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New Jersey Pay-to-Play Annual Filing Due March 31

March 2008

Business entities that received $50,000 or more in contracts with governments in New Jersey (all levels) in 2007 must electronically file with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission by March 31, 2008, an annual disclosure statement of political contributions. The information required on this report includes certain political contributions made by owners of more than 10 percent 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 more information on all of New Jersey's pay-to-play laws, see the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission website.

For more information, please contact Carol A. Laham at 202.719.7301 or and D. Mark Renaud at 202.719.7405 or