Lobbying

Memorials and Flowers

Concerning the topic of flowers for a memorial service: Flowers provided for a memorial service of a legislator or their immediate family are not for the benefit of any one individual, but for all of those in attendance at the … Continue reading

Lobbying Registration and Appearances Before Executive Agencies

In what circumstances should one register as an Executive Agency Lobbyist if that person is compensated and appears before a state agency on behalf of another entity?  §121.60 of the O.R.C. defines executive agency lobbying as attempts to affect the … Continue reading

Registering as a Retirement System Lobbyist

A Retirement System lobbyist is a person who is lobbying one or all of Ohio’s five state retirement systems: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); State Teachers Retirement System (STRS); School Employees Retirement System (SERS); Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System (HPRS); Ohio … Continue reading

Registration Timelines

Once the percentage of compensated time threshold is met triggering lobbying registration on behalf of an entity; the following timeline must be followed for the registration process: Initial Registration Statements- The appropriate Initial Registration Statements (Executive, Legislative, Retirement) must be … Continue reading

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Several rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament are taking place in Ohio cities this week.  The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee would like to remind both lobbyists and the employers of lobbyists as well as Members of the General Assembly (“Members”) … Continue reading

Agent Registration Cards

Lobbying registration cards for 2011 were mailed last week. If you did not receive your card, please access your OLAC account to confirm that you are registered for 2011 and that the agent contact information you entered is correct.  A … Continue reading

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee Members

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee is comprised of twelve Members of the General Assembly, six each from the two major political parties from each Chamber.  You can view the JLEC Members from the 129th General Assembly at www.ohiolobbying.com by selecting … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists Now Available

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 02/28/2011.  To access the lists of currently … Continue reading

2011 Registration Renewal Reminder

All signature pages for 2011 renewed engagements are due by Tuesday February 22, 2011. Keep in mind that as lobbying engagements are processed by our office, they will be available on the Agent & Employer Search function in OLAC.

Reporting of Plaques & Awards

Often, organizations and entities will present Members of the General Assembly with ‘Legislator of the Year’ awards or plaques in recognition of the Member’s public service.  These types of plaques and awards are almost always valued in excess of $75 … Continue reading