New FEC Registration Forms Available; Lobbyist PACs Must Amend by March 29, 2009

Political Law Alert

As part of the Federal Election Commission's new lobbyist bundling disclosure rules, any federal PAC "established" or "controlled" by a registered lobbyist (an individual or entity required to register or be listed under the Lobbying Disclosure Act) must amend its FEC Form 1 Statement of Organization on or before March 29, 2009. (A PAC not "established" or "controlled" by a registered lobbyist does not need to file any amendments.) To amend its Form 1, a Lobbyist PAC must check a new box on the Form that indicates it was "established" or is "controlled" by a registered lobbyist.

The newly issued Form 1 is found here: Please note that the FEC previously published an incorrect amendment deadline (March 30, 2009). The actual deadline is March 29, 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following attorneys:

Trevor Potter: 202-862-5092 or
Matthew T. Sanderson: 202-862-5046 or

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