Chapter 101-9 Legislative Lobbying

101-9-01 Definitions.

The purpose of Chapter 101-9 of the Administrative Code is to clarify and implement the provisions of sections 101.70 to 101.79 and 101.99 of the Revised Code. As used in this chapter of the Administrative Code and sections 101.70 to 101.79 and 101.99 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Employer" means any person who, directly or indirectly, engages a legislative agent. Employer does not include any person:

(1) Who is a member of a business, trade, professional, civic or other membership organization which employs a legislative agent; and

(2) Who does not directly employ a legislative agent.

(B) "Immediate family" means a spouse residing in the person's household and any dependent child.

(C) "Staff" means any state employee whose official duties are to formulate policy and who exercises administrative or supervisory authority or who authorizes the expenditure of state funds. "Staff" is limited to employees who are required to file a financial disclosure statement under section 102.02 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Expenditure" does not include any of the following:

(1) Any publication of a trade, industry, government, or professional association; or

(2) Any thing of value where the value of such item does not exceed twenty-five dollars, excluding meals and other food and beverages.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/8/2018 and 02/08/2023
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 101.78(E)
Rule Amplifies: 101.70 to 101.79, 101.99
Prior Effective Dates: 3/13/95 (Emer.), 3/23/95 (Emer.), 5/18/95

101-9-02 [Rescinded] Filing requirements - initial registration forms.

Rescinded eff 11-24-08