How Do I?

  1. How do I contact the Commissioner of Political Practices (CPP)?

Call the office during regular business hours; 406-444-2942. Or visit our website. http://politicalpractices.mt.gov/1abouttheagency/

  1. How do I register as a lobbyist/principal?

Be sure to read the instructions on the application forms first. politicalpractices.mt.gov/4lobbying/forms.asp
Registration is not required for lobbying activity (“to promote, oppose, or modify the introduction or enactment of legislation”) that doesn’t meet a certain threshold. You must register if you:

  • receive payment
  • make payment(s)
  • or agree to make payments of $2,300 or more in a calendar year (excluding reimbursements for personal living expenses.)

In order to complete the lobbyist registration process you must submit the following three items:

  • Lobbyist License Application (form L-1),
  • Principal Authorization Statement (form L-2) and
  • the $150 filing fee.

No licenses will be issued until all three are submitted.
 

 

  1. How do I obtain copies of Lobbyist/Principal Financial reports?

Contact CPP. Copies are 10 cents/page. We do not keep cash on hand, so payments must be for the exact amount.

In the future, financial reports will be available from this site.