Lobbyist Legal Information

If you have problems or questions, please contact Caroline Warmuth at 515.281.5308 or Caroline.Warmuth@legis.iowa.gov or Charlie Smithson directly at Charlie.Smithson@legis.iowa.gov for the Senate. For the House, contact Meghan Nelson directly at Meghan.Nelson@legis.iowa.gov for guidance with filings.

Chamber Rules
Rules and Code of Ethics governing the Senate and House chambers.
Iowa Code champter 68B
LSA Legal Background Briefings
Changes in Lobbyist Law and Procedures
  • All filings are electronic and are made with the General Assembly ONLY.
  • Lobbyists must register annually. Registration opens in December for the next year.
  • Lobbyists shall file declarations on bills and may file explanations as to positions taken on bills. Declarations must be filed prior to speaking at subcommittee meetings.
  • A Function Pre-Registration shall be filed at least five days prior to the date of the function, and the report disclosing total cost of food, beverage, and entertainment at the function shall be filed within 28 days of the function being held.