Q1. When is the online filing and searching system unavailable?
A1. During routine maintenance, our online filing and searching systems are unavailable. Maintenance is usually scheduled between 2:00 AM and 3:30 AM, MT. If you have started an online filing or a search before 2:00 AM, you will need to complete it (payment submitted and accepted) before maintenance begins or your task will be interrupted.
Q2. What is my Initial Reporting Month?
A2. The initial reporting month is the month that lobbying activity began for the fiscal year.
Q3. What is considered an expense?
cost associated with lobbying
Expenses are broken up into three
categories on your monthly disclosure statement:
2. Gifts and entertainment, and
3. Other. Examples include travel, parking, and cellphone
Q4. What if the information
on my cumulative report is incorrect?
A4. The information in the cumulative report is
collected from the monthly disclosure reports that you have filed. Any incorrect
information will need to be corrected on the associated monthly disclosure
Q5. What are public
A5. Typically, "public funds" refers to the revenue or money of a
government or state agency.
Q6. What is lobbying?
A6. "Lobbying" means communicating directly with any covered official for the purpose of influencing a bill, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment, or report. Soliciting others to communicate
with a covered official for this purpose is also considered lobbying.
This includes aiding in or influencing the
drafting, introduction, sponsorship, consideration, debate, amendment, passage,
defeat, approval, or veto by any covered official on any bill, resolution,
amendment, nomination, appointment, or report. 
Q7. What is a covered
A7. A covered official is the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or a member of the
general assembly. "Covered officials" also includes members of any rulemaking board or commission, or a rulemaking
official of a state agency.
Q8. When should I register as a lobbyist ?
A8. Most commonly, if you are communicating with a
covered official to influence legislation, you are required to register as a
lobbyist. For more information about when to register see,  
Q9. How do I report income if I have a job outside
A9. Determine what percentage of your monthly gross income is for lobbying. You
will report this amount.
For example, if you spent 20% of your time on lobbying in June, you would
report 20% of your monthly gross income for June.
If you report your lobbying activities by hour, just determine what your
hourly rate is and multiply it by the number of hours spent on lobbying
Q10. I’m a sole proprietor. How do I report income on
my individual and firm report?
A10. You would report the income based
on the name on the check. For example, if a check was written to the firm, then
it needs to be reported in the firm’s disclosure report. 
Q11. How do I report expenses related to lobbying
A11. Expenses are reported on your monthly disclosure statements. Select the type of expense- media, gift and entertainment,
or other. Expenses such as travel, parking, and cellphone usage are examples
of “Other Expenses.”
Q12. How do I report lobbying activity not related to
any bill or legislation?
A12. On your monthly disclosure
statement, under Subjects and Bills, select “Other” as the bill or resolution prefix,
and then enter the activity in the “Subject of legislation” field.
Q13. When can I contribute money to a candidate?
A13. A professional lobbyist or a principal of a professional lobbyist cannot contribute
money to a candidate when the assembly is in session.  
Q14. How are grassroots lobbying efforts disclosed?
A14. If a corporation directs an employee to use paid work
time to carry out activities that fall under the definition of “lobbying,”
it must be reported on your monthly disclosure statement.
 24-6-301(3.5)(a) C.R.S.
 24-6-301 (1.7)(b), C.R.S.
 24-6-301 (2.5), C.R.S.
 24-6-302 (2.5) (a), C.R.S.
 1-45-105.5 C.R.S.
Campaign Practices Act