Virginia law requires registration with the Office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth prior to engaging in lobbying, unless he or she satisfies one
of the exemptions set forth in statute. A lobbyist is any individual
who is employed in any manner or who is reimbursed for expenses, or who represents
an organization, association or other group for the purpose of influencing
or attempting to influence executive or legislative action through oral or
written communication with an executive or legislative official; this includes
anyone who solicits others to influence an executive or legislative official.
I would like to register as a lobbyist:
To register, one must complete a registration form available below and pay
a $50 registration fee per principal. You must register for each principal
on whose behalf you will be lobbying. All lobbyist registrations are
required annually and expire April 30. One who engages in lobbying entirely
outside the capital city must register within fifteen days of engaging in lobbying. One
may terminate a lobbyist registration by filing a lobbyist disclosure report
including information through the last day of lobbying activity.
I need to submit my lobbying disclosure:
Lobbyist disclosure forms must be filed with the Office of the Secretary of
the Commonwealth by July 1 for the twelve-month period beginning May 1 and
ending April 30.
For online registration or online submittal of Disclosure
Statements, see below.
Lobbyists may file disclosure statements online with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. You will need to have a PIN# to complete this process. If you do not have a PIN# or you have forgotten your PIN#, please contact the Lobbyist Specialist at (804) 786-2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org (see online preview/tutorial)
If you are having difficulty accessing the Lobbyist-in-a-Box or Lobbyist Registration, please contact Virginia Interactive: 804.786.3794; 1-877-482-3468 (toll free), or email@example.com.
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