Chapter 101-5 Financial Disclosure Requirements

101-5-01 Financial disclosure filing requirement - staff members and employees of the general assembly.

This regulation is adopted pursuant to division (B) of section 102.02 of the Revised Code, which reads in pertinent part as follows:

The joint legislative ethics committee, using the rule-making procedures of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may require any class of public officials or employees whose positions involve a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion in the formulation of public policy, expenditure of public funds, enforcement of laws and rules of the state or a county or city, or the execution of other public trusts, to file an annual statement on or before the fifteenth day of May, or if appointed after such date, within ninety days after appointment.

(A) The joint legislative ethics committee finds that the following do hold positions which involve a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion in the formulation of public policy, expenditure of public funds, enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations of the state, or the execution of other public trusts and, by reason whereof, the joint legislative ethics committee hereby requires said staff members and employees to file an annual financial disclosure statement on or before the fifteenth day of May of each year on a form prescribed by the committee:

(1) The chief of staff of the senate;

(2) The chief of staff of the majority caucus of the house of representatives;

(3) The chief of staff of the minority caucus of the senate;

(4) The chief of staff of the minority caucus of the house of representatives;

(5) The senate clerk;

(6) The house clerk;

(7) The deputy chief of staff of the senate;

(8) The majority director of communications and constituent services for the senate;

(9) The chief administrative officer of the house of representatives;

(10) The legal counsel for the majority caucus of the senate;

(11) The legal counsel of the majority caucus of the house of representatives;

(12) The majority director of budget and finance for the senate;

(13) The budget director for the house of representatives;

(14) The executive directors of the legislative service commission, joint education oversight committee, joint medicaid oversight committee, legislative information systems, correctional institution inspection committee, joint legislative ethics committee, and joint committee on agency rule review.

(B) Said form prescribed by the committee under this rule shall solicit the information described in division (A) of section 102.02 of the Revised Code.

(C) The committee shall send such persons written notice of this requirement by the fifteenth day of February of each year the filing is required, unless such person is appointed after such date, in which case the notice shall be sent within thirty days after appointment and the filing shall be made not later than ninety days after appointment.

(D) The requirements established by this rule shall apply to comparable positions which may be created by either the senate or the house of representatives in the future.

(E) A financial disclosure statement filed pursuant to this rule shall be subject to public inspection.

(F) The committee may for good cause extend, for a reasonable time, the deadline for filing a financial disclosure statement pursuant to this rule.

(G) No person shall knowingly fail to file a statement as required by this rule.

(H) Persons failing to comply with this rule shall be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 102. of the Revised Code.

Effective: 2/22/2019
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/29/2018 and 02/22/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 101.34, 102.02
Rule Amplifies: 102.02
Prior Effective Dates: 02/28/1995 (Emer.), 05/12/1995