Renewal Registration is OPEN!

On December 31, 2014, ALL LOBBYING ENGAGEMENTS (Legislative, Executive, and Retirement) expire in OLAC. Starting today (December 15th) lobbyists may renew engagements in their OLAC accounts.  Lobbyists should only renew engagements for entities they intend to lobby on behalf of … Continue reading

2014 Expenditures Made for the Benefit of a Member Elect

Questions about whether expenditures made for the benefit of a Member-Elect are reportable?  Please see the JLEC Memorandum regarding reporting requirements.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 614-728-5100.

OLAC Tips: Expenditure Searches

Dating back to 2009, you can use the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (“OLAC”) to quickly search lobbying expenditures! With OLAC, you can search and cross-reference most information reported by lobbyists and their employers.  In particular, the Expenditures Search feature enables searches as … Continue reading

OLIG Thanks Pete Russell For Years Of Service

On Friday, October 10, Pete Russell will end his nine year tenure with the OLIG.  Having served as Lobbying Compliance Coordinator, General Counsel, and Agency Attorney, Pete was a strong advocate of approaching ethics compliance from the perspective of collaboration … Continue reading

May-August 2014 Delinquent Filers Published

May-August 2014 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due September 30, 2014. You can view the list of filers that are currently delinquent:               AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

Reminder: Lobbying Activity Reported on Executive Activity & Expenditure Reports

Following each reporting period, Executive Agency Lobbyists and Employers must report all Lobbying Activity on their respective Activity & Expenditure Reports. Reporting: “any and all executive agency decisions affecting [Employer] or its business,” does not fulfill this reporting requirement. To … Continue reading

May – August 2014 Lobbying & PED Reports Now Available; DUE 9/30/2014.

It’s that time again! Lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports and Updated PED Statements for May -August 2014 are now accessible. Lobbying reports are to be filed in OLAC.  PED Statements are to be mailed to JLEC. All reports are due September 30, … Continue reading

Tickets to Political Fundraisers: AER & FDS Implications

As November fast approaches, JLEC reminds the lobbying community and Members and staff of the General Assembly that a ticket to a political fundraiser is a gift unless provided directly by the candidate or the campaign committee for whom the … Continue reading

Welcome to Fair Season and the 161st Ohio State Fair!

Fair season is once again upon us and it is important to keep in mind where your fair passes are coming from. A pass to a county or to the Ohio State Fair is a thing of value. While an … Continue reading

2014 National Conference Guidance

Looking for guidance concerning attendance at meetings of national organizations to which Ohio pays membership dues? You’re in luck.  The 2014 National Conference Guidance is now available.