Federal Lobbying Reports Reminder
By William J. Farah
This is to remind you that quarterly federal lobbying reports (Form LD-2) are due Monday, October 20th. This report will cover federal lobbying activity between July 1 and September 30, 2014. (The next federal contribution report (Form LD-203) is not due until January 30th.)
Also, for those of you responsible for your organization’s PAC filings, please note that, because this is an election year, federal PACs are subject to an additional fling requirement. In addition to filing the usual monthly/quarterly report in October, federal PACs also file a pre-general election report, which is due October 23, 2014.
Finally, with the November elections now less than 30 days away, PACs active in state and local elections should be mindful of any irregular “pre-election” and other special (e.g., “24 hour/48 hour”) reporting requirements that may be applicable. Filing errors occurring during the period immediately preceding an election are sometimes subject to more severe penalties and can attract media attention. While trying to be responsive to candidate requests for contributions, please also be extra mindful of any filing and disclosure obligations those contributions may trigger for your PAC.