121.66 Exceptions.

(A) Sections 121.62 and 121.63 of the Revised Code do not apply to efforts to influence executive agency decisions or conduct executive agency lobbying activity by any of the following:

(1) Appearances at public hearings of the committees of the general assembly, at court proceedings, at rule-making or adjudication proceedings, or at other public meetings;

(2) News, editorial, and advertising statements published in bona fide newspapers, journals, or magazines, or broadcast over radio or television;

(3) The gathering and furnishing of information and news by bona fide reporters, correspondents, or news bureaus to news media described in division (A)(2) of this section;

(4) Publications primarily designed for and distributed to members of bona fide associations or charitable or fraternal nonprofit corporations.

(B) Nothing in sections 121.60 to 121.69 of the Revised Code requires the reporting of, or prohibits an elected executive official from soliciting or accepting, a contribution from or an expenditure by any person if the contribution or expenditure is reported in accordance with Chapter 3517. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 04-10-1991.