111-4-07 Social or fund-raising events; gifts, prizes, or other things of value in exchange for contributions.

(A) A corporation, nonprofit corporation, or labor organization may not use its money or property for a social fund-raising event for its Ohio PAC, if an employee's or labor organization member's right to attend the event is predicated on the employee or member contributing or having contributed or agreeing to contribute to the PAC. An informational meeting concerning the PAC is not a social event for purposes of this rule, so long as any provision of food and beverages at the event is insignificant and merely incidental thereto. An Ohio corporate PAC may charge employees or members to attend a social fund-raising event if the corporation's money or property is not used in connection with the event.

(B) A corporation including a nonprofit corporation, may not pay for a thing of value, such as a prize or gift, in exchange for a contribution to its Ohio PAC. Lapel pins, plaques, certificates, coffee cups, T-shirts, caps and like items of insignificant cost evidencing contributor status in the PAC are not things of value for purposes of this rule. An Ohio corporate PAC may pay for a prize, gift or other thing of value from its political action committee or separate segregated fund in exchange for a contribution to the fund.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/02/2010 and 07/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3517.23
Rule Amplifies: 3599.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/7/88, 8/23/95 (Emer), 11/21/95, 1/1/02