REGISTRATION TYPE: Select one. This selection will not appear on the final printed form.
• New Registrant - If the registrant is NOT registered with the Office of the Clerk or the Secretary of the Senate for any lobbying, check 'New Registrant';
• New Client - If the registrant has an existing registration but wishes to add a new client, click 'New Client';
• Amendment - If the registrant is amending information relating to this specific registration, check amendment. Please note that the amendment is only for the client specified.
LINE 1. EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGISTRATION: Enter the date that the registrant is retained by the client or first makes a lobbying contact, whichever is earlier. If the effective date is prior to the end of a quarterly reporting period, a lobbying report must be filed detailing the activity for that quarterly period.
LINE 2. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: Leave this line blank if this is an initial registration. The House ID will be assigned by the Legislative Resource Center after the registration is processed and will be unique to each registrant-client relationship. The Senate ID will be assigned by the Office of Public Records and will be unique to each registrant-client relationship. After being notified of this number, use it in all correspondence pertaining to this relationship.
LINE 3. REGISTRANT NAME AND ADDRESS: If the registrant is a lobbying firm or an organization employing in-house lobbyists, enter the full legal name, any trade name, and mailing address. Individual lobbyists do not register unless they are self-employed, in which case they register as firms and indicate their own names, and any trade or business name. A full address is required to complete the filing.
LINE 4. PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: Indicate the city, state, and country of the registrant's principal place of business, if different from the address on line 3.
LINE 5. TELEPHONE NUMBER, CONTACT NAME AND E-MAIL: Enter the full name of the person to contact for any questions concerning the registration. Enter the telephone number, including area code. Please use the 222-222-2222 format. Enter the contact e-mail address. A telephone number, contact name and e-mail address are required to complete the filing.
LINE 6. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT'S BUSINESS OR ACTIVITIES: Provide a general description of the registrant's business or activities, e.g. "manufacturing," "computer software developer," "law firm," "public relations firm," "self-employed public affairs consultant," "social welfare organization," etc. The business description is required to complete the filing.
LINE 7. CLIENT NAME AND ADDRESS: For an organization lobbying on its own behalf, check the box labeled 'SELF'. When 'Self' is checked, the registrant name is inserted automatically in the client name line. For a lobbying firm or self-employed lobbyist lobbying on behalf of a client, DO NOT check “Self”. Instead, state the name and address of the client. Lobbying firms must file a separate registration for each client. The client address is required in this case.
LINE 8. CLIENT PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: If 'Self' is not checked, indicate the client's principal place of business (city and state and country), if different from line 7.
LINE 9. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLIENT'S BUSINESS OR ACTIVITIES: If 'Self' is not checked, provide a general description of the business or activities of the client (see instructions to line 6 for examples).
LINE 10. LOBBYISTS: List the name of each individual who acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a "covered executive branch official" or "covered legislative branch official" within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, identify that person as a "covered official" and state the executive and/or legislative position in which the person served. Self-employed lobbyists must restate their names on this line and indicate any covered status as described above.
Note that an individual whose lobbying activities for the client are less than 20% of that individual’s total services to the client (as measured by time spent during any three month period) is not considered a lobbyist.