurred, received, or expended, or Lobbying Activity was engaged in during the two months covered by the Bi-monthly Report. If the relationship between the Lobbying and Client has terminated, both parties are required to file all required reports by their statutory due dates, reporting all Lobbying Activity up to the effective date of termination.
Bi-Monthly and DPM Filing Instructions
These instructions provide an overview of what information is needed for the Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Report.
These instructions provide an overview of what information is needed for the Lobbyist Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Report.
Please reference this document PRIOR to disclosing Lobbying Activities in the Lobbyist Statement of Registration, Lobbyist Bi-Monthly Report, and Client Semi-Annual Report. Revised 5/7/2020
This list provides options for Filers to report the subjects/issues they intend to be or are lobbying on at any given time. The list will be updated as new issues and topics arise.
This list provides information for Filers to about specific parties they are lobbying or intend to lobby with regard to the subjects/issues they intend to be or are lobbying on at any given time. The list provides information for both the State and local/municipal level. Revised 3/8/2019
PDF Forms for 'Paper Filers'
Refer to the instructions prior to completing the applicable form.
Lobbying Application Instructions
Instructions for navigating the JCOPE Lobbying Application for online filers.
Technical click-here instructions for filing a Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Report in the JCOPE Online Lobbying Application.
Help-on-Demand Instructional Videos
This video series includes instructions for users on how to file a Lobbyist Bi-Monthly Report, Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Report, and a Disbursement of Public Monies Report. For more information, refer to the written instructions relevant to your situation in the section above.
Filing Lobbyist Bi-Monthly Reports in LA
Filing Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Reports in LA
Filing Disbursement of Public Monies Reports in LA
Contact Lobbying Filings Specialist
For technical assistance, or help with registrations, lobbyist bi-monthly reports, client semi-annual reports, and other lobbying-related disclosure forms, the Lobbying line is available from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, by contacting the phone number or email address below.