“Invited” is not the same as “will not kick you out”

Recently, JLEC staff learned of lobbyists and employers treating receptions and football tailgates as “all invited” events for lobbying expenditure reporting purposes even though few legislators are invited to attend. The rationale offered is while only a few House or … Continue reading

Electronic Payment Now Available

You may have noticed some changes in OLAC recently as we are consistently working to make the online filing system more user-friendly. Along with a variety of other new features, lobbyists can now pay for registrations electronically with VISA, MasterCard, … Continue reading

May-August 2019 Delinquent Filers Published

May-August 2019 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due August 31, 2019. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

Having Trouble Filing?

Are you trying to file an Employer lobbying report and having issues adding items in the OLAC system?  If you are experiencing issues adding items to reports you are likely using the Chrome browser.  Switching to a browser other than … Continue reading

Got Paper?

In an ongoing effort to expedite and increase filing transparency, we present: Upload Signature Page. Upon the completion of an initial registration, you will find at the bottom of the page the ‘Attach Signature Page’ feature.  This allows the agent … Continue reading

New OLAC has arrived!

A lot has changed since you last visited.  Not only is the appearance different but we have several new features as well: My Online Transactions Electronic Payment – you can now pay for your registrations with credit, debit and ACH. … Continue reading

Fair season is here!

Fair season is here!  Please keep in mind a pass to a county fair or to the Ohio State Fair is a thing of value.  While an individual pass from a lobbying source might not exceed $25, attending multiple days … Continue reading

2019 National Conference Guidance

Are you planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio or political subdivision pays membership dues?  The 2019 National Conference Memorandum is now available. Questions or concerns?  Please contact the OLIG … Continue reading

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: … Continue reading

January-April 2019 Delinquent Filers Published

January-April 2019 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due May 31, 2019. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS