2018 National Conference Guidance

JLEC’s 2018 National Conference Guidance is now available! Don’t forget to review lobbying expenditure reporting requirements for expenditures associated with meetings/conferences of a National Organization to which any state agency or political subdivision pays membership dues.

Charitable Fundraisers

A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser where the source is the entity holding the event is not a gift for lobbying reporting purposes or for the recipient legislator’s financial disclosure reporting purposes. A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser … Continue reading

Financial Disclosure Statements

2017 Financial Disclosure Statements for 2018 Ohio General Assembly candidates are available at https://www2.jlec-olig.state.oh.us/fds/ReportsSearch.aspx.  You can search by a candidate’s first or last name.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Prohibited Honorarium

Generally, Members and staff are prohibited from accepting any payment or gift(s) made in consideration for a speech, publication, or attendance at a public or private event.  For example, a Member is prohibited from accepting a gift card to their … Continue reading

Who Should Report an Expenditure? Use the Point of Sale Test!

To determine whether an expenditure is attributable to a lobbyist or employer, the OLIG uses a point of sale test.  From the perspective of the recipient the OLIG asks: At the time of the expenditure, who would the recipient say … Continue reading

JLEC Website Temporary Outage

As we will be making the official move of our servers today (2/28/2018) we may experience brief intermittent website and/or phone outages.  The move is scheduled to begin around 3pm. Our new address is: 100 East Broad Street, Suite 1910 … Continue reading

September-December 2017 Delinquent Filers Published

September-December 2017 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due January 31, 2018. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

All-Invited Event Reminders

·         All Members of the general assembly or all members of either chamber (House or Senate) must be invited to qualify as an all-invited event for reporting purposes.  Inviting a regional delegation does not qualify.  However, the event need not … Continue reading

Renewal Registration Deadline Approaching

All executive agency and retirement system renewal registrations must be entered electronically in OLAC not later than January 16, 2018.  The corresponding invoice and $25 filing fee per registration must be received by January 31, 2018.  Registrations entered in OLAC … Continue reading

Reporting of Executive Agency Lobbying Activity

Filers utilize the following format to report executive agency lobbying activity: Agency (Req’d Field) – Drop down listing of all agencies, boards, and commissions. Decision Description (Req’d Field) – A specific description of the subject matter of the decision.  Please … Continue reading