2012 Registration Renewal Announcement

On December 31, 2011 all Executive and Retirement System lobbying engagements will expire in OLAC. Starting December 15, 2011 lobbyists can begin renewing Executive/Retirement System engagements. In order for renewed registrations to become active, an Invoice and filing fee must … Continue reading

“JCARR” field added to Legislative Activity & Expenditure Reports

Beginning January 1, 2012 Lobbyists and their Employers must report JCARR activity in the new field labeled “JCARR” on their Legislative Activity & Expenditure Reports (AERs) in OLAC.  For example, if Liam Lobbyist spoke with JCARR staff and/or Members of … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employer of Lobbyists

In accordance with O.R.C. §101.78, §121.68 and §101.98 the Office of the Legislative Inspector General is making available a list of currently registered lobbyists, and a list of employers of lobbyists as of 10/31/2011. To access the lists of currently … Continue reading

CLE: Lobbying Compliance & Reporting

The Legislative Inspector General’s Office is sponsoring the CLE: Lobbying Compliance and Reporting on Thursday, November 10, 2011.  Registration begins at 12:30pm.  Consequently, the office will be closed from approximately 12:30 – 3:30 pm tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

Lobbying Compliance and Reporting CLE Materials

The materials for the upcoming November 10, 2011 Lobbying Compliance and Reporting CLE are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Reardon at kreardon@jlec-olig.state.oh.us.

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