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Holiday Reminder From JLEC

A Holiday Poem from JLEC ‘Tis the season for food, gifts and good cheer; but show caution lest law enforcement be drawn near. Gifts may be taken from family and friends, but beware the limits or you won’t meet good … Continue reading

REMINDER: Financial Disclosure Statement

For candidates for the Ohio General Assembly, who did not appear on the primary election ballot, the deadline to file your 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  You can access the financial disclosure statement … Continue reading

May – August 2018 Lobbying Reports Due October 1, 2018

REMINDER – the May – August 2018 Lobbying Reporting deadline is fast approaching.  Lobbyists and Employers must file their corresponding report(s) not later than October 1, 2018 in order to be timely filed.  Reports are filed via the Ohio Lobbying … Continue reading

What is NOT a Reportable Expenditure for Lobbying Disclosure Purposes?

Under Ohio’s lobbying law, the following are not considered reportable expenditures: Anything of value, excluding food and beverages, where the value of such item does not exceed $25.00. A charitable contribution exempt from federal income taxation under subsection 501(C)(3) of … Continue reading

It’s Not Just About Expenditures

The OLIG reminds all lobbyists and employers of the requirement to not only report expenditures, but also lobbying activity conducted during the reporting period. Legislative lobbying activity is promoting, advocating, opposing or otherwise influencing the passage, modification or defeat of … Continue reading

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