Additional names provided on lobbying-registration forms.

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The most recent release from CAL-ACCESS, the database that tracks campaign finance and lobbying activity in California politics. It contains 144,201 rows of data published on Thursday, May 14, 2020*.

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Information about the 13 fields and the definitions of any abbreviated values.

FILING_ID   Integer · Unique

Unique filing identification number

AMEND_ID   Integer · Unique

Amendment identification number. A number of 0 is the original filing and 1 to 999 amendments.

LINE_ITEM   Integer · Unique

Line item number of this record

REC_TYPE   String (up to 4) · Unique

Record Type Value: CVR2

Code Definition
Sources: .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (72), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (87)

FORM_TYPE   String (up to 10) · Unique

Name of the source filing form or schedule

Code Definition
Form 601: Lobbying Firm Registration Statement
Form 602: Lobbying Firm Activity Authorization
Form 603: Lobbyist Employer or Lobbying Coalition Registration Statement
Sources: .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (72), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (87)

TRAN_ID   String (up to 20)

Permanent value unique to this item

ENTITY_CD   String (up to 3)

Entity code of the entity described by the record

Code Definition
AGY State Agency
EMP Employer
FRM Lobbying Firm
LBY Lobbyist (an individual)
MBR Member of Associaton
SCL Subcontracted Client
Sources: .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (72), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (87)

ENTITY_ID   String (up to 9)

Identification number of the entity described by the record

ENTY_NAML   String (up to 200)

Entity last name

ENTY_NAMF   String (up to 45)

Entity first name

ENTY_NAMT   String (up to 10)

Entity title or suffix

ENTY_NAMS   String (up to 10)

Entity suffix


The forms that the state uses to collect the information that populates this file.


The raw data provided by the state contains errors in how some values are escaped, quoted and delimited. The result is a small number of records in the latest download were lost when we prepared files for download.

However, only 32 records out of 144,233 total rows were lost (you can download them here).


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The documents that provided the information on this page.

  • CAL-ACCESS Tables, Columns and Indexes (p. 8, 44-45)

  • Map from .CAL Format to Database Table and Fields (p. 37-37)

  • .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (p. 72-73)

  • .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (p. 87-88)