Reminder: That award may be a reportable lobbying expenditure!

If the entity presenting the award/plaque is the employer of a lobbyist, and the value of the award/plaque is greater than $25, it must be disclosed on the organization’s corresponding Activity & Expenditure Report (AER) and is subject to the … Continue reading

Terminations

While lobbying engagements expire by statute (legislative expires at the end of each general assembly session whereas executive and retirement expire annually) there are times when either a lobbyist or their client (employer) may need to terminate an engagement prior … Continue reading

Fixing Electronic Filing Errors

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC), strives to offer the most effective and efficient service to our registered lobbyists. Recently, we have seen a few common issues arise when uploading electronic documents: The filer is not uploading the signature page. … Continue reading

January-April 2020 Delinquent Filers Published

January-April 2020 Activity & Expenditure Reports were due June 1, 2020. You can view the list of filers who are currently delinquent: AGENTS                        EMPLOYERS

Why is the 10 day non-disputed notice important?

Ohio law requires a lobbyist or employer who makes an itemized expenditure (where the recipient’s name is disclosed) to provide non-disputed notice to the recipient at least 10 days prior to filing the corresponding activity & expenditure report.  The non-disputed … Continue reading

Website Interruption

The Chase Building (where JLEC is located) has a scheduled power outage this weekend.  As such, you may experience difficulty accessing the JLEC website beginning at 5PM on Friday, April 24.  All access will be restored by 8AM on Monday, … Continue reading

Fixing Online Errors When Filing Electronically

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC), strives to offer the most effective and efficient service to our registered lobbyists. Recently, we have seen a few common issues arise when uploading electronic documents: The filer is not uploading the signature page. … Continue reading

We’re Still Available (COVID19 – JLEC Staff Status Through May 4)

Please be advised that JLEC staff will be available remotely during normal business hours and able to assist you.  At this time, we will not be able to process physical checks or signature pages.  All forms and payments must be … Continue reading

2020 National Political Party Nominating Conventions

Members of the Ohio General Assembly, legislative staff, statewide public officials, and executive agency staff may be in attendance at the presidential nominating convention for their respective political parties later this summer.  Ohio lobbyists and their employers may also be … Continue reading

2020 National Conference Guidance

Are you planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio or political subdivision pays membership dues?  The 2020 National Conference Memorandum is now available. Questions or concerns?  Please contact the OLIG … Continue reading