September-December 2012 Lobbying Deadline Reminder

Lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports for lobbyists and employers must file their September-December 2012 Activity and Expenditure Reports by January 31, 2013. Note: Reports must be filed even if there was no activity or expenditures during the reporting period. Activity … Continue reading

Lobbying Registration Renewals

On December 31st ALL LOBBYING ENGAGEMENTS (LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AGENCY, AND RETIREMENT SYSTEM) expire in OLAC.  Starting December 15th lobbyists can begin renewing engagements in their OLAC accounts*.  All renewed engagements must be submitted in OLAC by January 31st. The streamlined … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guidance

How do lobbyists and their clients report holiday gifts?  View JLEC’s Holiday Gift Guidance Grid for some general information! If you have questions, please contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Expenditures Made for the Benefit of a Member-Elect

Reporting requirements for expenditures made for the benefit of a Member-Elect is now available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists

In accordance with O.R.C. §101.78, §121.68 and §101.98 the Office of the Legislative Inspector General is making available a list of currently registered lobbyists, and a list of employers of lobbyists as of 10/31/2012. To access the lists of currently … Continue reading

May-August Delinquent Lists Posted

Lobbyist and Employer delinquent lists for the May-August 2012 reporting period are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. Those who remain delinquent will be sent certified letters on October 11th.

Notifying Recipients for the May-August 2012 Reporting Period

Anytime the name of a recipient (public official or reportable staff)   is disclosed on an Activity and Expenditure Report, the recipient MUST be notified (in writing) at least 10 days before the report can be filed in OLAC. In order … Continue reading

May-August 2012 Reporting Deadline Reminder

On September 1st lobbyists/employers of lobbyists can begin filing their Activity and Expenditure Reports for the May-August 2012 reporting period. These reports are due by October 1st. Reminder emails will be sent on September 1st. Don’t forget: If you are … Continue reading

I have HOW MANY accounts?

As a lobbyist it is important to remember that you should only have ONE active account for logging in to the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (OLAC). It is common to think that if you have multiple engagements, or upon separation … Continue reading

Consulting Services vs. Advocacy

Not all professional services that can be characterized as “government affairs” require lobbyist registration and disclosure of activity and expenditures.  Often a client will hire an individual who is familiar with the legislative, rulemaking, regulatory, grants/entitlements or procurement process to … Continue reading