States of Disclosure

Published — June 25, 2009

Ohio: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

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Ohio

Rank: 24 | Points: 67 | Grade: D

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? Yes 1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? Yes 5
Employer/business name required? Yes 5
Employment job title required? Yes 2
Employer description required? No 0
Value range/income amount required? Yes 5
Spouse employment information required and clear? No 0 No points awarded because filers required only to report items
“received by any other person for your use or benefit,” which does
not mandate spouse information.
Officer/director information required? Yes 4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? No 0
Officer/director entity name required? Yes 4
Officer/director entity description required? No 0
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? No 0
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? Yes 3
Investment entity name required? Yes 3
Investment entity description required? No 0
Investment value range/holding amount required? No 0
Spouse investment information required and clear? No 0
Client information required? Yes 2
Client name required? Yes 2
Client value range/income amount required? Yes 2
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? Yes 2
Real-property value range/amount required? No 0
Spouse real-property information required and clear? No 0
Spouse name required? Yes 2
Dependent name required? Yes 1
Financial disclosure filings in central office? Yes 1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? Yes 1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? Yes 1
Blank disclosure form available on Web? No 0
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? Yes 3
Late-filing penalties on the books? Yes 1
Misfiling penalties on the books? Yes 1
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
Yes 1
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0

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