Expenditures Made for the Benefit of a Member-Elect

Reporting requirements for expenditures made for the benefit of a Member-Elect is now available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Lists of Currently Registered Lobbyists and Employers 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 10/31/2012. To access the lists of currently … Continue reading

May-August Delinquent Lists Posted

Lobbyist and Employer delinquent lists for the May-August 2012 reporting period are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com. Those who remain delinquent will be sent certified letters on October 11th.

JLEC Advisory Attorney Earns CFE Credential

JLEC Ethics Advisory Attorney, Jennifer Lockwood, was recently awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education. In order to become a … Continue reading

Notifying Recipients for the May-August 2012 Reporting Period

Anytime the name of a recipient (public official or reportable staff)   is disclosed on an Activity and Expenditure Report, the recipient MUST be notified (in writing) at least 10 days before the report can be filed in OLAC. In order … Continue reading

May-August 2012 Reporting Deadline Reminder

On September 1st lobbyists/employers of lobbyists can begin filing their Activity and Expenditure Reports for the May-August 2012 reporting period. These reports are due by October 1st. Reminder emails will be sent on September 1st. Don’t forget: If you are … Continue reading

I have HOW MANY accounts?

As a lobbyist it is important to remember that you should only have ONE active account for logging in to the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (OLAC). It is common to think that if you have multiple engagements, or upon separation … Continue reading

Consulting Services vs. Advocacy

Not all professional services that can be characterized as “government affairs” require lobbyist registration and disclosure of activity and expenditures.  Often a client will hire an individual who is familiar with the legislative, rulemaking, regulatory, grants/entitlements or procurement process to … Continue reading


Individuals often receive information on the latest coupon sites, invitations to join e-mail lists offering daily deals and advertisements for Internet applications that alert users to the best prices on various goods and services.  While everyone loves a good deal, … Continue reading

Advocacy at the Local Level

Individuals or entities who wish to influence matters and decisions at the local level often inquire as to whether such efforts require registering with JLEC.  They do not.  The lobbying statutes found in the Ohio Revised Code cover advocacy efforts … Continue reading