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Lobbying Activity Reporting & Registration Requirements in Massachusetts

July 15, 2014

If you are considering getting involved in lobbying, take note of these requirements under Massachusetts law.

Are you a not-for-profit organization beginning to engage in permitted lobbying activities? You should be aware of regulations under Massachusetts General Law c. 3, §§39-50.

Our latest white paper outlines the laws that your organization may be subject to if you engage in lobbying and what you need to look out for. Here’s a summary of what is reviewed:

  • From December 1st-15th each year, the Secretary of State will hold mandatory educational seminars for executive and legislative agents (defined in Massachusetts General Law section 39).
  • Each legislative agent and executive agent is required to file an annual registration statement with the Secretary of State (to be completed no later than December 15th each year).
  • Semi- annual financial reports must be filed with the secretary of state (due on July 15th and January 15th for the six month period ending on the end of the month preceding these dates).

Compliance with these laws is necessary if you engage in lobbying activity, so make sure you pay attention to of all the deadlines and requirements.

For more information on lobbying activity in Massachusetts, read our whitepaper: Federal & Massachusetts Reporting and Registration Requirements Related to Lobbying Activity.

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