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

2012 Lobbying Registration Renewal Update

When renewing an executive agency or retirement system lobbying registration in OLAC, the renew function should only be completed and submitted once.  Upon filing the renewal you will have a confirmation number and your registration will show as “received” on … Continue reading

JLEC Advisory Opinions 2012-001 & 2012-002

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee issued Advisory Opinions 2012-001 and 2012-002.  You can view the opinions at www.ohiolobbying.com, by selecting ‘Ethics’ from the menu bar, and clicking ‘Advisory Opinions’.

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

OLIG 2012 Ethics Calendar

The 2012 Ethics Calendar is now available at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Legislative Inspector General at 614-728-5100.

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

2012 Registration Renewal Tutorial

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the 2012 Executive Agency/Retirement System registration renewals click on the 2012 Registration Renewal Tutorial link at www.ohiolobbying.com. For a complete listing of OLAC Tutorials, select ‘Step-by-Step OLAC Instructions’ under the ‘Lobbying’ heading.

Lobbying Registration Renewal Reminder

***The Registration Renewal process DOES NOT apply to Legislative Liaisons for state agencies. ***Legislative lobbying engagements DO NOT expire until December 31, 2012. All Executive Agency and Retirement System lobbying engagements will expire in OLAC on December 31, 2011*. Lobbyists … Continue reading

2012 Lobbying Calendar

The 2012 Lobbying Calendar is now available on our website at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OLIG at 614-728-5100.

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