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New Jersey Pay-to-Play Annual Filing Due September 28

September 2007

Business entities that received $50,000 or more in contracts with governments in New Jersey (all levels) in 2006 must file with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission by September 28, 2007, an annual disclosure statement of political contributions. The information required on this report includes certain contributions made by owners of more than 10% of the business entity; principals, partners, officers, directors, and trustees of the business entity (and their spouses); subsidiaries directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity; and a continuing political committee that is directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity. Unlike several of the pay-to-play contribution prohibitions applicable in New Jersey, there is no exception from this annual reporting requirement for "fair and open" contracts.

For calendar year 2007 and subsequent years, the annual report will be due by the following March 30. For more information, see the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission website at https://wwwnet1.state.nj.us/lpd/elec/ptp/Form.aspx.