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 havesuspended 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.