Deadlines Approaching!

January 31, 2012 – Last day to timely file: September – December 2011 Updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements;  September – December 2011 Activity & Expenditure Reports; and  Executive & Retirement System Renewal Registrations for 2012.  February 6, 2012 – Last … Continue reading

2012 Lobbying Registration Renewal Update

When renewing an executive agency or retirement system lobbying registration in OLAC, the renew function should only be completed and submitted once.  Upon filing the renewal you will have a confirmation number and your registration will show as “received” on … Continue reading

Expenditures Made for the Benefit of Spouses or Other Immediate Family Members

In many instances, lobbyists or their employers must report the value of gifts or meals and beverages provided to the spouse, or other immediate family member, of a legislator or staff person who files a financial disclosure statement. Additionally, the … Continue reading

2012 Registration Renewal Tutorial

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the 2012 Executive Agency/Retirement System registration renewals click on the 2012 Registration Renewal Tutorial link at www.ohiolobbying.com. For a complete listing of OLAC Tutorials, select ‘Step-by-Step OLAC Instructions’ under the ‘Lobbying’ heading.

Lobbying Registration Renewal Reminder

***The Registration Renewal process DOES NOT apply to Legislative Liaisons for state agencies. ***Legislative lobbying engagements DO NOT expire until December 31, 2012. All Executive Agency and Retirement System lobbying engagements will expire in OLAC on December 31, 2011*. Lobbyists … Continue reading

2012 Lobbying Calendar

The 2012 Lobbying Calendar is now available on our website at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OLIG at 614-728-5100.

2011 Holiday Guidance

As we approach the holidays, the following provides some general guidance regarding the distribution and reporting of gifts.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OLIG at 614-728-5100. How should cookie trays, popcorn tins and fruit baskets be handled? If … Continue reading

2012 Registration Renewal Announcement

On December 31, 2011 all Executive and Retirement System lobbying engagements will expire in OLAC. Starting December 15, 2011 lobbyists can begin renewing Executive/Retirement System engagements. In order for renewed registrations to become active, an Invoice and filing fee must … Continue reading

“JCARR” field added to Legislative Activity & Expenditure Reports

Beginning January 1, 2012 Lobbyists and their Employers must report JCARR activity in the new field labeled “JCARR” on their Legislative Activity & Expenditure Reports (AERs) in OLAC.  For example, if Liam Lobbyist spoke with JCARR staff and/or Members of … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employer 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 10/31/2011. To access the lists of currently … Continue reading