Attachments for lobbying payments.

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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 127,846 rows of data published on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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Information about the 21 fields and the definitions of any abbreviated values.

AMEND_ID   Integer · Unique

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

AMOUNT   Decimal number

Amount of payment

CUM_AMT   Decimal number

Cumulative total to date

CUMBEG_DT   Date (without time)

Cumulative period beginning to date

ENTITY_CD   String (up to 3)

Entity Code of the Payment Recipient/Payee

Code Definition
FRM Lobbying Firm
IND Person (spending > $5000)
LBY Lobbyist (an individual)
LCO Lobbying Coalition
LEM Lobbying Employer
OTH Other
RCP Recipient Committee
Sources: .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (65), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (80)

FILING_ID   Integer · Unique

Unique filing identification number

FORM_TYPE   String (up to 6) · Unique

Name of the source filing form or schedule

Code Definition
Schedule 630: Payments Made to Lobbying Coalitions (Attachment to Form 625 or 635)
S635-C Schedule 635C: Payments Received by Lobbying Coalitions
Schedule 640: Governmental Agencies Reporting (Attachment to Form 635 or Form 645)
Sources: Map from .CAL Format to Database Table and Fields (52), .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (65), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (79)

LINE_ITEM   Integer · Unique

Line item number of this record

MEMO_CODE   String (up to 1)

Memo amount flag

MEMO_REFNO   String (up to 20)

Reference to the text in a TEXT record

PMT_DATE   Date (without time)

Date of payment

REC_TYPE   String (up to 4) · Unique

Record Type Value: LATT

Code Definition
Sources: .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (65), .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (79)

RECIP_CITY   String (up to 30)

Recipient city

RECIP_NAMF   String (up to 45)

Recipient first name

RECIP_NAML   String (up to 200)

Recipient last name or business name

RECIP_NAMS   String (up to 10)

Recipient suffix

RECIP_NAMT   String (up to 10)

Recipient title or prefix

RECIP_ST   String (up to 2)

Recipient state

RECIP_ZIP4   String (up to 10)

Recipient ZIP Code

TRAN_ID   String (up to 20)

Permanent value unique to this item


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The documents that provided the information on this page.

  • Map from .CAL Format to Database Table and Fields (p. 52-53)

  • .CAL Format Layout (Version 1.05.02) (p. 65)

  • .CAL Format Layout (Version 2.01) (p. 79-80)

  • CAL-ACCESS Tables, Columns and Indexes (p. 81-82)