Ethics: Filing Dates

2016 Lobbyist Filing Information and Calendar

Lobbyist Registration

Individuals or entities are required to register with the OSE as a lobbyist if they:

Expend or agree to expend $3,000 or more in a calendar year on lobbying; OR

Receive or agree to receive $3,000 or more in a calendar year for lobbying


Should the registration fall in an odd-numbered year, the fee is $250 and the registration is valid for two years.  A registration in an even-numbered year is valid for a one-year period, with a $125 fee.


Registration is due by January 15 or prior to the commencement of lobbying activity (whichever is later).


What financial reports do you need to file and when?


In addition to the registration form(s), registered lobbyists need to file periodic financial reports.


Client Lobbyists file the ETH-2D form quarterly and, in some instances, monthly.  This form gathers information such as compensation, sales tax and money expended in connection with lobbying; expenditures benefiting a public official or their staff or immediate family; all other lobbying expenditures; and the fundamental terms of any contract or agreement.  General Statutes 1-96 (e).


File the ETH-2D quarterly, between the 1st and 10th day of the months of April, July and January (3rd and 4th quarters are combined). General Statutes 1-96 (a).  All client lobbyists must file all quarterly reports, with the third and fourth quarters filed together.  All client lobbyists must file quarterly, even if there were no lobbying activities or expenditures made during the reporting period, and/or have terminated.


In addition, you must file the ETH-2D monthly:


  • IF the legislature is in regular session;
  • AND you have expended or agreed to expend $100 or more in legislative lobbying during the previous month.
Client Lobbyist Filing Calendar


2016 Client Lobbyist

Quarterly Reporting Schedule


Due Dates

January 1 March 31

(First Quarter Report)

April 10, 2016

April 1 June 30

(Second Quarter Report)

July 10, 2016

July 1 December 31

(Third and Fourth Quarters Combined)

January 10, 2017

2016 Client Lobbyist

Monthly Reporting Schedule


Due Dates

February 1   February 29

March 10, 2016

March 1 March 31                    

1st Quarter Report

April 10, 2016

April 1 April 30

May 10, 2016

May 1 May 31

June 10, 2016




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