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Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland Pay-to-Play Deadlines in 2017

January 2017
Election Law News

Pennsylvania: February 15

If a company has a nonbid contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or one of its political subdivisions (including localities), then it is required to make a report of certain political contributions to the Secretary of the Commonwealth by February 15 of each year.

New Jersey: March 30

A business entity is required to file an annual report if it has received $50,000 or more in the aggregate through agreements or contracts with a public entity or entities in the preceding calendar year. This includes agreements and contracts with New Jersey state agencies, counties, municipalities, independent authorities, boards of education, and fire districts. Reports are due even if no reportable contributions have been made. The report is due on March 30 of each year.

Maryland: May 31 and November 30

Whenever a corporation is awarded any contract involving cumulative payment of at least $200,000 over the course of the contract with respect to any single government agency, then the corporation must file electronic reports of certain contributions. Maryland’s semi-annual reports are due on May 31 and November 30 of each year, covering the previous six-month periods of November 1 to April 30 and May 1 to October 31, respectively.