Ethics

2019 National Conference Guidance

Are you planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio or political subdivision pays membership dues?  The 2019 National Conference Memorandum is now available. Questions or concerns?  Please contact the OLIG … Continue reading

Expenditure Basics

An expenditure is any payment, reimbursement or gift of anything of value provided by a lobbyist or an employer for the use or benefit of a reportable person regardless of the purpose for which it is given.  An expenditure includes: … Continue reading

2019 Memorial Tournament

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin will host the PGA’s annual Memorial Tournament and related events Monday, May 27 – Sunday, June 2, 2019.  The following guidance concerns reporting requirements for lobbyists and employers of lobbyists who provide Memorial Tournament … Continue reading

2018 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.

Post Employment Disclosure Statement – R.C. 102.021

All state elected officials and employees who filed a financial disclosure statement and are leaving state service¹ must file a Post Employment Disclosure Statement (PED) with the OLIG². This requirement is NOT applicable to board and commission members. An initial … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists

In accordance with R.C. 101.78, 121.68 and 101.98, no later than 10/31/2018, the Office of the Legislative Inspector General is required to distribute a list of lobbyists and their employers who are registered with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. To … Continue reading

JLEC Advisory Opinion 2018-001

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee issued Advisory Opinion 2018-001 on September 10, 2018. The Committee advises the following: Ohio law prohibits legislators and legislative employees from accepting travel expenses from a legislative agent (lobbyist) in the form of transportation in … Continue reading

2018 National Conference Guidance

JLEC’s 2018 National Conference Guidance is now available! Don’t forget to review lobbying expenditure reporting requirements for expenditures associated with meetings/conferences of a National Organization to which any state agency or political subdivision pays membership dues.

Upcoming Fair Season

As we enter the heart of fair season, please remember fair passes are a thing of value.  While an individual pass to the State fair or your local county fair may not exceed $25, attending multiple days, or accepting multiple … Continue reading

Prohibition on receiving gifts of cash or the equivalent of cash from lobbyists

The calendar for the month of June is filled with weddings and other celebratory events. This is a good opportunity to remind Members and legislative staff of the prohibition on accepting a gift of cash or the equivalent of cash … Continue reading