If you will be filing Initial Registration Statements for new lobbyists or new employers/real parties after July 1, 2019 you must use the new 5/2019 version of the Initial Registration Statement. The revised 5/2019 Initial Registration Statement is located on the right at the top of this page. Any Initial Registration Statements filed after July 1, 2019 on outdated forms will be returned for correction and will not be in compliance.
Each executive agency lobbyist ("EAL") must file an Initial Registration Statement that will, simultaneously, register the lobbyist, the employer, and the real party in interest. An executive agency lobbyist engaged by more than one employer or real party in interest must file a separate Initial Registration Statement for each engagement, i.e., for each employer. Employers must ensure that each individual executive agency lobbyist engaged to represent the employer files an Initial Registration Statement. The Initial Registration Statement along with related Instructions is located on the right side of this page.
When Should You Register?
Each executive agency lobbyist, employer, and, if applicable, real party in interest, is required to file, jointly, an Initial Registration Statement within ten (10) days of the engagement of the executive agency lobbyist. Pursuant to KRS 11A.211, executive agency lobbyists and employers who fail to register, or who file an incomplete registration, will be afforded the opportunity for correction; however, failure to comply with such opportunity may result in the Commission's initiation of an investigation, and notification to each elected official and the Secretary of each Cabinet listed in KRS 12.250 of the pending investigation. An employee of a company, entity or organization must register within 10 days of employment if upon employment, begins the task of executive agency lobbying immediately as one (1) of his or her main purposes. In the case of a long term career employee, that employee must register within 10 days of their being assigned the role of an executive agency lobbyist on behalf of their employer as one (1) of his or her main purposes.
Where Do You Register?
The Initial Registration Statement must be filed with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, Capital Complex East, 1025 Capital Center Drive, Suite 104, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. The Initial Registration Statement may be completed electronically but must be printed, signed by both the executive agency lobbyist and the employer contact then submitted via regular mail, delivery service, scanned/emailed or through an online system established by the Commission. The Initial
Registration Statement can be submitted by mail, email or fax to the following:
Branch Ethics Commission
Capital Center Drive, Suite #104
How Long is the Registration Valid?
remains valid and “active” until an Executive Agency Lobbyist terminates his or her
registration with the Commission on behalf of his or her employer/real party in
interest. Active lobbyists, employers, and real parties in interest are
required to file updated registration statements and pay registration fees on
an annual basis.
registration, the Executive Agency Lobbyist will be issued a registration card by
the Commission effective from the date of its issuance until the following July
31. The employer will receive
confirmation of its registration along with an updated list of all Executive Agency
Lobbyists registered on its behalf. Both
lobbyists and the employers/real parties will receive communication regarding their
requirements after registration.
The Executive Agency Lobbyist will be issued a new registration card for
the next reporting period upon filing of the Updated Registration Statement, Executive Agency Lobbyist due between
July 1 and July 31 each year that reaffirms the lobbyist wishes to remain
active. Until an executive agency lobbyist files a Termination Notification with the Commission, the lobbyist and his/her employer and real party interest are considered "active" and are required to file Updated Registration Statements and pay the registration fee on an annual basis.