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: services, gifts, meals and beverages, entertainment, ticketed events, lodging and transportation.

Expenditures provided to reportable persons at any time may be reportable.  Discussions or advocacy on legislation and/or administrative or retirement system decisions need not occur in conjunction with, or concurrent to, the expenditure to trigger the reporting requirement.

If you have questions regarding expenditures generally or reporting requirements specifically, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 614-728-5100.

See p. 41 of the Ohio Lobbying Handbook.