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Charitable Fundraisers

A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser where the source is the entity holding the event is not a gift for lobbying reporting purposes or for the recipient legislator’s financial disclosure reporting purposes. A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser … Continue reading

Financial Disclosure Statements

2017 Financial Disclosure Statements for 2018 Ohio General Assembly candidates are available at https://www2.jlec-olig.state.oh.us/fds/ReportsSearch.aspx.  You can search by a candidate’s first or last name.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Prohibited Honorarium

Generally, Members and staff are prohibited from accepting any payment or gift(s) made in consideration for a speech, publication, or attendance at a public or private event.  For example, a Member is prohibited from accepting a gift card to their … Continue reading

Who Should Report an Expenditure? Use the Point of Sale Test!

To determine whether an expenditure is attributable to a lobbyist or employer, the OLIG uses a point of sale test.  From the perspective of the recipient the OLIG asks: At the time of the expenditure, who would the recipient say … Continue reading

JLEC Website Temporary Outage

As we will be making the official move of our servers today (2/28/2018) we may experience brief intermittent website and/or phone outages.  The move is scheduled to begin around 3pm. Our new address is: 100 East Broad Street, Suite 1910 … Continue reading

All-Invited Event Reminders

·         All Members of the general assembly or all members of either chamber (House or Senate) must be invited to qualify as an all-invited event for reporting purposes.  Inviting a regional delegation does not qualify.  However, the event need not … Continue reading

Do I have an obligation to register as a lobbyist?

Three factors, when each is present, trigger a lobbyist’s obligation to register an engagement:* Compensation**: The lobbyist must receive compensation for conducting lobbying activity. Direct Communication: The lobbyist must directly communicate with a reportable person. Amount of Compensated Time Lobbying: … Continue reading

Updating Contact Information

Lobbyists and employers of lobbyists are required to maintain current contact information in the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (OLAC).  Should you need to update your contact information with our office, please log into the appropriate account via OLAC at http://www2.jlec-olig.state.oh.us/olac/.  … Continue reading

May – August 2017 Lobbying Reports Due October 2, 2017

Reminder – You can now file your May – August 2017 Lobbying Reports via the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (OLAC) and May – August 2017 Updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements via our website.  The deadline to file reports is October … Continue reading

Reporting Meals & Beverages

When a lobbyist purchases meals, food or beverages for a reportable individual, Ohio law requires disclosure of certain details, including date, recipient, description and amount. For example, a lobbyist who entertains two legislators at dinner, must track what each legislator … Continue reading