Administering and implementing Delaware's code of conduct for the executive branch.
Yes, even though you will not be paid, you are representing the interests of another person or persons and you must register as a lobbyist.
Yes. The other members of the group may not lobby if one person is the designated lobbyist.
No. Each person engaged in lobbying activity is required to register.
No, registration is free.
Go to https://egov.delaware.gov/lobs/ and select ‘Lobbyist.’ You will need to have a delaware.gov username and password. If you do not have one, simply follow the instructions for the New User Registration. Once you have a username and password, you may log into the Lobbyist area and complete the registration. For more detailed instructions, see attached.
PIRS is an acronym for the Public Integrity Reporting System. It is a database that collects and stores information about lobbyists and Public Officers.
We do not have access to your password. You can re-set your delaware.gov password if you cannot remember it. There is a ‘Forgot My Password’ link just to the right of the login box. Once you click that link a re-set email will be sent to the email address listed in your profile
Yes, you must have at least one valid employer to complete the registration process. If you are a citizen advocating on your own behalf, you are not required to register.
No, you may select the checkbox marked ‘indefinite’ instead of selecting an end date. If you enter an end date, but later wish to extend or change the selection to ‘indefinite,’ you may do so. The form is valid until you ‘terminate’ your employer.
|Quarter||Months||First Day of Filing||Final Due Date|
|1st Qtr||Jan., Feb., Mar||April 1st||April 20th|
|2nd Qtr||Apr., May, Jun.||July 1st||July 20th|
|3rd Qtr||Jul., Aug., Sept.||Oct. 1st||Oct. 20th|
|4th Qtr||Oct., Nov., Dec.||Jan. 1st (following year)||Jan. 20th (following year)|
Log in to PIRS, under the ‘Reports’ menu you can select ‘Submitted Reports’. Here you will be able to view and edit any expense report you have previously submitted.
If you have not filed your expense report by the 21st of the month following the calendar quarter, your account will lock and late fees will begin to accrue. The late fee for the first day of delinquency is $25 and increases by $10 per day for each subsequent day to a maximum of $100. In order to log in to your account, you will need to pay the late fee with a credit card. PIRS accepts VISA and MasterCard. The Commission does make exceptions for exigent circumstances such as hospitalization, etc. If you want to request a waiver of the late fee you must call the office BEFORE you enter your credit card information. The best way to avoid late fees is to file your report on time.
No. To get information about how to report campaign contributions, contact the Department of Elections at 739-4277.
No, you are also required to report your lobbying activity.
Pursuant to 29 Del. C. § 5836 all lobbyists must report all lobbying activity on legislation and administrative regulations within 5 days of the lobbying contact or within 5 days after the legislation has been introduced in the General Assembly or within 5 days after the administrative regulation has been adopted. You do not have to report whether you lobbied for or against legislation or administrative regulation.
Once you have logged in to PIRS, go to the ‘Manage’ section click the link to ‘My Lobbying Activity’. Next, choose the employer for which you are lobbying and click ‘Manage Activity’. From there, follow the instructions on the page to select the correct legislative or administrative action.
The list is populated by data stored in the State of Delaware Legislative Information System and is updated every 15 minutes. If you cannot find your bill, it could be a timing issue and we suggest you check back in a few minutes. If you continue to be unable to find it, contact us at 739-2399.
Yes, just click the link labeled ‘Delete’ and answer ‘Ok’ when prompted to confirm that you want to delete the activity.
There are several reasons a lobbyist may become inactive. If you do not know why your profile is listed as inactive, contact PIC at 739-2399.
Log into PIRS and select ‘Edit My Profile’. You can then edit/change any information in your profile. Please remember this information must be updated on a regular basis. It is your responsibility to provide accurate information so that we may contact you if necessary.
If you have no expenses to report, go into ‘Manage My Employers’ and terminate all of your employers. This will automatically make your account inactive. If you have expenses to report, you may not terminate your employers until after the quarterly expense report is due. See filing schedule.
No! Failure to terminate your employers will keep your status as ‘active’. If you are listed as ‘active’ you are required to file all expense reports as they become due. If you do not file your report, your account will accrue late fees.
Your profile remains in the system for four years. Do not create a new profile. If you wish to actively lobby again, you will need to log in (using the same delaware.gov username and password) and add an employer. At that point, you will become active (if all previous reports have been filed).