NCAA Basketball Tournament

Several rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament are taking place in Ohio cities this week.  The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee would like to remind both lobbyists and the employers of lobbyists as well as Members of the General Assembly (“Members”) … Continue reading

Agent Registration Cards

Lobbying registration cards for 2011 were mailed last week. If you did not receive your card, please access your OLAC account to confirm that you are registered for 2011 and that the agent contact information you entered is correct.  A … Continue reading

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee Members

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee is comprised of twelve Members of the General Assembly, six each from the two major political parties from each Chamber.  You can view the JLEC Members from the 129th General Assembly at www.ohiolobbying.com by selecting … Continue reading

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists Now Available

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 02/28/2011.  To access the lists of currently … Continue reading

2011 Registration Renewal Reminder

All signature pages for 2011 renewed engagements are due by Tuesday February 22, 2011. Keep in mind that as lobbying engagements are processed by our office, they will be available on the Agent & Employer Search function in OLAC.

Reporting of Plaques & Awards

Often, organizations and entities will present Members of the General Assembly with ‘Legislator of the Year’ awards or plaques in recognition of the Member’s public service.  These types of plaques and awards are almost always valued in excess of $75 … Continue reading

Reporting Gifts from Multiple Sources

If you make a reportable expenditure in conjunction with other persons or entities, you are only required to report your proportionate share. However, you may not separate expenditures that are really a single gift to reach the conclusion that the gift … Continue reading

Lobbying Registration Threshholds

The three main triggers for lobbyist registration are: Compensation – you must receive something of value in exchange for your efforts; Direct Communication – may be either written or verbal; and Amount of compensated time lobbying –  Legislative – 5% … Continue reading

September-December 2010 Delinquent Lists Posted

The delinquent Agent and Employer lists for the September-December 2010 reporting period are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. Certified letters noting these delinquencies will be sent out on Thursday February 10, 2011.

Upcoming Deadlines

January 31, 2011- Deadline to file 3rd Reporting Period 2010 Lobbying Activity & Expenditure Reports and Post Employment Disclosure Statements with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. January 31, 2011- Deadline to the renew Legislative, Executive Agency and Retirement System lobbying … Continue reading