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
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 →
Individuals or entities who wish to influence matters and decisions at the local level often inquire as to whether such efforts require registering with JLEC. They do not. The lobbying statutes found in the Ohio Revised Code cover advocacy efforts … Continue reading →
Fair Season is once again upon us and it is important to keep in mind where your tickets are coming from. All tickets to a county or state fair have value. While an individual ticket from a lobbying source may … Continue reading →
Anytime that a lobbyist or employer of a lobbyist discovers that they need to make changes to an already filed Activity and Expenditure Report, an amended report must be filed as soon as possible. Instances where amended reports need to … Continue reading →
OLIG’s Retention of Documents filed by Lobbyists/Employer of Lobbyists The OLIG retains all Registrations and Activity and Expenditure Reports indefinitely. Everything filed in OLAC (Registration and Activity and Expenditure Report confirmation pages) is kept in the Agent/Employer accounts, as well … Continue reading →
Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July! Remember that expenditures made over the holiday for the benefit of a public official or employee who files a financial disclosure statement are reportable on the May – August 2012 … Continue reading →
Planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio pays membership dues? The 2012 National Meeting Lobbying Expenditure Guidance Memorandum and the 2012 National Meeting Financial Disclosure Statement Reporting Memorandum are now available … Continue reading →
The materials for the June 20, 2012 Perspectives on Lobbying Registration CLE are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Legislative Inspector General at 614-728-5100.
Lists of all delinquent agents and employers for the January-April 2012 reporting period are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. Those who remain delinquent will be sent certified letters on June 11th.