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New Requirements for Lobbyists

  1. ALL Lobbyists are required to attend an Ethics Training Class for Lobbyists. If you attended a Lobbyist Training Session in 2011, 2012, or 2013, you are NOT required to attend again in 2014. First-Time Lobbyists Click Here.
  2. Registration as a lobbyist is now required if your duties include promoting or attempting to influence the awarding of a grant or contract with any department or agency of the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branch of state government.
  3. Registration Deadline is January 31st or within 10 days after the first undertaking requiring such registration.
  4. Agency Heads and Public Employees
    You no longer need to register as a lobbyist if you are a state governmental agency head or his or her designee who provides and/or communicates information relating to policy and/or positions affecting said governmental agencies which they represent.

                                     Click here to submit Quarterly Reports for Lobbyists, Principals,
                                                      and Training Registration.

                                     Click here for Online Lobbyist Registration.

Definitions


Lobbyist Training Requirement

As Stated in Section 36-25-4.2(a)(3):

“The training program for lobbyists shall be held four times annually as designated by the Executive Director of the State Ethics Commission, the first of which shall be held within the first 30 days of the year. Each lobbyist must attend a training program within 90 days of registering as a lobbyist. A lobbyist who fails to attend a training program shall not be allowed to lobby the Legislature, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, public officials, or public employees. After attending one training program, a lobbyist shall not be required to attend an additional training program unless any changes are made to Chapter 25, Title 36, Code of Alabama 1975. Such additional mandatory training program shall be held within three months of the effective date of such changes."