Ethics

Filing Deadline

Today is the last day to timely file Executive Agency and Retirement System Lobbying Registration Renewals, September – December 2011 Lobbying Activity and Expenditure Reports and September – December 2011 Updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements with JLEC.  If you have … Continue reading

Deadlines Approaching!

January 31, 2012 – Last day to timely file: September – December 2011 Updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements;  September – December 2011 Activity & Expenditure Reports; and  Executive & Retirement System Renewal Registrations for 2012.  February 6, 2012 – Last … Continue reading

JLEC Advisory Opinions 2012-001 & 2012-002

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee issued Advisory Opinions 2012-001 and 2012-002.  You can view the opinions at www.ohiolobbying.com, by selecting ‘Ethics’ from the menu bar, and clicking ‘Advisory Opinions’.

Expenditures Made for the Benefit of Spouses or Other Immediate Family Members

In many instances, lobbyists or their employers must report the value of gifts or meals and beverages provided to the spouse, or other immediate family member, of a legislator or staff person who files a financial disclosure statement. Additionally, the … Continue reading

OLIG 2012 Ethics Calendar

The 2012 Ethics Calendar is now available at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Legislative Inspector General at 614-728-5100.

2011 Financial Disclosure Statement

The 2011 Financial Disclosure Statement to be filed by all Members, selected employees of, and candidates for the General Assembly is now available at www.ohiolobbying.com.  The 2011 Financial Disclosure Statement is available in both (.pdf) and an interactive version (.xls).  … Continue reading

2011 Holiday Guidance

As we approach the holidays, the following provides some general guidance regarding the distribution and reporting of gifts.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OLIG at 614-728-5100. How should cookie trays, popcorn tins and fruit baskets be handled? If … Continue reading

CLE: Lobbying Compliance & Reporting

The Legislative Inspector General’s Office is sponsoring the CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting on Thursday, November 10, 2011.  Registration begins at 12:30pm.  Consequently, the office will be closed from approximately 12:30 – 3:30 pm tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting

The OLIG is sponsoring the following CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting Thursday November 10, 2011 – 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM Neil Schultz Conference Center Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Building 30 West Spring Street Columbus, OH 43215 For more information … Continue reading

Guidelines When Traveling With A Lobbyist

Members and employees are prohibited from accepting travel expenses from a legislative agent.  Travel is defined as lodging and transportation of more than 50 miles one way by bus, train, boat, plane, or automobile.  Remember: A legislative agent who is … Continue reading