Washington Updates Lobbying Reporting Thresholds - State and Federal Communications

December 18, 2023  •  

Washington Updates Lobbying Reporting Thresholds

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The Public Disclosure Commission recently voted to adjust the lobbying reporting thresholds due to inflation.

This was decided after a public hearing was held and is a continuation of a broader effort to update the thresholds through the state’s political disclosure rules.

Updates include an increased threshold for itemizing expenditures on entertainment and food or beverage for public officials from $50 to $100.

Another update raises the limit for lobbyist and lobbyist employer reporting of a last-minute contribution from $1,000 to $1,500.

The thresholds will be in effect for the January reporting period due in February.

The December reporting period due in January will fall under previous thresholds. The new reporting thresholds take effect on January 8, 2024.

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