April 1, 2013 •
Maine Pushes Back Lobbying Report Due Date
As a result of the state of Maine’s observance of Patriot’s Day, the March lobbying report is now due on April 16, 2013. Normally, the monthly lobbying report is due on the 15th day of each month, but with the state holiday, the Ethics Commission has pushed back the due date.
All registered lobbyists must file a report, even if no lobbying was done during the month. If a lobbyist did not lobby during the month of March, he or she may file a short-form report.
Patriot’s Day is only a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts (in Massachusetts it is officially Patriots’ Day) and celebrates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary War. In Boston, the holiday is celebrated by the running of the annual Boston Marathon and a late morning Boston Red Sox game.
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