Holiday Reminder From JLEC

A Holiday Poem from JLEC ‘Tis the season for food, gifts and good cheer; but show caution lest law enforcement be drawn near. Gifts may be taken from family and friends, but beware the limits or you won’t meet good … Continue reading

Registration Renewal Is Now Open

On December 31, 2018  ALL LOBBYING REGISTRATIONS  (Legislative, Executive, and Retirement) expire in OLAC. JLEC routinely reviews and makes updates to section IV of the Executive Agency Registration (Categorical listing of offices of Elected Executive Officials, Departments or Executive Agencies … 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.

Post Employment Disclosure Statement – R.C. 102.021

All state elected officials and employees who filed a financial disclosure statement and are leaving state service¹ must file a Post Employment Disclosure Statement (PED) with the OLIG². This requirement is NOT applicable to board and commission members. An initial … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists

In accordance with R.C. 101.78, 121.68 and 101.98, no later than 10/31/2018, the Office of the Legislative Inspector General is required to distribute a list of lobbyists and their employers who are registered with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. To … Continue reading

May-August 2018 Delinquent Filers Published

May-August 2018 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due October 1, 2018. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

REMINDER: Financial Disclosure Statement

For candidates for the Ohio General Assembly, who did not appear on the primary election ballot, the deadline to file your 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  You can access the financial disclosure statement … Continue reading

May – August 2018 Lobbying Reports Due October 1, 2018

REMINDER – the May – August 2018 Lobbying Reporting deadline is fast approaching.  Lobbyists and Employers must file their corresponding report(s) not later than October 1, 2018 in order to be timely filed.  Reports are filed via the Ohio Lobbying … Continue reading

JLEC Advisory Opinion 2018-001

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee issued Advisory Opinion 2018-001 on September 10, 2018. The Committee advises the following: Ohio law prohibits legislators and legislative employees from accepting travel expenses from a legislative agent (lobbyist) in the form of transportation in … Continue reading

What is NOT a Reportable Expenditure for Lobbying Disclosure Purposes?

Under Ohio’s lobbying law, the following are not considered reportable expenditures: Anything of value, excluding food and beverages, where the value of such item does not exceed $25.00. A charitable contribution exempt from federal income taxation under subsection 501(C)(3) of … Continue reading