2024 Legislative Session Dates
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Key Takeaways:

  • July is a busy month when it comes to periodic disclosures. Thirty-three states, DC, and 30 localities have periodic reports due. While most legislative sessions have already adjourned for the year or will soon, keep in mind that many still require reporting even after sine die. There are also periodic reports due to the U.S. and Canadian Federal governments and Alberta, Canada.
  • In states such as Georgia, Kentucky, and Louisiana, lobbying is regulated by the branches lobbied. If you are registered to lobby in multiple branches you may be required to complete additional disclosure reports. 
  • Additionally, 38 states have campaign finance disclosure deadlines in July, plus DC and the FEC.


Lobbying Compliance Deadlines in July 2024

Periodic Disclosures Due

July is a busy month when it comes to periodic disclosures. Here’s what’s due and where. Thirty-three states, plus the District of Columbia and 30 localities have periodic reports due. With the start of the summer season here, most legislative sessions have already adjourned for the year or are adjourning soon, keep in mind that many jurisdictions still require reporting even after sine die. Don’t let your summer fun be spoiled by a missed deadline!

Lobbying Multiple Branches of Government

In states such as Georgia, Kentucky, and Louisiana, lobbying is regulated by the branches lobbied (e.g., executive, legislative, judicial, local). If you are registered to lobby in multiple branches within one of these states you may be required to complete additional disclosure reports. In addition to the state and local jurisdictions with filing deadlines in July, there are also periodic reports due to the U.S. Federal government, Canadian Federal government, and Alberta, Canada. 


Local Reports Due

Here are the localities that have disclosure reports due in July.

State

Localities

California

City and County of San Francisco

City of Berkeley

City of Los Angeles

City of San Diego

City of San Jose

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County (Metropolitan Transit Authority)

Florida

Broward County

City of Doral

City of Orlando

Collier County

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Illinois

City of Chicago

Kentucky

Louisville Metro

Maryland

City of Baltimore

County of Montgomery

Massachusetts 

City of Boston

New Jersey

Jersey City

New York

City of New York

Suffolk County

Ohio

City of Cincinnati

Oregon

City of Portland

Pennsylvania

City of Philadelphia

Rhode Island

Providence

Texas

City of Houston

Washington

City of Seattle

King County

Wisconsin

Milwaukee County


Lobbying in a locality can trigger registration and reporting requirements as well. In states like New York, lobbying any locality or municipality will require a state registration and state bi-monthly disclosure reports, even if you do not lobby at the state level. Make sure if you lobby in New York you are registered with the New York State Commision on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) as well to avoid hefty fines.


Campaign Finance Deadlines in July 2024

In July, 38 states have campaign finance disclosure deadlines, plus the District of Columbia and the Federal Election Commission (FEC). If a political committee is registered in one of these states and is required to file disclosure reports, they must do so in July. Check out the map below for the states with important deadlines this month.

Political committees should be aware of their filing schedules. Some jurisdictions (Texas, for example) give the option to report monthly or quarterly. Also, be aware that some states require a political committee to report large contributions within a set time frame of receipt. Political committees should be reviewing contributions carefully to ensure they do not miss a required contribution- or expenditure-triggered deadline.


Get Help with Lobbying and PAC Compliance

Don’t miss a critical deadline this summer — learn more about our industry-leading lobbying compliance services. We can also help if you’re running a political committee and unsure of your compliance requirements. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with questions