2019 Registration and Reportable Business Relationship ('RBR') Information
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Statements of Registration

A biennial Lobbyist Statement of Registration ('Registration') is a required filing under the Lobbying Act. It is generally a forward-looking document that captures the actual and anticipated lobbying activities, including State officials you expect to lobby, for a two-year (biennial) period.  Registrations must be filed by a Lobbyist who is retained, employed, or designated to Lobby, and who meets or reasonably anticipates combined Reportable Compensation and Expenses more than $5,000 for Lobbying Activities on a State and/or Municipal Level, in any calendar year. They must be filed for every Client, regardless of the Compensation or Expenses paid by each Client.

What follows is the information to help you get ready to file a Registration. Keep an eye on this page for additional information, including step-by-step instructions on completing the Statement of Registration and Reportable Business Relationship ('RBR') form, instructional videos, and eblasts related to the launch of the Registration section of the LA. 

Registration/RBR Filing Instructions

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    Parties Lobbied for 2019_2020 Filings

    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

     

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Lobbying Agreement Forms, Sample Letters and Coalition Questionnaire

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    Coalition Questionnaire

    This is for use by Coalitions to determine if any members of the Coalition exceed the $5,000 Compensation and Expenses threshold and would need to be listed as Beneficial Clients. 

     

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Terminations

The process of terminating in the new lobbying application is currently under review and is unavailable to the filer at this time. Therefore, in the event a filer needs to terminate before this feature becomes available or until further instruction is provided, please notify the Commission either by mail, to 540 Broadway, Albany NY 12207 or via email, to [email protected]. Notification of a termination must be submitted by an authorized person (CAO or DA) and must provide the information requested in these sample letters.

Please note - requirements for when a Termination notice needs to be sent have changed in the Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations. Please refer to the regs, specifically Part 943.10, for more information.    

This termination procedure is temporary and will likely change for future filings once the lobbying application begins processing terminations. Please contact Commission staff should you have any questions regarding compliance so that we can advise you on the best form of action.

Commission staff will notify you as soon as your termination has been processed.

Reportable Business Relationship Filing Instruction and Questionnaire

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    Reportable Business Relationship Questionnaire

    This is for use by a Lobbyist or Client Organization to send to its equity partners, officers, directors or High-Level Individuals, as applicable, to determine whether such persons have Reportable Business Relationships that must be disclosed by the Lobbyist or Client Organization. 

     

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PDF Forms for 'Paper Filers'

Refer to the applicable how to file instructions PRIOR to completing the form.

Lobbying Application Instructions

Instructions for navigating the JCOPE Lobbying Application for online filers.  

Help-on-Demand Registration/RBR Videos

This video series includes instructions for users on how to file a Lobbyist or Public Corporation Statement of Registration, as well as how to file the Reportable Business Relationship portion of the Registration. For more information, refer to the written instructions relevant to your situation in the section above.

Filing a Lobbyist Statement of Registration in LA

Filing a Public Corporation Statement of Registration in LA

Filing a Reportable Business Relationship in LA

Eblasts Related to Registration/RBR Launch

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.

 

Contact us by phone:
Hotline - Press '1' to speak to the Lobbying Unit   800-87-Ethics (873-8442)
  
Mailing Address:

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207