JCOPE Lobbying Application Information
System Maintenance
JCOPE Lobbying Application Availability

Normal maintenance windows for the LA are scheduled, at minimum, for every Wednesday and Friday evening between 7 and 9 p.m., meaning access will be unavailable. Any filings should be saved and/or submitted outside of those time periods.

COVID-19 and Lobbying Filings
Updated Procedures, Audits Resuming, Contact Information
Starting August 31, 2020, JCOPE will resume accepting hand delivery of paper filings by appointment only. We will also be resuming the Lobbying Random Audit Program until further notice. JCOPE's operations will continue to be reduced for the time being. Click the appropriate button for more information on each topic.
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February 5, 2020 Lobbying Overview Training Presentation
Lobbying Overview Training and Demonstration Presentation

On February 5, 2020, the Commission hosted a training session entitled “JCOPE Training Opportunity: Clarifications about the Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations” for Lobbyists, Clients and other interested parties regarding the Commission's comprehensive lobbying regulations and online lobbying application. The training was divided into two parts: Part 1 relates to the Regulations and Part 2 relates to the Lobbying Application.

Below is a Table of Contents to assist you in navigating the video.

Part 1 – Regulations – from 0:00 to 50:48

Part 2 – Online Lobbying Application – from 50:49 to 1:34:15

  • Introduction (50:49)
  • Profile Overview (51:29)
  • Registration (1:03:26)
    • Detailed overview of the Lobbying Agreement section
  • Bi-Monthly Report (1:13:29)
  • Client Semi-Annual Report (1:15:03)
  • Detailed overview of how to report Itemized Expenses and Lobbying Activities
  • Source of Funding (1:29:57)
  • Explanation of the difference between the Individual Lobbyist Effective Date and the Effective Date of Change on any Amended filing (1:31:37)

February 5, 2020 Lobbying Overview Training Presentation