Ethics

Holiday Gift Guidance Has Arrived

The Holiday season is upon us. Remember, JLEC is available to answer questions regarding holiday gifts, receptions, or the giving of various cookies, fruit baskets, and other assorted treats. The 2017 Holiday Gift Guidance is now available.

National Conferences Meals & Beverages

As a general reminder, Members and legislative employees are prohibited from accepting more than $75, aggregated per calendar year in meals and beverages from a legislative agent. Meals and beverages provided by a legislative agent to a Member while attending … Continue reading

Dublin Irish Festival

The 30th Annual Dublin Irish Festival will take place Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017. The following guidance concerns reporting requirements for lobbyists and employers of lobbyists who provide tickets to the Festival to Members of the General … Continue reading

Welcome to Fair Season and the 164th Ohio State Fair!

Once again, fair season has arrived! As we enter this fun part of summer, it is important to keep in mind from whom you are receiving fair passes. A pass to a county or to the Ohio State Fair is … Continue reading

JLEC identifies more than $55,000 in unreported lobbying expenditures

Office of the Legislative Inspector General reviewing lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports Lobbyists and employers of lobbyists must file lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee/Office of the Legislative Inspector General three times annually. The OLIG … Continue reading

2017 National Conference Guidance

Looking for guidance concerning attendance at meetings of national organizations to which Ohio pays membership dues? You’re in luck.  The 2017 National Conference Guidance is now available.

2016 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.

2016 U.S. Senior Open

Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington hosts the 2016 U.S. Senior Open August 8-14, 2016.  The following guidance concerns reporting requirements for lobbyists and employers of lobbyists who provide ticket(s) to Members of the General Assembly and other reportable persons. … Continue reading

Candidate Financial Disclosure Statements

The JLEC 2015 Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) for candidates, including incumbent candidates appearing on the March Primary Ballot, must be received or postmarked by February 16, 2016 to be considered timely filed. You can access the interactive 2015 Financial Disclosure … Continue reading

Happy Holidays

The Holiday season is fast approaching. Remember, JLEC is available to answer questions regarding holiday gifts, receptions, or the giving of various cookies, fruit baskets, and other assorted treats. Please remember the following tips and guidance as you proceed through … Continue reading