Beginning November 1, 2015, the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council (Council) will assume responsibilities for lobbyist disclosures.
All lobbyist registrations and disclosures will be submitted through the Council's website: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/
Virginia law requires registration prior to engaging in lobbying. A lobbyist is any individual who is employed in any manner or who is reimbursed for expenses, or who represents an organization, association or other group for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence executive or legislative action through oral or written communication with an executive or legislative official; this includes anyone who solicits others to influence an executive or legislative official. (§2.2-418 - §2.2-435)
Lobbyists must register for each principal on whose behalf he or she will be lobbying. Lobbyist registrations are required annually and expire April 30.
- Lobbyist Registration Database - Obtain information for lobbyist registrations filed prior to November 2015.
- Legislative Information System - Online access to the General Assembly's Legislative Information System.
- Lobbyist-in-a-Box - A subscription-based legislative tracking service
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us or to the Council staff directly.
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Chris Frink: (804) 692-0116