EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER

201.6
OMB No. 1545-0047

Return of Organization Exempt From lncome Tax

990

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15,

Under section 501(c), 527, or 49+7(a)(1) of the lnternal Revenue Code (except private foundations)
) Do not enter social security numbers on this form as it may be made public.
Department of the Treasury
lnternal Revenue Service
www,lrs,
A For the 2015 calendar year, or tax year beginning
and

B

Check if
applicable:

D

C Name of organization

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Employer identification number

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER

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FALLS CHURCH,

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Website:

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Gross receipts $

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tion number )
M State ol

L Year of formation:

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Briefly describe the organization's mission or most significant actrvities:

domicile:

DC

PU

THROUGH RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION, AND THE DISSEMINATION OF

zntlnueditsoperationSo,o@ofitSnetaSSetS,
3 Number of votrng members of the governing body (Part Vl, line 1a) . ....,:...,r.
4 Number of independent voting members of the governing body (Part Vl, Iine 1b)
5 Total number of individuals employed in calendar year 2O15 (Part V, line 2a)
6 Total number of volunteers (estimate if necessary)
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a Total unrelated business revenue from Part Vlll, column (C), line 12' ..................

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Contributions and grants (Part Vlll, line h)
9 Program service revenue (Part Vlll, Iine 29)
10 lnvestment income (Part Vlll, column (A), lines 3, 4, and 7d\ .
11 Other revenue (Part Vlll, column (A), lines 5, 6d, 8c,9c, 10c, and
12 Total revenue - add lines 8
13 Grants and similar amounts paid (Part lX, column (A), llnes 1-3)
14 Benefits paid to or for members (Pad lX, column (A), line 4)
15 Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits (Part lX, column (A), lines
16a Professional fundraising fees (Part lX, column (A), line 11e)
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b Total fundraising expenses (Part lX, column (D), line 25) >
17 Otherexpenses (Part lX, column (A), lines'l 1a-1 1d, 11t"24e1
18 Total expenses. Add lines 13-1 7 (must equal Part lX, column (A), line 25)
19 Revenue less expenses. Subtract line !B from line 12

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End of Year

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21

Total assets (Part X, line 16)
Total liabilities (Part X, line 26)

Under penalties ol perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and beliet, it is

(other than oflher) is based on all inlormation 0f which preparer has any knowledge.

true, correct, and complete. Declaration

Sign

PETER

Here

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FLAHERTY,

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lype or pnnt name ano trile
PrinVType preparer's name

HARLES

Paid

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HELME

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Preparer's signature

Preparer
Use 0nly

Firm's EIN

RTDGE TOP RD, SUITE
FATRFAX, VA 22030
discuss this return with the

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001L8452

CP

shown above? (see inst

12-16-15 LHA For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the separate

SEE SCHEDUI,E O

Phoneno.(

703 ) 385*8888
Yes

instructions,
form 990
FOR ORGANTZATION MISSION STATEMENT CONTINUATION

No
IZOIS;

s2-1750188

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER
Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any line in this Part lll
Briefly describe the organization's mission:

TO EDUCATE THE

PUBL]C THROUGH RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION. AND THE
TISA]iI I
REIJATING PRII,IARILY
TO ETHTCS AND ACCOUNTABILITY, TNCLUDING THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR
GENERAL

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

2

Did the organization undertake any significant program servrces during the year which were not listed on
the prior Form 990 or 990.E2?
lf "Yes," describe these new services on Schedule O.

3

Did the organization cease conducting, or make significant changes in how it conducts, any program services?

4

Describe the organization's program service accomplishments for each of its three largest program services, as measured by expenses.

fly". Elruo
Iv"" El uo

lf "Yes," describe these changes on Schedule O,
Section 501 (cX3) and 50'l (c)(4) organizations are required to repoft the amount of grants and allocations to others, the total expenses, and
revenue, if any, for each program service reported.

4a(cooe:-)(rxpensess392,696.includinggrantsot$-)(nevenue$-)
CORPORATE INTEGRITY PRO'JECT. THIS PRO.JECT PROMOTES TNTEGRITY IN

4b

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(Expenses $

255 . 360 .

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ORGANIZED LABOR ACCOUNTABILTTY PRO.]ECT.

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(nevenue $

THIS PROJECT FOCUSES ON THE

UNETHICAL AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OF LABOR UNION LEADERS.

4c

(coaer
326, 3 43 . incrudinssrantsof $
) (Expenses Ij
) (Revenue $
GOVERNMENT INTEGRTTY PRO,JECT. THIS PROJECT FOCUSES ON THE
ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS OF GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACIES AND EMPLOYEES.

PUBLIC UNETHTCAL OR TLIJEGAI' PRACTTCES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCTES, PUBLIC

E GOVERNMENTAI, PROCESS. EXPOSED CORRUPTION
RESULTING TN INDICTMENT OF SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ. EXPOSED CLINTON
PAY_TO_PLAY SCHEMES.

4d

Other program seryices (Describe in Schedule O.)
(Expenses$

includinggrantsof$

) (Revenue$

4e Totalprogramserviceexpenses) 974,399.

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ls the organization described in section 501 (c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)?
"Yes," complete Schedule A

lf

2
3

ls the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributorg

4

Section 501(cX3) organizations. Did the organization engage in lobbying activities, or have a section 501(h) election in etfect

5

ls the organization a section 501(cX4), 501 (cX5), or 501(c)(6) organization that receives membership dues, assessments, or
similar amounts as defined in Revenue Procedure 9B-1 9? /f "Yes," complete Schedule C, Part lll

x

6

Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any similar funds or accounts tor which donors have the right to
provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Paft I

x

7

Did the organization receive or hold a conservatron easement, including easements to preserve open space,

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the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures? /f "Yes, " complete Schedule D, Part ll
Did the organization maintain collectjons of works of art, historical treasures, or other sjmilar assets? /f "Yes, " complete
Schedule D, Part lll

Did the organization engage in drrect or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for

x
x

I

x

Did the organization report an amount in Part X, line 21, for escrow or custodial account liability, serve as a custodian for
amounts not listed in Part X; or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?

x
10

Did the organization, directly or through a related organization, hold assets in tempoiarily restricted endowments, permanent

11

endowments, or quasi-endowments? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part V . .-,....:...,,.,
lf the organization's answer to any of the following questions is "Yes," then complete Schedule D, Parts Vl, Vll, Vlll, lX, or X

x

as applicable.

a

Did the organization report an amount for land, buildings, and equipment in PartX, line 10? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D,
Parl Vl

b

Did the organization report an amount for investments - other securities in Part X, line 12 that is 5%o or more of its total
assets reported in Part X, line 16? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part Vll
Did the organization report an amount for investments - program related in Pan X, line 13 that is 5o/o or tnora of its total
assets repofted in Part X, line 16? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Paft Vlll

c
d

Did the organization report an amount for other assets in Part X, line 1 5 that is 5% or more of its total assets reported in
Part X, line 16? tf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part lX

e
f

Did the organization repod an amount for other liabilities in Parl X, line 25? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part X
Did the organ ization's separate or consolidated f inancial statements for the tax year inc lude a footnote that addresses
the organization's liabllity for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48 (ASC 74O)? lf "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part X
Did the organization obtain separate, independent audited financial statements for the tax year? lf "Yes," complete
Schedule D, Parts Xl and Xll
Was the organization included in consolidated, independent audjted financial statements for the tax year?
/f "Yes, " and if the organization answered 'No' to line 12a, then completing Schedule D, Pafts Xl and Xll is optional
ls the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1XA)(ii)? lf "Yes," complete Schedule E

12a

b
13

't4a

x
X

x
x

Did the organizatron marntain an office, employees, or agents outside of the United States?

b

Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, business,
investment, and program service activities outside the United States, or aggregate forergn investments valued at $1 00,000
or more? /f "Yes, " complete Schedule F, Parts I and lV

x

15

Did the organization report on Part lX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for any
foreign organization? lf "Yes," complete Schedule F, Parts ll and
..........

x

16

Did the organization report on Part lX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or other assrstance to
or for foreign individuals? lf "Yes," complete Schedule F, Parts lll and lV

x

17

Did the organization report a total of more than $15,000 of expenses for professional fundraising services on Part lX,
column (A), lines 6 and 11e? lf "Yes," complete Schedule G, Part I

x

18

Did the organization repoft more than $15,0O0 total of fundraising event gross income and contributions on Part Vlll, lines

19

Did the organization report more than $15,000 of gross income from gaming activities on Part Vlll, line 9a?
Schedule G, Part lll

lV

If

x

'Yes,"

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No

2Oa Did the organization operate one or more hospital facilities? lf "Yes," complete Schedule H
b lf "Yes" to iine 2Oa, did the organization attach a copy of its audited financial statements to this return?
21 Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to any domestic organization or
domestic government on Part lX, column (A), line 1? lf "Yes," complete Schedule l, Parts I and ll ....

22

Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for domestic individuals on
Part lX, column (A), line 2? lt "Yes," complete Schedule l, Parts I and
. .. ..

23

Did the organization answer "Yes" to Part Vll, Section A, line 3, 4, or 5 about compensation of the organization's current

lll

x

x

x

and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees? /f "Yes, " complete
Schedule J
Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the
last day of the year, that was issued after December 31 ,2002? lf "Yes," answer lines 24b through 24d and complete
Schedule K. lf "No", go to line 25a
Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception? ,
.

24a

b
c

Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease
any tax-exempt bonds?

d

Did the organization act as an "on behalt of " issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year?

..

25a Section 501(cX3), 501(cX4), and 501(c)(29) organizations. Did the organization engage in an excess benefit

b
26
27
28
a
b
c
29
30
31
32

transaction with a drsqualified person during the year? lf "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part I
ls the organizatron aware that it engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person in a prior year, and
that the transaction has not been reported on any of the organrzation's prior Forms 990 or 99O-EZ? lf "Yes," complete
Schedule L. Part I
Did the organization report any amount on Part X, line 5, 6, or 22 for receivables from or payables to any current or
former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, or disqualified persons? lf "Yes,"
complete Schedule L, Pan ll
Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial
contributor or employee thereof , a grant seiection committee member, or to a 35% controlled entity or family member
of any of these persons? lf "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part lll
Was the organization a party to a business transaction with one of the following parties (see Schedule L, Part lV
instructions for applicable filing thresholds, conditions, and exceptions):
A current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee? lf "Yes," complete Schedule L, Paft lV
A family member of a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employe e? tf 'Yes," complete Schedule L, Parl IV
An entity of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee (or a family member thereof) was an officer,
director, trustee, or direct or indirect owner? lf "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part lV
Did the organization receive more than $25,OOO in non-cash contributions? lf "Yes," complete Schedule M
Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation
contributions? lf "Yes," complete Schedule M
Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations?
lf "Yes," complete Schedule N, Parl I
Did the organization sell, exchange, drspose of, or transfer more than 25%o ot its net assets?lf "Yes," complete

x
x
x

x
x

Schedule N, Parl ll

x

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Did the organization own 1OO% ot an entity disregarded as separate from the organizatlon under Regulations
sections 3O1 .7701'2 and 301 .7701'3? lf "Yes," complete Schedule R, Part I

x

94

Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity? /f "Yes," complete Schedule R, Parl ll, lll, or lV, and

Parl V. line

35a

b
36
37
38

1

x

Did the organizatjon have a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?
lf "Yes" to line 35a, did the organization receive any payment from or engage in any transaction with a controlled entity
within the meaning of section 512(bX1 3)? lf "Yes," complete Schedule R' Part V, line 2

Section 501(cX3) organizations. Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization?

lf "Yes,' complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2

x

Dicj the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization
and that is treated as a parlnership for federal income tax purposes? /f "Yes, " complete Schedule R, Part Vl
Did the organization complete Schedule O and provide explanations in Schedule O for Part Vl, lines 1 1b and 19?

x

990 filers are reouired to

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IPait V I Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Gompliance
in
Part V
Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any line

Enter the number reported in Box 3 of Form 1096. Enter -0- if not applicable
Enter the number of Forms W-2G included in line l a. Enter -0' if not applicable

2a

Enter the number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements,
filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this

... .. ......
Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming
(gambling) winnings to prize winners?

.

.

return

.

2a

lf at least one is reported on line 2a, did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns?
Note. lf the sum of lines 1a and 2a is greater than 250, you may be required to e-file (see instructions)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?

b
3a

b
4a

E

this

la
b
c

pro"S.

x

..

x

lf "Yes," has it filed a Form 990-T for this year? lf "No," to line 3b, provide an explanation in Schedule O
At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a
financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or otherfinancial account)?
lf "Yes," enter the name of the foreign country: )
See instructions for filing requirements for FinCEN Form 1 14, Repod of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).
Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year?
Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?
.

b
5a

b
c
6a

x
x

lf "Yes," to line 5a or 5b, did the organization file Form 8886-T?
Does the organization have annual gross receipts that are normally greater than $100,000, and did the organization solicit

contributions? . . ...........
lf'Yes,"didtheorganizationincludewitheverysolicitationanexpressstatementthatsuchcontributionsorgifts

any contributions that were not tax deductible as charitable

b

were not tax deductible?

7
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
I
9
a
b
10
a
b
11
a
b

Organizations that may receive deductible contributions under section 17flc).
Did the organization receive a payment in excess ot $75 made partly as a contributron and partly for goods and services provided to the payor?

lf "Yes,' drd the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided?
Did the orqanizatron sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal propedy for which it was required
to file Form 8282?
7d
lf "Yes," indicate the number of Forms 8282 filed during the year
Did the organization receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract?
Did the organization, during the year, pay premrums, directly or ind,irectly, on a personal benefit contract?
lf the organization received a contributjon of qualrfied intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required?
lf the organization received a contribution of cars, boats, airplanes, or other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C?
Sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds. Did a donor advised fund maintained by the
sponsoring organization have excess business holdings at any time during the year?
.

Sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds'
Did the sponsoring organization make any taxable drstributions under section 4966?
Did the sponsoring organization make a d jstribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?

Section 501(cX7) organizations. Enter:
lnitiation fees and capital contributions included on Part Vlll, line 12
Gross receipts, included on Form 990, Pad Vlll, line 12, for public use of club

facilities

.

Section 501(c)(12) organizations. Enter:
11a

Gross rncome from members or shareholders
Gross income from other sources (Do not net amounts due or paid to other sources against

amounts due or recerved from them.)

12a Section a947(aX1) non-exempt charitable trusts,

b
13
a
b
c
14a

ls the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041?

lf "Yes," enter the amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year ..
Section 501(cX29) qualified nonprofit health insurance issuers.
ls the organization licensed to issue qualified heaith plans in more than one state?

..

| 12b

Note. See the instructions for additional information the organization must report on Schedule O.
Enter the amount of reserves the organization is required to maintain by the states in which the
organization rs licensed to issue qualified health plans

tnter the amount ol reserves on hand
Did the organization receive any payments for indoor tanning services during the tax year?
in Schedule O
these
s? /f 'No. '
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10b below, describe the circumstances, processes, or changes in Schedule O. See rnstructions.

Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to anv line in this Part

Section A.

CENTER

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY

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Vl

ent

Bodv and Ma

No

Enterthenumberof votingmembersof thegoverningbodyattheendof thetaxyear

........

lf there are material differences in voting rights among members 0f the governing body, or if the governing

body delegated broad authority to an executive committee or similar committee, explain in Schedule 0.

Enterthe number of voting members included in line 1a, above, who are independent .... .....
Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other
officer, director. trustee, or key employee?
Did the organization delegate control over management duties customarily perlormed by or under the direct supervision

x
x
x
x

of officers, directors, or trustees, or key employees to a management company or other person?

4 Did the organization make any significant changes to its governing documents since the prior Form gg0 was filed?
Did the organization become aware during the year of a significant diversion of the organization's assets?
5
Did the organization have members or stockholders?
6
7a Did the organization have members, stockholders, or other persons who had the power to elect or appoint one or
more members of the governing body?
b Are any governance decisions of the organization reserved to (or subject to approval by) members, stockholders, or
persons other than the governing body?

I

x

x
x

during the year by the following:

Did the organization contemporaneously document the meetings held or written actions

a The governing body?

b Each committee with authority to act on behalf of the governing body?

I

ls there any officer, director, trustee, or key employee listed in Part Vll, Section A, who cannot be reached at the

c lf "Yes."

tion's ma

Section B. Policies flhis Section B

the names and addresses in Schedule O
the lnternal Revenue Code.)
information about policies not requi,
No

x

10a

b
11a

b

12a

lf "Yes," did the organization have written policies and procedures govern'ing the activities of such chapters, affiliates,
and branches to ensure their operations are consistent with the organZation's exempt purposes?
Has the organization provided a complete copy of this Forrn:990 to all nrcmbers of its governing body before filing the form?
Describe in Schedule O the process, if any, used by the organization to review this Form 990.
Did the organization have a written conflict of interest policy? /f "No," go to line 13

b Were officers, directors, or trustees, and key employees required.to,discldse annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?

c Did the organlzation regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy? // "Yes," describe
in Schedule O how this was done

policy?

13

Did the organization have a written whistleblower

14

Did the organization have a written document retention and destruction policy?

15

Drd the process for determining compensation of the following persons include a review and approval by independent

.

persons, comparability data, and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision?
a The organization's CEO, Executive Director, or

top management official

b Other off icers or key employees of the organization

'l6a

b

lf "Yes" to line 15a or 15b, describe the process in Schedule O (see instructions).
Did the organization invest in, contribute assets to, or padicipate in a joint venture or similar arrangement with a
taxable entity during the year?
lf "Yes," did the organization follow a written policy or procedure requiring the organization to evaluate its participation
in joint venture arrangements under applicable federal tax law, and take steps to safeguard the organization's

to such

status with

Section C. Disclosure

17
18
19
20

Listthestates with which a copy of this Form 990 is required to befiled>AL,AK,AZ,AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL GA, HI ,
Section 6104 requires an organization to make its Forms 1023 (or 1024 if applicable), 990, and 990"T (Section 501(c)(S)s only) available
for pubilc inspection. lndicate how you made these available. Check all that apply.
f o*n website I X l Another's website f_l Upon request f_l otr (explain in Schedule o)
"r.
Describe in Schedule O whether (and if so, how) the organization made its governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial
public
year.
statements available to the
during the tax
State the name, address, and telephone number of the person who possesses the organization's books and records: )

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Employees, and lndependent Contractors
Check if Schedule O contains a response or note to any line in this Part

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Section A. Officers. Directors. Trustees. Kev Emolovees. and Hiohest Comoensated Emolovees
1a Complete this table for all persons required to be listed. Report compensation for the calendar year ending with or within the organization's tax year.
. Llst all of the organization's current officers, directors, trustees (whether individuals or organizations), regardless of amount of compensation.

Enter -0- in columns (D), (E), and (FJ if no compensation was paid.
o List all of the organization's current key employees, if any. See instructions for definition of "key employee."
List the organization's five current highest compensated employees (other than an officer, director, trustee, or key employee) who received reporlable compensation (Box 5 of Form V,'l-2 and/or Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC) of more than $'100,000 from the organization and any related organizations.
o List all of the organization's former officers, key employees, and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 of
reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations.
o List all of the organization's former directors or trustees that received, in the capacity as a former director or trustee of the organization,
more than $10,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations.
List persons in the following order: individual trustees or directors; institutional trustees; officers; key employees; highest compensated employees;
and former such persons.

.

f--l

(1)

Crrect<

this box if neither the

KENNETH

current officer director or trustee

related

(A)

(B)

(c)

(D)

(E)

(F)

Name and Title

Average
hours per
week
(list any
hours for
related

Position

Reportable

Reportable

Estimated

compensation
from
the

compensation
from related

amount of
other
compensation
from the

F.

(do not check more than one
box, unless person is both an
oiricer and a director/trustee)

organization
and related
organizations

BOEHM

225 ,000

CHAIRMAN

(2) PETER T.

organizations
(w-2l1099-MrSC)

organization
(w"2/1099-MrSC)

.

32,549.

FLAHERTY

227,822.

PRESIDENT /DIRECTOR

40 ,495

.

(3) DAVID WILKINSON

0.

DIRECTOR

(4)

MICHAEL FALCONE

0.

DIRECTOR

(5)

KURT CHRISTENSEN

0.

DIRECTOR

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Form 990

Section A.

Directors, Trustees, K

(continued)

and

(A)

(B)

(c)

Name and title

Average
hours per

Position

week

(D)

(do not check more than one
box, unless person is both an
oflicer and a director/trustee)

(list any
hours for
related

(E)

(F)

Reportable

Reportable

Estimated

compensation
from
the

compensation
from related

organization

(w-2l1099.MrSC)

amount of
other
compensation
from the

organizations

(w-2l1099-MtSC)

organization
and related
organizations

1b Sub-total

c

Total from continuation sheets to Part Vll,

d Total (add lines 1b and
2 Total number of individuals (including but not limited

to those listed above) who received more than $100,000 of reportable
No

3

Did the organization list any former officer, director, or trustee, key employee, or highest compensated employee on
line 1a? lf "Yes," complete Schedule J for such individual

4

Fo( any individual listed on line 1a, is the sum of reportable compensation and other compensation from the organization

5

and related organizations greater than $150,000? lf "Yes," complete Schedule J for such individual
Did any person listed on line 1a receive or accrue compensation from any unrelated organization or individual for services
lf "Yes."
te Schedule J for such

x

Section B, lndependent Contractors

1

Complete this table for your five highest compensated independent contractors that received more than $100,000 of compensation from
ion for the calendar
with or within the
tion's tax year.

(c)

(A)

Name and business address

Compensation

NONE

Total number of independent contractors (including but not limited to those listed above) who received more than
of comoensation from the oroanization
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sections

512 - 514
@

1a

o

oE

b

a;

c Fundrarsing events

os
li E
c ti

d Related organizations
e Government grants (contributions)

t

E o
.E

All other contributions, gifts, grants, and

,208,829.

similar amounts not included above ..

o
t,

Noncash contributions included in lines 1a 1f: $

o c

o (!

208.829.

Total. Add lines 1a-1f

o

2a

'to

b

!d)
@-

@Z

c

rO
tr>
NO

d

btcc

o

e

o-

t

All other program service revenue

3

lnvestment income (including dividends, interest, and

4
5

Income from investment of tax-exempt bond

8,249.

8,249.

proceeds )

Royalties
Gross rents
Less: rental expenses
Rental income or (loss)
Net rental incor're or (loss)
Gross amount from sales of

assets other than inventory
Less: cost or other basis
and sales expenses
Gain or lloss)

14,930.
20

Net gain or (loss)

,045.

20

,045.

Gross income from fundraising events (not

0)

c
o

o

E
o

b
c
9a

o

b
c
10 a
b
c
'l

contributions reported on Iine 1c). See
a
Part lV, line 18
b
Less: direct expenses .
Net income or (loss) from fundraising events
Gross income from gaming activitres. See
Part lV, line

19

Less: direct

expenses

.

...

..

. .

a

b

Net income or (loss) from gaming activities
Gross sales of inventory, less returns

and allowances
Less: cost of goods sold
Net income or (loss) from sales of inven

1a
b

c
d
e

'12

Total revenue. See instructions.

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Form 990

Secflon 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)

must complete all columns. All other
or note to

Check if Schedule O contains a
Do not include amounts rcpofted on lines 6b,
7b, 8b, 9b, and 10b of Part Vlll.

52-L7s0188

must complete column

(A).

line in this Part
Fundralsing

Grants and other assistance to domestrc organ

and domestic governments. See Part lV, line 2'l

Grants and other assistance to domestic
individuals. See Part lY,line 22
Grants and other assistance to foreign
organizations, foreign governments, and foreign

4
5

16 .
Benefits paid to or for members
Compensation of current officers, directors,
trustees, and key employees

6

Compensation not included above, to disqualified

individuals. See Paft lV, lines 15 and

.

525,866.

459

,325.

39.709.

26

,832.

persons (as defined under section 4958(f)( 1 )) and
persons described in section 4958(cX3)(B)

7
I

Other salaries and wages
Pension plan accruals and contributjons (include
section 401(k) and 403(b) employsr c0ntributions)

2

9 Other employee benefits
10 Payroll taxes
'11 Fees for services (non-employees):
a Management
b Legal
c Accounting
d Lobbying
e Professiona fundratsrng services. See Part lV, line l7
f lnvestment management fees
g Other. (ll line I1g amount exceeds 10% of line 25,
column (A) amount, list line 119 expenses on Sch 0.)

12
13
14
15
'16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

29

.

2,400

.

,173,

26 ,997

.

,400

046.

Adverlising and promotion
Office expenses

lnformationtechnology
Royaltres

Occupancy
Travel
Payments of travel or entertainment expenses
for any federal, state, or local public officials
Conferences, conventions, and meetings
lnterest
Payments to affiliates
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization
lnsurance
Other expenses. ltemize expenses not covered
above. (List miscellaneous expenses in line 24e.
24e amount exceeds 10% 0f line 25, column (A)
am0uni, list line 24e expenses on Schedule 0.)

A PRINTING
b POSTAGE & SHIPPING
c
d

CAGE SERVICES

e All other expenses

25
26

Total lunctional

.

Add lines l throuoh 24e

Joint costs. Complete this line only if the organization
reported in column (B) Joint costs from a combined
educational campaign and fundraising solicitation.

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Form 990 (201

nce
Check if Schedule O contains

1

2
3

4
5

6

o
o
o
o

ol note to

this Part

X

.

. ....

o

2
3

4

Accounts receivable, net
Loans and other receivables from current and former officers, dlrectors,
trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees. Complete
Part ll of Schedule L
Loans and other receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under
section 4958(f)(1)), persons described in section 4958(cX3)(B), and contributing
employers and sponsoring organizations of section 501(c)(9) voluntary
employees' beneficiary organizations (see instr). Complete Part ll of Sch L

5

6
7

8

lnventones for sale or use
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges
Land, buildings, and equipment: cost or other

8

z2 ,523
614 ,1,57

basis. Complete Part Vl of Schedule D

F
!
J

(B)

End of year

dl,zLU.

.

I

.

2!0 ,502,,
b Less: accumulated depreciation
11 lnvestments - publiclv traded securities
12 Investments - other securities. See Paft lV, line 11
13 lnvestments - program-related. See Paft lV, line 11
14 lntangrble assets
15 Other assets. See Part lV, line 11
16 Total assets. Add lines 1 throuoh 15 (must equal line 34
17 Accounts payable and accrued expenses
18 Grants payable
19 Deferred revenue
20 Tax"exempt bond liabrlitres
21 Escrow or custodial account liability. Complete Part IV of Schedule D
22 Loans and other payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees,

th

(A)

Beginning of year
1

Savings and temporary cash investments
Pledges and grants receivable, net

Notes and loans receivable, net

10a

rn

Cash - non-interest-bearing

7

I

line

41-4 ,207 .
JL4, U1b.

403,555.

1Oc
11
12

t3

L9b,922.
r,034,B',tE.
45,'/5b.

14
15

51.

16
17
18
19

20
21

key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons.

22
23
24

Comptete Part ll of Schedule L

23
24
25

Secured modgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties
Other liabilities (including federal income tax, payables to related third
parties, and other liabilities not included on lines 17-24). Complete Part X of

Schedule D

26
o
o)
o

to

27

Unrestricted net assets

2A

Temporarily restricted net assets

29

rc

IL

o
6

Total liabilities. Add lines 17 throuoh 25
Organizations that follow SFAS 117 (ASC 958), check here
complete lines 27 through 29, and lines 33 and 34.

)

I

ir,

funds

(asc

ssa1,

cnelr ner;

o
o
o

30

Capital stock or trust principal, or current

31

Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment

zo

32

Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds
Total net assets or fund balances

33

u

75.s02.

25
26

and

870,552
26,913.

Permanently restncted net assets

Organizations that do not follow SFAS
and complete lines 30 through 34.

I

X

89,597.
rJ5, J5J.

71"0

27

,7 99 .

2A

29

;l

30

.

fund

31

.

Total Iiabilities and net assets/fund balances

32

699,525
r.uJ4.tJt6.

33

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sy

Formee0(2015)

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLfCY

Check if Schedule O contains a

CENTER

1.237 .t23

Total revenue (must equal Pad Vlll, column (A), line 12)
Total expenses (must equal Part lX, column (A), line 25) .
Revenue less expenses. Subtract line 2 from line 1

4

Net assets or fund balances at begrnning of year (must equal Part X, line 33, column (A))

5

Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments

6

Donated services and use of facilities

7

lnvestment expenses

8
9

Prior period adjustments

10

E

or note to anv line in this Parl Xl

2
3

't

52-L7501Jt_-f=o"tZ.

.

.

.

Other changes in net assets or fund balances (explain in Schedule O)
Net assets or fund balances at end of year. Combine lines 3 through 9 (must equal Part X, line 33,
column

726,800

Financial Statements and Reporting
Check if Schedule O contains a

or note to

E

line in this Part Xll

No

1

Accounting method used to prepare the Form gg0: f_-] Cash lXl 4""rru1 f-l otn",
lf the organization changed its method of accounting from a prior year or checked "Other," explain in Schedule O.

2a

Were the organrzation's financial statements compiled or reviewed by an independent accountant?

lf "Yes," check a box below to indicate whether the financial statements for the year were compiled or reviewed on a

b

separate basis, consolidated basis, or both:
f-l Separate basis [-l Consolidated basis I eoth consolidated and separate basis
Were the organization's financial statements audited by an independent accountant? ..........
lf "Yes," check a box below to rndicate whether the financial statements for the year were audited on a separate basis,
consolidated basis, or both:
[Xl Separate basis f_-] Consolidated basis I eotn consolidated and separate basis
lf "Yes" to line 2a or 2b, does the organization have a committee that assumes responsibility for oversight of the audit,
review, or compilation of its financial statements and selection of an independent accountant?
lf the organization changed either its oversight process or selection process during the tax year, explain in Schedule O.

b

As a result of a federal award, was the organization required to undergo an audit or audits as set forth in the Single Audit
Act and OMB Circular A-133?
lf "Yes,' did the organization undergo the required audit or audits? lf the organization did not undergo the required audit
in Schedule O and
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SCHEDULE A

Department of the Treasury
lnternal Bevenue Service

OMB No 1545-0047

Public Charity Status and Public Support

(Form 990 or 990-EZ)

)

Complete if the organization is a section 501(cX3) organization or a section
9{7@ll1l nonexempt charitable trust.
) Auach to Form 99O or Form 990-EZ.
lnformation about Schedule A (Form

99O or

Open to Public

lnspection

and its instructions is atwww,irs,gOvlfOrm990,

Name of the organization

Employer identification number

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER

52-L750188

(All organizations must complete this paft.) See instructions.

The organization is not a private foundation because it is: (For lines 1 through 11, check only one box.)

1
2
3
4

E
f]
fl
f-l

A church, convention of churches, or association of churches described in section 170(bXl)(AXi).
A school described in section 170(bXl)(AXii). (Attach Schedule E (Form 990 or 990-EQ.)
A hospital or a cooperative hospitat service organization described in section 170(bXlXAXiii).

Amedical researchorganizationoperatedinconjunctionwithahospital

5| |
6E
7E

A federal, state, or local government or governmental unit described in section 170(bXlXAXv).

An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in
section 170(bXlXAXvi). (Complete Part ll.)
A community trust described in section 170(bXlXAXvi). (Complete Part ll.)
An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1 /3% of its support fr,o1rr contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from
activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2i no more than 33 1/3o/o of its support from gross investment
income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 5-l 1 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975.
See section 5O9(aX2). (Complete Paft lll.)
An organrzation organized and operated exclusively to test for public safety. See section 509(aX4).
An organization organized and operated exclusively for the benefrt of , to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or

8 f]
9E

.lO

describedinsectionlTO(bX1)(Axiii),Enterthehospital'sname,

city, and state:
An organization operated for the benefit of a college or university owned or operated by a governmental unit described in
section 170(bXlXAXiv). (Complete Part ll.)

E

11 fl

more publicly supported organizations described in section 5O9(a[1) or section 509(aX2). See section 5O9(aX3). Check the box in
1 1f , and 1 1 9.
organization(s),
typically by giving
its
supported
controlled
by
Type l. A supporting organlzation operated, supervised, or
the supported organization(s) the powerto regularly appoint or elect a majority of the directors ortrustees of the supporting
organization. You must complete Part lV, Sections A and B.
Type ll. A supporting organization supervised or controlled in connection with its supported organization(s), by having
control or management of the supporting organization vested in the same persons that control or manage the supported

lines

"

[-l

b E
_
[-l

"
d fI

"
f

l--l

1 1

a

through 1 1d that describes the type of supporting organization and complete lines 1 1e,

organization(s). You must complete Part lV, Sections A and C,
Type lll functionally integrated. A supporting organizatlon operated in connection with, and functionally integrated with,
its supponed organization(s) (see instructions). You must complete Part lV, Sections A, D, and E.
Type lll non-functionally integrated. A supporting organization operated in connection with its supported organization(s)
that is not functionally integrated, The organization generally must satisfy a distribution requirement and an attentiveness
requirement (see instructions). You must complete Part lV, Sections A and D, and Part V,
Check this box if the organization received a written determination from the IRS that it is a Type l, Type ll, Type lll

functionally integrated, or Type lll non-functionally integrated supporting organization,
Enter the number of supported organizations
Provide the

information about the

izal

(i) Name of supported
organization

(described on lines 1-9
above (see instructions))

Total
LHA For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the lnstructions for
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Amount of monetary
support (see
instructions)

(vi) Amount ol
other support (see
instructions)

Schedule A (Form 990 or 990-EZ) 2015

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r (Jroanrzauons

P

s

(Complete only if you checked the box on line 5, 7, or I ot Pan I or if the organization failed to qualify under Part Ill. lf the organization
fails to qualify under the tests listed below, please complete Part lll.)

Section A. Public
Calendar year (or Iiscal year beginning in)

)

1

Gifts, grants, contributions, and
membership fees received. (Do not

2

Tax revenues levied for the organ-

Total

include any "unusual grants.')

6

,014 ,L34,

ization's benefit and either pard to
or expended on its behalf

3

The value of services or facilities

furnished by a governmental unit to
the organization without charge

4
5

Total. Add lines 1 through 3
The poftion of total contributions
by each person (other than a
governmental unit or publiciy
supported organization) included
on line 1 that exceeds 2%a of lhe
amount shown on line 11,
column (f)

6

Public

6,0L4,L34,

.

51,5

,252

5,498.882.

Subtract lrne 5 kom line 4.

on
alendar year (or fiscal year beginning in)

7
8

>

Amounts 'rom line 4
Gross income from interest,
dividends, payments received on

bl
1

securities loans, rents, royalties
and income from similar sources
Net income from unrelated business
activities, whether or not the
.

9

2011
257 074

4,835.

(bt 2012

(c) 2013

I Ltl ,925.

1

4,857

.

231,800,

s.180.

Idl 2014
1_ 210

_

506.

3,294

{e) 2015

| .208 .829

Total
.

8,249.

6

014,134.

26 ,4L5

.

busrness is regularly carrred on

'lO

Other income. Do not include gajn
or loss from the sale of capital
assets (Explain in Part Vl.)

11 Total support. Add lines 7 through 10
12
12 Gross receipts from related activities etc. (see instructions)
13 Firstfiveyears. lftheForm990isfortheorganization'sfirst,second,third,fourth,orfifthtaxyearasasection50l(c)(3)

6

040 549

orqanrzation. check this box and stop here

14
15

Public support percentage for 20 l 5 (line 6, column (f) divided by line l l , column
Public support percentage from2014 ScheduleA, Part ll, line 14

(f))

.

16a 33 113% support

test - 2015.

lf the organizatron did not check the box on line 13, and line 14 is 33 1/3% or more, check this box and

b 33 1/3ok support test - 2014. lf the organization did not check a box on line 13 or 16a, and line 15 is 33 1/3Vo or more, check this box

'l7a 1Uk -facts-and-circumstances test - 2015. lf the organization did not check a box on line 13, 16a, or 16b, and line 14 is 10% or more,
and if the organization meets the "facts-and-crrcumstances" test, check this box and stop here. Explain in Part Vl how the organization
meets the "facts-and-circumstances' test. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported

organrzation

>E

b 1fflo -facts-and-circumstances test - 2014. lf the organization did not check a box on line 13, 16a, 16b, or 17a, and line 15 is 10% or
more, and if the organization meets the "facts-and-circumstances" test, check this box and stop here. Explain in Pad Vl how the

18

organization meets the "facts-and-circumstances" test. The organizatron qualifies as a publicly supported organization
>E
Privatefoundation. lrtheoroanizationdidnotcheckaboxonlinel3, 16a, 16b, lTa,orlTb,checkthrsboxandseernstructions. ..
)l-l
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ScneduleA(FormeeOoree0-E42015

CENTER

52-L7 50188

-p"gg-g_

(Complete only if you checked the box on line 9 of Part I or if the organization failed to qualify under Part ll. lf the organization fails to

Paft

)

Calendar year (or liscal year beginning in)

1

I

Gifts, grants, contributions, and

membership fees recerved. (Do not
include any 'unusual grants.") . ....

2

3

Gross receipts from admissions,
merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in
any activity that is related to the
organization's tax-exempt purpose
Gross receipts from activities that
are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513

4

Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and erther paid to

5

The value of services or facilities

or expended on its behalf

furnished by a governmental unit to
the organization without charge

6

Total. Add lines 1 through 5

1,2, and
3 received from disqualified persons

7a Amounts included on lines
b

Amounts rncluded on lines 2 and 3 received
irom other than disqualilied persons that
exceed the greater of $5.000 or 1oZ of the
amount on lrne 13 tor the year

c Add lines 7 a and 7b

8 Public
Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning in)

>

9

Amounts from line 6
10a Gross income from interest,
dividends, payments received on
securities loans, rents, royalties
and income from similar sources
b Unrelated business taxable income
(less section 51

1

taxes) from businesses

acquired after June 30, 1975

c Add lines 10a and 10b
Net income from unrelated business
activities not included in line 10b,

11

whether or not the business is
regularly carried on

12

Other income. Do not include gain
or loss from the sale of capital
assets (Explain in Part Vl.)

13

Total SUppOft. (Add tines s,

14

First five years. lf the Form 990 is for the organization's first, second, third, fourlh, or fifth tax year as a section 501(c)(3) organization,
check this box and stoo here

Section C.
15 Public support

1oc,

1

1,

and

'12.)

on of Public

> [-l

Perce

percentage for 201 5 (line 8, column (0 divided by line 1 3, column (0)
'14 Schedule A. Part lll. line
1

Section D.
17 lnvestment
18 lnvestment

tation of lnvestment lncome Pe

income percentage for2015 (line 10c, column (f) divided by line 13, column (f))
income percentage from 2014 Schedule A, Paft lll, line 17 ...
19a33 1l3o/o support tests - 2O15, lf the organization did not check the box on line 14, and line '15 is more than 33 1/3%, and llne 17 is not
more than 93 1/3%, check this box and stop here. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organization
.
b 33 1/3Yo support tests - 2O14. lf the organization did not check a box on line 14 or line 19a, and line 16 is more than 33 1/3%, and
line 1 8 is not more than 33 1/3%o , check this box and stop here. The organization qualifies as a publicly supported organization

20

Privatefoundation. lftheorqanizationdidnotcheckaboxonline'14, 19a,or19b.checkthisboxandseeinstructions...........,.......

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Schedule A (Form eSO or

S

@organizations

(Complete only if you checked a box in line 11 on Pad l. lf you checked 11a of Part l, complete Sections A

and B. lf you checked 11b of Part l, complete Sections A and C. lf you checked '1 1c of Part l, complete
Sections A, D, and E. If you checked 11d of Part l, complete Sections A and D, and complete Part V.)

Section A. Al!

zations
Yes

1

documents? lf "No" describe in Part Vl how the suppofted organizations are designated. lf designated by
class or purpose, describe the designation. lf historic and continuing relationship, explain.

2

2

Did the organization have a suppofted organization described in section 501 (c)(4), (5), or (6)?

lf

"Yes," answer

(b) and (c) below.

b

3a

Did the organization confirm that each supported organization qualified under section 501 (c)(a), (5), or (6) and
satisfied the publlc support tests under section 509(a)(2)? lf "Yes," describe in Part Vl when and haw the
organization made the determination.

c
4a

b

3b

Did the organization ensure that all support to such organizations was used exclusively for section 170(cX2XB)
purposes? lf "Yes," explain in Part Vl what controls the organization put in place to ensure such useWas any supported organization not organized in the United States ("foreign supported organization")?
"Yes," and if you checked 11a or 1 1b in Part l, answer (b) and (c) below.

3c

lf
4a

Did the organization have ultimate control and discretion in deciding whether to make grants to the foreign
supported organization? lf "Yes," describe in Part Vl how the organization had such control and discretion
despite being controlled or supervised by or in connection with its supported organizations.

c

1

Did the organization have any supported organization that does not have an IRS determination of status
under section 509(aX1) or (2)? lf "Yes," explain in Part Vl how the organization determined that the supported
organization was described in section 509(a)(1) or (2).

3a

No

Are all of the organization's supported organizations listed by name in the organization's governing

4b

Did the organization support any foreign supported organization that does not have an IRS determination
under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(aX1) or (2)? lf "Yes," explain in Part Vl what controls the organization used
to ensure that all support to the foreign suppofted organization was used exclusively for section 170(c)(2)(B)

4c

purposes.

5a

Did the organization add, substitute, or remove any supported organizatioRs during the tax year? lf "Yes,"
answer (b) and (c) below (if applicable). Also, provide detail in Pai Vl, including (i) the names and EIN
numbers of the supported organizations added, substituted, or removed; (ii) the reasons for each such action;
(iii) the authority under the organization's organizing document authorizing such action; and (iv) how the action
5a

was accomplished (such as by amendment to the organizing document).

b
c
6

Type I or Type ll only. Was any added or substituted supported organization part of a class already
designated in the organization's organizing document?
Substitutions only, Was the substitution the result of an event beyond the organtzation's control?
Did the organization provide support (whether in the form of grants or the provision of services or facilities) to
anyone other than (i) its supported organizatrons, (ii) individuals that are part of the charitable class
benefited by one or more of its supported organizations, or (iii) other supporting organizations that also
support or benefit one or more of the filing organization's supported organizations? lf "Yes," provide detail in

7 Did the organization provide a grant, loan, compensatron, or other similar payment to a substantial contributor
(defined in section a95B(cX3)(C)), a family member of a substantial contributor, or a35%o controlled entity with
regard to a substantial contributor? lf "Yes,' complete Part I of Schedule L (Form 990 or 990-EZ).
8 Did the organization make a loan to a disqualified person (as defined in section 4958) not described in line 7?
lf 'Yes," complete Part I of Schedule L (Form 990 or 990-EZ).
9a Was the organization controlled directly or indirectly at any time during the tax year by one or more
disqualified persons as defined in section 4946 (other than foundation managers and organizations described
in section 509(a)(1) or (2))? lf "Yes, ' provide detail in Paft Vl.
b Did one or more disqualified persons (as defined in line 9a) hold a controlling interest in any entity in which
the supporting organization had an interest? lf "Yes," provide detail in Part Vl.
c Did a disqualified person (as defined in line 9a) have an ownership interest in, or derive any personal benefit
from, assets in whrch the supporting organization also had an interest? lf 'Yes,' provide detail in Part Vl.
1Oa Was the organization subject to the excess b,usiness holdings rules of section 4943 because of section
4943(fl (regarding certain Type ll supporting organizations, and all Type lll non-functionally integrated
supporting organizations)? lf "Yes," answer 10b below.
b Did the organization have any excess business holdings in the tax year? (Use Schedule C, Form 4720, to
determrne whether the orqanization had excess busrness holdinqs.)
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a
b
c

Has the organization accepted a gift or contribution from any of the followrng persons?
A person who directly or indirectly controls, either alone or together with persons described in (b) and (c)
below, the governing body of a supported organization?

A family member of a person described in (a) above?
A 35%o controlled entitv of a
described in (a) or

above?

lf

"Yes " fo a, b,

or c, provide detail in Part Vl.

Section B.
Did the directors, trustees, or membership of one or more suppoded organizations have the power to
regularly appoint or elect at least a majority of the organizatron's directors or trustees at all times during the
tax year? lf "No,' describe in Part Vl how the supported organization(s) effectively operated, supervised, or
controlled the organization's activities. lf the organization had more than one supported organization,
describe how the powers to appoint and/or remove directors or irustees were allocated among the supported
organizations and what conditions or restrictions, if any, applied to such powers during the tax year.

2

Did the organization operate for the benefit of any supported organization other than the supported
organization(s) that operated, supervised, or controlled the supporting organization? lf "Yes," explain in

Part Vl how providing such benefit carried out the purposes of the supported organization(s) that operated,
supervised, or controlled the

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1

izations

Were a majority of the organization's directors or trustees during the tax year also a majority of the directors
or trustees of each of the organization's suppoded organization(s)? lf "No," describe in Part Vl how control
or management of the supporting organization was vested in the same persons that controlled or managed
the supporled

Section D. All

ations

Did the organization provide to each of its suppoded organizations, by the last day of the fifth month of the
organization's tax year, (i) a written notice describing the type and amount of support provided during the prior tax
year, (ii) a copy of the Form 990 that was most recently filed as of the date of notification, and (iii) copies of the
organization's governing documents in effect on the date of notification, to the extent not previously provided?
Were any of the organization's officers, directors, or trustees either (i) appointed or elected by the supported
organization(s) or (ii) serving on the governing body of a supported organization? lf "No," explain in Paft Vl how
the organization maintained a close and continuous working rolationship with the supported organization(s).
By reason of the relationship described in (2), did the organization's suppofted organizations have a
significant voice in the organization's investment policies and in directing the use of the organization's
jncome or assets at all times durinq the tax year? lf 'Yes," describe in Part Vl the role the organization's

suppofted

Section E. Type lll Functionally-lntegrated Supporting Organizations

1

Check the box next to the method that the organization used to satisfy the lntegral Part Test during the yea$ee instructions):

b D The organization ts the parent of each of its supported organizations . Complete line 3 below.
[-l fh" organization supported a governmental entlty. Descrlb e in Part Vl how you supported a government entity (see
Activities Test. Answor (a) and (b) below.
Did substantially all of the organization's activities during the tax year dlrectly fudher the exempt purposes of
the supported organization(s) to which the organization was responsive? /f "Yes, " then in Part Vl identify
those suppo,ted organizations and explain how these activities directly furthered their exempt purposes,
how the organization was responsive to those supported organizations, and how the organization determined
that these activities constituted substantially all of ifs actlvltles.
Did the activities described in (a) constitute activities that, but for the organization's involvement, one or more
of the organization s supported organization(s) would have been engaged in? lf "Yes," explain in Part Vl the
reasons for the organization's position that its supported organization(s) would have engaged in these
activities but for the organization's involvement.
Parent of Supported Organizations. Answer (a) and (b) below.
Did the organization have the power to regularly appoint or elect a ma;ority of the officers, directors, or
trustees of each of the supported organizations? Provide details in Part 7/.
Did the organization exercise a substantial degree of directron over the policies, programs, and activities of each
in Part

Vl

the role

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Tvpe Ill Non-Functional
Check here if the organization satisfied the lntegral Part Test as a qualifying trust on Nov. 20, 1970. See instructions. All
other Type lll non-funcl
Sections A
(B) Current Year

Section A - Adjusted Net lncome

1

(optional)

Net short.term

2

Recoveries of

3
4

Other

distributions

rncome (see instructions

Add lines

1

6

Portion of operating expenses paid or incurred for production or
collection of gross income or for management, conservation, or
maintenance ol
held for
of income (see in

7

Other e

instruct
Net lncome (subtract lines 5, 6 and 7 from line

4

(B) Current Year

Section B - Minimum Asset Amounl

1
a
b
c
d
e
3
4
5
6
7

8

(optional)

Aggregate fair market value of all non-exempt-use assets (see
instructions for short tax vear or assets held for oart of vear):
value of securities
Aver
Averaqe monthlv cash balances
Fair market value of other
Total (add lines 1a. 1b. and 1

-use assets

Discount claimed for blockage or other
factors (explain in detail in Part
ion indebtedness

-use assets

Subtract line 2 from line ld
Cash deemed held for exempt use. Enter 1-1/2%o ot line 3 (for greater amount,
see instructions
Net value of non
ract line 4 from ilne
Multiolv line 5
Recoveries of
distributions
Minimum Asset Amount (add line 7 to line

Section C - Distributable Amount
net income for

2
3
4

Enter 85% of line

Current Year
from Section A. line

Column

1

Minimum asset amount for

from Section

Column

Enter qreater of line 2 or line 3

5

lncome tax

6

Distributable Amount. Subtract line 5 from line 4, unless sublect to
reduction (see instruct
Check here if the current year is the organization's first as a non-functionally-integrated Type lll supporting organization (see
instructions).

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Section D - Distributions

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Amounts oaid to
ish
Amounts paid to perform activity that directly furthers exempt purposes of supported
izations. in excess of income from activit
Administrative ex
id to
Amounts Daid to
use assets

2
3
4
5
6
7
B

Qualified set-aside amounts (prior IRS
Other distributions
in Part
Total annual distributions, Add lines

See instructions.
1

Distributions to attentive supported organizations to which the organization is responsive
details in Part Vl), See instructions
Distributable amount for 2O15 from Section C line 6
Line 8 amount divided by Line g amount

9
10

(iii)

Distributable
Amount tor 2O15

Section E - Distribution Allocations (see instructions)

1
2

Distributable amount for 2O15 from Sectron C, line 6
Underdistributions, if any, for years prior to 2015
ble cause required-see instruct
Excess distributions car
if anv. to 2015

3

d
e

From 2013
From 2014

f Total of lines 3a
to underdistributions of
to 20.15 distributable amounl
from 201 0 not
see rnstruction
Remainder, Subtract lines 3q, 3h, and 3i from

31

Distributions for 2015 from Section D.
line

c

7

to underdistributions
to 2015 distributable
Remainder. Subtract lines 4a
Remaining underdistributions

of
amount
and 4b from 4

for years prior to 2015, if

any. Subtract lines 39 and 4a from line 2 (if amount

than zero, see instruction
Remaining underdistributions for 2015. Subtract lines 3h
and 4b from line 1 (if amount greater than zero, see

instruct
Excess distributions carryover to 2016. Add lines 3j
and 4c.

8

Breakdown of line 7

c

Excess from 2013

d
e

Excess from2O14
Excess from 201 5

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Schedule B

Schedule of Gontributors

(Form 990,99O-EZ,
or 990-PF)

)

Department oi the Treasury
lnternaL Revenue Serv ce

OMB No. 1545-0047

)

Attach to Form 990, Form 99O-EZ, or Form 990-PF.
lnformation about Schedule B (Form 99O, 99O-EZ, or 990-PF) and
its instructions is at www.lrs.govlform99o .

Name of the organization

2015
Employer identification number

NATTONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER

52-L750188

Organization type (check one):
Filers of:

Section:

Form 990 or 990-EZ

I

X

[]

Form 990-PF

fl
E
E
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sot

(c)( 3

I lenter number) organization

4947(a)(11 nonexempt charitable trust not treated as a private foundation

527 political organization
501 (c)(3) exempt private foundation
agaT@)(1) nonexempt charitable trust treated as a private foundation
501 (c)(3) taxable private foundation

Check if your organization is covered by the General Rule or a Special Rule,
Note, Only a section 501 (c)(7), (8), or (10) organization can check boxes for both the General Rule and a Special Rule. See instructions.
General Rule

[l

fol. an organization filing Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF that received, during the year, contributions totaling $5,000 or more (in money or
propedy) from any one contributor. Complete Pans I and ll. See instructions for determining a contributor's total contributions.

Special Rules
I

X

tl

I

for. an organization described in sectron 501 (c)(3) f iling Form 9gO or 990-EZ that met the 33 1/3% support test of the regulations under
sections 509(a)(1)and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi), thatchecked ScheduleA(Form 990 or990-EZ), Parl ll, line 13, 16a, or16b, and that received from
any one contributor, during the year, total contributions of the greater of (1) 95,000 or l2l2% of the amount on (i) Form 990, Part Vlll, tine t h,
or (ii) Form 990.E2, line 1 . Complete Parts I and ll.
For an organization described in section 501(cX7), (B), or (10) filing Form 990 or 990-EZ that received from any one contributor, during the
year, total contributions of more than $ 1 ,000 exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for

the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Complete Parts l, ll, and lll.

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For an organization described in section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) filing Form 990 or 990"E2 that received from any one contributor, during the
year, contributioas exclusively for religious, charitable, etc., purposes, but no such contrrbutions totaled more than $1,OOO. lf this box

is checked, enter here the total contributions that were received during the year for an exclusively religious, charitable, etc,,
purpose. Do not complete any of the parts unless the General Rule applies to this organization because it received nonexclusively
religious, charitable, etc., contributions totaling $5,000 or more during the year

>$

Caution. An organization that is not covered by the General Rule and/or the Special Rules does not file Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF),
but it must answer "No' on Part lV, line 2, of its Form 990; or check the box on line H of its Form 990-EZ or on its Form 990"PF, Part l, line 2, to
certify that it does not meet the frling requirements of Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF).

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Schedule B (Form 990,990-EZ, or

NATIONAIJ LEGAIJ AND POLICY CENTER
Part ll

Noncash Propefty

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(see instructlons). Use duplicate copies of Part ll if additional space is needed.

(a)
No.

(b)

from
Part I

Description of noncash property given

(c)
FMV (or estimate)

(see instructions)

(a)

No.

(b)

from
Part I

Description of noncash property given

(c)
FMV (or estimate)

(see instructions)

(d)

Date received

(d)

Date received

(c)
(b)

FMV (or estimate)

Description of noncash property given

(b)

(see instructions)

(c)
FMV (or estimate)

'

Description of noncash property glven

(see instructions)

(d)

Date received

(d)

Date received

(c)
(b)

FMV (or estimate)

Description of noncash property given

(see instructions)

(a)

No,

(b)

from
Part I

Description of noncash property given

(c)
FMV (or estimate)

(see instructions)

(d)

Date received

(d)

Date received

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Exctustvety reilgr0us,cnanra0re,erc.,c0nrnouilonsr00rganrzauonsoescnDe0rnsecuoncut(c)(/),(u),0r(rulII
the year trom any one contributor. C0mplete columns (a) through (e) and the following line entry. For orsanrzatrons completingPartlll,enterthetotalotexclusivelyreligious,charjtable,etc.,contributionso.f$l,0OOorlesstortheyear.(Enferttfis,nto.oncr.l }$

Part lll if additional

is needed.

(b) Purpose of gift

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e)

Transferee's

Transfer of gift

andZlP + 4

of transferor to transferee

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transie-rrtil gift

Transferee's

of transferor to transferee

and ZIP + 4

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e)

Transfer of gift
of transferor to transferee

(d) Description of how gift is held

(e) Transfer of gift

Transferee's

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Supplemental Financial Statements

SCHEDULE D

OMB No. 1545-0047

) Complete if the organization answered ',Yes,, on Form ggo,
Part lV, line 6,7,8,9, 10,'lla, 1'lb, 11c, 11d, 11e, 11f, 12a,or.l2b.
> Attach to Form 990.

(Form 990)
Departmeni of the Ireasury
lnternal Revenue Service

Schedule D

Open to Public

lnspection

m

Name of the organization

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLTCY CENTER

Employer identification number

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or

if

the

tion answered 'Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 6.
(b) Funds and other accounts
Total number at end of year .
Aggregate value of contributions to (during year)
Aggregate value of grants from (during year)

,|

.

2
3

Aggregate value at end of year .. .. ...
Did the organization inform all donors and donor advisors in writing that the assets held in donor advised funds
are the organization's propeny, subject to the organization's exclusive legal control?
Did the organization inform all grantees, donors, and donor advisors in writing that grant funds can be used only
for charitable purposes and not for the benefit of the donor or donor advisor, or for any other purpose conferring

4
5

Easements.

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answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 7.

Purpose(s) of conservation easements held by the organization (check all that apply).

education) f_-l Preservation of a historically important land area
f_-l Preservation of a certified historic structure
Protection of natural habitat
Preservation of open space
Complete ilnes 2a through 2d if the organization held a qualified conservation contribution in the form of a conservation easement on the last
Held at lhe End of the Tax Year
day of the tax year.
a Total number of conservation easements
b Total acreage restncted by conservation easements
c Number of conservation easements on a certif ied historic structure included iE {a) ......... ..... ..
d Number of conservation easements included in (c) acquired aller 8/17/O6, and not on a histirric structure
f_-]

Preservation of land for public use (e.g., recreation or

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f--]

listed in the National Register
Number of conservation easements modified, transferred, released, extinguished, or terminated by the organization during the tax
year

>

)

4

Number of states where property subject to conservation easement is located

5

Does the organization have a written policy regarding lhe periodic monitoring, inspection, handling of

Staff and volunteer hours devoted to monitoring, inspecting, handling of violations, and enforcing conservation easements during the year

Amount of expenses incurred in monitoring, inspecting, handling of violations, and enforcing conservation easements during the year

7

>$

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Does each conservation easement reported on line 2(d) above satisfy the requirements of section 170(hX4XBXD
f--l uo
and section 1 7O(hX4XBXiD?
ln Part Xlll, describe how the organization reports conseryation easements in its revenue and expense statement, and balance sheet, and
include, if applicable, the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that describes the organization's accounting for
conservation easements.

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I

reasures, or other

Assets.

Complete if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Paft lV, line B.
lf the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116 (ASC 958), not to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of art,
historical treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, educatron, or research in furtherance of public service, provide, in Part Xlll,

the text of the footnote to its financial statements that describes these items.
lf the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116 (ASC 958), to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of an, historical
treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, education, or research in furtherance of public service, provide the following amounts
relating to these items:
(i) Revenue included on Form 990, Part Vlll, line 1
(ii) Assets included in Form 990, Part X
lf the organization received or held works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets for financial gain, provide
the following amounts required to be reported under SFAS 116 (ASC 958) relating to these items:
Revenue included on Form 990, Part Vlll, line 1

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>$

2
a
b

Assets included in Form 990. Part X
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Using the organization's acquisition, accession, and other records, check any of the following that are a significant use of its collection items
(check all that apply):

[--l Public exhibition
d E Loan orexchange programs
"b E Scholarly research
" f-_l oth",
f_l Preservation for future generations
4" Provide a description of the organization's collections and explain how they further the olganization's exempt purpose in Part Xlll.
5 During the year, did the organization solicit or receive donations of an, historical treasures, or other similar assets
f--l y""
's collection?
Escrow and

Arrangements.

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Complete if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 9, or

reported an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21 .

1a

ls the organization an agent, trustee, custodian or other intermediary for contributions or other assets not included

f-l y",

on Form 990, Part X?
lf "Yes," explain the arrangement in Pafi Xlll and complete the following table:

Amount

c Beginning balance
d Additions during the year
e Distributions during the

I

Endrng

year

..

.

balance

I

2a Did the organization include an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21, for escrow or custodial account liability?
Part Xlll
b
answered "Yes'l on Fornr 990, Part lV, line '10.
1a

Beginning of year balance

b Contributions

c Net investment earnings, gains, and losses
d Grants or scholarships
e Other expenditures for facilities

t

and programs
Administrative expenses

s End of year balance
Provide the estimated percentage of the current year 6Rd balanoe (line 19, column (a)) held as:
Vo
a Board designated or quasi-endowment )
%
b Permanent endowment )
Vo
c Temporarily restricted endowment )
The percentages on lines 2a,2b, and 2c should equal 100%.
3a Are there endowment funds not in the possession of the organization that are held and administered for the organization
2

by:

b
4

(i)

unrelated organizations

(ii)

related organizations

lf "Yes" on line 3a(ii), are the related organizations listed as required on Schedule R?
's endowment funds.
Describe
,

ngs, and Equipment.

tion answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 11a. See Form 990, Part X, line 10.
Complete if the
(a) Cost or other
(b) Cost or other
Description of property
basis (investment)
1a

(d) Book value

basis (other)

Land

b Buildings

c Leasehold improvements
d Equipment
e Other
lines 1a t

Form 990, Part X,

line 10c
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e if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lv, line 11b. See Form gg0, part X, line 12.
securlty or category (inctuding name of securtty)
Method of valuation: Cost or end.of-year market value

(1)

Financial derivatives

(2) Closely-held equity interests

(3)

Other

must e0ual Form 990. Part X. c0l. (B) line

I

lnvestments - Program Related.
answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, Iine 11c. See Form 990, Part X, line 13.
(c) Method of valuation: Cost or end-of-year market value

(a) Description of investment

must e0ual Form 990, Part X. col. (B) line 13.

Assets.
ation answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 11d. See Form 990, Part X, line 15.

Complete if the

(b) Book value

(a) Description

AS

ETS

PL]T INT

UNDER

orm 990. ParI X. col. (D line

1

es.
Complete if the orqanization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 11e or 1 1f. See Form 990, Part X, line 25.
(a) Description of liability
Federal income taxes

LIABILITIES

UNDER SPLIT_INTER

AGREEMENT

Total. (Column (b) nust equal Form 990, Part X, col. (B) line 25.)
2, Liability for uncedain tax positions. ln Part Xlll, provide the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that reports the
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SchedureD(Formeeo)2015 NATIONAL LEGAL

AIID POLICY CENTER

52-L750188

p^no4

e if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part lV, line 12a.

1
2 Amounts included on line 1 but not on Form 990, Part Vlll, line 12:
a Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments
b Donated services and use of facilities .. ..
c Recoveries of prior year grants ..
d Other (Describe in Part Xlll.)
e Add lines 2a through 2d
3 Subtract line 2e from line 1
4 Amounts included on Form 990, Part Vlll, line 12, but not on line 1:
a lnvestment expenses not included on Form 990, Part Vlll, Iine 7b
b Other (Describe in Part Xlll.)
c Add lines 4a and 4b
5 Total revenue. Add lines 3 and 4c. ffhis must eaual Form 990. Part l. line

Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements

.

.

-37,058.

. .

*37,058

Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial

With Expenses per

Complete if the organization answered "Yes" on Form 990, Paft lV, line 12a
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements

1

2
a

Amounts included on line 1 but not on Form 990, Part IX, line 25:
Donated services and use of facilities

b Pnor year adjustments

c Other losses
d Other (Describe in Part Xlll.)

32 ,859

e Add lines 2a through 2d

.

Subtract line 2e from line 1
Amounts included on Form 990, Part lX, line 25, but not on line 1:
a lnvestment expenses not included on Form 990, Paft Vlll, line 7b
b Other (Describe in Pad Xlll.)
c Add lines 4a and 4b

5

Add lines 3 and 4c.

Total e

Provide the descriptions required for Part ll, lines 3, 5, and g; Part lll, line-s 1a and 4; Part lV, lines 1b and 2b; Part V, line 4; Part X, line 2; Part Xl,
lines 2d and 4b; and Part Xll, lines 2d and 4b.Also complete this part to provide any additional information.

PART

X, LINE 2:

THE NATIONAL I,EGAL AND POLICY CENTER HAS NO UNCERTATN TAX POSTTIONS THAT

QUALIFY FOR ETTHER RECOGNTTION OR DISCLOSURE

IN THE FTNANCIAL

AND NO INTEREST AND PENALTIES HAVE BEEN RECORDED

IN

STATEMENTS,

THE ACCOMPANYING

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELATED TO UNCERTAIN TAX POSITIONS.

PART

XII, LINE 2D _

OTHER AD'JUSTMENTS:

CHANGE

TN VALUE OF ASSETS UNDER SPLIT INTEREST

CHANGE

IN

AGREEMENTS

890

VALUE OF LIABILTTIES UNDER SPLIT TNTEREST

29,969

AGREEMENTS

TOTAL TO SCHEDULE

D

PART

XTI, LfNE

32 ,859

2D

CJZUC4

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Pan xlll I Supplemental lnformation

(conrrnued)

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Compensation lnformation

SCHEDULE J
(Form 990)

For certain Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest

)
Department of the Treasury
lnlernal Revenue Serv ce

OMB No. 1545'0047

comptete ir *re

lnformation

orsaniza8:fff$X1""18ffJ3:"ff"..
)ettach to Form 990.

eeo, part rV, tine 23,

instructions is at www.irs.

Name of the organization

Open to Public

lnspection
Employer identification number

NATTONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER

la

52*t750188

Check the appropriate box(es) if the organization provided any of the following to or for a person listed on Form 990,
Pad Vll, Section A, line 1a. Complete Part III to provide any relevant information regarding these items.

f_l First-class or charter travel
L] Travet for companionr
L-] fu, indemnification and gross-up payments
f l Discretionary spending account

f_-]

f-l
f_-l

f_l

Housing allowance or residence for personat use
Payments for busaness use of personal residence
Heatttr or social club dues or initiation fees
Per.onal services (e.g., maid, chauffeur, chef)

lf any of the boxes on line 1a are checked, did the organization follow a written policy regarding payment or
reimbursement or provision of all of the expenses described above? lf "No," complete Part lll to explain ....
Did the organization requrre substantiation prior to reimbursing or allowing expenses incurred by all directors,
trustees, and officers, including the CEO/Executive Director, regarding the items checked in line 1a?
Indicate which, if any, of the following the filing organization used to establish the compensation of the organization's
CEO/Executive Director. Check all that apply. Do not check any boxes for methods used by a related organization to
establish compensation of the CEO/Executive Director, but explain in Part lll.

[--l

Co.p.n.ation committee

f_-]

lndependent compensation consultant
For, 990 of other organizations

lTl

f_l
fl
IX

I

writt"n employment contract

corp"n.ation survey or study
Approval by the board or compensation committee

During the year, did any person listed on Form gg0, Part Vll, Section A, llne 1a, with respect to the filing
organization or a related organization:
a Receive a severance payment or change-of-control payment?
b Participate in, or receive payment from, a supplemental nonqualified retirement plan?

x

x

c Participate in, or recerve payment from, an equity-based compensation arrangement?.
lf "Yes" to any of lines 4a-c, list the persons and provide the applicable amounts for each item in Part lll,
Only section 501(cX3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(29) organizations must complete lines 5-9.
For persons listed on Form 990, Part Vll, Section A, line 1a, did the organization pay or accrue any compensatron
contingent on the revenues of:

5

x
x

a The organization?

b Any related organization?
lf "Yes" to iine 5a or 5b, describe in Part lll,
For persons listed on Form 990, Part Vll, Section A, line 1a, did the organization pay or accrue any compensation
contingent on the net earnings of:
a l-he organrzation?
b Any related organizatron?
lf "Yes" on line 6a or 6b, describe in Part lll.
For persons listed on Form 990, Parl Vll, Section A, line 1a, did the organization provide any non{ixed payments

not described on lines 5 and 6? lf "Yes," describe in Part lll
Were any amounts reported on Form 990, Part Vll, paid or accrued pursuant to a contract that was subject to the
in itial contract exception described in Regulations section 53.4958
@\$\? lf "Yes,' describe in Part lll
lf "Yes" to line 8, drd the organrzation also follow the rebuttable presumption procedure descrrbed in

section 53

LHA For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the lnstructions for Form

99O,

Schedule J (Form 99O) 2015

532111
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Schedule J

Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and

CENTER

52_1,750188

Use duplicate copies if additional space is needed

For each individual whose compensation must be reported on Schedule J, report compensation from the organization on row (i) and from related organizations, described in the instructions, on row (ii).
Do not list any individuals that are not listed on Form 990, Part Vll.

(B) Breakdown of W-2 and/or 1099-MISC compensation

in column (B)
reported as deferred
on prior Form 990

(A) Name and Title

(1)

KENNETH

F.

(F) Compensation

BOEHM

CHAIRMAN

(2) PETER T.
PRES

532112
1

FLAIIERTY

IDENT/ DIRECTOR

0- 1 4-15

Schedule J (Form 99O) 2015

32

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER

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Supplemental Information

Schedule J (Form Sn) 2015
5321 13
1 0-1 4-1 5

33

Noncash Contributions

OMB No. 1545-0047

Complete if the organizations answered ,,Yes', on Form gg0, part lV, lines 29 or 30.
Attach to Form g9O.
lnformation
and its instructions

Open To Public

SCHEDULE M
(Form 990)
Department of the Treasury
lnternal Revenue Service

lnspection

the organization

tification number

NATIONAL LEGAL AI{D POLICY CENTER
Noncash contribution
amounts reported on

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

52*1750188
Method of determining
noncash contribution amounts

Art-Works of art
Art - Historcal treasures

An - Fractional interests
Books and publications ........ ......
Clothing and household goods .....
Cars and other vehicles
Boats and planes
lntellectualproperty

Securities-Publiclytraded
Securities 'Closely held stock
Securities - Partnership, LLC, or
trust interests

12 Securities-Miscellaneous
'13 Qualifiedconservationcontribution14

Historic structures
Qualified conservation coniriUr,ion

15

Real estate

- Residential

16

Real estate - Commercial

't7

Real estate-Other

18

Collectibles

19

20

Food inventory
Drugs and medical supplies

2'.|

Taxidermy

22

Historical artifacts
Scientific specimens
Archeological artifacts

23
24

-

O,n"t

25
26
27
2A

n

Number of Forms 8283 received by the organization during the tax year for contributions

for which the organization completed Form 8283, Part lV, Donee Acknowledgement .. ...

3Oa During the year, did the organization receive by contribution any property reported in Part l, lines

32a

1 through 28, that it
must hold for at least three years from the date of the initial contribution, and which is not required to be used for
exempt purposes for the entire holding period?
lf "Yes," describe the arrangement in Part ll.
Does the organization have a gift acceptance policy that requires the review of any non-standard contributions? . ...
Does the organization hire or use third parties or related organizations to solicit, process, or sell noncash

b
33

contributions?
lf "Yes," describe in Part ll.
lf the organization did not report an amount in column (c) for a type of property for which column (a) is checked,

b
31

LHA

For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the lnstructions for Form 990,

x
x
x

Schedule M (Form 990) (2015)

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SUpplemental lnfOrmatiOn.

Provide the information required by Part l, lines 30b, 32b, and 33, and whether the organization

of both. Also complete
is reporting in part l, column (b), the number of contributions, the number of items received, or a combination

this part for any additional information,

$chedule M (Form 990) (2015)

532142 08-21-15

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Supplemental Information to Form 990 or 990-EZ

SCHEDULE O

Complete to provide information for responses to specific questions on
F or m eeo
tp-ffi t'.
o na I i nf or m ati on'

(Form 990 or 990-EZ)

*

:l

Department of the Treasury
Internal Bevenue Service

HJ;t3#L';![t1

Name of the organization

990,

I, LTNE L,

PART

Open to Public
Employer identification number

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLTCY CENTER
FORM

OMB No. 1545-0047

52-1-7 s 018 8

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MTSSION:

INFORMATION ON NONPARTISAN TSSUES RELATING PRIMARILY TO ETHICS AND

ACCOIJNTABILITY, INCLUDTNG THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

FORM 990

,

PART

THE FORM 990
WOULD

LIKE

VT,

IS

SECTION

B

LTNE 11:

DISTRTBUTED TO EACH DIRECTOR OF THE

NLPC. TF ANY

DIRECTOR

CHANGES MADE, THOSE CHANGES ARE COMMUNICATED TO PETER FLAHERTY,

PRESTDENT OF THE NLPC.

FORM

990,

PART

VI,

SECTION

B, LINE L2CI

THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY COVERS AI,IJ DTRECTORS AND OFFICERS AND IS
MONITORED BY THE BOARD MINUTES WHICH ARE.REVIEWED AND MAINTATNED BY THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE BOARD OF DTRECTORS REVIEWS EACH TRANSACTION TO
COME BEFORE THE BOARD FOR POTENTIAL'OR ACTUAL CONFLICTS

OF INTEREST. IF

POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL CONFLICTS (PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE) ARE IDENTIFIED,

THE PERSON DETERMINED TO HAVE

VOTING. THE IDENTIFIED
DOCUMENTED

FORM

990,

IN

A

CONFLICT

]S

RECUSED FROM DELIBERATIONS AND

CONFLTCTS OF INTEREST AND APPROPRIATE RECUSALS ARE

THE MfNUTES OF EACH BOARD MEETING.

PART

VI,

SECTION

B, LINE

15A:

THE PROCESS FOR DETERMINING COMPENSATION OF THE FOLLOWING PERSONS

A

TNCLUDES

REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

COMPARABILITY DATA USED TN THE REVIEW PROCESS

IS

OBTAINED FROM THE

FORM

99OS OF SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS. THE DELIBERATIONS AND DECISIONS ARE
DOCUMENTED

IN

THE MTNUTES OF THE BOARD OF DTRECTORS. THE COMPENSATION

DETERMTNATION APPLIES TO THE FOLIJOWING POSITIONS AND THE MOST RECENT YEAR
Fo, Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the lnstructions for Form 990 or 990-EZ.

F#4,
0e-02-15

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Name of the organization

Employer identification number

NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY CENTER
FOR WHTCH

THIS

PROCESS WAS UNDERTAKEN FOR EACH

TITLE

52-L7501_88

TS IDENTIFIED:

YEAR OF MOST RECENT REVIEW/APPROVAI,

PRESIDENT

201,5

CHAIRMAN

2

990,

VI, I,INE

015

, LIST OF STATES RECEIVING COPY OF FORM 990:
AL, AK,AZ,AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI IL KS, KY LA, ME ,I{D , MA, MI
MS , NH , NJ, NM, NY
FORM

PART

NC , ND , OH, OK, OR, PA,

FORM

990,

RI

PART VI

L7

, SC , TN, UT, VA WA hTV, WI

SECTION

C

I,INE

DOCUMENTS ARE MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

FORM 990

PART XI

LINE 9 ,

CHANGES

IN

NET ASSETS:

CHANGE

IN

VALUE OF ASSETS UNDEN. SPLIT INTEREST AGREEMENTS

CHANGE

IN

VALUE OF LIABILTTTES UNDER SPLIT INTEREST
-29

AGREEMENTS

TOTAL TO FORM

FORM 990

-2,890.

990,

PART

PART

XI, LINE 9

XTT, LTNE

,969.

-32,859.

2C:

PROCESS HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE PRIOR YEAR.

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Form 8868 (Rev.

1-2014)

paqe 2

a lf youarefilingforanAdditional (NotAutomatic)S-MonthExtension,complete onlyPartllandcheckthisbox

> LX]

Note. Only complete Part ll if you have already been granted an automatic 3-month extension on a previously filed Form 8868.
lf you are filing for an Automatic 3-Month Extension, complete only Part I (on page 1).

o

Type or

Employer identification number (ElN) or

Name of exempt organization or other filer, see instructions

print
File by the
due date for
filing your
return. See
rnstructions.

TIONAL LEGAL AND POLTCY

52-L750188

CENTER

Number, street, and room or suite no. lf a P.O. box, see instructions.

07

Social security number (SSN)

PARK WASHINGTON COURT

City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code. For a foreign address, see instructions

ALLS

vA

CHURCH

22046

Enter the Return code for the return that this application is for (file a separate application for each return)

Application

Application

ls For
Form 990 or Form 990-EZ

ls For

Form 990-BL

Form 1041-A
Form 472O (other than indivi

Form 472O

Return
Code
OB

.t0

Form 990.PF
Form 990.7 sec. 401 (a) or

11

12

other than

Form 990.7

not

an

automatic3-month extension on a

THE CORPORATI
o Thebooksareinthecareot) 107 PARK WASHINGTON COURT - FALLS CHURCH, VA 22045
Fax llo, >
rerephone No ) Lll])]]1 12]C|
o lf the organization does not have an office or place of business in the United States, check this box
o lf this is for a Group Return, enter the organization's four digit Group Exemption Number (GEN) _.
lf this is for the whole group, check
oox ) f_l . lf jt is for oart of the orouo, check this box > L--l and attach a list with the names and ElNs of all members the extension is for.
_

4

I

request an additional 3'month extension of time

until

NOVEMBER

15,

20

this

l-6.

5 For calendar y.u, 2015 , or other tax year beginning
, and ending
6lfthetaxyearenteredinline5isforlessthan12months,checkreason:-Eh,t,k"t*nF
f_l cnrngu in accounting period
7 State in detail why you need the extension
ADD]TIONAL INFORMATTON IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO FILE A COMPLETE AND
ACCURATE RETURN

8a
b
c

lf this application is for Forms 990-BL, 990-PF, 99O-T , 4720, or 6069, enter the tentative tax, less any
nonrefundable credits. See instructions.
lf this application is for Forms 990-PF, 99O-f , 4720, or 6069, enter any refundable credits and estimated
tax payments made. lnclude any prior year overpayment allowed as a credit and any amount paid
with Form 8868.
Balance due. Subtract line 8b from line 8a. lnclude your payment with this form, if required, by using

Federal Tax

.

See instructions.

Signature and Verification must be completed for Part ll only.
Under penalties 0f perjury, I declare that I have examined ihis form, including accompanying schedules and staiements, and to the best ol my knowledge and belief,
it is true, correct, and c0mplete, and thai I am authorized t0 prepare this form.

Siqnature)

TitlelCPA

Date

)
Form 8868 (Rev.

523442
04-01-15

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