Financial Disclosure

2011 Financial Disclosure Statement Update

Financial Disclosure Statements for candidates for the General Assembly appearing on the March 6, 2012 primary election ballot are currently being processed.  These statements are available on our website www.ohiolobbying.com by selecting ‘Ethics’ from the menu bar, clicking ‘Financial Disclosure’ … 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

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

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

Lobbying Disclosure Deadine

All May – August 2011 Activity and Expenditure Reports are due September 30, 2011.  Any lobbyist or employer of lobbyist that discloses an expenditure recipient in their filing must provide written notification to the recipient at least ten days prior to … Continue reading

2010 Financial Disclosure Statements

The 2010 Financial Disclosure Statement filing deadline for Members of the General Assembly, whose name will not appear on any 2011 primary election ballot for local office, and designated staff members is April 15, 2011.  A financial disclosure statement is considered to be timely filed … Continue reading

2010 Financial Disclosure Statement Reminder

2010 Financial Disclosure Statements for Members of the General Assembly whose name will appear on any 2011 primary election ballot for local office, are due to the Ohio Legislative Inspector General’s Office not later than April 4, 2011. You can … Continue reading

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Several rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament are taking place in Ohio cities this week.  The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee would like to remind both lobbyists and the employers of lobbyists as well as Members of the General Assembly (“Members”) … Continue reading

Reporting of Plaques & Awards

Often, organizations and entities will present Members of the General Assembly with ‘Legislator of the Year’ awards or plaques in recognition of the Member’s public service.  These types of plaques and awards are almost always valued in excess of $75 … Continue reading