Lobbying Filing Portal
Filers may upload completed filings, and make principal and public body registration payments online via the online lobbying filing and payment site. Effective August 27, 2019, lobbyist filings no longer require a notarization. All filings are deemed made under penalty of perjury. Visit https://lobbying.az.gov/ to get started.
Please note: The Electronic Lobbyist Filing (E.L.F.) is no longer available. Please use the Lobbying Filing Portal.
2022 Lobbying Reporting Dates
|Name of Report
|Biennial Lobbyist Registration Renewal
||For 2022 - 2023 term
||December 1, 2021 -
January 10, 2022
|2021 4th Quarter Lobbyist Expenditure Report
||October 1, 2021 -
December 31, 2021
|January 1, 2022 -
January 31, 2022
|2022 1st Quarter Lobbyist Expenditure Report
||January 1, 2022 -
March 31, 2022
|April 1, 2022 -
May 2, 2022
|2022 2nd Quarter Lobbyist Expenditure Report
||April 1, 2022 -
June 30, 2022
|July 1, 2022 -
August 1, 2022
|2022 3rd Quarter Lobbyist Expenditure Report
||July 1, 2022 -
September 30, 2022
|October 1, 2022 -
October 31, 2022
|2022 4th Quarter Lobbyist Expenditure Report
||October 1, 2022 -
December 31, 2022
|January 1, 2023 -
January 31, 2023
|Name of Report||Period Covered||File Between|
|Biennial Principal/Public Body Registration Renewal||For 2023 - 2024 term||December 01, 2022 - |
January 9, 2023
|2021 Annual Expenditure Report for Principals and Public Bodies||January 1, 2021 - |
December 31, 2021
|January 1, 2022 - |
March 1, 2022
|2022 Annual Expenditure Report for Principals and Public Bodies||January 1, 2022 - |
December 31, 2022
|January 1, 2023 - |
March 1, 2023
Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 41-1232, 41-1232.01, 41-1232.02, 41-1232.03 and 41-1232.05
When the last day of the filing period falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the deadline is moved to the following business day. See A.R.S. §§ 41-1232.02 and 41-1232.03.
Who has to register?
Principal – Any person, other than a public body, that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation, a lobbyist. A Principal also includes any subsidiary of a corporation.
Public Body – The Arizona board of regents, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, the judicial department, any state agency, board, commission or council, any county, any county elected officer who elects to appoint a designated public lobbyist or any city, town, district or other political subdivision of this state that receives and uses tax revenues and that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation a designated public lobbyist or authorized public lobbyist.
Designated Lobbyist or Designated Public Lobbyist – The Secretary of State's "point of contact" who is required to file a lobbyist registration form at the same time as the Principal/Public Body registration, unless the lobbyist is already registered. The DL/DPL can be an individual or a firm whose primary professional function is lobbying in Arizona.
Lobbyist for Compensation – May be an individual or business/firm that is compensated by the Principal and/or Public Body and whose primary job responsibility is to lobby in Arizona for a Principal and/or Public Body. A lobbyist for Compensation must register with the Secretary of State's office.
What has to be reported?
- A payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value. This includes a contract, promise or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, that provides a benefit to an individual state officer or state employee and is incurred by or on behalf of one or more Principal/Public Body or lobbyist.
- Expenditures that are either properly reported or exempt from reporting for:
- A speaking engagement
- Food or beverages
- Travel and lodging
- Expenses relating to a special event or function to which all members of the legislature, either house of the legislature or any committee of the legislature are invited.
Who has to file a Quarterly Expense Report?
- Designated Lobbyist/Designated Public Lobbyist
- Lobbyist for Compensation
Expenditure Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter:
Who has to file an Annual Expense Report?
Principal/Public Body – The annual report may be completed by the designated lobbyist/designated public lobbyist OR a representative/employee of the Principal/Public Body who can attest to the truthfulness of the document.
A principal/public body that no longer engages in lobbying may submit a termination statement with the Secretary of State's Office. A termination statement must include the principal/public body's final annual report.
Once the principal or public body submits the termination statement, all associated lobbyists will become inactive until their registration expires, unless the lobbyist is actively registered with other principal/public bodies.
Failure to renew your registration will not automatically terminate you as a Principal, Public Body or Lobbyist. A termination statement and the final expenditure report are still required to be filed.