Instructions for Form 635C Payments Received by Lobbying Coalitions

Attachment to Form 635

Form 635-C is for use by lobbying coalitions as an attachment to the Form 635 (Report of Lobbyist Employer/Lobbying Coalition) to disclose payments received from members of the coalition.

A “lobbying coalition” is defined in FPPC Regulation 18616.4 as:

A lobbying coalition must file quarterly lobbying coalition reports (Form 635) disclosing payments made in connection with influencing legislative or administrative action. Attachment Form 635-C must be filed at the same time disclosing payments received by the coalition from its members.

An individual or entity which only makes payments to a lobbying coalition is not required to file quarterly reports as a lobbyist employer.* However, an individual or entity which qualifies as a lobbyist employer because of other activities in connection with influencing legislative or administrative action, and which also is a member of a lobbying coalition, must disclose payments made to a lobbying coalition when filing the regular quarterly disclosure reports. Attachment Form 630 (Payments Made to Lobbying Coalitions) must be completed each quarter by lobbyist employers which are members of a lobbying coalition and attached to the Form 635 (Report of Lobbyist Employer/Lobbying Coalition).

Note: An individual or entity which is not a lobbyist employer but which makes other payments to influence legislative or administrative action (including payments to a lobbying coalition) totaling $5,000 or more in a calendar quarter must file reports as a "Person Who Spends $5,000 or More To Influence Legislative or Administrative Action" (Form 645). See the Information Manual on Lobbying Disclosure Provisions of the Political Reform Act for further information.

Period Covered:

The period covered is the calendar quarter.

Cumulative Period Beginning:

The “cumulative period” begins with January 1 of the biennial legislative session covered by the report; except for the first report the coalition is required to file, in which case the cumulative period begins with the first day of the calendar quarter in which the filer qualified.

Name and Business Address of Coalition Members:

You must provide the full name and business address of each member of the coalition, whether or not the member made payments during the quarter.

Amount Received This Period:

You must disclose the total amount of payments received from each member during the period covered by the report.

Cumulative Amount Since January 1:

You must disclose the cumulative amount of payments received from each member since January 1 of the biennial legislative session covered by the report.

IMPORTANT: If the coalition has not received a payment during the reporting period from a member of the coalition, enter the member’s name and business address, enter zero in the Amount Received This Period Column, and provide the cumulative amount received from the member since January 1.

Form 635C

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