In accordance with Governor Lamont’s directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Ethics is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to provide services through telework and will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances. Please feel free to contact us at 860-263-2400 or by email at: (ose@ct.gov). We will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications as promptly as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Lobbyist Registration, Filing and Audit Information

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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.

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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Use this link only if you are entering system for first time.

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Log-In to Lobbyist Filing System
Use this link to create your 2019-2020 registration and to file disclosure reports.

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Print and Post: At-A Glance Lobbyist Filing Calendar 2020

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 monthlyreport 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.

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

***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

 

yellow star icon Lobbyist Audit Corner 

The Office of State Ethics is required to annually audit registration and disclosure reports of lobbyists to promote accountability for lobbyists’ activities. Our random selection of lobbyists is performed periodically by our staff in a public meeting under the observation of the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board. 

The primary purpose of the audit is to determine whether information reported to the Office of State Ethics is timely, accurate and complete. 

Audit Benefits:

  • Ensure compliance with the Code of Ethics
  •  Identify potential risks and liabilities and to improve legal compliance
  • Provide a systemic evaluation to determine effectiveness and to improve organizational performance
  • Serve the public interest and confidence in our government

The Office of State Ethics recommends that lobbyists maintain their documentation in accordance with our Procedures Manual for Lobbyist Recordkeeping and Audit.

 

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