Lobbying

2014 PGA Memorial Tournament Lobbying And FDS Reporting Guidance

In years past, the OLIG issued annual guidance relative to lobbying and financial disclosure reporting of Memorial Tournament admission badges (tickets).  To facilitate accurate and uniform reporting, former guidance would ascertain a standardized daily ticket value based on information provided … Continue reading

January – April 2014 Filing Deadline Reminder

It’s that time again! Lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports and Updated PED Statements for January – April 2014 are now accessible. Lobbying reports are to be filed in OLAC.  PED Statements are to be mailed to JLEC. All reports are due … Continue reading

Former Ohio lobbyist guilty of filing false expenditure statements

On March 19, 2014, former lobbyist John Rabenold plead guilty to filing two false lobbying reports in regard to his failing to disclose, in part, expenditures he made relating to a December 6, 2009, event at a Cincinnati Bengals game. … Continue reading

Confirm Your Lobbying Registration Is Complete

On 02/28/2014 the Office of the Legislative Inspector General is mandated to distribute to public offices a list of registered lobbyists and their employers. To ensure that your registration for a particular client is included, please check your registration status … Continue reading

Reminder: JCARR Activity Reported on Legislative Activity & Expenditure Reports

Lobbyists and their Employers report JCARR activity in the 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 JCARR outside of the public hearing … Continue reading

September – December 2013 Delinquent Activity and Expenditure Reports

Delinquent emails have been sent to all lobbyists and employers who have not filed their September-December 2013 Activity and Expenditure Reports. A list of all delinquent lobbyists and employers has been posted to http://www.ohiolobbying.com. As of this post only 24 … Continue reading

Last Chance to Renew for 2014!

Please be aware, the streamlined process for renewing your executive agency and retirement system lobbying engagements ends at midnight tomorrow! Registrations entered after January 31, 2014, will require a Signature Page signed by both the lobbyist and the employer along … Continue reading

10 Day Notification Reminder!

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. The OLIG … Continue reading

Lobbying Registration Renewals

On December 31, 2013 ALL EXECUTIVE AGENCY LOBBYING* AND RETIREMENT SYSTEM LOBBYING ENGAGEMENTS will expire in OLAC. Legislative lobbying engagements do not expire until the end of 2014. JLEC routinely reviews and makes updates to section IV in the Executive … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

As we near the Holiday season, please keep in mind the following tips and guidance: Holiday gifts of $25.00 or more provided to legislators/staff by lobbyists or their employers are reported on Activity & Expenditure Reports.  If a financial disclosure … Continue reading