The Lobbying Act states that any Lobbyist required to file a Statement of Registration for any Client in a biennial period must also file Bi-monthly Reports, regardless of Compensation, Expenses, or Lobbying Activity. This must be done even if no Compensation or Expenses have been paid or incurred; in those situations the Compensation and/or Expense fields should be completed with zeros for the relevant period.
NOTE: There is NO minimum activity or expenditure threshold requirement for filing any Bi-monthly Report. Consequently, a Bi-monthly Report is required to be field regardless of whether Compensation and Expenses were incurred, received, or expended, or Lobbying Activity was engaged in during the two months covered by the Bi-monthly Report. If the relationship between the Lobbying and Client has terminated, both parties are required to file all required reports by their statutory due dates, reporting all Lobbying Activity up to the effective date of termination.
Filing Due Dates
Filing due dates for Lobbyists, Clients and Public Corporations
Bi-Monthly and DPM Filing Instructions
These instructions provide an overview of what information is needed for the Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Report.
These instructions provide an overview of what information is needed for the Lobbyist Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Report.
Please reference this document PRIOR to disclosing Lobbying Activities in the Lobbyist Statement of Registration, Lobbyist/Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Report, Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Report, and the Client Semi-Annual Report. Applicable for the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 Biennial.
This list provides options for Filers to report the subjects/issues they intend to be or are lobbying on at any given time. The list will be updated as new issues and topics arise.
PDF Forms for 'Paper Filers'
Refer to the instructions prior to completing the applicable form.
Writable PDF for Paper Filers. Use this form to file and submit your Lobbyist Disbursement of Public Monies Report.
Lobbying Application Instructions
Instructions for navigating the online Lobbying Application.
Technical 'click-here' instructions to help Filers navigate the online Lobbying Application when filing the Lobbyist Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-monthly report.
Technical click-here instructions for filing a Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Report in the JCOPE Online Lobbying Application.
Contact Lobbying Filings Specialist
For technical assistance, or help with Registrations, Lobbyist Bi-Monthly reports, Client Semi-Annual reports, and other lobbying-related disclosure forms, the Lobbying line is available from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, by contacting the main Commission phone number.
Contact us by phone:
New York State
Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
Albany, New York 12207