What Do I File?


Independent Spenders

Registration

The following forms must be filed to register as a lobbying firm:

Form Required
Due Date
Must be filed before the first time a lobbying firm registers.
When the firm receives or is owed $1,000 for lobbying, and an individual with the firm qualifies as a lobbyist.
Assuming Office

The following forms must be filed when you assume office:

Form Required
Filed By
Due Date

All City Officials

Within 30 days of starting the position.


Board and Commission Members, General Managers and Agency Heads

Within 30 days of starting the position.


General Managers and Agency Heads

Within 30 days of starting the position OR 15 days before the next Department Contract Quarterly Report deadline (see below). Whichever is earlier.


Filing Schedule

The following forms must be filed:

Form Required
Period Covered
Due Date
Required Per Activity

The following forms may be required when you make or incur independent expenditures of (or one or more payments for member communications totaling):

Threshhold
Supporting/Opposing
Form Required
Due Date

$1,000 or more

City or LAUSD candidates or City ballot measures

Within 24 hours of expenditure during the 90 days preceding the election or on the date of the election.

$1,000 or more; or

$100 or more if distributed to 1,000 or more persons (200 or more if you qualify as a committee).

City candidates, officeholders, or ballot measures

Within 24 hours of expenditure between candidate filing week and the general election.

Within 5 business days of expenditure otherwise.

$1,000 or more

LAUSD candidates

Within 24 hours of expenditure.

Termination

The following form must be filed by lobbying firms who wish to terminate their registration before it automatically terminates on Dec 31, 2019.

Form Required
Due Date
On the day the lobbying firm wishes to terminate its registration.
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