Reminder: New Jersey Pay-to-Play Form BE Due April 1, 2024

Skadden Publication / Political Law Update

Ki P. Hong Charles M. Ricciardelli Matthew Bobys Melissa L. Miles Tyler Rosen Karina Bakhshi-Azar Aanchal Chugh Theodore R. Grodek Olivia N. Marshall Sam Rothbloom

The annual filing for state and local contractors required under New Jersey Chapter 271 (Form BE) is due April 1, 2024. As we have described in previous mailings, this report must be filed by a business entity if it received $50,000 or more in the aggregate during the 2023 calendar year through agreements or contracts with New Jersey state and local government entities.

If such a business entity has reportable contributions made by covered donors in 2023, these contributions, as well as details regarding the agreements or contracts, must be reported.

If the business entity does not have reportable contributions, a statement still must be filed, but nothing regarding the agreements must be disclosed (unlike Maryland pay-to-play filings). Therefore, such a business entity does not need to internally identify all agreements, but instead can file a no-reportable-contributions report once it identifies one or more agreements through which, in the aggregate, it received $50,000 or more in 2023.

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