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Indiana Department of Administration

IDOA > Executive Branch Lobbying > Ethics Certification Ethics Certification

According to the new statute passed in the 2006 session of the General Assembly, IC 4-2-8-3, an executive branch lobbyist shall file with the department:

  1. A registration statement.
  2. An annual report as required by the department.
  3. Statements and reports filed under this section must be filed under oath.

Additionally, 25 IAC 6-2-1(5) requires that a “verified statement certifying that in the course of engaging in any executive branch lobbying activity, the executive branch lobbyist has read and will comply with (A) the state statutes governing ethics and conflicts of interest set fort in IC 4-2-6, and rules promulgated thereunder; and (B) The state statutes governing the office of the inspector general and rules promulgated thereunder.”

In order to comply with the requirements of this section, each lobbyist must affirmatively check two boxes in the appropriate places on the registration form that correspond to the Ethics Certification and Verification. The first statement mirrors the language above:

"I hereby certify and affirm, under the penalties of perjury pursuant to IC 35-44-2-1, that in the course of engaging in any executive branch lobbying activity, I have read and complied with the state statutes and administrative rules governing ethics and conflicts of interest set forth in IC 4-2-6; IC 4-2-7; 40 IAC 2; and 42 IAC 1."

The second affirms that the information submitted for registration is correct:

"I swear or affirm under the penalties of perjury pursuant to IC 35-44-2-1, that the forgoing representations are true to the best of my knowledge and ability."

In the course of affirmatively checking the appropriate box on the registration and annual reporting forms, the lobbyist will be deemed to have “signed” the same.