State House, Room 38
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-3983
Fax: (401) 222-1404
Open to the public
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Annual reports are defined by R.I.G.L. 22-10-9 (c) and (d).
(c) Not later than January 15 of each year, every lobbyist and every individual, firm, business, corporation, association, partnership, or other group which employed a lobbyist or engaged any person to act as a lobbyist or who was required to register with the office of secretary of state during the preceding year pursuant to § 22-10-6 shall file with the secretary of state a complete and detailed report of all money or anything of value which in the aggregate exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250) provided or promised to any major state decision-maker within the preceding calendar year. "Money" and "anything of value" in this subsection and in subsection (d) shall mean any fee, salary, commission, expense allowance, forbearance, forgiveness, royalty, rent, capital gain, gift, loan, reward, favors or services, gratuities or special discounts, or any other form of recompense that constitutes income under the Federal Internal Revenue Code.
(d) Not later than January 15 of each year, every individual, firm, business, corporation, association, partnership or other group specified in subsection (c) shall provide an exact copy of the report required in subsection (c) to the Rhode Island ethics commission and to any major state decision-maker to whom it provided or promised money or anything of value which in the aggregate exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250) within the preceding calendar year.
Annual reports must be filed by every entity that engaged a lobbyist, every person that was registered as a lobbyist and every lobby firm that employed a registered lobbying during the calendar year.