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Montgomery County Ethics Commission

Semi-Annual Lobbying Activity Report Form Instructions

SEMI-ANNUAL LOBBYING ACTIVITY REPORTS:  Pursuant to the Montgomery County Public Ethics Law Chapter 19A, Article V, of the Montgomery County Code, each registered lobbyist is required to file semi-annual reports of activities for each registration on file.

Reporting Periods:  Each year, there are two reporting periods for which reports are required, January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31.  A lobbying activity report covering January 1 through June 30 must be filed with the Ethics Commission by July 31 of that year.  A lobbying activity report covering July 1 through December 31 must be filed with the Ethics Commission by January 31 of the subsequent year.  An activity report must be filed for each reporting period during which a lobbyist is registered, even if the lobbyist engages in no lobbying activities and has no reportable compensation or expenses in that period.

Required Reporting:  Each semi-annual lobbying activity report must include total expenditures on lobbying in each of the following categories:

The semi-annual activity report must include all costs and expenses associated with a registration during the semi-annual period.  Please ensure that all salaries, compensation and reimbursed expenses for staffers are factored into each semi-annual activity report.

Form Completion Instructions:

Questions may be referred to the Ethics Commission by e-mail to:

Ethics Commission Lobby Registration and Activity Reporting Annual Reports are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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