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Lobbyist Filing and Information

yellow star icon An Important Message to all Lobbyists

In response to the ongoing public health emergency involving COVID-19, the Office of State Ethics, pursuant to Executive Order 7M issued by Governor Lamont on March 25, 2020, has updated the following filing deadline extensions for lobbyist financial reports. 

 

1. The First Quarter Lobbyist Reports (Forms ETH-2D and ETH-2C), previously with an extended deadline of May 10, 2020, will now be due no later than July 10, 2020.


2. Monthly reports for April and May will also be due no later than July 10, 2020.  REMINDER:  A monthly report is not required for any month in which a client lobbyist neither expends nor agrees to expend one hundred dollars or more in furtherance of lobbying (General Statutes § 1-96 (a)).

 

3. The Second Quarter Lobbyist Reports (Forms ETH-2D and ETH-2C) deadline remains unchanged, i.e., due no later than July 10, 2020.

 

***NOTE: Client lobbyists must file all quarterly reports, even if they made no lobbying expenditures during the reporting period.

If you require assistance, please e-mail:  lobbyist.ose@ct.gov

 

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       Use this link to create your 2019-2020 registration and to file disclosure reports.

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Lobbyist Filing Calendars and Information

Which forms do I file and when?
  Registration Form Financial Disclosure Form Financial Disclosure Filing Calendar
 Communicator Lobbyist  ETH-1A ETH-2A January 10
 In-House Communicator Lobbyist  Registered on Client's ETH-1B ETH-2A January 10
 Client Lobbyist  ETH-1B ETH-2D Quarterly (Monthly when GA in session**)

Register with the Office of State Ethics on or before January 15 or prior to the commencement of lobbying.

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Guides to the Codes of Ethics for Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Guide to the Code of Ethics
(Rev.1/2020)

Communicator Guide to the Code of Ethics
(Rev.1/2020)

Lobbyist Record Keeping Manual

What type of lobbyist am I?

A Client Lobbyist is the party paying for lobbying services on its behalf. In other words, the client lobbyist is expending or agreeing to expend the threshold amount of $3,000 in a calendar year.

A Communicator Lobbyist receives payment and does the actual lobbying legwork (i.e., communicating). A Communicator Lobbyist receives or agrees to receive $3,000 for lobbying activities in a calendar year. Communicator Lobbyists can take different forms:

  • Individual
  • Member of a Business Organization (e.g., a firm or association that employs a number of communicator lobbyists)
  • In-house Communicator (a lobbyist who is a salaried employee of a Client Lobbyist)

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