121.67 Prohibiting contingent fees.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person shall engage any person to influence executive agency decisions or conduct executive agency lobbying activity for compensation that is contingent in any way on the outcome of an executive agency decision and no person shall accept any engagement to influence executive agency decisions or conduct executive agency lobbying activity for compensation that is contingent in any way on the outcome of an executive agency decision.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not prohibit and shall not be construed to prohibit any person from compensating the person's sales employees pursuant to an incentive compensation plan, such as commission sales, if the incentive compensation plan is the same plan used to compensate similarly situated sales employees who are not executive agency lobbyists.

(C) No state elected officer or staff member shall receive or agree to receive directly or indirectly compensation other than from the agency with which the person serves for any service rendered or to be rendered by the person personally in any case, proceeding, application, or other matter that is before the nonprofit corporation formed under section 187.01 of the Revised Code. For purposes of this division, "state elected officer" means any elected officer of this state and "staff member" means any staff as defined in section 101.70 or in section 121.60 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 121.67

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.1, HB 1, §1, eff. 2/18/2011.

Effective Date: 01-01-1991