Advocacy Before JobsOhio

With the passage of HB1 the nonprofit economic development corporation known as JobsOhio was created.  The legislation specified that the corporation is not a state agency for most provisions of the Revised Code that apply to public bodies.  However, the … Continue reading

Reporting the Cost of Ticketed Events

The employer of a lobbyist sends an invitation to several Members of the General Assembly to attend a ticketed event, the cost of which is $35 per ticket.  One Member attends the event but pays his own way ($35 ticket … Continue reading

Updating Your Contact Information

If your mailing address, e-mail address, phone number or employer contact has changed, please remember to update your information in OLAC by logging into your user account, selecting the ‘Change Contact Information’ link and updating the appropriate information. Remember to hit the … Continue reading

CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting

The OLIG is sponsoring the following CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting Thursday November 10, 2011 – 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM Neil Schultz Conference Center Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Building 30 West Spring Street Columbus, OH 43215 For more information … Continue reading

Guidelines When Traveling With A Lobbyist

Members and employees are prohibited from accepting travel expenses from a legislative agent.  Travel is defined as lodging and transportation of more than 50 miles one way by bus, train, boat, plane, or automobile.  Remember: A legislative agent who is … Continue reading

May-August 2011 Activity and Expenditure Reports

All Agent and Employer Activity and Expenditure Reports for the May-August 2011 reporting period are due Friday September 30, 2011. If you are responsible for filing both the Agent and Employer reports, don’t forget to file both. Note: Reports must … Continue reading

Lobbying Disclosure Deadine

All May – August 2011 Activity and Expenditure Reports are due September 30, 2011.  Any lobbyist or employer of lobbyist that discloses an expenditure recipient in their filing must provide written notification to the recipient at least ten days prior to … Continue reading

National Conference Memorandum

Click here to view the 2011 National Conference Memorandum.

Lobbying FAQs

The OLIG recently updated the Lobbying Frequently Asked Questions.

Reporting Meals and Beverages Under $50

One of the more frequent expenditure questions our office gets asked involves the lobbyists’ $50 threshold for meal and beverage expenditures.  A misconception is that meals and beverages costing less than $50 need not be reported.  This is not accurate.  … Continue reading