Financial Disclosure

Gift Reimbursement

A reportable person may reimburse a lobbyist or employer for any expenditure made for their benefit. However, there is an important distinction to make when a reportable person partially reimburses the lobbyist or employer for a reportable gift.  A reportable … Continue reading

Reminder: That award may be a reportable lobbying expenditure!

If the entity presenting the award/plaque is the employer of a lobbyist, and the value of the award/plaque is greater than $25, it must be disclosed on the organization’s corresponding Activity & Expenditure Report (AER) and is subject to the … Continue reading

Why is the 10 day non-disputed notice important?

Ohio law requires a lobbyist or employer who makes an itemized expenditure (where the recipient’s name is disclosed) to provide non-disputed notice to the recipient at least 10 days prior to filing the corresponding activity & expenditure report.  The non-disputed … 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.

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

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