Types of Lobbyists

Individual lobbyist that is not employed by a lobbying firm

Example: ABC Corp employs and compensates John Lobbyist to conduct lobbying activities on behalf ABC Corp. When communicating with a covered official John Lobbyist is representing ABC Corp and should disclose ABC Corp as his Employer. In this scenario the individual is not employed by a lobbying firm a firm that only provides lobbying services to clients. An employee lobbyist will prorate his or her gross pay according to the amount of time spent on lobbying in order to arrive at the amount of income that is required to be reported.

Enter the individual's name on the form.

 

Individual lobbyist employed by a lobbying firm

Example: XYZ lobbying firm (A firm that only provides lobbying services to clients) employs and compensates Jane Lobbyist to conduct lobbying activities on behalf of XYZ lobbying firm. In this scenario Jane lobbyist would enter the name of the firm.

Enter the individual's name and the firm name on the form.

 

Single-member lobbying firm

Example: John is a lobbyist working on his own behalf. There is no employer of the lobbyist. John will file a combined monthly disclosure statement that will reflect income received from each client for all lobbying services. In this scenario John would enter his name and firm name.

Enter the individual's name and the firm name on the form.

 

Lobbying firm with 2 or more members

Example: XYZ lobbying firm (A firm that only provide lobbying service to clients) files a separate registration statement listing all of the clients that are paying them to conduct lobbying services. Lobbyist that are employed by firm doing the actual lobbying will file a separate registration statements.

Enter the firm name on the form.

 

State lobbyist (liaison) working on behalf of a Colorado state agency

Example: Jane is an employee of XYZ Agency and has been designated by the agency to register and file monthly report if engaged in reportable lobbying activities.

Enter the individual's name on the form.

 

Entities reporting contributions and expenditures only            What is considered an expense?

Example: ABC Corp holds an informational event and invites covered officials to attend. ABC Corp meets the $200 aggregate as defined in (24-6-302) (2). ABC Corp would complete a registration statement and file the disclosure report of the month the expense(s) occurred.

Enter the organization name on the form.