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Lobbyist Bi-Monthly and Disbursement of Public Monies Information

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Lobbyist Bi-Monthly and Disbursement of Public Monies Information


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


    How to Properly Disclose Lobbying Activities Information

    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.

    Revised 11/28/2022



PDF Forms for Paper Filers

Filers seeking a paper/PDF form should contact the Lobbying Help Desk at (518) 474-3973 or [email protected] for assistance.

Lobbying Application Instructions

Instructions for navigating the 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:

Hotline - Press '1' to speak to the Lobbying Unit 800-87-Ethics (800-873-8442)

Mailing Address:

New York State 

Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207