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Form 601 Lobbying Firm Registration Statement 601 - California

Form 601 Lobbying Firm Registration Statement Form. This is a California form and can be used in Fair Political Practices Commission Statewide .
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Lobbying Firm Registration Statement FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMM. CALIFORNIA FORM 601 The "Lobbying Firm Registration Statement" is used for: · Initial registration of a lobbying firm (including an individual contract lobbyist). · Renewal of registration. Initial Registration of a Lobbying Firm: Any business entity, including an individual contract lobbyist, must register with the Secretary of State within 10 days of qualifying as a lobbying firm. To determine if an entity qualifies as a lobbying firm refer to Gov. Code Section 82038.5, 2 Cal. Code of Regulations Section 18238.5. Information is also available in the Lobbying Disclosure Information Manual published by the Fair Political Practices Commission. Renewal of Registration: Every lobbying firm must renew its registration for each regular session of the State Legislature. Renewal of registration is due between November 1 and December 31 of each even-numbered year. Registration Requirements: Attach to the "Lobbying Firm Registration Statement" the following: · A Form 604 (Lobbyist Certification Statement) completed by each owner, partner, officer, or employee of your lobbying firm who qualifies as a lobbyist; · A recent photograph (head and shoulders only) of each lobbyist, · Renewing a Registration: Submit a $100 registration fee ($50 per year) or · New Registration: The registration fee is $50 per year and when registering in the first year of the twoyear session a payment of $100 is required; and · A Form 602 (Lobbying Firm Activity Authorization) completed by each lobbyist employer or lobbying coalition with which your firm contracts. NOTE: It is not necessary to attach a Form 604 (Lobbyist Certification Statement) or a registration fee for any lobbyist who is separately registered as a lobbying firm or who is employed by a lobbying firm with which your firm subcontracts. Registration of Subcontract Clients: A lobbying firm that contracts to lobby for a client of another lobbying firm must identify both the subcontracting lobbying firm and the client. Use Part II, Section B to report such arrangements. Attach a Form 602 (Lobbying Firm Activity Authorization) completed and signed by a representative of the subcontracting lobbying firm. Amendment of Lobbying Firm Registration Statement: If any change occurs in the information contained in the "Lobbying Firm Registration Statement" a Form 605 (Amendment to Registration) must be filed: · Prior to attempting to influence legislative or administrative action on behalf of a client when adding a new client; or · Within 20 days of any other change. (e.g. dropping a client, adding a lobbyist, etc.) Section 86100 requires a registration statement to be filed online or electronically and the original and one copy in paper format with: Secretary of State Political Reform Division 1500 11th Street P.O. Box 1467 Sacramento, CA 95812-1467 Additional Information Refer to the Lobbying Disclosure Information Manual for additional information and information required to be provided to you pursuant to the Information Practices Act of 1977. FPPC Form 601 (10/14) FPPC Advice Email: advice@fppc.ca.gov FPPC Toll-Free Helpline: 866/275-3772 www.fppc.ca.gov American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Lobbying Firm Registration Statement (Government Code Section 86104) Legislative Session FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMM. CALIFORNIA FORM 601 For Official Use Only (Insert Years) Type or Print in Ink SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE NAME OF LOBBYING FIRM: Page of If this is an initial registration, enter the DATE QUALIFIED as a Lobbying Firm: BUSINESS ADDRESS: (Number and Street) (City) (State) (Zip Code) TELEPHONE NUMBER: ( ( E-MAIL: ) ) FAX NUMBER: (Optional) MAILING ADDRESS: (If different than above.) I Individual Lobbyists · List the full name of each partner, owner, officer, or employee of your lobbying firm who is a lobbyist. Attach a Form 604 for each lobbyist. · Do not list any individual who is separately registered as a lobbying firm or who is employed by a lobbying firm with which you subcontract. · If your firm does not have a partner, owner, officer, or employee who qualifies as a lobbyist, state "not applicable." If more space is needed, check box and attach continuation sheets. II Lobbyist Employers · Use Section A to report each client with whom your firm has a direct contract to provide lobbying services. · Use Section B to report lobbying firms with which your firm subcontracts to provide lobbying services and the clients on whose behalf your firm will lobby. · Attach a Form 602 for each person identified in Section A or B. SECTION A Employer's Name, Address and Telephone Number Effective Date Period of Contract Description of Employer's Lobbying Interests Agencies to be Lobbied Employer's Name, Address and Telephone Number Effective Date Period of Contract Description of Employer's Lobbying Interests Agencies to be Lobbied If more space is needed, check box and attach continuation sheets. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com FPPC Form 601 (10/14) FPPC Advice Email: advice@fppc.ca.gov FPPC Toll-Free Helpline: 866/275-3772 www.fppc.ca.gov Instructions for Lobbying Firm Registration Statement Reporting Agencies to be Lobbied Each lobbyist identified in Part I will be registered to lobby all agencies listed on the Lobbying Firm Registration Statement and all subsequent amendments unless a lobbyist identifies specific agencies on his/her Lobbyist Certification Statement (Form 604). Reporting Lobbying Interests Following are some examples of how to report lobbying interests on the registration statement: Example 1: Lobbying Firm A has ABC Corporation as a client. ABC Corporation develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceuticals. On the firm's Form 601 (Registration Statement), it would not be sufficient to describe the corporation's lobbying interests as "Legislation relating to business," or "Legislation relating to manufacturing." The description should say "Legislation relating to the development, manufacturing, and distribution of pharmaceuticals." Example 2: A group of real estate companies decides to share the cost of hiring a lobbying firm to influence a specific regulation being considered by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Because there are 10 or more companies pooling funds to hire a lobbyist, the group qualifies as a "lobbying coalition." When the lobbying firm files its Form 601 (Registration Statement), it would not be sufficient to state that
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