E-Filing for Lobbying Disclosures Coming Soon!

Beginning in January 2019, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission will be launching a new electronic filing system for lobbying registrations and disclosures.  To access the e-filing system, lobbyists and their client/organizations must first log-in and create an account.  Additional information will be emailed to you shortly on how to create an account and register using the new e-filing system.

Lobbyist Registrations

Once the new e-filing system is available in January, all lobbyists and organizations may register online for the 2019-2020 legislative biennium.

Need to Renew?  For registered lobbyists who plan to continue lobbying in 2019, you must renew your lobbyist registrations by Monday, January 28, 2019.  If you have already registered for the 2019-2020 lobbying period via a paper filing, Commission staff can assist you in switching over to the new e-filing system.

Done Lobbying?  If you are no longer engaged in lobbying activities (either as a lobbyist or as a client/organization), please contact the Commission at ethics@hawaiiethics.org so that we can remove you from our mailing list.

Lobbying Expenditure Reports

Lobbying expenditure reports (for the May 1 – Dec 31, 2018 reporting period) are due on Thursday, January 31, 2019.                    

For 2018 and preceding years, please continue use the PDF forms to submit your reports. https://ethics.hawaii.gov/org_form/

For 2019 lobbying expenditure reports, filers will be able to submit their reports electronically through the new e-filing system beginning in March 2019.

Lobbyists Law Training

The Commission will be holding a training session in January regarding the Lobbyists Law.  The training will provide an overview of the lobbying laws and the new E-Filing system.  If you would like to attend this optional training, please click on the link below to register.

Monday, January 7, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

State Capitol Auditorium

415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact the Commission’s office for further assistance.

Hawai`i State Ethics Commission
1001 Bishop Street, ASB Tower 970, Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone:     (808) 587-0460
Email:       ethics@hawaiiethics.org

PDF versions of the Lobbyist’s Registration and Expenditures Forms