New online registration system has launched!
We are excited to announce that the Executive Branch Lobbyist Registration office, in conjunction with the Legislative Lobbyist Registration office have launched a new website and online registration system! The new website www.floridalobbyist.gov is a one-stop shop with all things lobbyist and streamlines the registration process, making it even easier to register to lobby in Florida.
Features of the new site:
✓ Renew registrations
✓ Change, add, or delete principals
✓ Cancel registrations
✓ File online compensation reports
✓ Pay registration fees and fines by credit card or check
New lobbyists can register by setting up a user profile on the website.
Become familiar with the new and improved registration system by reading our FAQ's about the new website and registration process.
Executive Branch Lobbyist Information
Any person who, for compensation and on behalf of another, lobbies an agency of the executive branch of state government with respect to a decision in the area of policy or procurement may be required to register as an executive branch lobbyist. Registration is required before lobbying an agency and is renewable annually. [Section 112.3215(3), Florida Statutes] In addition, lobbyist firms must file compensation reports quarterly. [Section 112.3215(5), Florida Statutes]
Paying an executive branch lobbyist a contingency fee based upon the outcome of any specific executive branch action, and receiving such a fee, is prohibited. A violation of this prohibition is a first degree misdemeanor, and the amount received is subject to forfeiture. This does not prohibit sales people from receiving a commission. [Section 112.3217, Florida Statutes]
Executive branch departments, state universities, community colleges, and water management districts are prohibited from using public funds to retain an executive branch (or legislative branch) lobbyist, although these agencies may use full-time employees as lobbyists. [Section 11.062, Florida Statutes]
Additional information about the executive branch lobbyist registration system or a current listing of registered lobbyists may be obtained by contacting the Lobbyist Registrar at the following address:
Room G-68, Claude Pepper Building
111 W. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1425