Ethics

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.

JLEC Issues Formal Advisory Opinions

Pursuant to R.C. 102.08, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (“JLEC”) has authority to issue Advisory Opinions regarding issues relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, and financial disclosure under R.C. Chapter 102, and Sections 2921.42 and 2921.43. Where JLEC issues a … Continue reading

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

December 16, 2013 CLE

The Office of the Legislative Inspector General is sponsoring the Jurisdiction & Enforcement Roles of Ohio’s Ethics Offices CLE on December 16, 2013.  You can view the brochure and register to attend here.  Hope to see you there!

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

Thinking of Inviting Legislators or Legislative Employees to an Event? Run it by JLEC!!

Contemplating holding an all-invited event? Considering inviting Members and/or staff to lunch and a tour of your facilities? Contact JLEC prior to sending out gift(s) and event invitations! A quick conversation with our office allows you to provide recipients/invitees with … Continue reading

Is an Award/Plaque Subject to the Same Restrictions & Reporting Requirements as Other Gifts?

An organization or entity seeking to present a Legislator with a plaque or award for their public service must remember that these plaques/awards are subject to the same restrictions and reporting requirements as any other gift. An organization or entity … Continue reading

Welcome to Fair Season and the 160th Ohio State Fair!

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 might … Continue reading