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Key Takeaways:

  • Twenty-six states have disclosure deadlines in October and two states have annual lobbying registrations due, meaning you’re required to renew if you plan to continue lobbying.
  • Additionally, localities in nine states have forms or filings due in October. 
  • These rules still apply even for those professionals conducting advocacy and lobbying work virtually.

As we move into the fall months, many government affairs professionals continue to work virtually — and it’s still important to ensure you’re keeping track of filing and reporting deadlines for lobbying compliance. While some states have suspended or adjourned their legislative sessions due to COVID-19, these rules still apply if you’re contacting state officials, even remotely. 

Over the next month, 26 states have periodic disclosure requirements — in other words, if you’re already registered in one of these states and are required to file disclosure reports, you must do so in October. Additionally, two states (Indiana and Maryland) have annual lobbying registration renewals this month, meaning you’re required to renew if you plan to continue lobbying there. 

Check out the map below to see which states have important deadlines this month. Don’t miss a critical deadline — learn more about our industry-leading lobbying compliance services here

In addition to these state deadlines, localities in nine states also have filings and/or forms due. 

State

Jurisdiction

Arizona

City of Phoenix, AZ

California

City of Berkeley, CA

California

City of Glendale, CA

California

City of Los Angeles, CA

California

City of Oakland, CA

California

City of San Diego, CA

California

City of San Francisco, CA

California

City of San Jose, CA

California

Los Angeles Co. Metro TA

California

Los Angeles Co., CA

California

San Diego Co., CA

Florida

City of Tallahassee, FL

Florida

Palm Beach Co., FL

Illinois

Chicago

Massachusetts

City of Boston, MA

New York

Suffolk Co., NY

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Texas

City of Austin, TX

Texas

City of Dallas, TX

Texas

City of Houston, TX

Texas

City of San Antonio

Washington

City of Seattle, WA