October 10, 2014 •
Effective Dates Looming for New Oklahoma Ethics Rules
Oklahoma’s Revised Constitutional Ethics Rules will go into effect at staggered intervals between December 2014 and February 2015. The new rules will affect the majority of lobbying and campaign finance laws.
Provisions pertaining to lobbyist registration are effective December 1. Registration expiration and renewal dates will not change, but electronic registration will be required.
Current provisions related to lobbyist reporting dates will remain in effect until January 31, 2015, to facilitate end of year filings. The new lobbyist reporting provisions are effective February 1 with the first report due electronically on February 6 for both legislative and executive lobbyists.
All campaign finance provisions take effect January 1, 2015.
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