Charitable Fundraisers

A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser where the source is the entity holding the event is not a gift for lobbying reporting purposes or for the recipient legislator’s financial disclosure reporting purposes. A complimentary ticket to a charitable fundraiser … Continue reading

Financial Disclosure Statements

2017 Financial Disclosure Statements for 2018 Ohio General Assembly candidates are available at https://www2.jlec-olig.state.oh.us/fds/ReportsSearch.aspx.  You can search by a candidate’s first or last name.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JLEC at 614-728-5100.

Prohibited Honorarium

Generally, Members and staff are prohibited from accepting any payment or gift(s) made in consideration for a speech, publication, or attendance at a public or private event.  For example, a Member is prohibited from accepting a gift card to their … Continue reading

Who Should Report an Expenditure? Use the Point of Sale Test!

To determine whether an expenditure is attributable to a lobbyist or employer, the OLIG uses a point of sale test.  From the perspective of the recipient the OLIG asks: At the time of the expenditure, who would the recipient say … Continue reading

JLEC Website Temporary Outage

As we will be making the official move of our servers today (2/28/2018) we may experience brief intermittent website and/or phone outages.  The move is scheduled to begin around 3pm. Our new address is: 100 East Broad Street, Suite 1910 … Continue reading

September-December 2017 Delinquent Filers Published

September-December 2017 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due January 31, 2018. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

All-Invited Event Reminders

·         All Members of the general assembly or all members of either chamber (House or Senate) must be invited to qualify as an all-invited event for reporting purposes.  Inviting a regional delegation does not qualify.  However, the event need not … Continue reading

Renewal Registration Deadline Approaching

All executive agency and retirement system renewal registrations must be entered electronically in OLAC not later than January 16, 2018.  The corresponding invoice and $25 filing fee per registration must be received by January 31, 2018.  Registrations entered in OLAC … Continue reading

Reporting of Executive Agency Lobbying Activity

Filers utilize the following format to report executive agency lobbying activity: Agency (Req’d Field) – Drop down listing of all agencies, boards, and commissions. Decision Description (Req’d Field) – A specific description of the subject matter of the decision.  Please … Continue reading

You can Renew Executive Agency & Retirement System Lobbying Registrations Beginning Today (12/1/2017)!

On December 31, 2017, all Executive Agency and Retirement System lobbying engagements expire in OLAC.  Legislative engagements do not expire until the end of 2018. When renewing executive agency and retirement system engagements, remember: You have from December 1, 2017 … Continue reading