Financial Disclosure

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

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

10 Day Notice Requirement

The deadline to file May – August 2015 Activity & Expenditure Reports is September 30, 2015.  Please remember, anytime a reportable individual is disclosed on an Activity & Expenditure Report, the recipient must be notified of the disclosure in writing … Continue reading

Welcome to Fair Season and the 162nd 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

2015 National Conference Guidance

Looking for guidance concerning attendance at meetings of national organizations to which Ohio pays membership dues? You’re in luck.  The 2015 National Conference Guidance is now available.