As Passed by the House*

124th General Assembly
Regular Session
2001-2002
Am. Sub. H. B. No. 94


REPRESENTATIVES Carey, Calvert, Core, Peterson, Husted, Grendell, Faber, Evans, Metzger, Buehrer, Hoops, Widowfield, Hughes, Clancy, Gilb, Raga, Webster, Womer Benjamin, DeWine, Collier, Setzer, Niehaus, Reidelbach, Flowers, Cates, Fessler, Schmidt, Hagan



A BILL
To amend sections 9.06, 9.821, 9.822, 103.143, 102.02, 105.41, 111.16, 111.18, 111.23, 111.25, 118.08, 120.06, 120.16, 120.26, 120.33, 121.40, 122.011, 122.71, 122.76, 122.92, 125.22, 126.11, 126.21, 127.16, 131.01, 133.021, 133.06, 133.07, 140.01, 166.03, 169.01, 173.40, 175.22, 179.02, 179.03, 179.04, 181.51, 181.52, 181.54, 181.56, 183.09, 183.10, 183.17, 301.27, 325.071, 329.042, 349.01, 503.162, 504.03, 504.04, 505.24, 507.09, 901.43, 901.63, 901.81, 901.82, 917.07, 917.99, 1309.40, 1309.401, 1309.402, 1309.42, 1329.01, 1329.04, 1329.06, 1329.07, 1329.42, 1329.421, 1329.45, 1329.56, 1329.58, 1329.60, 1329.601, 1501.01, 1501.40, 1503.011, 1507.01, 1509.071, 1514.11, 1521.04, 1531.35, 1533.13, 1547.67, 1561.26, 1701.05, 1701.07, 1701.81, 1702.05, 1702.06, 1702.43, 1702.59, 1703.04, 1703.041, 1703.15, 1703.17, 1703.27, 1703.31, 1705.05, 1705.06, 1705.38, 1705.55, 1746.04, 1746.06, 1746.15, 1747.03, 1747.04, 1747.10, 1775.63, 1775.64, 1782.04, 1782.08, 1782.09, 1782.433, 1785.06, 1901.26, 1907.24, 2151.34, 2303.201, 2317.02, 2317.022, 2329.66, 2715.041, 2715.045, 2716.13, 2921.13, 2949.091, 2953.21, 3109.14, 3301.075, 3301.70, 3301.80, 3311.057, 3313.37, 3313.41, 3313.603, 3313.608, 3313.64, 3314.07, 3314.08, 3314.09, 3317.01, 3317.012, 3317.013, 3317.014, 3317.02, 3317.021, 3317.022, 3317.023, 3317.024, 3317.029, 3317.0212, 3317.0213, 3317.0216, 3317.03, 3317.05, 3317.051, 3317.064, 3317.11, 3317.13, 3317.16, 3317.161, 3317.162, 3317.19, 3317.20, 3318.04, 3318.05, 3318.052, 3318.06, 3318.08, 3318.12, 3318.31, 3318.36, 3318.362, 3318.37, 3318.38, 3319.19, 3321.01, 3323.09, 3323.091, 3333.02, 3333.03, 3333.043, 3333.12, 3333.13, 3333.21, 3333.22, 3383.01, 3383.02, 3383.04, 3383.07, 3701.142, 3702.68, 3721.07, 3721.12, 3721.16, 3721.17, 3734.57, 3734.82, 3734.901, 3745.014, 3745.04, 3745.11, 3745.22, 3750.02, 3769.08, 3769.20, 3770.06, 3793.04, 3902.23, 3923.28, 3923.30, 4105.17, 4115.10, 4121.44, 4123.27, 4301.43, 4504.05, 4511.81, 4701.10, 4701.16, 4713.10, 4715.03, 4715.13, 4715.14, 4715.16, 4715.21, 4715.24, 4715.27, 4717.02, 4717.07, 4717.08, 4717.09, 4723.08, 4723.79, 4731.14, 4731.53, 4736.12, 4736.14, 4743.05, 4775.01, 4775.02, 4775.08, 4775.99, 5101.071, 5101.14, 5101.141, 5101.145, 5101.184, 5101.19, 5101.36, 5101.521, 5101.54, 5101.80, 5101.83, 5101.85, 5101.853, 5101.854, 5103.031, 5103.033, 5103.036, 5103.0312, 5103.0313, 5103.0316, 5103.07, 5107.02, 5107.10, 5107.14, 5107.18, 5108.01, 5108.06, 5108.07, 5108.08, 5108.09, 5108.10, 5111.01, 5111.041, 5111.17, 5111.20, 5111.22, 5111.23, 5111.231, 5111.25, 5111.251, 5111.255, 5111.28, 5111.29, 5111.58, 5111.87, 5119.01, 5119.06, 5119.61, 5123.01, 5123.041, 5123.60, 5123.71, 5123.76, 5126.01, 5126.042, 5126.05, 5126.051, 5126.12, 5126.18, 5126.357, 5126.431, 5139.01, 5139.11, 5139.31, 5153.165, 5153.60, 5153.69, 5153.78, 5705.091, 5705.41, 5705.44, 5709.17, 5721.30, 5725.31, 5727.81, 5727.811, 5727.84, 5727.85, 5729.07, 5733.053, 5733.056, 5733.06, 5733.122, 5733.401, 5733.42, 5739.01, 5739.02, 5739.024, 5747.122, 5747.221, 5747.39, 6101.25, 6109.13, 6109.21, and 6111.035; to amend, for the purpose of adopting new section numbers as indicated in parentheses, sections 3317.161 (3317.052), 3317.162 (3317.053), 5101.19 (329.19), 5101.071 (5101.251), 5101.853 (5101.851), 5101.854 (5101.853), 5108.06 (5108.03), 5108.07 (5108.05), 5108.08 (5108.06), 5111.34 (5111.206), and 5111.87 (5111.871); to enact new sections 5101.852, 5108.07, 5108.08, 5111.34, 5111.341, 5111.87, and 5126.054 and sections 103.33, 340.16, 504.21, 991.20, 1502.12, 1513.10, 1521.19, 3302.041, 3303.01, 3305.061, 3311.058, 3314.072, 3314.091, 3317.0217, 3318.042, 3318.051, 3318.363, 3318.50, 3318.51, 3318.52, 3383.09, 3701.61, 3701.92, 3704.143, 3745.10, 3745.15, 4715.031, 4723.062, 4731.573, 4905.87, 5101.821, 5111.0110, 5111.042, 5111.081, 5111.171, 5111.342, 5111.343, 5111.344, 5111.345, 5111.346, 5111.347, 5111.348, 5111.349, 5111.3410, 5111.3411, 5111.3412, 5111.3413, 5111.3414, 5111.3415, 5111.63, 5111.64, 5111.85, 5111.86, 5111.872, 5111.873, 5123.044, 5123.045, 5123.046, 5123.047, 5123.048, 5123.049, 5123.0410, 5123.0411, 5123.0412, 5123.0413, 5123.195, 5126.046, 5126.047, 5126.055, and 5126.056; and to repeal sections 9.832, 105.45, 105.46, 121.51, 121.52, 121.53, 131.41, 166.032, 307.031, 1329.68, 1503.35, 1503.351, 1507.12, 2151.341, 3317.0215, 3318.055, 3318.061, 3318.081, 3318.13, 3318.14, 3318.17, 3318.361, 3702.17, 3729.01, 3729.02, 3729.03, 3729.05, 3729.10, 3729.11, 3729.12, 3729.14, 3729.15, 3729.16, 3729.17, 3729.18, 3729.21, 3729.22, 3729.23, 3729.24, 3729.26, 3729.29, 3729.36, 3729.40, 3729.41, 3729.43, 3729.45, 3729.46, 3729.55, 3729.61, 3729.99, 5101.143, 5101.52, 5101.541, 5101.542, 5101.543, 5101.851, 5101.852, 5111.341, 5111.88, 5126.054, and 5139.281 of the Revised Code; to amend the versions of sections 2152.43 and 5139.31 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2002; and to amend the versions of sections 5139.01 and 5139.11 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2002, and to amend Section 153 of Am. Sub. H.B. 117 of the 121st General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to amend Section 3 of Am. Sub. H.B. 440 of the 121st General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to amend Section 5 of Am. Sub. S.B. 50 of the 121st General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to amend Section 3 of Am. Sub. H.B. 215 of the 122nd General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to amend Section 3 of Am. Sub. H.B. 621 of the 122nd General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to amend Section 9 of Am. Sub. S.B. 192 of the 123rd General Assembly; to amend Section 4 of Am. S.B. 210 of the 123rd General Assembly; to amend Sections 129 and 180 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly; to amend Sections 10 and 13 of Am. Sub. S.B. 287 of the 123rd General Assembly to repeal Section 18 of Am. Sub. H.B. 650 of the 122nd General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to repeal Section 17 of Am. Sub. H.B. 282 of the 123rd General Assembly, as subsequently amended; to repeal Section 15 of Am. Sub. S.B. 287 of the 123rd General Assembly and to repeal Section 173 of this act on January 16, 2002 to make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2003, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 9.06, 9.821, 9.822, 103.143, 102.02, 105.41, 111.16, 111.18, 111.23, 111.25, 118.08, 120.06, 120.16, 120.26, 120.33, 121.40, 122.011, 122.71, 122.76, 122.92, 125.22, 126.11, 126.21, 127.16, 131.01, 133.021, 133.06, 133.07, 140.01, 166.03, 169.01, 173.40, 175.22, 179.02, 179.03, 179.04, 181.51, 181.52, 181.54, 181.56, 183.09, 183.10, 183.17, 301.27, 325.071, 329.042, 349.01, 503.162, 504.03, 504.04, 505.24, 507.09, 901.43, 901.63, 901.81, 901.82, 917.07, 917.99, 1309.40, 1309.401, 1309.402, 1309.42, 1329.01, 1329.04, 1329.06, 1329.07, 1329.42, 1329.421, 1329.45, 1329.56, 1329.58, 1329.60, 1329.601, 1501.01, 1501.40, 1503.011, 1507.01, 1509.071, 1514.11, 1521.04, 1531.35, 1533.13, 1547.67, 1561.26, 1701.05, 1701.07, 1701.81, 1702.05, 1702.06, 1702.43, 1702.59, 1703.04, 1703.041, 1703.15, 1703.17, 1703.27, 1703.31, 1705.05, 1705.06, 1705.38, 1705.55, 1746.04, 1746.06, 1746.15, 1747.03, 1747.04, 1747.10, 1775.63, 1775.64, 1782.04, 1782.08, 1782.09, 1782.433, 1785.06, 1901.26, 1907.24, 2151.34, 2303.201, 2317.02, 2317.022, 2329.66, 2715.041, 2715.045, 2716.13, 2921.13, 2949.091, 2953.21, 3109.14, 3301.075, 3301.70, 3301.80, 3311.057, 3313.37, 3313.41, 3313.603, 3313.608, 3313.64, 3314.07, 3314.08, 3314.09, 3317.01, 3317.012, 3317.013, 3317.014, 3317.02, 3317.021, 3317.022, 3317.023, 3317.024, 3317.029, 3317.0212, 3317.0213, 3317.0216, 3317.03, 3317.05, 3317.051, 3317.064, 3317.11, 3317.13, 3317.16, 3317.161, 3317.162, 3317.19, 3317.20, 3318.04, 3318.05, 3318.052, 3318.06, 3318.08, 3318.12, 3318.31, 3318.36, 3318.362, 3318.37, 3318.38, 3319.19, 3321.01, 3323.09, 3323.091, 3333.02, 3333.03, 3333.043, 3333.12, 3333.13, 3333.21, 3333.22, 3383.01, 3383.02, 3383.04, 3383.07, 3701.142, 3702.68, 3721.07, 3721.12, 3721.16, 3721.17, 3734.57, 3734.82, 3734.901, 3745.014, 3745.04, 3745.11, 3745.22, 3750.02, 3769.08, 3769.20, 3770.06, 3793.04, 3902.23, 3923.28, 3923.30, 4105.17, 4115.10, 4121.44, 4123.27, 4301.43, 4504.05, 4511.81, 4701.10, 4701.16, 4713.10, 4715.03, 4715.13, 4715.14, 4715.16, 4715.21, 4715.24, 4715.27, 4717.02, 4717.07, 4717.08, 4717.09, 4723.08, 4723.79, 4731.14, 4731.53, 4736.12, 4736.14, 4743.05, 4775.01, 4775.02, 4775.08, 4775.99, 5101.071, 5101.14, 5101.141, 5101.145, 5101.184, 5101.19, 5101.36, 5101.521, 5101.54, 5101.80, 5101.83, 5101.85, 5101.853, 5101.854, 5103.031, 5103.033, 5103.036, 5103.0312, 5103.0313, 5103.0316, 5103.07, 5107.02, 5107.10, 5107.14, 5107.18, 5108.01, 5108.06, 5108.07, 5108.08, 5108.09, 5108.10, 5111.01, 5111.041, 5111.17, 5111.20, 5111.22, 5111.23, 5111.231, 5111.25, 5111.251, 5111.255, 5111.28, 5111.29, 5111.58, 5111.87, 5119.01, 5119.06, 5119.61, 5123.01, 5123.041, 5123.60, 5123.71, 5123.76, 5126.01, 5126.042, 5126.05, 5126.051, 5126.12, 5126.18, 5126.357, 5126.431, 5139.01, 5139.11, 5139.31, 5153.165, 5153.60, 5153.69, 5153.78, 5705.091, 5705.41, 5705.44, 5709.17, 5721.30, 5725.31, 5727.81, 5727.811, 5727.84, 5727.85, 5729.07, 5733.053, 5733.056, 5733.06, 5733.122, 5733.401, 5733.42, 5739.01, 5739.02, 5739.024, 5747.122, 5747.221, 5747.39, 6101.25, 6109.13, 6109.21, and 6111.035 be amended; sections 3317.161 (3317.052), 3317.162 (3317.053), 5101.19 (329.19), 5101.071 (5101.251), 5101.853 (5101.851), 5101.854 (5101.853), 5108.06 (5108.03), 5108.07 (5108.05), 5108.08 (5108.06), 5111.34 (5111.206), and 5111.87 (5111.871) be amended for the purpose of adopting new section numbers as indicated in parentheses; and new sections 5101.852, 5108.07, 5108.08, 5111.34, 5111.341, 5111.87, and 5126.054 and sections 103.33, 340.16, 504.21, 991.20, 1502.12, 1513.10, 1521.19, 3302.041, 3303.01, 3305.061, 3311.058, 3314.072, 3314.091, 3317.0217, 3318.042, 3318.051, 3318.363, 3318.50, 3318.51, 3318.52, 3383.09, 3701.61, 3701.92, 3704.143, 3745.10, 3745.15, 4715.031, 4723.062, 4731.573, 4905.87, 5101.821, 5111.0110, 5111.042, 5111.081, 5111.171, 5111.342, 5111.343, 5111.344, 5111.345, 5111.346, 5111.347, 5111.348, 5111.349, 5111.3410, 5111.3411, 5111.3412, 5111.3413, 5111.3414, 5111.3415, 5111.63, 5111.64, 5111.85, 5111.86, 5111.872, 5111.873, 5123.044, 5123.045, 5123.046, 5123.047, 5123.048, 5123.049, 5123.0410, 5123.0411, 5123.0412, 5123.0413, 5123.195, 5126.046, 5126.047, 5126.055, and 5126.056 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 9.06.  (A)(1) The department of rehabilitation and correction shall contract for the private operation and management pursuant to this section of the initial intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code and may contract for the private operation and management of any other facility under this section. Counties and municipal corporations to the extent authorized in sections 307.93, 341.35, 753.03, and 753.15 of the Revised Code, may contract for the private operation and management of a facility under this section. A contract entered into under this section shall be for an initial term of not more than two years, with an option to renew for additional periods of two years.
(2) Not later than December 31, 1998, the The department of rehabilitation and correction, by rule, shall adopt minimum criteria and specifications that a person or entity, other than a person or entity that satisfies the criteria set forth in division (A)(3)(a) of this section and subject to division (I) of this section, must satisfy in order to apply to operate and manage as a contractor pursuant to this section the initial intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code.
(3) Subject to division (I) of this section, any person or entity that applies to operate and manage a facility as a contractor pursuant to this section shall satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
(a) The person or entity is accredited by the American correctional association and, at the time of the application, operates and manages one or more facilities accredited by the American correctional association.
(b) The person or entity satisfies all of the minimum criteria and specifications adopted by the department of rehabilitation and correction pursuant to division (A)(2) of this section, provided that this alternative shall be available only in relation to the initial intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code.
(4) Subject to division (I) of this section, before a public entity may enter into a contract under this section, the contractor shall convincingly demonstrate to the public entity that it can operate the facility with the inmate capacity required by the public entity and provide the services required in this section and realize at least a five per cent savings over the projected cost to the public entity of providing these same services to operate the facility that is the subject of the contract. No out-of-state prisoners may be housed in any facility that is the subject of a contract entered into under this section.
(B) Subject to division (I) of this section, any contract entered into under this section shall include all of the following:
(1) A requirement that the contractor retain the contractor's accreditation from the American correctional association throughout the contract term or, if the contractor applied pursuant to division (A)(3)(b) of this section, continue complying with the applicable criteria and specifications adopted by the department of rehabilitation and correction pursuant to division (A)(2) of this section;
(2) A requirement that all of the following conditions be met:
(a) The contractor begins the process of accrediting the facility with the American correctional association no later than sixty days after the facility receives its first inmate.
(b) The contractor receives accreditation of the facility within twelve months after the date the contractor applies to the American correctional association for accreditation.
(c) Once the accreditation is received, the contractor maintains it for the duration of the contract term.
(d) If the contractor does not comply with divisions (B)(2)(a) to (c) of this section, the contractor is in violation of the contract, and the public entity may revoke the contract at its discretion.
(3) A requirement that the contractor comply with all rules promulgated by the department of rehabilitation and correction that apply to the operation and management of correctional facilities, including the minimum standards for jails in Ohio and policies regarding the use of force and the use of deadly force, although the public entity may require more stringent standards, and comply with any applicable laws, rules, or regulations of the federal, state, and local governments, including, but not limited to, sanitation, food service, safety, and health regulations. The contractor shall be required to send copies of reports of inspections completed by the appropriate authorities regarding compliance with rules and regulations to the director of rehabilitation and correction or the director's designee and, if contracting with a local public entity, to the governing authority of that entity.
(4) A requirement that the contractor report for investigation all crimes in connection with the facility to the public entity, to all local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over the place at which the facility is located, and, for a crime committed at a state correctional institution, to the state highway patrol;
(5) A requirement that the contractor immediately report all escapes from the facility, and the apprehension of all escapees, by telephone and in writing to all local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over the place at which the facility is located, to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the facility is located, to the state highway patrol, to a daily newspaper having general circulation in the county in which the facility is located, and, if the institution facility is a state correctional institution, to the department of rehabilitation and correction. The written notice may be by either facsimile transmission or mail. A failure to comply with this requirement regarding an escape is a violation of section 2921.22 of the Revised Code.
(6) A requirement that, if the facility is a state correctional institution, the contractor provide a written report within specified time limits to the director of rehabilitation and correction or the director's designee of all unusual incidents at the facility as defined in rules promulgated by the department of rehabilitation and correction or, if the facility is a local correctional institution, that the contractor provide a written report of all unusual incidents at the facility to the governing authority of the local public entity;
(7) A requirement that the contractor maintain proper control of inmates' personal funds pursuant to rules promulgated by the department of rehabilitation and correction, for state correctional institutions, or pursuant to the minimum standards for jails along with any additional standards established by the local public entity, for local correctional institutions, and that records pertaining to these funds be made available to representatives of the public entity for review or audit;
(8) A requirement that the contractor prepare and distribute to the director of rehabilitation and correction or, if contracting with a local public entity, to the governing authority of the local entity, annual budget income and expenditure statements and funding source financial reports;
(9) A requirement that the public entity appoint and supervise a full-time contract monitor, that the contractor provide suitable office space for the contract monitor at the facility, and that the contractor allow the contract monitor unrestricted access to all parts of the facility and all records of the facility except the contractor's financial records;
(10) A requirement that if the facility is a state correctional institution, designated department of rehabilitation and correction staff members be allowed access to the facility in accordance with rules promulgated by the department;
(11) A requirement that the contractor provide internal and perimeter security as agreed upon in the contract;
(12) If the facility is a state correctional institution, a requirement that the contractor impose discipline on inmates housed in a state correctional institution, only in accordance with rules promulgated by the department of rehabilitation and correction;
(13) A requirement that the facility be staffed at all times with a staffing pattern approved by the public entity and adequate both to ensure supervision of inmates and maintenance of security within the facility, and to provide for programs, transportation, security, and other operational needs. In determining security needs, the contractor shall be required to consider, among other things, the proximity of the facility to neighborhoods and schools.
(14) If the contract is with a local public entity, a requirement that the contractor provide services and programs, consistent with the minimum standards for jails promulgated by the department of rehabilitation and correction under section 5120.10 of the Revised Code;
(15) A clear statement that no immunity from liability granted to the state, and no immunity from liability granted to political subdivisions under Chapter 2744. of the Revised Code, shall extend to the contractor or any of the contractor's employees;
(16) A statement that all documents and records relevant to the facility shall be maintained in the same manner required for, and subject to the same laws, rules, and regulations as apply to, the records of the public entity;
(17) Authorization for the public entity to impose a fine on the contractor from a schedule of fines included in the contract for the contractor's failure to perform its contractual duties, or to cancel the contract, as the public entity considers appropriate. If a fine is imposed, the public entity may reduce the payment owed to the contractor pursuant to any invoice in the amount of the imposed fine.
(18) A statement that all services provided or goods produced at the facility shall be subject to the same regulations, and the same distribution limitations, as apply to goods and services produced at other correctional institutions;
(19) Authorization for the department to establish one or more prison industries at a facility operated and managed by a contractor for the department;
(20) A requirement that, if the facility is an intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code, the facility shall comply with all criteria for intensive program prisons of that type that are set forth in that section;
(21) If the institution is a state correctional institution, a requirement that the contractor provide clothing for all inmates housed in the facility that is conspicuous in its color, style, or color and style, that conspicuously identifies its wearer as an inmate, and that is readily distinguishable from clothing of a nature that normally is worn outside the facility by non-inmates, that the contractor require all inmates housed in the facility to wear the clothing so provided, and that the contractor not permit any inmate, while inside or on the premises of the facility or while being transported to or from the facility, to wear any clothing of a nature that does not conspicuously identify its wearer as an inmate and that normally is worn outside the facility by non-inmates.
(C) No contract entered into under this section may require, authorize, or imply a delegation of the authority or responsibility of the public entity to a contractor for any of the following:
(1) Developing or implementing procedures for calculating inmate release and parole eligibility dates and recommending the granting or denying of parole, although the contractor may submit written reports that have been prepared in the ordinary course of business;
(2) Developing or implementing procedures for calculating and awarding earned credits, approving the type of work inmates may perform and the wage or earned credits, if any, that may be awarded to inmates engaging in such that work, and granting, denying, or revoking earned credits;
(3) For inmates serving a term imposed for a felony offense committed prior to July 1, 1996, or for a misdemeanor offense, developing or implementing procedures for calculating and awarding good time, approving the good time, if any, that may be awarded to inmates engaging in work, and granting, denying, or revoking good time;
(4) For inmates serving a term imposed for a felony offense committed on or after July 1, 1996, extending an inmate's term pursuant to the provisions of law governing bad time;
(5) Classifying an inmate or placing an inmate in a more or a less restrictive custody than the custody ordered by the public entity;
(6) Approving inmates for work release;
(7) Contracting for local or long distance telephone services for inmates or receiving commissions from such those services at a facility that is owned by or operated under a contract with the department.
(D) A contractor that has been approved to operate a facility under this section, and a person or entity that enters into a contract for specialized services, as described in division (I) of this section, relative to an intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code to be operated by a contractor that has been approved to operate the prison under this section, shall provide an adequate policy of insurance specifically including, but not limited to, insurance for civil rights claims as determined by a risk management or actuarial firm with demonstrated experience in public liability for state governments. The insurance policy shall provide that the state, including all state agencies, and all political subdivisions of the state with jurisdiction over the facility or in which a facility is located are named as insured, and that the state and its political subdivisions shall be sent any notice of cancellation. The contractor may not self-insure.
A contractor that has been approved to operate a facility under this section, and a person or entity that enters into a contract for specialized services, as described in division (I) of this section, relative to an intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code to be operated by a contractor that has been approved to operate the prison under this section, shall indemnify and hold harmless the state, its officers, agents, and employees, and any local government entity in the state having jurisdiction over the facility or ownership of the facility, shall reimburse the state for its costs in defending the state or any of its officers, agents, or employees, and shall reimburse any local government entity of that nature for its costs in defending the local government entity, from all of the following:
(1) Any claims or losses for services rendered by the contractor, person, or entity performing or supplying services in connection with the performance of the contract;
(2) Any failure of the contractor, person, or entity or its officers or employees to adhere to the laws, rules, regulations, or terms agreed to in the contract;
(3) Any constitutional, federal, state, or civil rights claim brought against the state related to the facility operated and managed by the contractor;
(4) Any claims, losses, demands, or causes of action arising out of the contractor's, person's, or entity's activities in this state;
(5) Any attorney's fees or court costs arising from any habeas corpus actions or other inmate suits that may arise from any event that occurred at the facility or was a result of such an event, or arise over the conditions, management, or operation of the facility, which fees and costs shall include, but not be limited to, attorney's fees for the state's representation and for any court-appointed representation of any inmate, and the costs of any special judge who may be appointed to hear such those actions or suits.
(E) Private correctional officers of a contractor operating and managing a facility pursuant to a contract entered into under this section may carry and use firearms in the course of their employment only after being certified as satisfactorily completing an approved training program as described in division (A) of section 109.78 of the Revised Code.
(F) Upon notification by the contractor of an escape from, or of a disturbance at, the facility that is the subject of a contract entered into under this section, the department of rehabilitation and correction and state and local law enforcement agencies shall use all reasonable means to recapture escapees or quell any disturbance. Any cost incurred by the state or its political subdivisions relating to the apprehension of an escapee or the quelling of a disturbance at the facility shall be chargeable to and borne by the contractor. The contractor shall also reimburse the state or its political subdivisions for all reasonable costs incurred relating to the temporary detention of the escapee following recapture.
(G) Any offense that would be a crime if committed at a state correctional institution or jail, workhouse, prison, or other correctional facility shall be a crime if committed by or with regard to inmates at facilities operated pursuant to a contract entered into under this section.
(H) A contractor operating and managing a facility pursuant to a contract entered into under this section shall pay any inmate workers at the facility at the rate approved by the public entity. Inmates working at the facility shall not be considered employees of the contractor.
(I) In contracting for the private operation and management pursuant to division (A) of this section of the initial intensive program prison established pursuant to section 5120.033 of the Revised Code or of any other intensive program prison established pursuant to that section, the department of rehabilitation and correction may enter into a contract with a contractor for the general operation and management of the prison and may enter into one or more separate contracts with other persons or entities for the provision of specialized services for persons confined in the prison, including, but not limited to, security or training services or medical, counseling, educational, or similar treatment programs. If, pursuant to this division, the department enters into a contract with a contractor for the general operation and management of the prison and also enters into one or more specialized service contracts with other persons or entities, all of the following apply:
(1) The contract for the general operation and management shall comply with all requirements and criteria set forth in this section, and all provisions of this section apply in relation to the prison operated and managed pursuant to the contract.
(2) Divisions (A)(2), (B), and (C) of this section do not apply in relation to any specialized services contract, except to the extent that the provisions of those divisions clearly are relevant to the specialized services to be provided under the specialized services contract. Division (D) of this section applies in relation to each specialized services contract.
(J) As used in this section:
(1) "Public entity" means the department of rehabilitation and correction, or a county or municipal corporation or a combination of counties and municipal corporations, that has jurisdiction over a facility that is the subject of a contract entered into under this section.
(2) "Local public entity" means a county or municipal corporation, or a combination of counties and municipal corporations, that has jurisdiction over a jail, workhouse, or other correctional facility used only for misdemeanants that is the subject of a contract entered into under this section.
(3) "Governing authority of a local public entity" means, for a county, the board of county commissioners; for a municipal corporation, the legislative authority; for a combination of counties and municipal corporation, all the boards of county commissioners and municipal legislative authorities that joined to create the facility.
(4) "Contractor" means a person who or entity that enters into a contract under this section to operate and manage a jail, workhouse, or other correctional facility.
(5) "Facility" means the specific county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jail, workhouse, prison, or other type of correctional institution or facility used only for misdemeanants, or a state correctional institution, that is the subject of a contract entered into under this section.
(6) "Person or entity" in the case of a contract for the private operation and management of a state correctional institution, includes an employee organization, as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code, that represents employees at state correctional institutions.
Sec. 9.821.  (A) The department of administrative services shall direct and manage for state agencies all risk management and insurance programs authorized under section 9.822 of the Revised Code.
(B) The office of risk management is hereby established within the department of administrative services. The director of administrative services, or a deputy director appointed by the director, shall control and supervise the office.
(C) The office may take any of the following actions that it determines to be in the best interests of the state:
(1) Provide all insurance coverages for the state, including, but not limited to, automobile liability, casualty, property, public liability, and, except as provided in division (C)(6) of this section, fidelity bond insurance;. The cost of insurance coverage shall be paid from appropriations made to the state agencies that the office has designated to receive the coverage.
(2) Provide coverage of legal expenses that are necessary and related to the legal defense of claims against the state;
(3) Purchase insurance policies consistent with sections 125.01 to 125.111 of the Revised Code, develop and administer self-insurance programs, or do both;
(4) Consolidate and combine state insurance coverages;
(5) Provide technical services in risk management and insurance to state agencies;
(6)(a) Establish and administer a self-insured fidelity bond program for a particular class or subclass of state officer, employee, or agent, if, prior to the establishment and administration of this program, the director does both of the following:
(i) Holds a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to determine whether fidelity bond insurance for that particular class or subclass of state officer, employee, or agent is available in the voluntary market;
(ii) If, as a result of that hearing, the director determines that fidelity bond insurance for a particular class or subclass of state officer, employee, or agent is unavailable in the voluntary market and that the absence of this insurance threatens the operation of state government and will be detrimental to the general welfare of the citizens of this state, adopts rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to establish standards and procedures governing the establishment, administration, and termination of the fidelity bond program for that particular class or subclass of state officer, employee, or agent.
(b) Division (C)(6)(a) of this section does not apply to any self-insured blanket fidelity bond program that, on the effective date of this section September 20, 1993, has been established pursuant to section 9.831 or 9.832 of the Revised Code.
(7) Except as provided in division (C)(6) of this section, adopt and publish, in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code, necessary rules and procedures governing the administration of the state's insurance and risk management activities.
(D) No state agency, except a state agency exempted under section 125.02 or 125.04 of the Revised Code from the department's purchasing authority, shall purchase any insurance described in this section except as authorized by the department and in accordance with terms, conditions, and procurement methods established by the department.
(E) With respect to any civil action, demand, or claim against the state that could be filed in the court of claims, nothing in sections 9.82 to 9.823 of the Revised Code shall be interpreted to permit the settlement or compromise of those civil actions, demands, or claims, except in the manner provided in Chapter 2743. of the Revised Code.
Sec. 9.822.  (A) The department of administrative services through the office of risk management shall establish an insurance plan or plans, which that may provide for self-insurance or the purchase of insurance, or both, for any of the following purposes:
(1) Insuring state real and personal property against losses occasioned by fire, windstorm, or other accidents and perils;
(2) Insuring the state and its officers and employees against liability resulting from any civil action, demand, or claim against the state or its officers and employees arising out of any act or omission of an officer or employee in the performance of his official duties, except acts and omissions for which indemnification is prohibited under section 9.87 of the Revised Code;
(3) Insuring the state through the fidelity bonding of state officers, employees, and agents who are required by law to provide a fidelity bond.
(B)(1) Prior to the establishment of any self-insured fidelity bond program for a particular class or subclass of state officer, employee, or agent authorized pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section, the director of administrative services shall follow the procedures for holding a hearing and adopting rules set forth in division (C)(6)(a) of section 9.821 of the Revised Code.
(2) Division (B)(1) of this section does not apply to any self-insured blanket fidelity bond program that, on the effective date of this section September 20, 1993, has been established pursuant to section 9.831 or 9.832 of the Revised Code.
(3) The director shall prepare annually a written report detailing any self-insured fidelity bond program established pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section. The report shall include, but is not limited to, information relating to premiums collected, income from recovery, loss experience, and administrative costs of the program. A copy of the report, together with a copy of those portions of the most recent reports submitted under division (D) of section 9.823 of the Revised Code and pertaining that pertain to any such self-insured fidelity bond program, shall be submitted to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate by the first last day of September March of each year.
Sec. 102.02.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (H) of this section, every person who is elected to or is a candidate for a state, county, or city office, or the office of member of the United States congress, and every person who is appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term in such an elective office; all members of the state board of education; the director, assistant directors, deputy directors, division chiefs, or persons of equivalent rank of any administrative department of the state; the president or other chief administrative officer of every state institution of higher education as defined in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code; the chief executive officer of each state retirement system; all members of the board of commissioners on grievances and discipline of the supreme court and the ethics commission created under section 102.05 of the Revised Code; every business manager, treasurer, or superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, joint vocational, or cooperative education school district or an educational service center; every person who is elected to or is a candidate for the office of member of a board of education of a city, local, exempted village, joint vocational, or cooperative education school district or of a governing board of an educational service center that has a total student count of twelve thousand or more as most recently determined by the department of education pursuant to section 3317.03 of the Revised Code; every person who is appointed to the board of education of a municipal school district pursuant to division (B) or (F) of section 3311.71 of the Revised Code; all members of the board of directors of a sanitary district established under Chapter 6115. of the Revised Code and organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use that includes two municipal corporations in two counties; every public official or employee who is paid a salary or wage in accordance with schedule C of section 124.15 or schedule E-2 of section 124.152 of the Revised Code; members of the board of trustees and the executive director of the tobacco use prevention and control foundation; members of the board of trustees and the executive director of the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation; members and the executive director of the biomedical research and technology transfer commission; and every other public official or employee who is designated by the appropriate ethics commission pursuant to division (B) of this section shall file with the appropriate ethics commission on a form prescribed by the commission, a statement disclosing all of the following:
(1) The name of the person filing the statement and each member of the person's immediate family and all names under which the person or members of the person's immediate family do business;
(2)(a) Subject to divisions (A)(2)(b) and (c) of this section and except as otherwise provided in section 102.022 of the Revised Code, identification of every source of income, other than income from a legislative agent identified in division (A)(2)(b) of this section, received during the preceding calendar year, in the person's own name or by any other person for the person's use or benefit, by the person filing the statement, and a brief description of the nature of the services for which the income was received. If the person filing the statement is a member of the general assembly, the statement shall identify the amount of every source of income received in accordance with the following ranges of amounts: zero or more, but less than one thousand dollars; one thousand dollars or more, but less than ten thousand dollars; ten thousand dollars or more, but less than twenty-five thousand dollars; twenty-five thousand dollars or more, but less than fifty thousand dollars; fifty thousand dollars or more, but less than one hundred thousand dollars; and one hundred thousand dollars or more. Division (A)(2)(a) of this section shall not be construed to require a person filing the statement who derives income from a business or profession to disclose the individual items of income that constitute the gross income of that business or profession, except for those individual items of income that are attributable to the person's or, if the income is shared with the person, the partner's, solicitation of services or goods or performance, arrangement, or facilitation of services or provision of goods on behalf of the business or profession of clients, including corporate clients, who are legislative agents as defined in section 101.70 of the Revised Code. A person who files the statement under this section shall disclose the identity of and the amount of income received from a person who the public official or employee knows or has reason to know is doing or seeking to do business of any kind with the public official's or employee's agency.
(b) If the person filing the statement is a member of the general assembly, the statement shall identify every source of income and the amount of that income that was received from a legislative agent, as defined in section 101.70 of the Revised Code, during the preceding calendar year, in the person's own name or by any other person for the person's use or benefit, by the person filing the statement, and a brief description of the nature of the services for which the income was received. Division (A)(2)(b) of this section requires the disclosure of clients of attorneys or persons licensed under section 4732.12 of the Revised Code, or patients of persons certified under section 4731.14 of the Revised Code, if those clients or patients are legislative agents. Division (A)(2)(b) of this section requires a person filing the statement who derives income from a business or profession to disclose those individual items of income that constitute the gross income of that business or profession that are received from legislative agents.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(2)(c) of this section, division (A)(2)(a) of this section applies to attorneys, physicians, and other persons who engage in the practice of a profession and who, pursuant to a section of the Revised Code, the common law of this state, a code of ethics applicable to the profession, or otherwise, generally are required not to reveal, disclose, or use confidences of clients, patients, or other recipients of professional services except under specified circumstances or generally are required to maintain those types of confidences as privileged communications except under specified circumstances. Division (A)(2)(a) of this section does not require an attorney, physician, or other professional subject to a confidentiality requirement as described in division (A)(2)(c) of this section to disclose the name, other identity, or address of a client, patient, or other recipient of professional services if the disclosure would threaten the client, patient, or other recipient of professional services, would reveal details of the subject matter for which legal, medical, or professional advice or other services were sought, or would reveal an otherwise privileged communication involving the client, patient, or other recipient of professional services. Division (A)(2)(a) of this section does not require an attorney, physician, or other professional subject to a confidentiality requirement as described in division (A)(2)(c) of this section to disclose in the brief description of the nature of services required by division (A)(2)(a) of this section any information pertaining to specific professional services rendered for a client, patient, or other recipient of professional services that would reveal details of the subject matter for which legal, medical, or professional advice was sought or would reveal an otherwise privileged communication involving the client, patient, or other recipient of professional services.
(3) The name of every corporation on file with the secretary of state that is incorporated in this state or holds a certificate of compliance authorizing it to do business in this state, trust, business trust, partnership, or association that transacts business in this state in which the person filing the statement or any other person for the person's use and benefit had during the preceding calendar year an investment of over one thousand dollars at fair market value as of the thirty-first day of December of the preceding calendar year, or the date of disposition, whichever is earlier, or in which the person holds any office or has a fiduciary relationship, and a description of the nature of the investment, office, or relationship. Division (A)(3) of this section does not require disclosure of the name of any bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or building and loan association with which the person filing the statement has a deposit or a withdrawable share account.
(4) All fee simple and leasehold interests to which the person filing the statement holds legal title to or a beneficial interest in real property located within the state, excluding the person's residence and property used primarily for personal recreation;
(5) The names of all persons residing or transacting business in the state to whom the person filing the statement owes, in the person's own name or in the name of any other person, more than one thousand dollars. Division (A)(5) of this section shall not be construed to require the disclosure of debts owed by the person resulting from the ordinary conduct of a business or profession or debts on the person's residence or real property used primarily for personal recreation, except that the superintendent of financial institutions shall disclose the names of all state-chartered savings and loan associations and of all service corporations subject to regulation under division (E)(2) of section 1151.34 of the Revised Code to whom the superintendent in the superintendent's own name or in the name of any other person owes any money, and that the superintendent and any deputy superintendent of banks shall disclose the names of all state-chartered banks and all bank subsidiary corporations subject to regulation under section 1109.44 of the Revised Code to whom the superintendent or deputy superintendent owes any money.
(6) The names of all persons residing or transacting business in the state, other than a depository excluded under division (A)(3) of this section, who owe more than one thousand dollars to the person filing the statement, either in the person's own name or to any person for the person's use or benefit. Division (A)(6) of this section shall not be construed to require the disclosure of clients of attorneys or persons licensed under section 4732.12 or 4732.15 of the Revised Code, or patients of persons certified under section 4731.14 of the Revised Code, nor the disclosure of debts owed to the person resulting from the ordinary conduct of a business or profession.
(7) Except as otherwise provided in section 102.022 of the Revised Code, the source of each gift of over seventy-five dollars, or of each gift of over twenty-five dollars received by a member of the general assembly from a legislative agent, received by the person in the person's own name or by any other person for the person's use or benefit during the preceding calendar year, except gifts received by will or by virtue of section 2105.06 of the Revised Code, or received from spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, or any person to whom the person filing the statement stands in loco parentis, or received by way of distribution from any inter vivos or testamentary trust established by a spouse or by an ancestor;
(8) Except as otherwise provided in section 102.022 of the Revised Code, identification of the source and amount of every payment of expenses incurred for travel to destinations inside or outside this state that is received by the person in the person's own name or by any other person for the person's use or benefit and that is incurred in connection with the person's official duties, except for expenses for travel to meetings or conventions of a national or state organization to which either house of the general assembly, any legislative agency, a state institution of higher education as defined in section 3345.031 of the Revised Code, any other state agency, or any political subdivision or any office or agency of a political subdivision pays membership dues;
(9) Except as otherwise provided in section 102.022 of the Revised Code, identification of the source of payment of expenses for meals and other food and beverages, other than for meals and other food and beverages provided at a meeting at which the person participated in a panel, seminar, or speaking engagement or at a meeting or convention of a national or state organization to which either house of the general assembly, any legislative agency, a state institution of higher education as defined in section 3345.031 of the Revised Code, any other state agency, or any political subdivision or any office or agency of a political subdivision pays membership dues, that are incurred in connection with the person's official duties and that exceed one hundred dollars aggregated per calendar year;
(10) If the financial disclosure statement is filed by a public official or employee described in division (B)(2) of section 101.73 of the Revised Code or division (B)(2) of section 121.63 of the Revised Code who receives a statement from a legislative agent, executive agency lobbyist, or employer that contains the information described in division (F)(2) of section 101.73 of the Revised Code or division (G)(2) of section 121.63 of the Revised Code, all of the nondisputed information contained in the statement delivered to that public official or employee by the legislative agent, executive agency lobbyist, or employer under division (F)(2) of section 101.73 or (G)(2) of section 121.63 of the Revised Code. As used in division (A)(10) of this section, "legislative agent," "executive agency lobbyist," and "employer" have the same meanings as in sections 101.70 and 121.60 of the Revised Code.
A person may file a statement required by this section in person or by mail. A person who is a candidate for elective office shall file the statement no later than the thirtieth day before the primary, special, or general election at which the candidacy is to be voted on, whichever election occurs soonest, except that a person who is a write-in candidate shall file the statement no later than the twentieth day before the earliest election at which the person's candidacy is to be voted on. A person who holds elective office shall file the statement on or before the fifteenth day of April of each year unless the person is a candidate for office. A person who is appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term in an elective office shall file the statement within fifteen days after the person qualifies for office. Other persons shall file an annual statement on or before the fifteenth day of April or, if appointed or employed after that date, within ninety days after appointment or employment. No person shall be required to file with the appropriate ethics commission more than one statement or pay more than one filing fee for any one calendar year.
The appropriate ethics commission, for good cause, may extend for a reasonable time the deadline for filing a disclosure statement under this section.
A statement filed under this section is subject to public inspection at locations designated by the appropriate ethics commission except as otherwise provided in this section.
(B) The Ohio ethics commission, the joint legislative ethics committee, and the board of commissioners on grievances and discipline of the supreme court, using the rule-making procedures of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may require any class of public officials or employees under its jurisdiction and not specifically excluded by this section whose positions involve a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion in the formulation of public policy, expenditure of public funds, enforcement of laws and rules of the state or a county or city, or the execution of other public trusts, to file an annual statement on or before the fifteenth day of April under division (A) of this section. The appropriate ethics commission shall send the public officials or employees written notice of the requirement by the fifteenth day of February of each year the filing is required unless the public official or employee is appointed after that date, in which case the notice shall be sent within thirty days after appointment, and the filing shall be made not later than ninety days after appointment.
Except for disclosure statements filed by members of the board of trustees and the executive director of the tobacco use prevention and control foundation, members of the board of trustees and the executive director of the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation, and members and the executive director of the biomedical research and technology transfer commission, disclosure statements filed under this division with the Ohio ethics commission by members of boards, commissions, or bureaus of the state for which no compensation is received other than reasonable and necessary expenses shall be kept confidential. Disclosure statements filed with the Ohio ethics commission under division (A) of this section by business managers, treasurers, and superintendents of city, local, exempted village, joint vocational, or cooperative education school districts or educational service centers shall be kept confidential, except that any person conducting an audit of any such school district or educational service center pursuant to section 115.56 or Chapter 117. of the Revised Code may examine the disclosure statement of any business manager, treasurer, or superintendent of that school district or educational service center. The Ohio ethics commission shall examine each disclosure statement required to be kept confidential to determine whether a potential conflict of interest exists for the person who filed the disclosure statement. A potential conflict of interest exists if the private interests of the person, as indicated by the person's disclosure statement, might interfere with the public interests the person is required to serve in the exercise of the person's authority and duties in the person's office or position of employment. If the commission determines that a potential conflict of interest exists, it shall notify the person who filed the disclosure statement and shall make the portions of the disclosure statement that indicate a potential conflict of interest subject to public inspection in the same manner as is provided for other disclosure statements. Any portion of the disclosure statement that the commission determines does not indicate a potential conflict of interest shall be kept confidential by the commission and shall not be made subject to public inspection, except as is necessary for the enforcement of Chapters 102. and 2921. of the Revised Code and except as otherwise provided in this division.
(C) No person shall knowingly fail to file, on or before the applicable filing deadline established under this section, a statement that is required by this section.
(D) No person shall knowingly file a false statement that is required to be filed under this section.
(E)(1) Except as provided in divisions (E)(2) and (3) of this section, on and after March 2, 1994, the statement required by division (A) or (B) of this section shall be accompanied by a filing fee of twenty-five dollars.
(2) The statement required by division (A) of this section shall be accompanied by a filing fee to be paid by the person who is elected or appointed to, or is a candidate for, any of the following offices:
For state office, except member of
state board of education $50
For office of member of United States
congress or member of general assembly $25
For county office $25
 45
For city office $10
 20
For office of member of state board
of education $10
 20
For office of member of city, local,
exempted village, or cooperative
education board of
education or educational service
center governing board $ 5
For position of business manager,
treasurer, or superintendent of
city, local, exempted village, joint
vocational, or cooperative education
school district or
educational service center $ 5
For office of member of the board of
trustees of a state college or university $50

(3) No judge of a court of record or candidate for judge of such a court of record, and no referee or magistrate serving a court of record, shall be required to pay the fee required under division (E)(1) or (2) or (F) of this section.
(4) For any public official who is appointed to a nonelective office of the state and for any employee who holds a nonelective position in a public agency of the state, the state agency that is the primary employer of the state official or employee shall pay the fee required under division (E)(1) or (F) of this section.
(F) If a statement required to be filed under this section is not filed by the date on which it is required to be filed, the appropriate ethics commission shall assess the person required to file the statement a late filing fee equal to one-half of the applicable filing fee for each day the statement is not filed, except that the total amount of the late filing fee shall not exceed one hundred dollars.
(G)(1) The appropriate ethics commission other than the Ohio ethics commission shall deposit all fees it receives under divisions (E) and (F) of this section into the general revenue fund of the state.
(2) The Ohio ethics commission shall deposit all receipts, including, but not limited to, fees it receives under divisions (E) and (F) of this section and all moneys it receives from settlements under division (G) of section 102.06 of the Revised Code, into the Ohio ethics commission fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. All moneys credited to the fund shall be used solely for expenses related to the operation and statutory functions of the commission.
(H) Division (A) of this section does not apply to a person elected or appointed to the office of precinct, ward, or district committee member under Chapter 3517. of the Revised Code; a presidential elector; a delegate to a national convention; village or township officials and employees; any physician or psychiatrist who is paid a salary or wage in accordance with schedule C of section 124.15 or schedule E-2 of section 124.152 of the Revised Code and whose primary duties do not require the exercise of administrative discretion; or any member of a board, commission, or bureau of any county or city who receives less than one thousand dollars per year for serving in that position.
Sec. 103.143.  In addition to its duties under section 103.14 of the Revised Code, the legislative budget office of the legislative service commission shall, in accordance with this section, review all bills assigned to a committee of the general assembly, complete the appropriate local impact statements required by this section, and compile and distribute these statements as required by division (D) of this section.
(A) Subject to division (F) of this section, whenever any bill is introduced into either house of the general assembly and receives second consideration pursuant to the rules of that house, the bill shall be reviewed immediately by the legislative budget officer. Upon completing this review, the legislative budget officer shall determine whether the bill could result in a net additional cost to school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations from any new or expanded program or service that school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations would be required to perform or administer under the bill. If the legislative budget officer determines that it could result in such a cost, the legislative budget office service commission shall prepare a local impact statement in the manner specified in this section. Immediately upon determining the potential for a net additional cost, the legislative budget officer shall notify the sponsor of the bill, the chairperson of the committee to which the bill has been assigned, and the presiding officer and minority leader of the house in which the bill originates of the legislative budget officer's determination by signing and dating a statement to be delivered to them.
If a local impact statement is required, the legislative budget office service commission shall, as soon as possible but no later than thirty days after the date the bill is scheduled for a first hearing in a committee in the house in which the bill was introduced or no later than thirty days after being requested to do so by the chairperson of such a committee, prepare a statement containing the most accurate estimate possible, in dollars, of the net additional costs, if any, that will be required of school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations to perform or administer a new or expanded program or service required under the bill. Copies of this statement shall be sent to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the sponsor of the bill, the minority leader in both houses, and the chairperson of the committee to which the bill has been assigned.
No bill for which a local impact statement is required by this section shall be voted out of committee until after the committee members have received and considered the statement or, if the bill was amended in committee, the revised statement, unless the bill is voted out of committee by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the committee.
(B) In preparing a local impact statement, the legislative budget office service commission may request any department, division, institution, board, commission, authority, bureau, or other instrumentality or officer of the state, a school district, a county, a municipal corporation, or a township to provide any of the following information:
(1) An estimate, in dollars, of the amount by which the bill would increase or decrease the revenues received or expenditures made by the instrumentality, officer, or entity;
(2) Any other information the legislative budget office service commission considers necessary for it to understand or explain the fiscal effect of the bill.
An instrumentality, officer, or entity shall comply with a request as soon as reasonably possible, but not later than fifteen days, after receiving it. The legislative budget office service commission shall specify the manner of compliance in its request, and if necessary may specify a period of time longer than fifteen days for compliance. The legislative budget office service commission may consider any information provided under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section in preparing a local impact statement.
(C) Any time a bill is amended, the legislative budget office service commission shall, as soon as reasonably possible, revise the local impact statement to reflect changes made by amendment.
(D) The legislative budget office service commission shall annually compile the final local impact statements completed for all laws passed by both houses of the general assembly in the preceding year. It shall send a copy of this compilation as a draft report to the state and local government commission and to associations or nonprofit organizations formed for the improvement of school districts or municipal, township, or county government or for their elected officials by the last day of July of each year. Upon receiving the draft report, the state and local government commission shall solicit comments from these associations and organizations may comment about the actual fiscal impact of bills passed during the year covered by the report. The commission shall review and comment on the draft report before returning it to the legislative budget office, along with the and forward those comments of the associations and organizations, to the legislative service commission by the last day of August. The legislative budget office service commission shall then prepare a final report consisting of the compiled local impact statements and all forwarded comments returned by the state and local government commission. The final report shall be completed by the last day of September and copies of the report shall be sent to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate.
(E) As used in this section, "net additional cost" means any cost incurred or anticipated to be incurred by a school district, county, township, or municipal corporation in performing or administering a new or expanded program or service required by a state law other than any of the following:
(1) A cost arising from the exercise of authority granted by a state law rather than from the performance of a duty or obligation imposed by a state law;
(2) New duties or obligations that create only a minimal cost for affected school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations. The legislative budget office service commission shall determine what constitutes such a minimal cost. Before making this determination, the legislative budget office service commission shall notify the state organizations that represent school districts, counties, townships, and municipal corporations regarding the proposed determination and provide a thirty-day period for these organizations and individual school districts, counties, townships, and municipal corporations to comment on it.
(3) A cost arising from a law passed as a result of a federal mandate.
The amounts described in division (E)(2) of this section include only the amounts remaining after subtracting from such costs any revenues received or receivable by the school district, county, township, or municipal corporation on account of the program or service, including the following:
(a) Fees charged to the recipients of the program or service;
(b) State or federal aid paid specifically or categorically in connection with the program or service;
(c) Any offsetting savings resulting from the diminution or elimination of any other program or service directly attributable to the performance or administration of the required program or service.
(F) This section does not apply to any of the following:
(1) The main biennial operating appropriations bill;
(2) The biennial operating appropriations bill for state agencies supported by motor fuel tax revenue;
(3) The biennial operating appropriations bill or bills for the bureau of workers' compensation and the industrial commission;
(4) Any other bill that makes the principal biennial operating appropriations for one or more state agencies;
(5) The bill that primarily contains corrections and supplemental appropriations to the biennial operating appropriations bills;
(6) The main biennial capital appropriations bill;
(7) The bill that primarily contains reappropriations from previous capital appropriations bills.
Sec. 103.33. This section shall be known as "The Community Organizations Access Procedure Act."
Any state agency that is eligible to receive federal funds under a federal grant program and that cannot or has decided that it will not participate fully in the program shall promptly report both of the following to the joint legislative committee on federal funds:
(A) That the agency cannot or has decided that it will not participate fully in the program, along with the reason;
(B) Whether there is some means allowable under federal law by which counties or not-for-profit organizations can receive the federal funds to participate in the program, as by being agents or grantees of the agency.
If there is a means whereby counties or not-for-profit organizations can so participate in the program, the agency shall post on a generally accessible internet website detailed information about the program and the means by which the counties or not-for-profit organizations can participate in the program. The information shall be posted within ample time for the counties or not-for-profit organizations to participate fully in the program. Any county interested in participating in the program shall apply to the agency on its own behalf. Any county that is willing to be the fiscal agent for a not-for-profit organization interested in participating and qualified to participate in the program, or that arranges with a responsible organization to be the fiscal agent for the program in the county, shall advertise or otherwise inform such organizations about the program and shall apply to the agency in conjunction with or on behalf of the not-for-profit organization. The agency shall accept applications from the counties on a first-come, first-served basis, shall apply to the federal government for the funds, and shall pay the federal funds to the counties when available.
As used in this section, "not-for-profit organizations" means organizations, including faith-based organizations, exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C.A. 501, as amended.
Sec. 105.41.  (A) There is hereby created the capitol square review and advisory board, consisting of nine members as follows:
(1) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, both of whom shall not be members of the same political party;
(2) Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, both of whom shall not be members of the same political party;
(3) Five members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, not more than three of whom shall be members of the same political party, one of whom shall represent the office of the state architect and engineer, one of whom shall represent the Ohio arts council, one of whom shall represent the Ohio historical society, one of whom shall represent the Ohio building authority, and one of whom shall represent the public at large.
(B) Terms of office of each appointed member of the board shall be for three years, except that members of the general assembly appointed to the board shall be members of the board only so long as they are members of the general assembly. Each member shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. In case of a vacancy occurring on the board, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, or the governor, as the case may be, shall in the same manner prescribed for the regular appointment to the commission, fill the vacancy by appointing a member. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(C) The board shall hold meetings in a manner and at times prescribed by the rules adopted by the board. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum, and no action shall be taken by the board unless approved by at least five voting members. At its first meeting, the board shall adopt rules for the conduct of its business and the election of its officers, and shall organize by selecting a chairperson and other officers as it considers necessary. Board members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(D) The board may do any of the following:
(1) Employ or hire on a consulting basis professional, technical, and clerical employees as are necessary for the performance of its duties;
(2) Hold public hearings at times and places as determined by the board;
(3) Adopt, amend, or rescind rules necessary to accomplish the duties of the board as set forth in this section;
(4) Sponsor, conduct, and support such social events as the board may authorize and consider appropriate for the employees of the board, employees and members of the general assembly, employees of persons under contract with the board or otherwise engaged to perform services on the premises of capitol square, or other persons as the board may consider appropriate. Subject to the requirements of Chapter 4303. of the Revised Code, the board may provide beer, wine, and intoxicating liquor, with or without charge, for such those events and may use funds only from the sale of goods and services fund to purchase the beer, wine, and intoxicating liquor the board provides.
(E) The board shall do all of the following:
(1) Have sole authority to coordinate and approve any improvements, additions, and renovations that are made to the capitol square. The improvements shall include, but not be limited to, the placement of monuments and sculpture on the capitol grounds.
(2) Operate the capitol square, and have sole authority to regulate all uses of the capitol square. The uses shall include, but not be limited to, the casual and recreational use of the capitol square.
(3) Employ, fix the compensation of, and prescribe the duties of the executive director of the board and such other employees as the board considers necessary for the performance of its powers and duties;
(4) Establish and maintain the capitol collection trust. The capitol collection trust shall consist of furniture, antiques, and other items of personal property that the board shall store in suitable facilities until they are ready to be placed in the capitol square.
(5) Perform such repair, construction, contracting, purchasing, maintenance, supervisory, and operating activities as the board determines are necessary for the operation and maintenance of the capitol square;
(6) Maintain and preserve the capitol square, in accordance with guidelines issued by the United States secretary of the interior for application of the secretary's standards for rehabilitation adopted in 36 C.F.R. part 67.
(F)(1) The capitol square review and advisory board shall lease capital facilities improved or financed by the Ohio building authority pursuant to Chapter 152. of the Revised Code for the use of the board, and may enter into any other agreements with the authority ancillary to improvement, financing, or leasing of such those capital facilities, including, but not limited to, any agreement required by the applicable bond proceedings authorized by Chapter 152. of the Revised Code. Any lease of capital facilities authorized by this section shall be governed by division (D) of section 152.24 of the Revised Code.
(2) Fees, receipts, and revenues received by the capitol square review and advisory board from the state underground parking garage constitute available receipts as defined in section 152.09 of the Revised Code, and may be pledged to the payment of bond service charges on obligations issued by the Ohio building authority pursuant to Chapter 152. of the Revised Code to improve or finance capital facilities useful to the board. The authority may, with the consent of the board, provide in the bond proceedings for a pledge of all or such a portion of such those fees, receipts, and revenues as the authority determines. The authority may provide in the bond proceedings or by separate agreement with the board for the transfer of such those fees, receipts, and revenues to the appropriate bond service fund or bond service reserve fund as required to pay the bond service charges when due, and any such provision for the transfer of such those fees, receipts, and revenues shall be controlling notwithstanding any other provision of law pertaining to such those fees, receipts, and revenues.
(3) All moneys received by the treasurer of state on account of the board and required by the applicable bond proceedings or by separate agreement with the board to be deposited, transferred, or credited to the bond service fund or bond service reserve fund established by such the bond proceedings shall be transferred by the treasurer of state to such fund, whether or not such fund it is in the custody of the treasurer of state, without necessity for further appropriation, upon receipt of notice from the Ohio building authority as prescribed in the bond proceedings.
(G) All fees, receipts, and revenues received by the capitol square review and advisory board from the state underground parking garage shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the underground parking garage operating fund, which is hereby created, to be used for the purposes specified in division (F) of this section and for the operation and maintenance of the garage. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
(H) All donations received by the capitol square review and advisory board shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the capitol square renovation gift fund, which is hereby created. The fund shall be used by the capitol square review and advisory board as follows:
(1) To provide part or all of the funding related to construction, goods, or services for the renovation of the capitol square;
(2) To purchase art, antiques, and artifacts for display at the capitol square;
(3) To award contracts or make grants to organizations for educating the public regarding the historical background and governmental functions of the capitol square. Chapters 125., 127., and 153. and section 3517.13 of the Revised Code do not apply to purchases made exclusively from the fund, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in those chapters or that section. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
(I) Except as provided in divisions (G), (H), and (J) of this section, all fees, receipts, and revenues received by the capitol square review and advisory board shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the sale of goods and services fund, which is hereby created. Money credited to the fund shall be used solely to pay costs of the board other than those specified in divisions (F) and (G) of this section. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
(J) There is hereby created in the state treasury the capitol square improvement government television and telecommunications operating fund, to be used by the capitol square review and advisory board to pay construction, renovation for the operations, improvements, and educational projects of, and any other costs related to, any television or telecommunications studio the capitol square board authorizes to carry out its functions under this section, for which money is not otherwise available to the board. Whenever the board determines that there is a need to incur such those costs and that the unencumbered, unobligated balance to the credit of the underground parking garage operating fund exceeds the amount needed for the purposes specified in division (F) of this section and for the operation and maintenance of the garage, the board may request the director of budget and management to transfer from the underground parking garage operating fund to the capitol square improvement government television and telecommunications operating fund the amount needed to pay such construction, renovation, or for the operations, improvements, and educational projects of, and the other costs related to, the studio. The director then shall thereupon transfer the amount needed from the excess balance of the underground parking garage operating fund.
(K) As the operation and maintenance of the capitol square constitute essential government functions of a public purpose, the board shall not be required to pay taxes or assessments upon the square, or upon any property acquired or used by the board under this section, or upon any income generated by the operation of the square.
(L) As used in this section, "capitol square" means the capitol building, senate building, capitol atrium, capitol grounds, and the state underground parking garage.
(M) The capitol annex shall be known as the senate building.
Sec. 111.16.  The secretary of state shall charge and collect, for the benefit of the state, the following fees:
(A) For filing and recording articles of incorporation of a domestic corporation, including designation of agent:
(1) Wherein the corporation shall not be authorized to issue any shares of capital stock, one hundred twenty-five dollars.;
(2) Wherein the corporation shall be authorized to issue shares of capital stock, with or without par value:
(a) Ten cents for each share authorized up to and including one thousand shares;
(b) Five cents for each share authorized in excess of one thousand shares up to and including ten thousand shares;
(c) Two cents for each share authorized in excess of ten thousand shares up to and including fifty thousand shares;
(d) One cent for each share authorized in excess of fifty thousand shares up to and including one hundred thousand shares;
(e) One-half cent for each share authorized in excess of one hundred thousand shares up to and including five hundred thousand shares;
(f) One-quarter cent for each share authorized in excess of five hundred thousand shares; provided no fee shall be less than eighty-five one hundred twenty-five dollars or greater than one hundred thousand dollars.
(B) For filing and recording a certificate of amendment to or amended articles of incorporation of a domestic corporation, or for filing and recording a certificate of reorganization, a certificate of dissolution, or an amendment to a foreign license application:
(1) If the domestic corporation is not authorized to issue any shares of capital stock, twenty-five fifty dollars;
(2) If the domestic corporation is authorized to issue shares of capital stock, thirty-five fifty dollars, and in case of any increase in the number of shares authorized to be issued, a further sum computed in accordance with the schedule set forth in division (A)(2) of this section less a credit computed in the same manner for the number of shares previously authorized to be issued by the corporation; provided no fee under division (B)(2) of this section shall be greater than one hundred thousand dollars;
(3) If the foreign corporation is not authorized to issue any shares of capital stock, fifty dollars;
(4) If the foreign corporation is authorized to issue shares of capital stock, fifty dollars.
(C) For filing and recording articles of incorporation of a savings and loan association, one hundred twenty-five dollars; and for filing and recording a certificate of amendment to or amended articles of incorporation that do not involve an increase in the authorized capital stock of such corporation of a savings and loan association, twenty-five fifty dollars; and for filing and recording a certificate of amendment to or amended articles of incorporation that do involve an increase in the authorized capital stock of such corporation, thirty-five dollars;
(D) For filing and recording a certificate of merger or consolidation, fifty one hundred twenty-five dollars and, in the case of any new corporation resulting from a consolidation or any surviving corporation that has an increased number of shares authorized to be issued resulting from a merger, an additional sum computed in accordance with the schedule set forth in division (A)(2) of this section less a credit computed in the same manner for the number of shares previously authorized to be issued or represented in this state by each of the corporations for which a consolidation or merger is effected by the certificate;
(E) For filing and recording articles of incorporation of a credit union or the American credit union guaranty association, thirty-five one hundred twenty-five dollars, and for filing and recording a certificate of increase in capital stock or any other amendment of the articles of incorporation of a credit union or the association, twenty-five fifty dollars;
(F) For filing and recording articles of organization of a limited liability company or, for filing and recording an application to become a registered foreign limited liability company, for filing and recording a registration application to become a domestic limited liability partnership, or for filing and recording an application to become a registered foreign limited liability partnership, eighty-five one hundred twenty-five dollars;
(G) For filing and recording a certificate of limited partnership or an application for registration as a foreign limited partnership the following apply:
(1) If the certificate or application is for a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership described in division (A)(1) of section 1782.63 of the Revised Code, and the partnership has complied with divisions (A)(1)(a) to (e) of that section, no fee;
(2) If the certificate or application is for a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership other than a partnership described in division (G)(1) of this section, eighty-five, one hundred twenty-five dollars.
(H) For filing a copy of papers evidencing the incorporation of a municipal corporation or of annexation of territory by a municipal corporation, five dollars, to be paid by the municipal corporation, the petitioners therefor, or their agent;
(I) For filing and recording any of the following:
(1) A license to transact business in this state by a foreign corporation for profit pursuant to section 1703.04 of the Revised Code or a foreign nonprofit corporation pursuant to section 1703.27 of the Revised Code, one hundred twenty-five dollars;
(2) An annual report or annual statement pursuant to section 1775.63 or 1785.06 of the Revised Code, ten twenty-five dollars;
(3) Any Except as otherwise provided in this section or any other section of the Revised Code, any other certificate or paper that is required to be filed and recorded or is permitted by any provision of the Revised Code to be filed and recorded by any provision of the Revised Code with the secretary of state, ten twenty-five dollars.
(J) For filing any certificate or paper not required to be recorded, five dollars;
(K)(1) For making copies of any certificate or other paper filed in the office of the secretary of state, the cost shall a fee not to exceed one dollar per page, except as otherwise provided in the Revised Code, and for creating and affixing the seal of the office of the secretary of state to any good standing or other certificate, five dollars, except that for. For copies of certificates or papers required by state officers for official purpose, no charge shall be made;.
(2) For creating and affixing the seal of the office of the secretary of state to the certificates described in division (E) of section 1701.81, division (E) of section 1705.38, or division (D) of section 1702.43 of the Revised Code, twenty-five dollars.
(L) For a minister's license to solemnize marriages, ten dollars;
(M) For examining documents to be filed at a later date for the purpose of advising as to the acceptability of the proposed filing, ten fifty dollars;
(N) For expedited filing service for filings referred to in divisions (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of this section, ten dollars in addition to the fee for filing and recording provided in those divisions Fifty dollars for filing and recording any of the following:
(1) A certificate of dissolution and accompanying documents, or a certificate of cancellation, under section 1701.86, 1702.47, 1705.43, or 1782.10 of the Revised Code;
(2) A notice of dissolution of a foreign licensed corporation or a certificate of surrender of license by a foreign licensed corporation under section 1703.17 of the Revised Code;
(3) The withdrawal of registration of a foreign or domestic limited liability partnership under section 1775.61 or 1775.64 of the Revised Code, or the certificate of cancellation of registration of a foreign limited liability company under section 1705.57 of the Revised Code;
(4) The filing of a cancellation of disclaimer of general partner status under Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code.
(O) Fees For filing a statement of continued existence by a nonprofit corporation, twenty-five dollars;
(P) For filing a restatement under section 1705.08 or 1782.09 of the Revised Code, an amendment to a certificate of cancellation under section 1782.10 of the Revised Code, an amendment under section 1705.08 or 1782.09 of the Revised Code, or a correction under section 1705.55, 1775.61, 1775.64, or 1782.52 of the Revised Code, fifty dollars;
(Q) For filing for reinstatement of an entity cancelled by operation of law, by the secretary of state, by order of the department of taxation, or by order of a court, twenty-five dollars;
(R) For filing a change of agent, resignation of agent, or change of agent's address under section 1701.07, 1702.06, 1703.041, 1703.27, 1705.06, 1705.55, 1746.04, 1747.03, or 1782.04 of the Revised Code, twenty-five dollars;
(S) For filing and recording any of the following:
(1) An application for the exclusive right to use a name or an application to reserve a name for future use under section 1701.05, 1702.05, 1703.31, 1705.05, or 1746.06 of the Revised Code, fifty dollars;
(2) A trade name or fictitious name registration or report, fifty dollars;
(3) An application to renew any item covered by division (S)(1) or (2) of this section that is permitted to be renewed, twenty-five dollars;
(4) An assignment of rights for use of a name covered by division (S)(1), (2), or (3) of this section, the cancellation of a name registration or name reservation that is so covered, or notice of a change of address of the registrant of a name that is so covered, twenty-five dollars.
(T) For filing and recording a report to operate a business trust or a real estate investment trust, either foreign or domestic, one hundred twenty-five dollars; and for filing and recording an amendment to a report or associated trust instrument, or a surrender of authority, to operate a business trust or real estate investment trust, fifty dollars;
(U)(1) For filing and recording the registration of a trademark, service mark, or mark of ownership, one hundred twenty-five dollars;
(2) For filing and recording the change of address of a registrant, the assignment of rights to a registration, a renewal of a registration, or the cancellation of a registration associated with a trademark, service mark, or mark of ownership, twenty-five dollars.
Fees specified in this section may be paid by cash, check, or money order or by credit card, or an alternative payment program, in accordance with division (B) or (C) of section 111.18 of the Revised Code. Any credit card number or the expiration date of any credit card is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 149. of the Revised Code.
Sec. 111.18.  (A) The secretary of state shall keep a record of all fees collected by the secretary of state and, except as otherwise provided in this subject to division (B) of section and in sections 1309.401 and 1329.68 and division (C)(2) of section 3506.05 of the Revised Code and except as otherwise provided in the Revised Code, shall pay, through June 30, 2001, fifty per cent of them into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund and fifty per cent of them into the state treasury to the credit of the corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund created under by section 1309.401 of the Revised Code and shall pay, on and after July 1, 2001, all of them into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund. Through June 30, 2001, all of the fees collected under divisions (I)(2) and (N) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of that corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund. On and after July 1, 2001, the following fees shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of that corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund:
(1) Twenty-five dollars of each fee collected under divisions (A)(2), (F), (G)(2), and (I)(1) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code;
(2) Twenty-five dollars of each fee collected under division (C) of section 1703.031 of the Revised Code;
(3) All fees collected under divisions (I)(2) and (N) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code;
(4) All fees collected under section 1703.08 of the Revised Code;
(5) Each fifty-dollar fee for amendments filed by foreign nonprofit corporations under section 1703.27 of the Revised Code.
(B) The secretary of state may implement a credit card payment program permitting that permits payment of any fee charged by the secretary of state by means of a credit card. The secretary of state may open an account outside the state treasury in a financial institution for the purpose of depositing credit card receipts. Within forty-eight hours following the deposit of the receipts, the financial institution shall make available to the secretary of state funds in the amount of the receipts. The secretary of state then shall then pay these those funds into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund, subject to division (B) of section 1309.401 of the Revised Code and except as otherwise provided by in the Revised Code.
The secretary of state may pay the cost of any service charge required by a financial institution or credit card company in connection with a credit card payment program.
The secretary of state shall adopt rules as necessary to carry out the purposes of this division. The rules shall include standards for determining eligible financial institutions and the manner in which funds shall be made available and shall be consistent with the standards contained in sections 135.03, 135.18, and 135.181 of the Revised Code.
(C) The secretary of state may implement alternative payment programs that permit payment of any fee charged by the secretary of state by means other than cash, check, money order, or credit card; an alternative payment program may include, but is not limited to, one that permits a fee to be paid by electronic means of transmission. The secretary of state may open an account outside the state treasury in a financial institution for the purpose of operating an alternative payment program. Within forty-eight hours following the deposit of funds into such an account, the financial institution shall make available to the secretary of state the deposited funds. The secretary of state then shall pay those funds into the state treasury to the credit of the corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund, subject to division (B) of section 1309.401 of the Revised Code and except as otherwise provided in the Revised Code.
The secretary of state may pay the cost of any service charge required by a financial institution or service company in connection with an alternative payment program.
The secretary of state shall adopt rules necessary to carry out the purposes of this division. The rules shall include standards for determining eligible financial institutions and the manner in which funds shall be made available and shall be consistent with the standards contained in sections 135.03, 135.18, and 135.181 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 111.23.  (A) The secretary of state, by rule, shall establish, and prescribe guidelines and fees for the use of, an "expedited filing service" that provides, at the option of the person making such a filing, expeditious processing of any filing with the secretary of state under Chapters Chapter 1309. and or 1329. and of any filing referred to in divisions (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of section 111.16 or Title XVII of the Revised Code.
(B) The secretary of state may adopt rules establishing, and prescribing guidelines and fees for the use of, a bulk filing service that provides, at the option of the person making a filing, a method for providing large amounts of information. The secretary of state may charge and collect fees for filings made through a bulk filing service at reduced amounts from those otherwise specified in or authorized by the Revised Code.
(C) The secretary of state may adopt rules establishing, and prescribing guidelines and fees for the use of, alternative filing procedures in making filings with the secretary of state. Under these rules, the secretary of state may accept any filing and payment of associated fees through any electronic, digital, facsimile, or other means of transmission. The filings shall be made on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall comply fully with any other requirements of the Revised Code applicable to the type of filing being made.
Sec. 111.25.  (A) The secretary of state shall prescribe the following forms for persons to use in complying with the requirements of Chapter 1309. of the Revised Code for the filing of financing statements and related documents:
(A)(1) The financing statement described in division (A) of section 1309.39 of the Revised Code;
(B)(2) A form for the amendment of a financing statement described in division (C) of section 1309.39 of the Revised Code;
(C)(3) A continuation statement described in division (C) of section 1309.40 of the Revised Code;
(D)(4) A termination statement described in division (A) of section 1309.41 of the Revised Code;
(E)(5) A form for an assignment of rights under a financing statement described in section 1309.42 of the Revised Code;
(F)(6) A statement of release described in section 1309.43 of the Revised Code.
(B) The secretary of state shall prescribe the forms for persons to use in complying with the requirements of Title XVII of the Revised Code to the extent that those requirements relate to filings with the secretary of state's office.
Sec. 118.08.  (A) The members of the financial planning and supervision commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid by the commission their necessary and actual expenses incurred while engaged in the business of the commission.
(B) All expenses incurred for services rendered by the financial supervisor for a period of twenty-four months shall be paid by the commission pursuant to an appropriation made by the general assembly for this purpose. Expenses incurred for services rendered by the financial supervisor beyond this period shall be borne by the municipal corporation, county, or township unless the director of budget and management waives the costs and allows payment in accordance with the following:
(1) If the continued performance of the financial supervisor is required for a period of twenty-five to thirty months, the municipal corporation, county, or township is responsible for twenty per cent of the compensation due.
(2) If the continued performance of the financial supervisor is required for a period of thirty-one to thirty-six months, the municipal corporation, county, or township is responsible for fifty per cent of the compensation due.
(3) If the continued performance of the financial supervisor is required for a period of thirty-seven months or more, the municipal corporation, county, or township is responsible for one hundred per cent of the compensation due except as otherwise provided in division (B)(4) of this section.
(4) Beginning in fiscal year 2000, if If the continued performance of the financial supervisor has been required longer than eight fiscal years for any municipal corporation, county, or township declared to be in a fiscal emergency prior to fiscal year 1996, that municipal corporation, county, or township is responsible for fifty per cent of the compensation due in its ninth fiscal year 2000 while in fiscal emergency and one hundred per cent of the compensation due in its tenth fiscal year 2001 and every fiscal year thereafter while in fiscal emergency.
(C) If the municipal corporation, county, or township fails to make any payment to the financial supervisor as required by this chapter, the financial supervisor may certify to the county auditor the amount due, and that amount shall be withheld from the municipal corporation, county, or township from any fund or funds in the custody of the county auditor for distribution to the municipal corporation, county, or township, except for those reserved for payment of local government fund notes. Upon receiving such the certification from the auditor of state financial supervisor, the county auditor shall draw a voucher for the amount against such those fund or funds in favor of the financial supervisor.
Sec. 120.06.  (A)(1) The state public defender, when designated by the court or requested by a county public defender or joint county public defender, may provide legal representation in all courts throughout the state to indigent adults and juveniles who are charged with the commission of an offense or act for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty.
(2) The state public defender may provide legal representation to any indigent person who, while incarcerated in any state correctional institution, is charged with a felony offense, for which the penalty or any possible adjudication that may be imposed by a court upon conviction includes the potential loss of liberty.
(3) The state public defender may provide legal representation to any person incarcerated in any correctional institution of the state, in any matter in which the person asserts the person is unlawfully imprisoned or detained.
(4) The state public defender, in any case in which the state public defender has provided legal representation or is requested to do so by a county public defender or joint county public defender, may provide legal representation on appeal.
(5) The state public defender, when designated by the court or requested by a county public defender, joint county public defender, or the director of rehabilitation and correction, shall provide legal representation in parole and probation revocation matters, unless the state public defender finds that the alleged parole or probation violator has the financial capacity to retain the alleged violator's own counsel.
(6) If the state public defender contracts with a county public defender commission, a joint county public defender commission, or a board of county commissioners for the provision of services, under authority of division (C)(7) of section 120.04 of the Revised Code, the state public defender shall provide legal representation in accordance with the contract.
(B) The state public defender shall not be required to prosecute any appeal, postconviction remedy, or other proceeding pursuant to division (A)(3), (4), or (5) of this section, unless the state public defender first is satisfied that there is arguable merit to the proceeding.
(C) A court may appoint counsel or allow an indigent person to select the indigent's own personal counsel to assist the state public defender as co-counsel when the interests of justice so require. When co-counsel is appointed to assist the state public defender, the co-counsel shall receive any compensation that the court may approve, not to exceed the amounts provided for in section 2941.51 of the Revised Code.
(D) When the state public defender is designated by the court or requested by a county public defender or joint county public defender to provide legal representation for an indigent person in any case, other than pursuant to a contract entered into under authority of division (C)(7) of section 120.04 of the Revised Code, the state public defender shall send to the county in which the case is filed an itemized bill for fifty per cent of the actual cost of the representation. The county, upon receipt of an itemized bill from the state public defender pursuant to this division, shall pay fifty per cent of the actual cost of the legal representation as set forth in the itemized bill. There is hereby created in the state treasury the county representation fund for the deposit of moneys received from counties under this division. All moneys credited to the fund shall be used by the state public defender to provide legal representation for indigent persons when designated by the court or requested by a county or joint county public defender.
(E)(1) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of sections 109.02, 109.07, 109.361 to 109.366, and 120.03 of the Revised Code that pertains to representation by the attorney general, an assistant attorney general, or special counsel of an officer or employee, as defined in section 109.36 of the Revised Code, or of an entity of state government, the state public defender may elect to contract with, and to have the state pay pursuant to division (E)(2) of this section for the services of, private legal counsel to represent the Ohio public defender commission, the state public defender, assistant state public defenders, other employees of the commission or the state public defender, and attorneys described in division (C) of section 120.41 of the Revised Code in a malpractice or other civil action or proceeding that arises from alleged actions or omissions related to responsibilities derived pursuant to this chapter, or in a civil action that is based upon alleged violations of the constitution or statutes of the United States, including section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code, 93 Stat. 1284 (1979), 42 U.S.C.A. 1983, as amended, and that arises from alleged actions or omissions related to responsibilities derived pursuant to this chapter, if the state public defender determines, in good faith, that the defendant in the civil action or proceeding did not act manifestly outside the scope of the defendant's employment or official responsibilities, with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner. If the state public defender elects not to contract pursuant to this division for private legal counsel in a civil action or proceeding, then, in accordance with sections 109.02, 109.07, 109.361 to 109.366, and 120.03 of the Revised Code, the attorney general shall represent or provide for the representation of the Ohio public defender commission, the state public defender, assistant state public defenders, other employees of the commission or the state public defender, or attorneys described in division (C) of section 120.41 of the Revised Code in the civil action or proceeding.
(2)(a) Subject to division (E)(2)(b) of this section, payment from the state treasury for the services of private legal counsel with whom the state public defender has contracted pursuant to division (E)(1) of this section shall be accomplished only through the following procedure:
(i) The private legal counsel shall file with the attorney general a copy of the contract; a request for an award of legal fees, court costs, and expenses earned or incurred in connection with the defense of the Ohio public defender commission, the state public defender, an assistant state public defender, an employee, or an attorney in a specified civil action or proceeding; a written itemization of those fees, costs, and expenses, including the signature of the state public defender and the state public defender's attestation that the fees, costs, and expenses were earned or incurred pursuant to division (E)(1) of this section to the best of the state public defender's knowledge and information; a written statement whether the fees, costs, and expenses are for all legal services to be rendered in connection with that defense, are only for legal services rendered to the date of the request and additional legal services likely will have to be provided in connection with that defense, or are for the final legal services rendered in connection with that defense; a written statement indicating whether the private legal counsel previously submitted a request for an award under division (E)(2) of this section in connection with that defense and, if so, the date and the amount of each award granted; and, if the fees, costs, and expenses are for all legal services to be rendered in connection with that defense or are for the final legal services rendered in connection with that defense, a certified copy of any judgment entry in the civil action or proceeding or a signed copy of any settlement agreement entered into between the parties to the civil action or proceeding.
(ii) Upon receipt of a request for an award of legal fees, court costs, and expenses and the requisite supportive documentation described in division (E)(2)(a)(i) of this section, the attorney general shall review the request and documentation; determine whether any of the limitations specified in division (E)(2)(b) of this section apply to the request; and, if an award of legal fees, court costs, or expenses is permissible after applying the limitations, prepare a document awarding legal fees, court costs, or expenses to the private legal counsel. The document shall name the private legal counsel as the recipient of the award; specify the total amount of the award as determined by the attorney general; itemize the portions of the award that represent legal fees, court costs, and expenses; specify any limitation applied pursuant to division (E)(2)(b) of this section to reduce the amount of the award sought by the private legal counsel; state that the award is payable from the state treasury pursuant to division (E)(2)(a)(iii) of this section; and be approved by the inclusion of the signatures of the attorney general, the state public defender, and the private legal counsel.
(iii) The attorney general shall forward a copy of the document prepared pursuant to division (E)(2)(a)(ii) of this section to the director of budget and management. The award of legal fees, court costs, or expenses shall be paid out of the state public defender's appropriations, to the extent there is a sufficient available balance in those appropriations. If the state public defender does not have a sufficient available balance in the state public defender's appropriations to pay the entire award of legal fees, court costs, or expenses, the director shall make application for a transfer of appropriations out of the emergency purposes account or any other appropriation for emergencies or contingencies in an amount equal to the portion of the award that exceeds the sufficient available balance in the state public defender's appropriations. A transfer of appropriations out of the emergency purposes account or any other appropriation for emergencies or contingencies shall be authorized if there are sufficient moneys greater than the sum total of then pending emergency purposes account requests, or requests for releases from the other appropriation. If a transfer of appropriations out of the emergency purposes account or other appropriation for emergencies or contingencies is made to pay an amount equal to the portion of the award that exceeds the sufficient available balance in the state public defender's appropriations, the director shall cause the payment to be made to the private legal counsel. If sufficient moneys do not exist in the emergency purposes account or other appropriation for emergencies or contingencies to pay an amount equal to the portion of the award that exceeds the sufficient available balance in the state public defender's appropriations, the private legal counsel shall request the general assembly to make an appropriation sufficient to pay an amount equal to the portion of the award that exceeds the sufficient available balance in the state public defender's appropriations, and no payment in that amount shall be made until the appropriation has been made. The private legal counsel shall make the request during the current biennium and during each succeeding biennium until a sufficient appropriation is made.
(b) An award of legal fees, court costs, and expenses pursuant to division (E) of this section is subject to the following limitations:
(i) The maximum award or maximum aggregate of a series of awards of legal fees, court costs, and expenses to the private legal counsel in connection with the defense of the Ohio public defender commission, the state public defender, an assistant state public defender, an employee, or an attorney in a specified civil action or proceeding shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars.
(ii) The private legal counsel shall not be awarded legal fees, court costs, or expenses to the extent the fees, costs, or expenses are covered by a policy of malpractice or other insurance.
(iii) The private legal counsel shall be awarded legal fees and expenses only to the extent that the fees and expenses are reasonable in light of the legal services rendered by the private legal counsel in connection with the defense of the Ohio public defender commission, the state public defender, an assistant state public defender, an employee, or an attorney in a specified civil action or proceeding.
(c) If, pursuant to division (E)(2)(a) of this section, the attorney general denies a request for an award of legal fees, court costs, or expenses to private legal counsel because of the application of a limitation specified in division (E)(2)(b) of this section, the attorney general shall notify the private legal counsel in writing of the denial and of the limitation applied.
(d) If, pursuant to division (E)(2)(c) of this section, a private legal counsel receives a denial of an award notification or if a private legal counsel refuses to approve a document under division (E)(2)(a)(ii) of this section because of the proposed application of a limitation specified in division (E)(2)(b) of this section, the private legal counsel may commence a civil action against the attorney general in the court of claims to prove the private legal counsel's entitlement to the award sought, to prove that division (E)(2)(b) of this section does not prohibit or otherwise limit the award sought, and to recover a judgment for the amount of the award sought. A civil action under division (E)(2)(d) of this section shall be commenced no later than two years after receipt of a denial of award notification or, if the private legal counsel refused to approve a document under division (E)(2)(a)(ii) of this section because of the proposed application of a limitation specified in division (E)(2)(b) of this section, no later than two years after the refusal. Any judgment of the court of claims in favor of the private legal counsel shall be paid from the state treasury in accordance with division (E)(2)(a) of this section.
(F) If a court appoints the office of the state public defender to represent a petitioner in a postconviction relief proceeding under section 2953.21 of the Revised Code, the petitioner has received a sentence of death, and the proceeding relates to that sentence, all of the attorneys who represent the petitioner in the proceeding pursuant to the appointment, whether an assistant state public defender, the state public defender, or another attorney, shall be certified under Rule 65 20 of the Rules of Superintendence for Common Pleas the Courts of Ohio to represent indigent defendants charged with or convicted of an offense for which the death penalty can be or has been imposed.
Sec. 120.16.  (A)(1) The county public defender shall provide legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles who are charged with the commission of an offense or act that is a violation of a state statute and for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty and in postconviction proceedings as defined in this section.
(2) The county public defender may provide legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles charged with the violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty, if the county public defender commission has contracted with the municipal corporation to provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with a violation of an ordinance of the municipal corporation.
(B) The county public defender shall provide the legal representation authorized by division (A) of this section at every stage of the proceedings following arrest, detention, service of summons, or indictment.
(C) The county public defender may request the state public defender to prosecute any appeal or other remedy before or after conviction that the county public defender decides is in the interests of justice, and may provide legal representation in parole and probation revocation matters.
(D) The county public defender shall not be required to prosecute any appeal, postconviction remedy, or other proceeding, unless the county public defender is first satisfied there is arguable merit to the proceeding.
(E) Nothing in this section shall prevent a court from appointing counsel other than the county public defender or from allowing an indigent person to select the indigent person's own personal counsel to represent the indigent person. A court may also appoint counsel or allow an indigent person to select the indigent person's own personal counsel to assist the county public defender as co-counsel when the interests of justice so require.
(F) Information as to the right to legal representation by the county public defender or assigned counsel shall be afforded to an accused person immediately upon arrest, when brought before a magistrate, or when formally charged, whichever occurs first.
(G) If a court appoints the office of the county public defender to represent a petitioner in a postconviction relief proceeding under section 2953.21 of the Revised Code, the petitioner has received a sentence of death, and the proceeding relates to that sentence, all of the attorneys who represent the petitioner in the proceeding pursuant to the appointment, whether an assistant county public defender or the county public defender, shall be certified under Rule 65 20 of the Rules of Superintendence for Common Pleas the Courts of Ohio to represent indigent defendants charged with or convicted of an offense for which the death penalty can be or has been imposed.
Sec. 120.26.  (A)(1) The joint county public defender shall provide legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles who are charged with the commission of an offense or act that is a violation of a state statute and for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty and in postconviction proceedings as defined in this section.
(2) The joint county public defender may provide legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles charged with the violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty, if the joint county public defender commission has contracted with the municipal corporation to provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with a violation of an ordinance of the municipal corporation.
(B) The joint county public defender shall provide the legal representation authorized by division (A) of this section at every stage of the proceedings following arrest, detention, service of summons, or indictment.
(C) The joint county public defender may request the Ohio public defender to prosecute any appeal or other remedy before or after conviction that the joint county public defender decides is in the interests of justice and may provide legal representation in parole and probation revocation matters.
(D) The joint county public defender shall not be required to prosecute any appeal, postconviction remedy, or other proceeding, unless the joint county public defender is first satisfied that there is arguable merit to the proceeding.
(E) Nothing in this section shall prevent a court from appointing counsel other than the joint county public defender or from allowing an indigent person to select the indigent person's own personal counsel to represent the indigent person. A court may also appoint counsel or allow an indigent person to select the indigent person's own personal counsel to assist the joint county public defender as co-counsel when the interests of justice so require.
(F) Information as to the right to legal representation by the joint county public defender or assigned counsel shall be afforded to an accused person immediately upon arrest, when brought before a magistrate, or when formally charged, whichever occurs first.
(G) If a court appoints the office of the joint county public defender to represent a petitioner in a postconviction relief proceeding under section 2953.21 of the Revised Code, the petitioner has received a sentence of death, and the proceeding relates to that sentence, all of the attorneys who represent the petitioner in the proceeding pursuant to the appointment, whether an assistant joint county defender or the joint county public defender, shall be certified under Rule 65 20 of the Rules of Superintendence for Common Pleas the Courts of Ohio to represent indigent defendants charged with or convicted of an offense for which the death penalty can be or has been imposed.
Sec. 120.33.  (A) In lieu of using a county public defender or joint county public defender to represent indigent persons in the proceedings set forth in division (A) of section 120.16 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners of any county may adopt a resolution to pay counsel who are either personally selected by the indigent person or appointed by the court. The resolution shall include those provisions the board of county commissioners considers necessary to provide effective representation of indigent persons in any proceeding for which counsel is provided under this section. The resolution shall include provisions for contracts with any municipal corporation under which the municipal corporation shall reimburse the county for counsel appointed to represent indigent persons charged with violations of the ordinances of the municipal corporation.
(1) In a county that adopts a resolution to pay counsel, an indigent person shall have the right to do either of the following:
(a) To select the person's own personal counsel to represent the person in any proceeding included within the provisions of the resolution;
(b) To request the court to appoint counsel to represent the person in such a proceeding.
(2) The court having jurisdiction over the proceeding in a county that adopts a resolution to pay counsel shall, after determining that the person is indigent and entitled to legal representation under this section, do either of the following:
(a) By signed journal entry recorded on its docket, enter the name of the lawyer selected by the indigent person as counsel of record;
(b) Appoint counsel for the indigent person if the person has requested the court to appoint counsel and, by signed journal entry recorded on its dockets, enter the name of the lawyer appointed for the indigent person as counsel of record.
(3) The board of county commissioners shall establish a schedule of fees by case or on an hourly basis to be paid to counsel for legal services provided pursuant to a resolution adopted under this section. Prior to establishing the schedule, the board of county commissioners shall request the bar association or associations of the county to submit a proposed schedule. The schedule submitted shall be subject to the review, amendment, and approval of the board of county commissioners.
(4) Counsel selected by the indigent person or appointed by the court at the request of an indigent person in a county that adopts a resolution to pay counsel, except for counsel appointed to represent a person charged with any violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation that has not contracted with the county commissioners for the payment of appointed counsel, shall be paid by the county and shall receive the compensation and expenses the court approves. Each request for payment shall be accompanied by a financial disclosure form and an affidavit of indigency that are completed by the indigent person on forms prescribed by the state public defender. Compensation and expenses shall not exceed the amounts fixed by the board of county commissioners in the schedule adopted pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section. No court shall approve compensation and expenses that exceed the amount fixed pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section.
The fees and expenses approved by the court shall not be taxed as part of the costs and shall be paid by the county. However, if the person represented has, or may reasonably be expected to have, the means to meet some part of the cost of the services rendered to the person, the person shall pay the county an amount that the person reasonably can be expected to pay. Pursuant to section 120.04 of the Revised Code, the county shall pay to the state public defender a percentage of the payment received from the person in an amount proportionate to the percentage of the costs of the person's case that were paid to the county by the state public defender pursuant to this section. The money paid to the state public defender shall be credited to the client payment fund created pursuant to division (B)(5) of section 120.04 of the Revised Code.
The county auditor shall draw a warrant on the county treasurer for the payment of counsel in the amount fixed by the court, plus the expenses the court fixes and certifies to the auditor. The county auditor shall report periodically, but not less than annually, to the board of county commissioners and to the Ohio public defender commission the amounts paid out pursuant to the approval of the court. The board of county commissioners, after review and approval of the auditor's report, may then certify it to the state public defender for reimbursement. If a request for reimbursement is not accompanied by a financial disclosure form and an affidavit of indigency completed by the indigent person on forms prescribed by the state public defender, the state public defender shall not pay the requested reimbursement. If a request for the reimbursement of the cost of counsel in any case is not received by the state public defender within ninety days after the end of the calendar month in which the case is finally disposed of by the court, unless the county has requested and the state public defender has granted an extension of the ninety-day limit, the state public defender shall not pay the requested reimbursement. The state public defender shall also review the report and, in accordance with the standards, guidelines, and maximums established pursuant to divisions (B)(7) and (8) of section 120.04 of the Revised Code, prepare a voucher for fifty per cent of the total cost of each county appointed counsel system in the period of time covered by the certified report and a voucher for fifty per cent of the costs and expenses that are reimbursable under section 120.35 of the Revised Code, if any, or, if the amount of money appropriated by the general assembly to reimburse counties for the operation of county public defender offices, joint county public defender offices, and county appointed counsel systems is not sufficient to pay fifty per cent of the total cost of all of the offices and systems other than costs and expenses that are reimbursable under section 120.35 of the Revised Code, for the lesser amount required by section 120.34 of the Revised Code.
(5) If any county appointed counsel system fails to maintain the standards for the conduct of the system established by the rules of the Ohio public defender commission pursuant to divisions (B) and (C) of section 120.03 or the standards established by the state public defender pursuant to division (B)(7) of section 120.04 of the Revised Code, the Ohio public defender commission shall notify the board of county commissioners of the county that the county appointed counsel system has failed to comply with its rules or the standards of the state public defender. Unless the board of county commissioners corrects the conduct of its appointed counsel system to comply with the rules and standards within ninety days after the date of the notice, the state public defender may deny all or part of the county's reimbursement from the state provided for in division (A)(4) of this section.
(B) In lieu of using a county public defender or joint county public defender to represent indigent persons in the proceedings set forth in division (A) of section 120.16 of the Revised Code, and in lieu of adopting the resolution and following the procedure described in division (A) of this section, the board of county commissioners of any county may contract with the state public defender for the state public defender's legal representation of indigent persons. A contract entered into pursuant to this division may provide for payment for the services provided on a per case, hourly, or fixed contract basis.
(C) If a court appoints an attorney pursuant to this section to represent a petitioner in a postconviction relief proceeding under section 2953.21 of the Revised Code, the petitioner has received a sentence of death, and the proceeding relates to that sentence, the attorney who represents the petitioner in the proceeding pursuant to the appointment shall be certified under Rule 65 20 of the Rules of Superintendence for Common Pleas the Courts of Ohio to represent indigent defendants charged with or convicted of an offense for which the death penalty can be or has been imposed.
Sec. 121.40.  (A) There is hereby created the governor's Ohio community service council consisting of twenty-one members including the superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee, the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents or the chancellor's designee, the director of natural resources or the director's designee, the director of youth services or the director's designee, the director of aging or the director's designee, the director of job and family services or the director's designee, the chairperson of the committee of the house of representatives dealing with education or the chairperson's designee, the chairperson of the committee of the senate dealing with education or the chairperson's designee, and thirteen members who shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate and who shall serve terms of office of three years. The appointees shall include educators, including teachers and administrators; representatives of youth organizations; students and parents; representatives of organizations engaged in volunteer program development and management throughout the state, including youth and conservation programs; and representatives of business, government, nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, veterans organizations, religious organizations, or philanthropies that support or encourage volunteerism within the state. Members of the council shall receive no compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(B) The council shall appoint an executive director for the council, who shall be in the unclassified civil service. The executive director shall supervise the council's activities and report to the council on the progress of those activities. The executive director shall do all things necessary for the efficient and effective implementation of the duties of the council.
The responsibilities assigned to the executive director do not relieve the members of the council from final responsibility for the proper performance of the requirements of this division section.
(C) The council or its designee shall do all of the following:
(1) Employ, promote, supervise, and remove all employees as needed in connection with the performance of its duties under this section and may assign duties to those employees as necessary to achieve the most efficient performance of its functions, and to that end may establish, change, or abolish positions, and assign and reassign duties and responsibilities of any employee of the council. Personnel employed by the council who are subject to Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code shall retain all of their rights and benefits conferred pursuant to that chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as eliminating or interfering with Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code or the rights and benefits conferred under that chapter to public employees or to any bargaining unit.
(2) Maintain its office in Columbus, and may hold sessions at any place within the state;
(3) Acquire facilities, equipment, and supplies necessary to house the council, its employees, and files and records under its control, and to discharge any duty imposed upon it by law. The expense of these acquisitions shall be audited and paid for in the same manner as other state expenses. For that purpose, the council shall prepare and submit to the office of budget and management a budget for each biennium according to sections 101.532 and 107.03 of the Revised Code. The budget submitted shall cover the costs of the council and its staff in the discharge of any duty imposed upon the council by law. The council shall not delegate any authority to obligate funds.
(4) Pay its own payroll and other operating expenses from line items designated by the general assembly;
(5) Retain its fiduciary responsibility as appointing authority. Any transaction instructions shall be certified by the appointing authority or its designee.
(6) Establish the overall policy and management of the council in accordance with this chapter;
(7) Assist in coordinating and preparing the state application for funds under sections 101 to 184 of the "National and Community Service Act of 1990," 104 Stat. 3127 (1990), 42 U.S.C.A. 12411 to 12544, and amendments thereto as amended, assist in administering and overseeing the "National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993," P.L. 103-82, 107 Stat. 785, and the americorps program in this state, and assist in developing objectives for a comprehensive strategy to encourage and expand community service programs throughout the state;
(8) Assist the state board of education, school districts, the board of regents, and institutions of higher education in coordinating community service education programs through cooperative efforts between institutions and organizations in the public and private sectors;
(9) Assist the departments of natural resources, youth services, aging, and job and family services in coordinating community service programs through cooperative efforts between institutions and organizations in the public and private sectors;
(10) Suggest individuals and organizations that are available to assist school districts, institutions of higher education, and the departments of natural resources, youth services, aging, and job and family services in the establishment of community service programs and assist in investigating sources of funding for implementing such these programs;
(11) Assist in evaluating the state's efforts in providing community service programs using standards and methods that are consistent with any statewide objectives for such these programs and provide information to the state board of education, school districts, the board of regents, institutions of higher education, and the departments of natural resources, youth services, aging, and job and family services to guide them in making decisions about these programs;
(12) Assist the state board of education in complying with section 3301.70 of the Revised Code and the board of regents in complying with division (B)(2) of section 3333.043 of the Revised Code.
(D) The department of aging shall serve as the council's fiscal agent. Beginning on July 1, 1997, whenever reference is made in any law, contract, or document to the functions of the department of youth services as fiscal agent to the council, the reference shall be deemed to refer to the department of aging. The department of aging shall have no responsibility for or obligation to the council prior to July 1, 1997. Any validation, cure, right, privilege, remedy, obligation, or liability shall be retained by the council.
As used in this section, "fiscal agent" means technical support and includes the following technical support services:
(1) Preparing and processing payroll and other personnel documents that the council executes as the appointing authority. The department of aging shall not approve any payroll or other personnel-related documents.
(2) Maintaining ledgers of accounts and reports of account balances, and monitoring budgets and allotment plans in consultation with the council. The department shall not approve any biennial budget, grant, expenditure, audit, or fiscal-related document.
(3) Performing other routine support services that the director of aging or the director's designee and the council or its designee consider appropriate to achieve efficiency.
(E) The council or its designee has the following authority and responsibility relative to fiscal matters:
(1) Sole authority to draw funds for any and all federal programs in which the council is authorized to participate;
(2) Sole authority to expend funds from their accounts for programs and any other necessary expenses the council may incur and its subgrantees may incur;
(3) Responsibility to cooperate with and inform the department of aging as fiscal agent to ensure that the department is fully apprised of all financial transactions.
The council shall follow all state procurement requirements.
The department of aging shall determine fees to be charged to the council, which shall be in proportion to the services performed for the council.
The council shall pay fees owed to the department of aging from a general revenue fund of the council or from any other fund from which the operating expenses of the council are paid. Any amounts set aside for a fiscal year for the payment of such these fees shall be used only for the services performed for the council by the department of aging in that fiscal year.
Sec. 122.011.  (A) The department of development shall develop and promote plans and programs designed to assure that state resources are efficiently used, economic growth is properly balanced, community growth is developed in an orderly manner, and local governments are coordinated with each other and the state, and for such purposes may do all of the following:
(1) Serve as a clearinghouse for information, data, and other materials that may be helpful or necessary to persons or local governments, as provided in section 122.07 of the Revised Code;
(2) Prepare and activate plans for the retention, development, expansion, and use of the resources and commerce of the state, as provided in section 122.04 of the Revised Code;
(3) Assist and cooperate with federal, state, and local governments and agencies of federal, state, and local governments in the coordination of programs to carry out the functions and duties of the department;
(4) Encourage and foster research and development activities, conduct studies related to the solution of community problems, and develop recommendations for administrative or legislative actions, as provided in section 122.03 of the Revised Code;
(5) Serve as the economic and community development planning agency, which shall prepare and recommend plans and programs for the orderly growth and development of this state and which shall provide planning assistance, as provided in section 122.06 of the Revised Code;
(6) Cooperate with and provide technical assistance to state departments, political subdivisions, regional and local planning commissions, tourist associations, councils of government, community development groups, community action agencies, and other appropriate organizations for carrying out the functions and duties of the department or for the solution of community problems;
(7) Coordinate the activities of state agencies that have an impact on carrying out the functions and duties of the department;
(8) Encourage and assist the efforts of and cooperate with local governments to develop mutual and cooperative solutions to their common problems that relate to carrying out the purposes of this section;
(9) Study existing structure, operations, and financing of regional or local government and those state activities that involve significant relations with regional or local governmental units, recommend to the governor and to the general assembly such changes in these provisions and activities as will improve the operations of regional or local government, and conduct other studies of legal provisions that affect problems related to carrying out the purposes of this section;
(10) Appoint, with the approval of the governor, technical and other advisory councils as it considers appropriate, as provided in section 122.09 of the Revised Code;
(11) Create and operate a division of community development to develop and administer programs and activities that are authorized by federal statute or the Revised Code;
(12) Until July 1, 2001, review, analyze, and summarize applications and information regarding the family farm loan program forwarded to the department by a financial institution pursuant to section 901.81 of the Revised Code, and forward the applications, information, analyses, and summaries to the director of agriculture;
(13) Until July 1, 2001 2003, establish fees and charges, in consultation with the director of agriculture, for purchasing loans from financial institutions and providing loan guarantees under the family farm loan program created under sections 901.80 to 901.83 of the Revised Code;
(14)(13) Provide loan servicing for the loans purchased and loan guarantees provided under section 901.80 of the Revised Code as that section existed prior to July 1, 2001 2003;
(15)(14) Until July 1, 2001 2003, and upon approval by the controlling board under division (A)(3) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code of the release of money to be used for purchasing a loan or providing a loan guarantee, request the release of that money in accordance with division (B) of section 166.03 of the Revised Code for use for the purposes of the fund created by section 166.031 of the Revised Code.
(B) The department, by rule, shall establish criteria defining nonprofit corporations that are eligible for appointment as qualified agents pursuant to sections 135.81 to 135.88 of the Revised Code. The criteria shall require that a corporation be organized pursuant to Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code and have as its primary purpose the promotion of economic development or the creation or retention of jobs and job opportunities. The criteria may include a specification as to the professional qualifications of the corporation employees, a minimum elapsed period of time since the corporation was organized, current and former activities of the corporation, and such other criteria reasonably related to the foregoing that relate to the ability of the corporation to act as a qualified agent for the purposes of sections 135.51 135.81 to 135.88 of the Revised Code.
(C) The director of development may request the attorney general to, and the attorney general, in accordance with section 109.02 of the Revised Code, shall bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction. The director may be sued in the director's official capacity, in connection with this chapter, in accordance with Chapter 2743. of the Revised Code.
Sec. 122.71.  As used in sections 122.71 to 122.83 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Financial institution" means any banking corporation, trust company, insurance company, savings and loan association, building and loan association, or corporation, partnership, federal lending agency, foundation, or other institution engaged in lending or investing funds for industrial or business purposes.
(B) "Project" means any real or personal property connected with or being a part of an industrial, distribution, commercial, or research facility to be acquired, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof, with the aid provided under sections 122.71 to 122.83 of the Revised Code, for industrial, commercial, distribution, and research development of the state.
(C) "Mortgage" means the lien imposed on a project by a mortgage on real property, or by financing statements on personal property, or a combination of a mortgage and financing statements when a project consists of both real and personal property.
(D) "Mortgagor" means the principal user of a project or the person, corporation, partnership, or association unconditionally guaranteeing performance by the principal user of its obligations under the mortgage.
(E)(1) "Minority business enterprise" means an individual who is a United States citizen and owns and controls a business, or a partnership, corporation, or joint venture of any kind that is owned and controlled by United States citizens who, which citizen or citizens are residents of this state or nonresidents of this state who have a significant presence in this state, and who are members of one of the following economically disadvantaged groups: Blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, and Orientals.
(2) "Owned and controlled" means that at least fifty-one per cent of the business, including corporate stock if a corporation, is owned by persons who belong to one or more of the groups set forth in division (E)(1) of this section, and that those owners have control over the management and day-to-day operations of the business and an interest in the capital, assets, and profits and losses of the business proportionate to their percentage of ownership. In order to qualify as a minority business enterprise, a business shall have been owned and controlled by those persons at least one year prior to being awarded a contract pursuant to this section.
(F) "Community improvement corporation" means a corporation organized under Chapter 1724. of the Revised Code.
(G) "Ohio development corporation" means a corporation organized under Chapter 1726. of the Revised Code.
(H) "Minority contractors business assistance organization" means an entity engaged in the provision of management and technical business assistance to minority business enterprise entrepreneurs.
(I) "Minority business supplier development council" means a nonprofit organization established as an affiliate of the national minority supplier development council.
Sec. 122.76.  (A) The director of development, with controlling board approval, may lend funds to minority business enterprises and to community improvement corporations and, Ohio development corporations, minority contractors business assistance organizations, and minority business supplier development councils for the purpose of loaning funds to minority business enterprises and for the purpose of procuring or improving real or personal property, or both, for the establishment, location, or expansion of industrial, distribution, commercial, or research facilities in the state, if the director determines, in the director's sole discretion, that all of the following apply:
(1) The project is economically sound and will benefit the people of the state by increasing opportunities for employment, by strengthening the economy of the state, or expanding minority business enterprises;.
(2) The proposed minority business enterprise borrower is unable to finance the proposed project through ordinary financial channels at comparable terms;.
(3) The value of the project is, or, upon completion thereof, will be, at least equal to the total amount of the money expended in the procurement or improvement of the project, and of which amount one or more financial institutions or other governmental entities have loaned not less than thirty per cent; of that amount.
(4) The amount to be loaned by the director will not exceed sixty per cent of the total amount expended in the procurement or improvement of the project;.
(5) The amount to be loaned by the director will be adequately secured by a first or second mortgage upon the project, or by mortgages, leases, liens, assignments, or pledges on or of other property or contracts as the director requires, and that such mortgage will not be subordinate to any other liens or mortgages except the liens securing loans or investments made by financial institutions referred to in division (A)(3) of this section, and the liens securing loans previously made by any financial institution in connection with the procurement or expansion of all or part of a project.
(B) Any proposed minority business enterprise borrower submitting an application for assistance under this section shall not have defaulted on a previous loan from the director, and no full or limited partner, or major shareholder, or holder of an equity interest of the proposed minority business enterprise borrower shall have defaulted on a loan from the director;.
(C) The proposed minority business enterprise borrower shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the director that it is able to successfully compete in the private sector if it obtains the necessary financial, technical, or managerial support and that support is available through the director, the minority business development office of the department of development, or other identified and acceptable sources. In determining whether a minority business enterprise borrower will be able to successfully compete, the director may give consideration to such factors as the successful completion of or participation in courses of study, recognized by the board of regents as providing financial, technical, or managerial skills related to the operation of the business, by the economically disadvantaged individual, owner, or partner, and the prior success of the individual, owner, or partner in personal, career, or business activities, as well as to other factors identified by the director.
(D) The director shall not lend funds for the purpose of procuring or improving motor vehicles, power-driven vehicles, office equipment, raw materials, small tools, supplies, inventories, or accounts receivable.
Sec. 122.92.  There is hereby created in the department of development a minority business development division. The division shall do all of the following:
(A) Provide technical, managerial, and counseling services and assistance to minority business enterprises;
(B) Provide procurement and bid packaging assistance to minority business enterprises;
(C) Provide bonding technical assistance to minority business enterprises;
(D) Participate with other state departments and agencies as appropriate in developing specific plans and specific program goals for programs to assist in the establishment and development of minority business enterprises and establish regular performance monitoring and reporting systems to ensure that those goals are being achieved;
(E) Implement state law and policy supporting minority business enterprise development, and assist in the coordination of plans, programs, and operations of state government which affect or may contribute to the establishment, preservation, and strengthening of minority business enterprises;
(F) Assist in the coordination of activities and resources of state agencies and local governments, business and trade associations, universities, foundations, professional organizations, and volunteer and other groups, to promote the growth of minority business enterprises;
(G) Establish a center for the development, collection, and dissemination of information that will be helpful to persons in establishing or expanding minority business enterprises in this state;
(H) Design, implement, and assist in experimental and demonstration projects designed to overcome the special problems of minority business enterprises;
(I) Coordinate reviews of all proposed state training and technical assistance activities in direct support of minority business enterprise programs to ensure consistency with program goals and to preclude duplication of efforts by other state agencies;
(J) Recommend appropriate legislative or executive actions to enhance minority business enterprise opportunities in the state;
(K) Assist minority business enterprises in obtaining governmental or commercial financing for business expansion, establishment of new businesses, or industrial development projects;
(L) Assist minority business enterprises in contract procurement from government and commercial sources;
(M) Establish procedures to identify groups who have been disadvantaged because of racial, cultural, or ethnic circumstances without regard to the individual qualities of the members of the group;
(N) Establish procedures to identify persons who have been economically disadvantaged;
(O) Provide grant assistance to nonprofit entities that promote economic development, development corporations, community improvement corporations, and incubator business entities, if the entities or corporations focus on business, technical, and financial assistance to minority business enterprises to assist the enterprises with fixed asset financing;
(P) Do all acts and things necessary or proper to carry out the powers expressly granted and duties imposed by sections 122.92 to 122.94 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 125.22.  (A) The department of administrative services shall establish the central service agency to perform routine support for the following boards and commissions:
(1) State board of examiners of architects;
(2) Barber board;
(3) State chiropractic board;
(4) State board of cosmetology;
(5) Accountancy board;
(6) State dental board;
(7) State board of optometry;
(8) Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board;
(9) State board of registration for professional engineers and surveyors;
(10) State board of sanitarian registration;
(11) Board of embalmers and funeral directors;
(12) State board of psychology;
(13) Ohio optical dispensers board;
(14) Board of speech pathology and audiology;
(15) Counselor and social worker board;
(16) State veterinary medical licensing board;
(17) Ohio board of dietetics;
(18) Commission on Hispanic-Latino affairs;
(19) Ohio respiratory care board;
(20) Ohio commission on African-American males.
(B)(1) Notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code, the agency shall perform the following routine support services for the boards and commissions named in division (A) of this section unless the controlling board exempts a board or commission from this requirement on the recommendation of the director of administrative services:
(a) Preparing and processing payroll and other personnel documents;
(b) Preparing and processing vouchers, purchase orders, encumbrances, and other accounting documents;
(c) Maintaining ledgers of accounts and balances;
(d) Preparing and monitoring budgets and allotment plans in consultation with the boards and commissions;
(e) Maintaining information required by section 3729.40 of the Revised Code;
(f) Other routine support services that the director of administrative services considers appropriate to achieve efficiency.
(2) The agency may perform other services which a board or commission named in division (A) of this section delegates to the agency and the agency accepts.
(3) The agency may perform any service for any professional or occupational licensing board not named in division (A) of this section or any commission if the board or commission requests such service and the agency accepts.
(C) The director of administrative services shall be the appointing authority for the agency.
(D) The agency shall determine the fees to be charged to the boards and commissions, which shall be in proportion to the services performed for each board or commission.
(E) Each board or commission named in division (A) of this section and any other board or commission requesting services from the agency shall pay these fees to the agency from the general revenue fund maintenance account of the board or commission or from such other fund as the operating expenses of the board or commission are paid. Any amounts set aside for a fiscal year by a board or commission to allow for the payment of fees shall be used only for the services performed by the agency in that fiscal year. All receipts collected by the agency shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the central service agency fund, which is hereby created. All expenses incurred by the agency in performing services for the boards or commissions shall be paid from the fund.
(F) Nothing in this section shall be construed as a grant of authority for the central service agency to initiate or deny personnel or fiscal actions for the boards and commissions.
Sec. 126.11.  (A)(1) The director of budget and management shall, upon consultation with the treasurer of state, coordinate and approve the scheduling of initial sales of publicly offered securities of the state and of publicly offered fractionalized interests in or securitized issues of public obligations of the state. The director shall from time to time develop and distribute to state issuers an approved sale schedule for each of the obligations covered by this division (A) of this section. This division Division (A) of this section applies only to those nonconduit obligations on which the state or a state agency is the direct obligor or obligor on any backup security or related credit enhancement facility or source of money subject to state appropriations that is intended for payment of those obligations.
(2) The issuers of obligations pursuant to section 151.03, 151.04, 151.05, or 151.07 or Chapter 152. of the Revised Code shall submit to the director:
(a) For review and approval: the projected sale date, amount, and type of obligations proposed to be sold; their purpose, security, and source of payment; and the proposed structure and maturity schedule;
(b) For review and comment: the authorizing order or resolution; preliminary and final offering documents; method of sale; preliminary and final pricing information; and any written reports or recommendations of financial advisors or consultants relating to those obligations;
(c) Promptly after each sale of those obligations: final terms, including sale price, maturity schedule and yields, and sources and uses; names of the original purchasers or underwriters; a copy of the final offering document and of the transcript of proceedings; and any other pertinent information requested by the director.
(3) The issuer of obligations pursuant to section 151.06 or 151.08 or Chapter 154. or 3318. of the Revised Code shall submit to the director:
(a) For review and mutual agreement: the projected sale date, amount, and type of obligations proposed to be sold; their purpose, security, and source of payment; and the proposed structure and maturity schedule;
(b) For review and comment: the authorizing order or resolution; preliminary and final offering documents; method of sale; preliminary and final pricing information; and any written reports or recommendations of financial advisors or consultants relating to those obligations;
(c) Promptly after each sale of those obligations: final terms, including sale price, maturity schedule and yields, and sources and uses; names of the original purchasers or underwriters; a copy of the final offering document and of the transcript of proceedings; and any other pertinent information requested by the director.
(4) The issuers of obligations pursuant to Chapter 166., 4981., 5540., or 6121., or section 5531.10, of the Revised Code shall submit to the director:
(a) For review and comment: the projected sale date, amount, and type of obligations proposed to be sold; the purpose, security, and source of payment; and preliminary and final offering documents;
(b) Promptly after each sale of those obligations: final terms, including a maturity schedule; names of the original purchasers or underwriters; a copy of the complete continuing disclosure agreement pursuant to S.E.C. rule 15c2-12 or equivalent rule as from time to time in effect; and any other pertinent information requested by the director.
(5) Not later than thirty days after the end of a fiscal year, each issuer of obligations subject to divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall submit to the director and to the treasurer of state a sale plan for the then current fiscal year for each type of obligation, projecting the amount and term of each issuance, the method of sale, and the month of sale.
(B) Issuers of obligations pursuant to section 3318.085 or Chapter 122., 166., 175., 3345., 3347., 3366., 3377., 3706., 3737., 5537., 6121., or 6123. of the Revised Code, and issuers of securities issued pursuant to Chapter 165. of the Revised Code other than a county or municipal corporation, shall submit to the director copies of the preliminary and final offering documents upon their availability if not previously submitted pursuant to division (A) of this section.
(C) Not later than the first day of January of each year, every state agency obligated to make payments on outstanding public obligations with respect to which fractionalized interests have been publicly issued, such as certificates of participation, shall submit a report to the director of the amounts payable from state appropriations under those public obligations during the then current and next two fiscal years, identifying the appropriation or intended appropriation from which payment is expected to be made.
(D)(1) Information relating generally to the historic, current, or future demographics or economy or financial condition or funds or general operations of the state, and descriptions of any state contractual obligations relating to public obligations, to be contained in any offering document, continuing disclosure document, or written presentation prepared, approved, or provided, or committed to be provided, by an issuer in connection with the original issuance and sale of, or rating, remarketing, or credit enhancement facilities relating to, public obligations referred to in division (A) of this section shall be approved as to format and accuracy by the director before being presented, published, or disseminated in preliminary, draft, or final form, or publicly filed in paper, electronic, or other format.
(2) Except for information described in division (D)(1) of this section that is to be contained in an offering document, continuing disclosure document, or written presentation, division (D)(1) of this section does not inhibit direct communication between an issuer and a rating agency, remarketing agent, or credit enhancement provider concerning an issuance of public obligations referred to in division (A) of this section or matters associated with that issuance.
(3) The materials approved and provided pursuant to division (D) of this section are the information relating to the particular subjects provided by the state or state agencies that are required or contemplated by any applicable state or federal securities laws and any commitments by the state or state agencies made under those laws. Reliance for the purpose should not be placed on any other information publicly provided, in any format including electronic, by any state agency for other purposes, including general information provided to the public or to portions of the public. A statement to that effect shall be included in those materials so approved or provided.
(E) Issuers of obligations referred to in division (A) of this section may take steps, by formal agreement, covenants in the proceedings, or otherwise, as may be necessary or appropriate to comply or permit compliance with applicable lawful disclosure requirements relating to those obligations, and may, subject to division (D) of this section, provide, make available, or file copies of any required disclosure materials as necessary or appropriate. Any such formal agreement or covenant relating to subjects referred to in division (D) of this section, and any description of that agreement or covenant to be contained in any offering document, shall be approved by the director before being entered into or published or publicly disseminated in preliminary, draft, or final form or publicly filed in paper, electronic, or other format. The director shall be responsible for making all filings in compliance with those requirements relating to direct obligations of the state, including fractionalized interests in those obligations.
(F) No state agency or official shall, without the approval of the director of budget and management, do either of the following:
(1) Enter into or commit to enter into a public obligation under which fractionalized interests in the payments are to be publicly offered, which payments are anticipated to be made from money from any source appropriated or to be appropriated by the general assembly or in which the provision stated in section 9.94 of the Revised Code is not included;
(2) Except as otherwise expressly authorized for the purpose by law, agree or commit to provide, from money from any source to be appropriated in the future by the general assembly, financial assistance to or participation in the costs of capital facilities, or the payment of debt charges, directly or by way of a credit enhancement facility, a reserve, rental payments, or otherwise, on obligations issued to pay costs of capital facilities.
(G) As used in this section, "credit enhancement facilities," "debt charges," "fractionalized interests in public obligations," "obligor," "public issuer," and "securities" have the same meanings as in section 133.01 of the Revised Code; "public obligation" has the same meaning as in division (GG)(2) of section 133.01 of the Revised Code; "obligations" means securities or public obligations or fractionalized interests in them; "issuers" means issuers of securities or state obligors on public obligations; "offering document" means an official statement, offering circular, private placement memorandum, or prospectus, or similar document; and "director" means the director of budget and management or the employee of the office of budget and management designated by the director for the purpose.
Sec. 126.21.  (A) The director of budget and management shall do all of the following:
(1) Keep all necessary accounting records;
(2) Prescribe and maintain the accounting system of the state and establish appropriate accounting procedures and charts of accounts;
(3) Establish procedures for the use of written, electronic, optical, or other communications media for approving payment vouchers;
(4) Reconcile, in the case of any variation between the amount of any appropriation and the aggregate amount of items of the appropriation, with the advice and assistance of the state agency affected by it and the legislative budget office of the legislative service commission, totals so as to correspond in the aggregate with the total appropriation. In the case of a conflict between the item and the total of which it is a part, the item shall be considered the intended appropriation.
(5) Evaluate on an ongoing basis and, if necessary, recommend improvements to the internal controls used in state agencies;
(6) Authorize the establishment of petty cash accounts. The director of budget and management may withdraw approval for any petty cash account and require the officer in charge to return to the state treasury any unexpended balance shown by the officer's accounts to be on hand. Any officer who is issued a warrant for petty cash shall render a detailed account of the expenditures of the petty cash and shall report when requested the balance of petty cash on hand at any time.
(7) Process orders, invoices, vouchers, claims, and payrolls and prepare financial reports and statements;
(8) Perform extensions, reviews, and compliance checks prior to approving a payment as the director considers necessary;
(9) Issue the official comprehensive annual financial report of the state. The report shall cover all funds and account groups of the state reporting entity and shall include general purpose basic financial statements and required supplementary information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and other information as the director provides. All state agencies, authorities, institutions, offices, retirement systems, and other component units of the state reporting entity as determined by the director shall furnish the director whatever financial statements and other information the director requests for the report, in the form, at the times, covering the periods, and with the attestation the director prescribes. The information for state institutions of higher education, as defined in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, shall be submitted to the director by the Ohio board of regents. The board shall establish a due date by which each such institution shall submit the information to the board, but no such date shall be later than one hundred twenty days after the end of the state fiscal year unless a later date is approved by the director.
(B) In addition to the director's duties under division (A) of this section, the director of budget and management may establish and administer one or more state payment card programs that permit or require state agencies to use a payment card to purchase equipment, materials, supplies, or services in accordance with guidelines issued by the director. The director may contract with one or more vendors to provide the payment cards and payment card services. State agencies may only participate in state payment card programs that the director establishes pursuant to this section.
Sec. 127.16.  (A) Upon the request of either a state agency or the director of budget and management and after the controlling board determines that an emergency or a sufficient economic reason exists, the controlling board may approve the making of a purchase without competitive selection as provided in division (B) of this section.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no state agency, using money that has been appropriated to it directly, shall:
(1) Make any purchase from a particular supplier, that would amount to fifty thousand dollars or more when combined with both the amount of all disbursements to the supplier during the fiscal year for purchases made by the agency and the amount of all outstanding encumbrances for purchases made by the agency from the supplier, unless the purchase is made by competitive selection or with the approval of the controlling board;
(2) Lease real estate from a particular supplier, if the lease would amount to seventy-five thousand dollars or more when combined with both the amount of all disbursements to the supplier during the fiscal year for real estate leases made by the agency and the amount of all outstanding encumbrances for real estate leases made by the agency from the supplier, unless the lease is made by competitive selection or with the approval of the controlling board.
(C) Any person who authorizes a purchase in violation of division (B) of this section shall be liable to the state for any state funds spent on the purchase, and the attorney general shall collect the amount from the person.
(D) Nothing in division (B) of this section shall be construed as:
(1) A limitation upon the authority of the director of transportation as granted in sections 5501.17, 5517.02, and 5525.14 of the Revised Code;
(2) Applying to medicaid provider agreements under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code or payments or provider agreements under disability assistance medical assistance established under Chapter 5115. of the Revised Code;
(3) Applying to the purchase of examinations from a sole supplier by a state licensing board under Title XLVII of the Revised Code;
(4) Applying to entertainment contracts for the Ohio state fair entered into by the Ohio expositions commission, provided that the controlling board has given its approval to the commission to enter into such contracts and has approved a total budget amount for such contracts as agreed upon by commission action, and that the commission causes to be kept itemized records of the amounts of money spent under each contract and annually files those records with the clerk of the house of representatives and the clerk of the senate following the close of the fair;
(5) Limiting the authority of the chief of the division of mineral resources management to contract for reclamation work with an operator mining adjacent land as provided in section 1513.27 of the Revised Code;
(6) Applying to investment transactions and procedures of any state agency, except that the agency shall file with the board the name of any person with whom the agency contracts to make, broker, service, or otherwise manage its investments, as well as the commission, rate, or schedule of charges of such person with respect to any investment transactions to be undertaken on behalf of the agency. The filing shall be in a form and at such times as the board considers appropriate.
(7) Applying to purchases made with money for the per cent for arts program established by section 3379.10 of the Revised Code;
(8) Applying to purchases made by the rehabilitation services commission of services, or supplies, that are provided to persons with disabilities, or to purchases made by the commission in connection with the eligibility determinations it makes for applicants of programs administered by the social security administration;
(9) Applying to payments by the department of job and family services under section 5111.13 of the Revised Code for group health plan premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other cost-sharing expenses;
(10) Applying to any agency of the legislative branch of the state government;
(11) Applying to agreements or contracts entered into under section 5101.11, 5101.21, or 5101.211 of the Revised Code;
(12) Applying to purchases of services by the adult parole authority under section 2967.14 of the Revised Code or by the department of youth services under section 5139.08 of the Revised Code;
(13) Applying to dues or fees paid for membership in an organization or association;
(14) Applying to purchases of utility services pursuant to section 9.30 of the Revised Code;
(15) Applying to purchases made in accordance with rules adopted by the department of administrative services of motor vehicle, aviation, or watercraft fuel, or emergency repairs of such vehicles;
(16) Applying to purchases of tickets for passenger air transportation;
(17) Applying to purchases necessary to provide public notifications required by law or to provide notifications of job openings;
(18) Applying to the judicial branch of state government;
(19) Applying to purchases of liquor for resale by the division of liquor control;
(20) Applying to purchases of motor courier and freight services made in accordance with department of administrative services rules;
(21) Applying to purchases from the United States postal service and purchases of stamps and postal meter replenishment from vendors at rates established by the United States postal service;
(22) Applying to purchases of books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, maintenance subscriptions, and other published materials;
(23) Applying to purchases from other state agencies, including state-assisted institutions of higher education;
(24) Limiting the authority of the director of environmental protection to enter into contracts under division (D) of section 3745.14 of the Revised Code to conduct compliance reviews, as defined in division (A) of that section;
(25) Applying to purchases from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code;
(26) Applying to payments by the department of job and family services to the United States department of health and human services for printing and mailing notices pertaining to the tax refund offset program of the internal revenue service of the United States department of the treasury;
(27) Applying to contracts entered into by the department of mental retardation and developmental disabilities under sections 5123.18, 5123.182, and 5111.252 of the Revised Code;
(28) Applying to payments made by the department of mental health under a physician recruitment program authorized by section 5119.101 of the Revised Code;
(29) Applying to contracts entered into with persons by the director of commerce for unclaimed funds collection and remittance efforts as provided in division (F) of section 169.03 of the Revised Code. The director shall keep an itemized accounting of unclaimed funds collected by those persons and amounts paid to them for their services.
(30) Applying to purchases made by a state institution of higher education in accordance with the terms of a contract between the vendor and an inter-university purchasing group comprised of purchasing officers of state institutions of higher education;
(31) Applying to the department of job and family services' purchases of health assistance services under the children's health insurance program part I provided for under section 5101.50 of the Revised Code or the children's health insurance program part II provided for under section 5101.51 of the Revised Code;
(32) Applying to payments by the attorney general from the reparations fund to hospitals and other emergency medical facilities for performing medical examinations to collect physical evidence pursuant to section 2907.28 of the Revised Code.
(E) Notwithstanding division (B)(1) of this section, the cumulative purchase threshold shall be seventy-five thousand dollars for the departments of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, mental health, rehabilitation and correction, and youth services.
(F) When determining whether a state agency has reached the cumulative purchase thresholds established in divisions (B)(1), (B)(2), and (E) of this section, all of the following purchases by such agency shall not be considered:
(1) Purchases made through competitive selection or with controlling board approval;
(2) Purchases listed in division (D) of this section;
(3) For the purposes of the thresholds of divisions (B)(1) and (E) of this section only, leases of real estate.
(G) As used in this section, "competitive selection," "purchase," "supplies," and "services" have the same meanings as in section 125.01 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 131.01.  As used in Chapters 113., 117., 123., 124., 125., 126., 127., and 131. of the Revised Code, and any statute that uses the terms in connection with state accounting or budgeting:
(A) "Account" means any record, element, or summary in which financial transactions are identified and recorded as debit or credit transactions in order to summarize items of a similar nature or classification.
(B) "Accounting procedure" means the arrangement of all processes which discover, record, and summarize financial information to produce financial statements and reports and to provide internal control.
(C) "Accounting system" means the total structure of records and procedures which discover, record, classify, and report information on the financial position and operations of a governmental unit or any of its funds, balanced account groups, and organizational components.
(D) "Allocation" means a portion of an appropriation which is designated for expenditure by specific organizational units or for special purposes, activities, or objects that do not relate to a period of time.
(E) "Allotment" means all or part of an appropriation which may be encumbered or expended within a specific period of time.
(F) "Appropriation" means an authorization granted by the general assembly to make expenditures and to incur obligations for specific purposes.
(G) "Assets" means resources owned, controlled, or otherwise used or held by the state which have monetary value.
(H) "Budget" means the plan of financial operation embodying an estimate of proposed expenditures and obligations for a given period and the proposed means of financing them.
(I) "Direct deposit" is a form of electronic funds transfer in which money is electronically deposited into the account of a person or entity at a financial institution.
(J) "Disbursement" means a payment made for any purpose.
(K) "Electronic benefit transfer" means the electronic delivery of benefits through automated teller machines, point of sale terminals, or other electronic media pursuant to section 5101.33 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Electronic funds transfer" means the electronic movement of funds via automated clearing house or wire transfer.
(M) "Encumbrancing document" means a document reserving all or part of an appropriation.
(N) "Expenditure" means a reduction of the balance of an appropriation after legal requirements have been met.
(O) "Fund" means an independent fiscal and accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts recording cash or other resources, together with all related liabilities, obligations, reserves, and fund balances which are segregated for the purpose of carrying on specific activities or attaining certain objectives in accordance with special rules, restrictions, or limitations.
(P) "Lapse" means the automatic termination of an appropriation at the end of the fiscal period for which it was appropriated.
(Q) "Reappropriation" means an appropriation of a previous appropriation that is continued in force in a succeeding appropriation period. "Reappropriation" shall be equated with and incorporated in the term "appropriation."
(R) "Voucher" means the document used to transmit a claim for payment and evidentiary matter related to the claim.
(S) "Warrant" means an order drawn upon the treasurer of state by the auditor of state directing the treasurer of state to pay a specified amount, including an order to make a lump-sum payment to a financial institution for the transfer of funds by direct deposit or the drawdown of funds by electronic benefit transfer, and the resulting electronic transfer to or by the ultimate payees.
The terms defined in this section shall be used, on all accounting forms, reports, formal rules, and budget requests produced by a state agency, only as defined in this section.
Sec. 133.021.  The general assembly hereby finds and declares that the "Tax Reform Act of 1986" (the "Act") establishes a unified volume ceiling on the aggregate amount of private activity bonds which can be issued in each state. The unified volume ceiling is the product of seventy-five dollars multiplied by the state population in 1987 and fifty dollars multiplied by the state population in each succeeding calendar year.
The general assembly further finds and declares that the Act requires the state to allocate its volume ceiling according to a specified formula unless a different procedure is established by the governor or general assembly.
The general assembly further finds and declares that pursuant to authorization of state legislation the general assembly has, by division (D)(3) of section 133.02 of the Revised Code, effective October 30, 1989, provided for delegating such function to the governor and for further delegation as therein provided, subject to such prospectively effective actions as may subsequently be taken by the general assembly.
The general assembly further finds and declares that it desires to by legislation provide for an efficient, effective, and equitable procedure under which the state will allocate the unified volume ceiling.
The general assembly therefore finds and declares that it is necessary to create the joint select committee on volume cap to create a process for the allocation of the unified volume ceiling.
(A) Pursuant to section 146(e)(2)(B)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides that a state may by law provide a different formula for allocating the state ceiling, there is hereby created the joint select committee on volume cap to provide for the allocation and the reallocation of the unified volume ceiling among the governmental units (or other authorities) in the state having authority to issue tax exempt private activity bonds.
(B) The committee shall consist of eight members. Two members shall be from the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; two members shall be from the senate appointed by the president of the senate; and four members shall be appointed by the governor. Each member shall be selected for his or her the member's knowledge and experience in tax exempt private activity bonds. The members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(C) The purpose of the committee shall be to maximize the economic benefits of the unified volume ceiling to all citizens of the state. To this end, the joint select committee on volume cap shall:
(1) Annually, survey the governmental units (or other authorities) in the state having authority to issue tax exempt private activity bonds concerning:
(a) The amount of tax exempt private activity bonds issued for the previous calendar year; and
(b) The amount requested for the calendar year allocation currently under consideration.
(2) Set forth procedures for making allocations, reallocation and carry forward of the state's unified volume ceiling in accordance with the Act;
(3)(2) Develop strategies for allocating and reallocating the unified volume ceiling which are designed to maximize the availability of tax exempt private activity bonds among competing sectors of the state.
(D) To provide for the orderly and prompt issuance of private activity bonds, the committee is authorized to allocate the unified volume ceiling among those governmental units (or other authorities) in the state having authority to issue tax exempt private activity bonds. The committee shall reserve a portion of the unified volume ceiling to be allocated for multi-family rental housing projects. The committee in determination of unified volume ceiling allocations and reallocations shall consider the following:
(1) The interest of the state with regard to long-term economic development, housing, education, redevelopment, and solid waste management;
(2) The projected increase of jobs in the state;
(3) The needs of political subdivisions.
(E) The director of development shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to carry out the purposes of this section.
Sec. 133.06.  (A) A school district shall not incur, without a vote of the electors, net indebtedness that exceeds an amount equal to one-tenth of one per cent of its tax valuation, except as provided in divisions (G) and (H) of this section and in division (C) of section 3313.372 of the Revised Code, or as prescribed in section 3318.052 of the Revised Code.
(B) Except as provided in divisions (E) and, (F), and (I) of this section, a school district shall not incur net indebtedness that exceeds an amount equal to nine per cent of its tax valuation.
(C) A school district shall not submit to a vote of the electors the question of the issuance of securities in an amount that will make the district's net indebtedness after the issuance of the securities exceed an amount equal to four per cent of its tax valuation, unless the superintendent of public instruction, acting under policies adopted by the state board of education, and the tax commissioner, acting under written policies of the commissioner, consent to the submission. A request for the consents shall be made at least thirty days prior to the election at which the question is to be submitted, except that the superintendent of public instruction and the tax commissioner may waive this thirty-day deadline or grant their consents after the election if the school district shows good cause for such waiver or consent after the election.
(D) In calculating the net indebtedness of a school district, none of the following shall be considered:
(1) Securities issued to acquire school buses and other equipment used in transporting pupils or issued pursuant to division (D) of section 133.10 of the Revised Code;
(2) Securities issued under division (F) of this section, under section 133.301 of the Revised Code, and, to the extent in excess of the limitation stated in division (B) of this section, under division (E) of this section;
(3) Indebtedness resulting from the dissolution of a joint vocational school district under section 3311.217 of the Revised Code, evidenced by outstanding securities of that joint vocational school district;
(4) Loans, evidenced by any securities, received under sections 3313.483, 3317.0210, 3317.0211, and 3317.64 of the Revised Code;
(5) Debt incurred under section 3313.374 of the Revised Code;
(6) Debt incurred pursuant to division (B)(5) of section 3313.37 of the Revised Code to acquire computers and related hardware;
(7) Debt incurred under section 3318.041 of the Revised Code.
(E) A school district may become a special needs district as to certain securities as provided in division (E) of this section.
(1) A board of education, by resolution, may declare its school district to be a special needs district by determining both of the following:
(a) The student population is not being adequately serviced by the existing permanent improvements of the district.
(b) The district cannot obtain sufficient funds by the issuance of securities within the limitation of division (B) of this section to provide additional or improved needed permanent improvements in time to meet the needs.
(2) The board of education shall certify a copy of that resolution to the superintendent of public instruction with a statistical report showing all of the following:
(a) A history of and a projection of the growth of the student population;
(b) The history of and a projection of the growth of the tax valuation;
(c) The projected needs;
(d) The estimated cost of permanent improvements proposed to meet such projected needs.
(3) The superintendent of public instruction shall certify the district as an approved special needs district if the superintendent finds both of the following:
(a) The district does not have available sufficient additional funds from state or federal sources to meet the projected needs.
(b) The projection of the potential average growth of tax valuation during the next five years, according to the information certified to the superintendent and any other information the superintendent obtains, indicates a likelihood of potential average growth of tax valuation of the district during the next five years of an average of not less than three per cent per year. The findings and certification of the superintendent shall be conclusive.
(4) An approved special needs district may incur net indebtedness by the issuance of securities in accordance with the provisions of this chapter in an amount that does not exceed an amount equal to the greater of the following:
(a) Nine per cent of the sum of its tax valuation plus an amount that is the product of multiplying that tax valuation by the percentage by which the tax valuation has increased over the tax valuation on the first day of the sixtieth month preceding the month in which its board determines to submit to the electors the question of issuing the proposed securities;
(b) Nine per cent of the sum of its tax valuation plus an amount that is the product of multiplying that tax valuation by the percentage, determined by the superintendent of public instruction, by which that tax valuation is projected to increase during the next ten years.
(F) A school district may issue securities for emergency purposes, in a principal amount that does not exceed an amount equal to three per cent of its tax valuation, as provided in this division.
(1) A board of education, by resolution, may declare an emergency if it determines both of the following:
(a) School buildings or other necessary school facilities in the district have been wholly or partially destroyed, or condemned by a constituted public authority, or that such buildings or facilities are partially constructed, or so constructed or planned as to require additions and improvements to them before the buildings or facilities are usable for their intended purpose, or that corrections to permanent improvements are necessary to remove or prevent health or safety hazards.
(b) Existing fiscal and net indebtedness limitations make adequate replacement, additions, or improvements impossible.
(2) Upon the declaration of an emergency, the board of education may, by resolution, submit to the electors of the district pursuant to section 133.18 of the Revised Code the question of issuing securities for the purpose of paying the cost, in excess of any insurance or condemnation proceeds received by the district, of permanent improvements to respond to the emergency need.
(3) The procedures for the election shall be as provided in section 133.18 of the Revised Code, except that:
(a) The form of the ballot shall describe the emergency existing, refer to this division as the authority under which the emergency is declared, and state that the amount of the proposed securities exceeds the limitations prescribed by division (B) of this section;
(b) The resolution required by division (B) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code shall be certified to the county auditor and the board of elections at least seventy-five days prior to the election;
(c) The county auditor shall advise and, not later than sixty-five days before the election, confirm that advice by certification to, the board of education of the information required by division (C) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code;
(d) The board of education shall then certify its resolution and the information required by division (D) of section 133.18 of the Revised Code to the board of elections not less than sixty days prior to the election.
(4) Notwithstanding division (B) of section 133.21 of the Revised Code, the first principal payment of securities issued under this division may be set at any date not later than sixty months after the earliest possible principal payment otherwise provided for in that division.
(G) The board of education may contract with an architect, professional engineer, or other person experienced in the design and implementation of energy conservation measures for an analysis and recommendations pertaining to installations, modifications of installations, or remodeling that would significantly reduce energy consumption in buildings owned by the district. The report shall include estimates of all costs of such installations, modifications, or remodeling, including costs of design, engineering, installation, maintenance, repairs, and debt service, and estimates of the amounts by which energy consumption and resultant operational and maintenance costs, as defined by the Ohio school facilities commission, would be reduced.
If the board finds after receiving the report that the amount of money the district would spend on such installations, modifications, or remodeling is not likely to exceed the amount of money it would save in energy and resultant operational and maintenance costs over the ensuing fifteen years, the board may submit to the commission a copy of its findings and a request for approval to incur indebtedness to finance the making or modification of installations or the remodeling of buildings for the purpose of significantly reducing energy consumption.
If the commission determines that the board's findings are reasonable, it shall approve the board's request. Upon receipt of the commission's approval, the district may issue securities without a vote of the electors in a principal amount not to exceed nine-tenths of one per cent of its tax valuation for the purpose of making such installations, modifications, or remodeling, but the total net indebtedness of the district without a vote of the electors incurred under this and all other sections of the Revised Code shall not exceed one per cent of the district's tax valuation.
So long as any securities issued under division (G) of this section remain outstanding, the board of education shall monitor the energy consumption and resultant operational and maintenance costs of buildings in which installations or modifications have been made or remodeling has been done pursuant to division (G) of this section and shall maintain and annually update a report documenting the reductions in energy consumption and resultant operational and maintenance cost savings attributable to such installations, modifications, or remodeling. The report shall be certified by an architect or engineer independent of any person that provided goods or services to the board in connection with the energy conservation measures that are the subject of the report. The resultant operational and maintenance cost savings shall be certified by the school district treasurer. The report shall be made available to the commission upon request.
(H) With the consent of the superintendent of public instruction, a school district may incur without a vote of the electors net indebtedness that exceeds the amounts stated in divisions (A) and (G) of this section for the purpose of paying costs of permanent improvements, if and to the extent that both of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The fiscal officer of the school district estimates that receipts of the school district from payments made under or pursuant to agreements entered into pursuant to section 725.02, 1728.10, 3735.671, 5709.081, 5709.082, 5709.40, 5709.41, 5709.62, 5709.63, 5709.632, 5709.73, 5709.78, or 5709.82 of the Revised Code, or distributions under division (C) of section 5709.43 of the Revised Code, or any combination thereof, are, after accounting for any appropriate coverage requirements, sufficient in time and amount, and are committed by the proceedings, to pay the debt charges on the securities issued to evidence that indebtedness and payable from those receipts, and the taxing authority of the district confirms the fiscal officer's estimate, which confirmation is approved by the superintendent of public instruction;
(2) The fiscal officer of the school district certifies, and the taxing authority of the district confirms, that the district, at the time of the certification and confirmation, reasonably expects to have sufficient revenue available for the purpose of operating such permanent improvements for their intended purpose upon acquisition or completion thereof, and the superintendent of public instruction approves the taxing authority's confirmation.
The maximum maturity of securities issued under division (H) of this section shall be the lesser of twenty years or the maximum maturity calculated under section 133.20 of the Revised Code.
(I) A school district may incur net indebtedness by the issuance of securities in accordance with the provisions of this chapter in excess of the limit specified in division (B) of this section when necessary to raise the school district portion of the basic project cost pursuant to Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code. The school facilities commission shall notify the superintendent of public instruction whenever a school district will exceed the nine per cent limit pursuant to this division.
Sec. 133.07.  (A) A county shall not incur, without a vote of the electors, either of the following:
(1) Net indebtedness for all purposes that exceeds an amount equal to one per cent of its tax valuation;
(2) Net indebtedness for the purpose of paying the county's share of the cost of the construction, improvement, maintenance, or repair of state highways that exceeds an amount equal to one-half of one per cent of its tax valuation.
(B) A county shall not incur total net indebtedness that exceeds an amount equal to one of the following limitations that applies to the county:
(1) A county with a valuation not exceeding one hundred million dollars, three per cent of that tax valuation;
(2) A county with a tax valuation exceeding one hundred million dollars but not exceeding three hundred million dollars, three million dollars plus one and one-half per cent of that tax valuation in excess of one hundred million dollars;
(3) A county with a tax valuation exceeding three hundred million dollars, six million dollars plus two and one-half per cent of that tax valuation in excess of three hundred million dollars.
(C) In calculating the net indebtedness of a county, none of the following securities shall be considered:
(1) Securities described in section 307.201 of the Revised Code;
(2) Self-supporting securities issued for any purposes, including, but not limited to, any of the following general purposes:
(a) Water systems or facilities;
(b) Sanitary sewerage systems or facilities, or surface and storm water drainage and sewerage systems or facilities, or a combination of those systems or facilities;
(c) County or joint county scrap tire collection, storage, monocell, monofill, or recovery facilities, or any combination of those facilities;
(d) Off-street parking lots, facilities, or buildings, or on-street parking facilities, or any combination of off-street and on-street parking facilities;
(e) Facilities for the care or treatment of the sick or infirm, and for housing the persons providing that care or treatment and their families;
(f) Recreational, sports, convention, auditorium, museum, trade show, and other public attraction facilities;
(g) Facilities for natural resources exploration, development, recovery, use, and sale;
(h) Correctional and detention facilities and related rehabilitation facilities.
(3) Securities issued for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, improving, or extending water or sanitary or surface and storm water sewerage systems or facilities, or a combination of those systems or facilities, to the extent that an agreement entered into with another subdivision requires the other subdivision to pay to the county amounts equivalent to debt charges on the securities;
(4) Voted general obligation securities issued for the purpose of permanent improvements for sanitary sewerage or water systems or facilities to the extent that the total principal amount of voted securities outstanding for the purpose does not exceed an amount equal to two per cent of the county's tax valuation;
(5) Securities issued for permanent improvements to house agencies, departments, boards, or commissions of the county or of any municipal corporation located, in whole or in part, in the county, to the extent that the revenues, other than revenues from unvoted county property taxes, derived from leases or other agreements between the county and those agencies, departments, boards, commissions, or municipal corporations relating to the use of the permanent improvements are sufficient to cover the cost of all operating expenses of the permanent improvements paid by the county and debt charges on the securities;
(6) Securities issued pursuant to section 133.08 of the Revised Code;
(7) Securities issued for the purpose of acquiring or constructing roads, highways, bridges, or viaducts, for the purpose of acquiring or making other highway permanent improvements, or for the purpose of procuring and maintaining computer systems for the office of the clerk of any county-operated municipal court, for the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas, or for the office of the clerk of the probate, juvenile, or domestic relations division of the court of common pleas to the extent that the legislation authorizing the issuance of the securities includes a covenant to appropriate from moneys distributed to the county pursuant to division (B) of section 2101.162, 2151.541, 2153.081, 2301.031, or 2303.201 or Chapter 4501., 4503., 4504., or 5735. of the Revised Code a sufficient amount to cover debt charges on and financing costs relating to the securities as they become due;
(8) Securities issued for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, and equipping a county, multicounty, or multicounty-municipal jail, workhouse, juvenile detention facility, or correctional facility;
(9) Securities issued for the acquisition, construction, equipping, or repair of any permanent improvement or any class or group of permanent improvements enumerated in a resolution adopted pursuant to division (D) of section 5739.026 of the Revised Code to the extent that the legislation authorizing the issuance of the securities includes a covenant to appropriate from moneys received from the taxes authorized under section 5739.023 and division (A)(5) of section 5739.026 of the Revised Code an amount sufficient to pay debt charges on the securities and those moneys shall be pledged for that purpose;
(10) Securities issued for county or joint county solid waste or hazardous waste collection, transfer, or disposal facilities, or resource recovery and solid or hazardous waste recycling facilities, or any combination of those facilities;
(11) Securities issued for the acquisition, construction, and equipping of a port authority educational and cultural facility under section 307.671 of the Revised Code;
(12) Securities issued for the acquisition, construction, equipping, and improving of a municipal educational and cultural facility under division (B)(1) of section 307.672 of the Revised Code;
(13) Securities issued for energy conservation measures under section 307.041 of the Revised Code;
(14) Securities issued for the acquisition, construction, equipping, improving, or repair of a sports facility, including obligations issued to pay costs of a sports facility under section 307.673 of the Revised Code;
(15) Securities issued under section 755.17 of the Revised Code if the legislation authorizing issuance of the securities includes a covenant to appropriate from revenue received from a tax authorized under division (A)(5) of section 5739.026 and section 5741.023 of the Revised Code an amount sufficient to pay debt charges on the securities, and the board of county commissioners pledges that revenue for that purpose, pursuant to section 755.171 of the Revised Code;
(16) Sales tax supported bonds issued pursuant to section 133.081 of the Revised Code for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, or equipping any permanent improvement to the extent that the legislation authorizing the issuance of the sales tax supported bonds pledges county sales taxes to the payment of debt charges on the sales tax supported bonds and contains a covenant to appropriate from county sales taxes a sufficient amount to cover debt charges or the financing costs related to the sales tax supported bonds as they become due.;
(17) Bonds or notes issued under section 133.60 of the Revised Code if the legislation authorizing issuance of the bonds or notes includes a covenant to appropriate from revenue received from a tax authorized under division (A)(9) of section 5739.026 and section 5741.023 of the Revised Code an amount sufficient to pay the debt charges on the bonds or notes, and the board of county commissioners pledges that revenue for that purpose.;
(18) Securities issued under section 3707.55 of the Revised Code for the acquisition of real property by a general health district;
(19) Securities issued under division (A)(3) of section 3313.37 of the Revised Code for the acquisition of real and personal property by an educational service center.
(D) In calculating the net indebtedness of a county, no obligation incurred under division (D) of section 339.06 of the Revised Code shall be considered.
Sec. 140.01.  As used in this chapter:
(A) "Hospital agency" means any public hospital agency or any nonprofit hospital agency.
(B) "Public hospital agency" means any county, board of county hospital trustees established pursuant to section 339.02 of the Revised Code, county hospital commission established pursuant to section 339.14 of the Revised Code, municipal corporation, new community authority organized under Chapter 349. of the Revised Code, joint township hospital district, state or municipal university or college operating or authorized to operate a hospital facility, or the state.
(C) "Nonprofit hospital agency" means a corporation or association not for profit, no part of the net earnings of which inures or may lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, that has authority to own or operate a hospital facility or provides or is to provide services to one or more other hospital agencies.
(D) "Governing body" means, in the case of a county, the board of county commissioners or other legislative body; in the case of a board of county hospital trustees, the board; in the case of a county hospital commission, the commission; in the case of a municipal corporation, the council or other legislative authority; in the case of a new community authority, its board of trustees; in the case of a joint township hospital district, the joint township district hospital board; in the case of a state or municipal university or college, its board of trustees or board of directors; in the case of a nonprofit hospital agency, the board of trustees or other body having general management thereof of the agency; and, in the case of the state, the director of development or the Ohio higher educational facility commission.
(E) "Hospital facilities" means buildings, structures and other improvements, additions thereto and extensions thereof, furnishings, equipment, and real estate and interests in real estate, used or to be used for or in connection with one or more hospitals, emergency, intensive, intermediate, extended, long-term, or self-care facilities, diagnostic and treatment and out-patient facilities, facilities related to programs for home health services, clinics, laboratories, public health centers, research facilities, and rehabilitation facilities, for or pertaining to diagnosis, treatment, care, or rehabilitation of sick, ill, injured, infirm, impaired, disabled, or handicapped persons, or the prevention, detection, and control of disease, and also includes education, training, and food service facilities for health professions personnel, housing facilities for such personnel and their families, and parking and service facilities in connection with any of the foregoing; and includes any one, part of, or any combination of the foregoing; and further includes site improvements, utilities, machinery, facilities, furnishings, and any separate or connected buildings, structures, improvements, sites, utilities, facilities, or equipment to be used in, or in connection with the operation or maintenance of, or supplementing or otherwise related to the services or facilities to be provided by, any one or more of such hospital facilities.
(F) "Costs of hospital facilities" means the costs of acquiring or constructing hospital facilities, costs of improving one or more hospital facilities, including reconstructing, rehabilitating, remodeling, renovating, and enlarging, costs of equipping and furnishing such facilities, and all financing costs pertaining thereto, including, without limitation thereto, costs of engineering, architectural, and other professional services, designs, plans, specifications and surveys, and estimates of cost, costs of tests and inspections, the costs of any indemnity or surety bonds and premiums on insurance, all related direct or allocable administrative expenses pertaining thereto, fees and expenses of trustees, depositories, and paying agents for the obligations, cost of issuance of the obligations and financing charges and fees and expenses of financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, consultants and rating services in connection therewith, capitalized interest on the obligations, amounts necessary to establish reserves as required by the bond proceedings, the reimbursement of all moneys advanced or applied by the hospital agency or others or borrowed from others for the payment of any item or items of costs of such facilities, and all other expenses necessary or incident to planning or determining feasibility or practicability with respect to such facilities, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, enlargement, improvement, equipment, and furnishing of such facilities, the financing thereof, and the placing of the same in use and operation, including any one, part of, or combination of such classes of costs and expenses, and means the costs of refinancing obligations issued by, or reimbursement of money advanced by, nonprofit hospital agencies or others the proceeds of which were used for the payment of costs of hospital facilities, if the governing body of the public hospital agency determines that the refinancing or reimbursement advances the purposes of this chapter, whether or not the refinancing or reimbursement is in conjunction with the acquisition or construction of additional hospital facilities.
(G) "Hospital receipts" means all moneys received by or on behalf of a hospital agency from or in connection with the ownership, operation, acquisition, construction, improvement, equipping, or financing of any hospital facilities, including, without limitation thereto, any rentals and other moneys received from the lease, sale, or other disposition of hospital facilities, and any gifts, grants, interest subsidies, or other moneys received under any federal program for assistance in financing the costs of hospital facilities, and any other gifts, grants, and donations, and receipts therefrom, available for financing the costs of hospital facilities.
(H) "Obligations" means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligation, including interest coupons pertaining thereto, issued or issuable by a public hospital agency to pay costs of hospital facilities.
(I) "Bond service charges" means principal, interest, and call premium, if any, required to be paid on obligations.
(J) "Bond proceedings" means one or more ordinances, resolutions, trust agreements, indentures, and other agreements or documents, and amendments and supplements to the foregoing, or any combination thereof, authorizing or providing for the terms, including any variable interest rates, and conditions applicable to, or providing for the security of, obligations and the provisions contained in such obligations.
(K) "Nursing home" has the same meaning as in division (A)(1) of section 5701.13 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Residential care facility" has the same meaning as in division (A)(2) of section 5701.13 of the Revised Code.
(M) "Adult care facility" has the same meaning as in division (A)(3) of section 5701.13 of the Revised Code.
(N) "Independent living facility" means any self-care facility or other housing facility designed or used as a residence for elderly persons. An "independent living facility" does not include a residential facility, or that part of a residential facility, that is any of the following:
(1) A hospital required to be certified by section 3727.02 of the Revised Code;
(2) A nursing home or residential care facility;
(3) An adult care facility;
(4) A hospice licensed under section 3712.04 of the Revised Code;
(5) A habilitation center as defined in section 5123.041 of the Revised Code;
(6) A residential facility for the mentally ill licensed by the department of mental health under section 5119.22 of the Revised Code;
(7) A facility licensed to provide methadone treatment under section 3793.11 of the Revised Code;
(8) A facility certified as an alcohol and drug addiction program under section 3793.06 of the Revised Code;
(9) A residential facility licensed under section 5123.19 of the Revised Code or a facility providing services under a contract with the department of mental retardation and developmental disabilities under section 5123.18 of the Revised Code;
(10) A residential facility used as part of a hospital to provide housing for staff of the hospital or students pursuing a course of study at the hospital.
Sec. 166.03.  (A) There is hereby created the facilities establishment fund within the state treasury, consisting of proceeds from the issuance of obligations as specified under section 166.08 of the Revised Code; the moneys received by the state from the sources specified in section 166.09 of the Revised Code; service charges imposed under sections 166.06 and 166.07 of the Revised Code; any grants, gifts, or contributions of moneys received by the director of development to be used for loans made under section 166.07 of the Revised Code or for the payment of the allowable costs of project facilities; and all other moneys appropriated or transferred to the fund. Moneys in the loan guarantee fund in excess of four per cent of the unpaid principal amount of loan repayments guaranteed under section 166.06 of the Revised Code, but subject to the provisions and requirements of any guarantee contracts, may be transferred to the facilities establishment fund by the treasurer of state upon the order of the director of development. Moneys received by the state under Chapter 122. of the Revised Code, to the extent allocable to the utilization of moneys derived from proceeds of the sale of obligations pursuant to section 166.08 of the Revised Code, shall be credited to the facilities establishment fund.
(B) All moneys appropriated or transferred to the facilities establishment fund may be released at the request of the director of development for payment of allowable costs or the making of loans under this chapter, for transfer to the loan guarantee fund established in section 166.06 of the Revised Code, or for use for the purpose of or transfer to the funds established by sections 122.35, 122.42, 122.54, 122.55, 122.56, 122.561, 122.57, and 122.80 of the Revised Code and, until July 1, 2001 2003, the funds established by sections 122.26 and 166.031 of the Revised Code, but only for such of those purposes as are within the authorization of Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, in all cases subject to the approval of the controlling board.
(C) The department of development, in the administration of the facilities establishment fund, is encouraged to utilize and promote the utilization of, to the maximum practicable extent, the other existing programs, business incentives, and tax incentives that department is required or authorized to administer or supervise.
Sec. 169.01.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(A) "Financial organization" means any bank, trust company, savings bank, safe deposit company, mutual savings bank without mutual stock, savings and loan association, credit union, or investment company.
(B)(1) "Unclaimed funds" means any moneys, rights to moneys, or intangible property, described in section 169.02 of the Revised Code, when, as shown by the records of the holder, the owner has not, within the times provided in section 169.02 of the Revised Code, done any of the following:
(a) Increased, decreased, or adjusted the amount of such funds;
(b) Assigned, paid premiums, or encumbered such funds;
(c) Presented an appropriate record for the crediting of such funds or received payment of such funds by check, draft, or otherwise;
(d) Corresponded with the holder concerning such funds;
(e) Otherwise indicated an interest in or knowledge of such funds;
(f) Transacted business with the holder.
(2) "Unclaimed funds" does not include any of the following:
(a) Money received or collected under section 9.39 of the Revised Code;
(b) Any payment or credit due to a business association from a business association representing sums payable to suppliers, or payment for services rendered, in the course of business, including, but not limited to, checks or memoranda, overpayments, unidentified remittances, nonrefunded overcharges, discounts, refunds, and rebates;
(c) Any payment or credit received by a business association from a business association for tangible goods sold, or services performed, in the course of business, including, but not limited to, checks or memoranda, overpayments, unidentified remittances, nonrefunded overcharges, discounts, refunds, and rebates;
(d) Any credit due a retail customer that is represented by a gift certificate, gift card, merchandise credit, or merchandise credit card, redeemable only for merchandise.
For purposes of divisions (B)(2)(b) and (c) of this section, "business association" means any corporation, joint venture, business trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other business entity composed of one or more individuals, whether or not the entity is for profit.
(C) "Owner" means any person, or the person's legal representative, entitled to receive or having a legal or equitable interest in or claim against moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property, subject to this chapter.
(D)(1) "Holder" means any person that has possession, custody, or control of moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property, or that is indebted to another, if any of the following applies:
(a) Such person resides in this state;
(b) Such person is formed under the laws of this state;
(c) Such person is formed under the laws of the United States and has an office or principal place of business in this state;
(d) The records of such person indicate that the last known address of the owner of such moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property is in this state;
(e) The records of such person do not indicate the last known address of the owner of the moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property and the entity originating or issuing the moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property is this state or any political subdivision of this state, or is incorporated, organized, created, or otherwise located in this state. Division (D)(1)(e) of this section applies to all moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property that is in the possession, custody, or control of such person on or after July 22, 1994, whether the moneys, rights to moneys, or other intangible property becomes unclaimed funds prior to or on or after such that date.
(2) "Holder" does not mean any hospital granted tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any hospital owned or operated by the state or by any political subdivision. Any entity in order to be exempt from the definition of "holder" pursuant to this division shall make a reasonable, good-faith effort to contact the owner of the unclaimed funds.
(E) "Person" includes a natural person; corporation, whether for profit or not for profit; copartnership; unincorporated association or organization; public authority; estate; trust; two or more persons having a joint or common interest; eleemosynary organization; fraternal or cooperative association; other legal or community entity; the United States government, including any district, territory, possession, officer, agency, department, authority, instrumentality, board, bureau, or court; or any state or political subdivision thereof, including any officer, agency, board, bureau, commission, division, department, authority, court, or instrumentality.
(F) "Mortgage funds" means the mortgage insurance fund created by section 122.561 of the Revised Code, and the housing guarantee fund created by division (D) of section 128.11 of the Revised Code.
(G) "Lawful claims" means any vested right a holder of unclaimed funds has against the owner of such unclaimed funds.
(H) "Public utility" means any entity defined as such by division (A) of section 745.01 or by section 4905.02 of the Revised Code.
(I) "Deposit" means to place money in the custody of a financial organization for the purpose of establishing an income-bearing account by purchase or otherwise.
(J) "Income-bearing account" means a time or savings account, whether or not evidenced by a certificate of deposit, or an investment account through which investments are made solely in obligations of the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities or guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities, debt securities rated as investment grade by at least two nationally recognized rating services, debt securities which the director of commerce has determined to have been issued for the safety and welfare of the residents of this state, and equity interests in mutual funds that invest solely in some or all of the above-listed securities and involve no general liability, without regard to whether income earned on such accounts, securities, or interests is paid periodically or at the end of a term.
Sec. 173.40.  There is hereby created a component of the medicaid program established under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code to be known as the preadmission screening system providing options and resources today program, or PASSPORT. Through the medical assistance program established under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code, the The PASSPORT program shall provide home and community-based services as an alternative to nursing facility placement for aged and disabled persons medicaid recipients. The program shall be operated pursuant to a home and community-based waiver granted by the United States secretary of health and human services under section 1915 of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 1396n, as amended. The department of aging shall administer the program. The department of aging shall enter into through an interagency agreement entered into with the department of job and family services regarding services provided under the program to recipients of medical assistance under Chapter 5111. under section 5111.86 of the Revised Code. The directors of aging and job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement the program.
Sec. 175.22.  (A) The department of development and the Ohio housing finance agency shall each develop programs under which, in accordance with rules adopted under this section, it may make grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies to counties, municipal corporations, townships, local housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations and may make loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies to private developers and private lenders to assist them in activities that will provide housing and housing assistance for specifically targeted low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Activities for which grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies may be made under this section include all of the following:
(1) Acquiring, financing, constructing, leasing, rehabilitating, remodeling, improving, and equipping publicly or privately owned housing;
(2) Providing supportive services related to housing and the homeless, including housing counseling;. Not more than twenty per cent of the current year appropriation authority for the low- and moderate-income housing trust fund shall be awarded in any fiscal year for such supportive services.
(3) Providing rental assistance payments or other project operating subsidies that lower tenant rents.
(B) Grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies may be made to counties, municipal corporations, townships, and nonprofit organizations for the additional purposes of providing technical assistance, design and finance services and consultation, and payment of pre-development and administrative costs related to any of the activities listed above.
(C) In developing programs under this section, the department and the agency shall invite, accept, and consider public comment, and recommendations from the housing trust fund advisory committee created under section 175.25 of the Revised Code, on how the programs should be designed to most effectively benefit low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The programs developed under this section shall respond collectively to housing and housing assistance needs of low- and moderate-income families and individuals statewide.
(D) The department and the agency, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall each adopt rules under which it shall administer programs developed by it under this section. The rules shall prescribe procedures and forms whereby counties, municipal corporations, townships, local housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations may apply for grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies and private developers and private lenders may apply for loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies; eligibility criteria for the receipt of funds; procedures for reviewing and granting or denying applications; procedures for paying out funds; conditions on the use of funds; procedures for monitoring the use of funds; and procedures under which a recipient shall be required to repay funds that are improperly used. The rules adopted by the department shall do both of the following:
(1) Require each recipient of a grant or loan made from the low- and moderate-income housing trust fund for activities that will provide, or assist in providing, a rental housing project, to reasonably ensure that the rental housing project will be affordable to those families and individuals targeted for the rental housing project for the useful life of the rental housing project or for thirty years, whichever is longer;
(2) Require each recipient of a grant or loan made from the low- and moderate-income housing trust fund for activities that will provide, or assist in providing, a housing project to prepare and implement a plan to reasonably assist any families and individuals displaced by the housing project in obtaining decent affordable housing.
(E) In prescribing eligibility criteria and conditions for the use of funds, neither the department nor agency is limited to the criteria and conditions specified in this section and each may prescribe additional eligibility criteria and conditions that relate to the purposes for which grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies may be made. However, the department and agency are limited by the following specifically targeted low- and moderate-income guidelines:
(1) Not less than seventy-five per cent of the money granted and loaned under this section in any biennium shall be for activities that will provide affordable housing and housing assistance to families and individuals in a county whose incomes are equal to or less than fifty per cent of the median income for that county, as determined by the department under section 175.23 of the Revised Code.
(2) The remainder of the money granted and loaned under this section in any biennium shall be for activities that will provide affordable housing and housing assistance to families and individuals in a county whose incomes are equal to or less than eighty per cent of the median income for that county, as determined by the department under section 175.23 of the Revised Code.
(F) In making grants, loans, loan guarantees, and loan subsidies under this section, the department and the agency shall give preference to viable projects and activities that will benefit those families and individuals in a county whose incomes are equal to or less than thirty-five per cent of the median income for that county, as determined by the department under section 175.23 of the Revised Code. The department and the agency shall monitor the programs developed under this section to ensure that money granted and loaned under this section is not used in a manner that violates division (H) of section 4112.02 of the Revised Code or discriminates against families with children.
Sec. 179.02.  (A) There is hereby established the Ohio commission on dispute resolution and conflict management, consisting of twelve members, unless a vacancy exists in an appointment at any given time. The purpose of the commission is to provide, coordinate, fund, and evaluate dispute resolution and conflict management education, training, and research programs in this state, and to consult with, educate, train, provide resources for, and otherwise assist and facilitate other persons and public or private agencies, organizations, or entities that are engaged in activities related to dispute resolution and conflict management. Four members of the commission shall be appointed by the governor, four members shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court, two members shall be appointed by the president of the senate, and two members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
Within thirty days after the effective date of this section June 30, 1995, the governor, the chief justice of the supreme court, the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall make initial appointments to the commission. Of the initial appointments made to the commission by the governor and the chief justice, two each shall be for a term ending two years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1995, and two each shall be for a term ending four years after that date. Of the initial appointments made to the commission by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, one each shall be for a term ending two years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1995, and one each shall be for a term ending four years after that date. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term that it succeeds. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which appointed. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies
Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of that term. A
A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until a the member's successor takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(B) The commission shall meet within two weeks after all of its initial members have been appointed, at a time and place determined by the governor. Thereafter, the commission shall meet at least quarterly, or more often upon the call of the chairman chairperson or at the request of the executive director of the commission. The
The commission shall organize by selecting from among its members a chairman chairperson, a vice-chairman vice-chairperson, and such other necessary officers as are necessary. All officers shall be elected annually by vote of the members of the commission. Each
Each member of the commission shall have one vote. Seven A majority of the members constitute of the commission, as it exists at any given time, constitutes a quorum, and the votes of a majority of the members present at a meeting of the commission are required to validate an action of the commission.
(C) The members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but each member shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties, and actual mileage for each mile necessarily traveled in the performance of official duties.
Sec. 179.03.  (A) The Ohio commission on dispute resolution and conflict management shall do all of the following:
(1) Appoint and set the compensation of an executive director, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commission;
(2) Establish and maintain a central office;
(3) Adopt rules to govern the application for, and the awarding of, grants made available by the commission under sections 179.01 to 179.04 of the Revised Code out of the dispute resolution and conflict management commission gifts, grants, and reimbursements fund established by division (C) of this section;
(4) Seek, solicit, and apply for grants from any public or private source to provide for the operation of dispute resolution and conflict management programs in this state;
(5) Adopt standards for the evaluation of dispute resolution and conflict management programs funded pursuant to sections 179.01 to 179.04 of the Revised Code;
(6) Provide technical aid and assistance to dispute resolution and conflict management programs, to centers that provide these programs, and to public and private agencies and organizations that provide these programs or engage in dispute resolution and conflict management activities services;
(7) Approve an annual operating budget;
(8) Prepare an annual report on the operation of the commission and the office established by the commission, and provide the report to the governor, the supreme court, and the general assembly.
(B) The commission may do any of the following:
(1) Receive and accept donations, grants, awards, bequests, gifts, reimbursements, and similar funds from any lawful source;
(2) Accept the services of volunteer workers and consultants at no compensation, other than reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, and reimburse any volunteer workers or consultants for their actual and necessary expenses so incurred;
(3) Prepare and publish statistical data and case studies and other data pertinent to the development, operation, and evaluation of dispute resolution and conflict management programs and centers that provide these programs or engage in dispute resolution and conflict management services;
(4) Conduct programs that have a general objective of training and educating mediators and other persons engaged in providing dispute resolution and conflict management services;
(5) Develop programs and curricula that are designed to provide dispute resolution and conflict management training and education for public and private education, as well as other appropriate education forums;
(6) Enter into contracts for dispute resolution and conflict management services or authorize the executive director to enter into those contracts.
(C) There is hereby established in the state treasury the dispute resolution and conflict management commission gifts, grants, and reimbursements fund. All donations, grants, awards, bequests, gifts, and reimbursements, and similar funds received by the commission under this section shall be deposited in the fund.
Sec. 179.04.  (A) No person shall be appointed executive director of the Ohio commission on dispute resolution and conflict management unless the person is trained in law, public affairs, business administration, or social sciences and the person has experience in administering dispute resolution and conflict management programs or services. The executive director appointed by the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the commission.
(B) The executive director shall do both of the following:
(1) Appoint and set the compensation of personnel who are necessary for the efficient operation of the office established by the commission, with the approval of the commission;
(2) Keep and maintain financial records pertaining to the awarding of grants and contracts authorized pursuant to under sections 179.01 to 179.04 of the Revised Code, and report periodically, but not less than annually, to the commission on all relevant data pertaining to the operations, costs, and projected needs of the office established by the commission and on recommendations for legislation or amendments to court rules that may be appropriate to improve dispute resolution and conflict management programs.
(C) The executive director may do any of the following:
(1) Make all necessary arrangements to coordinate the services of the office established by the commission with any federal, state, county, municipal, township, or private entity or program established to provide dispute resolution and conflict management services and to obtain and provide all funds allowable from any such entity or under any such programs program;
(2) Consult and cooperate with professional groups concerned with the study, development, implementation, and evaluation of dispute resolution and conflict management programs and services and the operation of the state dispute resolution and conflict management office established by the commission;
(3) Accept the services of volunteer workers and consultants at no compensation, other than reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, and provide for the reimbursement of any volunteer workers or consultants for their actual and necessary expenses so incurred;
(4) Prescribe any forms that are necessary for the uniform operation of sections 179.01 to 179.04 of the Revised Code;
(5) With the authorization of the commission, enter into contracts for dispute resolution and conflict management services.
Sec. 181.51.  As used in sections 181.51 to 181.56 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Federal criminal justice acts" means any federal law that authorizes financial assistance and other forms of assistance to be given by the federal government to the states to be used for the improvement of the criminal and juvenile justice systems of the states.
(B)(1) "Criminal justice system" includes all of the functions of the following:
(a) The state highway patrol, county sheriff offices, municipal and township police departments, and all other law enforcement agencies;
(b) The courts of appeals, courts of common pleas, municipal courts, county courts, and mayor's courts, when dealing with criminal cases;
(c) The prosecuting attorneys, city directors of law, village solicitors, and other prosecuting authorities when prosecuting or otherwise handling criminal cases and the county and joint county public defenders and other public defender agencies or offices;
(d) The department of rehabilitation and correction, probation departments, county and municipal jails and workhouses, and any other department, agency, or facility that is concerned with the rehabilitation or correction of criminal offenders;
(e) Any public or private agency whose purposes include the prevention of crime or the diversion, adjudication, detention, or rehabilitation of criminal offenders;
(f) Any public or private agency, the purposes of which include assistance to crime victims or witnesses.
(2) The inclusion of any public or private agency, the purposes of which include assistance to crime victims or witnesses, as part of the criminal justice system pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section does not limit, and shall not be construed as limiting, the discretion or authority of the attorney general with respect to crime victim assistance and criminal justice programs.
(C) "Juvenile justice system" includes all of the functions of the juvenile courts, the department of youth services, any public or private agency whose purposes include the prevention of delinquency or the diversion, adjudication, detention, or rehabilitation of delinquent children, and any of the functions of the criminal justice system that are applicable to children.
(D) "Comprehensive plan" means a document that coordinates, evaluates, and otherwise assists, on an annual or multi-year basis, all any of the functions of the criminal and juvenile justice systems of the state or a specified area of the state, that conforms to the priorities of the state with respect to criminal and juvenile justice systems, and that conforms with the requirements of all federal criminal justice acts. These functions may include, but are not limited to, all any of the following:
(1) Crime and delinquency prevention;
(2) Identification, detection, apprehension, and detention of persons charged with criminal offenses or delinquent acts;
(3) Assistance to crime victims or witnesses, except that the comprehensive plan does not include the functions of the attorney general pursuant to sections 109.91 and 109.92 of the Revised Code;
(4) Adjudication or diversion of persons charged with criminal offenses or delinquent acts;
(5) Custodial treatment of criminal offenders and, delinquent children, or both;
(6) Institutional and noninstitutional rehabilitation of criminal offenders and, delinquent children, or both.
(E) "Metropolitan county criminal justice services agency" means an agency that is established pursuant to division (A) of section 181.54 of the Revised Code.
(F) "Administrative planning district" means a district that is established pursuant to division (A) or (B) of section 181.56 of the Revised Code.
(G) "Criminal justice coordinating council" means a criminal justice services agency that is established pursuant to division (B)(D) of section 181.56 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Local elected official" means any person who is a member of a board of county commissioners or township trustees or of a city or village council, judge of the court of common pleas, a municipal court, or a county court, sheriff, county coroner, prosecuting attorney, city director of law, village solicitor, or mayor.
(I) "Juvenile justice coordinating council" means a juvenile justice services agency that is established pursuant to division (D) of section 181.56 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 181.52.  (A) There is hereby created an office of criminal justice services. The governor shall appoint a director of the office, and the director may appoint, within the office, any professional and technical personnel and other employees that are necessary to enable the office to comply with sections 181.51 to 181.56 of the Revised Code. The director and the assistant director of the office, and all professional and technical personnel employed within the office who are not public employees as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code, shall be in the unclassified civil service, and all other persons employed within the office shall be in the classified civil service. The director may enter into any contracts, except contracts governed by Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code, that are necessary for the operation of the office.
(B) Subject to division (D)(E) of this section and subject to divisions (D) to (F) of section 5120.09 of the Revised Code insofar as those divisions relate to federal criminal justice acts that the governor requires the department of rehabilitation and correction to administer, the office of criminal justice services shall do all of the following:
(1) Serve as the state criminal justice services agency and perform criminal and juvenile justice system planning in the state, including any planning that is required by any federal law;
(2) Collect, analyze, and correlate information and data concerning the criminal and juvenile justice systems system in the state;
(3) Cooperate with and provide technical assistance to state departments, administrative planning districts, metropolitan county criminal justice services agencies, criminal justice coordinating councils, agencies, offices, and departments of the criminal and juvenile justice systems system in the state, and other appropriate organizations and persons;
(4) Encourage and assist agencies, offices, and departments of the criminal and juvenile justice systems system in the state and other appropriate organizations and persons to solve problems that relate to the duties of the office;
(5) Administer within the state any federal criminal justice acts or juvenile justice acts that the governor requires it to administer;
(6) Administer funds received under the "Family Violence Prevention and Services Act," 98 Stat. 1757 (1984), 42 U.S.C.A. 10401, as amended, with all powers necessary for the adequate administration of those funds, including the authority to establish a family violence prevention and services program.
(7) Implement the state comprehensive plans;
(7)(8) Audit grant activities of agencies, offices, organizations, and persons that are financed in whole or in part by funds granted through the office;
(8)(9) Monitor or evaluate the performance of criminal and juvenile justice systems system projects and programs in the state that are financed in whole or in part by funds granted through the office;
(9)(10) Apply for, allocate, disburse, and account for grants that are made available pursuant to federal criminal justice acts or juvenile justice acts, or made available from other federal, state, or private sources, to improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems system in the state. All money from such federal grants shall, if the terms under which the money is received require that the money be deposited into an interest-bearing fund or account, be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the federal program purposes fund, which is hereby created. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
(10)(11) Contract with federal, state, and local agencies, foundations, corporations, businesses, and persons when necessary to carry out the duties of the office;
(11)(12) Oversee the activities of metropolitan county criminal justice services agencies, administrative planning districts, and criminal justice coordinating councils in the state;
(12)(13) Advise the general assembly and governor on legislation and other significant matters that pertain to the improvement and reform of criminal and juvenile justice systems in the state;
(13)(14) Prepare and recommend legislation to the general assembly and governor for the improvement of the criminal and juvenile justice systems in the state;
(14)(15) Assist, advise, and make any reports that are requested or required by the governor, attorney general, or general assembly;
(15)(16) Adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(C) Division Upon the request of the governor, the office of criminal justice services may do any of the following:
(1) Collect, analyze, or correlate information and data concerning the juvenile justice system in the state;
(2) Cooperate with and provide technical assistance to state departments, administrative planning districts, metropolitan county criminal justice service agencies, criminal justice coordinating councils, agency offices, and the departments of the juvenile justice system in the state and other appropriate organizations and persons;
(3) Encourage and assist agencies, offices, and departments of the juvenile justice system in the state and other appropriate organizations and persons to solve problems that relate to the duties of the office.
(D) Divisions (B) and (C) of this section does do not limit the discretion or authority of the attorney general with respect to crime victim assistance and criminal justice programs.
(D)(E) Nothing in this section is intended to diminish or alter the status of the office of the attorney general as a criminal justice services agency.
Sec. 181.54.  (A) A county may enter into an agreement with the largest city within the county to establish a metropolitan county criminal justice services agency, if the population of the county exceeds five hundred thousand or the population of the city exceeds two hundred fifty thousand.
(B) A metropolitan county criminal justice services agency shall do all of the following:
(1) Accomplish criminal and juvenile justice systems planning within its services area;
(2) Collect, analyze, and correlate information and data concerning the criminal and juvenile justice systems within its services area;
(3) Cooperate with and provide technical assistance to all criminal and juvenile justice agencies and systems and other appropriate organizations and persons within its services area;
(4) Encourage and assist agencies of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and other appropriate organizations and persons to solve problems that relate to its duties;
(5) Administer within its services area any federal criminal justice acts or juvenile justice acts that the office of criminal justice services or the department of youth services administers within the state;
(6) Implement the comprehensive plans for its services area;
(7) Monitor or evaluate, within its services area, the performance of the criminal and juvenile justice systems projects and programs that are financed in whole or in part by funds granted through it;
(8) Apply for, allocate, and disburse grants that are made available pursuant to any federal criminal justice acts, or pursuant to any other federal, state, or private sources for the purpose of improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems;
(9) Contract with federal, state, and local agencies, foundations, corporations, and other businesses or persons to carry out the duties of the agency.
Sec. 181.56.  (A) In counties in which a metropolitan county criminal justice services agency does not exist, the office of criminal justice services shall discharge the office's duties that the governor requires it to administer by establishing administrative planning districts for criminal justice programs. An administrative planning district shall contain a group of contiguous counties in which no county has a metropolitan county criminal justice services agency.
(B) In counties in which a metropolitan county criminal justice services agency does not exist, the department of youth services shall discharge the department's duty by establishing administrative planning districts for juvenile justice programs.
(C) All administrative planning districts shall contain a group of contiguous counties in which no county has a metropolitan county criminal justice services agency.
(D) Any county or any combination of contiguous counties within an administrative planning district may form a criminal justice coordinating council or a juvenile justice coordinating council for its respective programs, if the county or the group of counties has a total population in excess of two hundred fifty thousand. The council shall comply with the conditions set forth in divisions (B) and (C) of section 181.55 of the Revised Code, and exercise within its jurisdiction the powers and duties set forth in division (B) of section 181.54 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 183.09.  The fiscal year of the tobacco use prevention and control foundation shall be the same as the fiscal year of the state.
Within ninety days after the end of each fiscal year, the foundation shall submit to the governor and the general assembly both of the following:
(A) A report of the activities of the foundation during the preceding fiscal year and an independent and objective evaluation of the progress being made by the foundation in reducing tobacco use by Ohioans;
(B) A financial report of the foundation for the preceding fiscal year, which shall include both:
(1) Information on the amount and percentage of overhead and administrative expenditures compared to programmatic expenditures;
(2) An independent auditor's report on the general purpose basic financial statements and required supplementary information of the foundation. Such financial statements shall be prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles prescribed for governmental entities.
Sec. 183.10.  The law enforcement improvements trust fund is hereby created in the state treasury. Money credited to the fund shall be used by the attorney general to maintain, upgrade, and modernize the law enforcement training, law enforcement technology, and laboratory facilities equipment of the office of the attorney general. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.
Sec. 183.17.  The fiscal year of the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation shall be the same as the fiscal year of the state.
Within ninety days after the end of each fiscal year, the foundation shall submit to the governor and the general assembly both of the following:
(A) A report of the activities of the foundation during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall also contain an independent evaluation of the progress being made by the foundation in carrying out its duties.
(B) A financial report of the foundation for the preceding year, which shall include both:
(1) Information on the amount and percentage of overhead and administrative expenditures compared to programmatic expenditures;
(2) An independent auditor's report on the general purpose basic financial statements and required supplementary information of the foundation. Such financial statements shall be prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles prescribed for governmental entities.
On or before July 1, 2010, the foundation shall report to the governor and the general assembly on the progress that the foundation has made in replacing the production of tobacco in southern Ohio with the production of other agricultural products and in mitigating the adverse economic impact of reduced tobacco production in the region. In If the foundation concludes that a need for additional funding still exists, the foundation may request that provision be made for a portion of the payments credited to the tobacco master settlement agreement fund to continue to be transferred to the southern Ohio agricultural and community development trust fund.
Sec. 301.27.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Credit card" includes a gasoline credit card and a telephone credit card.
(2) "Officer" includes an individual who also is an appointing authority.
(3) "Gasoline and oil expenses," "minor motor vehicle maintenance expenses," and "emergency motor vehicle repair expenses" refer to only those expenses incurred for motor vehicles owned or leased by the county.
(B) A credit card held by a board of county commissioners or the office of any other county appointing authority shall be used only to pay work-related food, transportation, gasoline expenses, limited to the following:
(1) Food expenses;
(2) Transportation expenses;
(3) Gasoline and oil, minor expenses;
(4) Minor motor vehicle maintenance, emergency;
(5) Emergency motor vehicle repair, telephone, lodging, and internet expenses;
(6) Telephone expenses;
(7) Lodging expenses;
(8) Internet service provider expenses;
(9) In the case of a public children services agency, expenses for purchases for children for whom the agency is providing temporary emergency care pursuant to section 5153.16 of the Revised Code, children in the temporary or permanent custody of the agency, and children in a planned permanent living arrangement.
(C) A county appointing authority may apply to the board of county commissioners for authorization to have an officer or employee of the appointing authority use a credit card held by that appointing authority. The authorization request shall state whether the card is to be issued only in the name of the office of the appointing authority itself or whether the issued card shall also include the name of a specified officer or employee.
(D) The debt incurred as a result of the use of a credit card pursuant to this section shall be paid from moneys appropriated to the appointing authority for work-related food, transportation, gasoline and oil, minor motor vehicle maintenance, emergency motor vehicle repair, telephone, lodging, and internet service provider expenses listed in division (B) of this section.
(E)(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (E)(2) of this section, every officer or employee authorized to use a credit card held by the board or appointing authority shall submit to the board by the first day of each month an estimate of the officer's or employee's work-related food, transportation, gasoline and oil, minor motor vehicle maintenance, emergency motor vehicle repair, telephone, lodging, and internet service provider expenses listed in division (B) of this section for that month, unless the board authorizes, by resolution, the officer or employee to submit to the board such an estimate for a period longer than one month. The board may revise the estimate and determine the amount it approves, if any, not to exceed the estimated amount. The board shall certify the amount of its determination to the county auditor along with the necessary information for the auditor to determine the appropriate appropriation line item from which such expenditures are to be made. After receiving certification from the county auditor that the determined sum of money is in the treasury or in the process of collection to the credit of the appropriate appropriation line item for which the credit card is approved for use, and is free from previous and then-outstanding obligations or certifications, the board shall authorize the officer or employee to incur debt for such expenses against the county's credit up to the authorized amount.
(2) In lieu of following the procedure set forth in division (E)(1) of this section, a board of county commissioners may adopt a resolution authorizing an officer or employee of an appointing authority to use a county credit card to pay for specific classes of the work-related expenses listed in division (B) of this section, or use a specific credit card for any of those work-related expenses listed in division (B) of this section, without submitting an estimate of those expenses to the board as required by division (E)(1) of this section. Prior to adopting the resolution, the board shall notify the county auditor. The resolution shall specify whether the officer's or employee's exemption extends to the use of a specific card, which card shall be identified by its number, or to one or more specific work-related uses from the classes of uses permitted under division (B) of this section. Before any credit card exempted for specific uses may be used to make purchases for uses other than those specific uses listed in the resolution, the procedures outlined in division (E)(1) of this section must be followed or the use shall be considered an unauthorized use. Use of any credit card under division (E)(2) of this section shall be limited to the amount appropriated and encumbered in a specific appropriation line item for the permitted use or uses designated in the authorizing resolution, or, in the case of a resolution that authorizes use of a specific credit card, for each of the permitted uses listed in division (B) of this section, but only to the extent the moneys in such appropriations are not otherwise encumbered.
(F)(1) Any time a county credit card approved for use for an authorized amount under division (E)(1) of this section is used for more than that authorized amount, the appointing authority may request the board of county commissioners to authorize after the fact the expenditure of any amount charged beyond the originally authorized amount if, upon the board's request, the county auditor certifies that sum of money is in the treasury or in the process of collection to the credit of the appropriate appropriation line item for which the credit card was used and is free from previous and then-outstanding obligations or certifications. If the card is used for more than the amount originally authorized and if for any reason that amount is not authorized after the fact, then the county treasury shall be reimbursed for any amount spent beyond the originally authorized amount in the following manner:
(a) If the card is issued in the name of a specific officer or employee, then that officer or employee is liable in person and upon any official bond the officer or employee has given to the county to reimburse the county treasury for the amount charged to the county beyond the originally authorized amount.
(b) If the card was issued to the office of the appointing authority, then the appointing authority is liable in person and upon any official bond the appointing authority has given to the county for the amount charged to the county beyond the originally authorized amount.
(2) Any time a county credit card authorized for use under division (E)(2) of this section is used for more than the amount appropriated under that division, the appointing authority may request the board of county commissioners to issue a supplemental appropriation or make a transfer to the proper line item account as permitted in section 5705.40 of the Revised Code, to cover the amount charged beyond the originally appropriated amount. If the card is used for more than the amount originally appropriated and if for any reason that amount is not appropriated or transferred as permitted by this section, then the county treasury shall be reimbursed for any amount spent beyond the originally appropriated amount in the following manner:
(a) If the card is issued in the name of a specific officer or employee, then that officer or employee is liable in person and upon any official bond the officer or employee has given to the county for reimbursing the county treasury for any amount charged on the card beyond the originally appropriated amount.
(b) If the card is issued in the name of the office of the appointing authority, then the appointing authority is liable in person and upon any official bond the appointing authority has given to the county for reimbursement for any amount charged on the card beyond the originally appropriated amount.
(3) Whenever any officer or employee authorized to use a credit card held by the board or the office of any other county appointing authority suspects the loss, theft, or possibility of unauthorized use of the county credit card the officer or employee is authorized to use, the officer or employee shall so notify the officer's or employee's appointing authority or the board immediately and in writing.
(4) If the county auditor determines there has been a credit card expenditure beyond the appropriated or authorized amount as provided in division (E) of this section, the auditor immediately shall notify the board of county commissioners of this fact. When the board of county commissioners determines on its own or after notification from the county auditor that the county treasury should be reimbursed for credit card expenditures beyond the appropriated or authorized amount as provided in divisions (F)(1) and (2) of this section, it shall give written notice to the officer or employee or appointing authority liable to the treasury as provided in divisions (F)(1) and (2) of this section. If, within thirty days after issuance of this written notice the county treasury is not reimbursed for the amount shown on the written notice, the prosecuting attorney of the county shall recover that amount from the officer or employee or appointing authority who is liable under this section by civil action in any court of appropriate jurisdiction.
(G) Use of a county credit card for any use other than those permitted under division (B) of this section is a violation of law for the purposes of section 2913.21 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 325.071.  There shall be allowed annually to the sheriff, in addition to all salary and allowances otherwise provided by law, an amount equal to one-half of the official salary allowed under sections division (A) of section 325.06 and section 325.18 of the Revised Code, to provide for expenses that the sheriff incurs in the performance of the sheriff's official duties and in the furtherance of justice. Upon the order of the sheriff, the county auditor shall draw the auditor's warrant on the county treasurer, payable to the sheriff or any other person as the order designates, for the amount the order requires. The amounts the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided by this section, shall be paid out of the general fund of the county.
Nothing shall be paid under this section until the sheriff gives bond to the state in an amount not less than the sheriff's official salary, to be fixed by the court of common pleas or the probate court, with sureties to be approved by either of those courts. The bond shall be conditioned that the sheriff will faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined upon the sheriff, and pay over all moneys the sheriff receives in an official capacity. The bond, with the approval of the court of common pleas or the probate court of the amount of the bond and the sureties on the bond, shall be deposited with the county treasurer.
The sheriff annually, before the first Monday of January, shall file with the county auditor an itemized statement, verified by the sheriff, as to the manner in which the fund provided by this section has been expended during the current year, and, if any part of that fund remains in the sheriff's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay the remainder into the county treasury.
Sec. 329.042.  The county department of job and family services shall certify public assistance and nonpublic assistance households eligible under the "Food Stamp Act of 1964," 78 Stat. 703, 7 U.S.C.A. 2011, as amended, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to such act, to enable low-income households to participate in the food stamp program and thereby to purchase foods having a greater monetary value than is possible under public assistance standard allowances or other low-income budgets.
The county department of job and family services shall administer the distribution of food stamp coupons benefits under the supervision of the department of job and family services. Such coupons The benefits shall be distributed by mail in accordance with sections 5101.541, 5101.542, and 5101.543 of the Revised Code, or by some alternative a method approved by the department of job and family services in accordance with the "Food Stamp Act of 1964," 78 Stat. 703, 7 U.S.C.A. 2011, as amended, and regulations issued thereunder.
The document referred to as the "authorization-to-participate card," which shows the face value of the coupon allotment benefits an eligible household is entitled to receive on presentment of the document, shall be issued, immediately upon certification, to a household determined under division (C) of section 5101.54 of the Revised Code to be in immediate need of food assistance by being personally handed by a member of the staff of the county department of job and family services to the member of the household in whose name application was made for participation in the program or the authorized representative of such member of the household.
Sec. 5101.19 329.19 (A) Upon determining that a person or persons are eligible for aid payments benefits or services under Chapter 5107. or 5115. of the Revised Code any assistance program administered by the county department of job and family services, the county department may issue an identification card shall be issued to the individual designated to receive warrants for aid payments person or persons. Such cards may be made up and issued by the county department of job and family services, or the department of job and family services may enter into a contract with any person, corporation, or agency, public or private, to furnish cards to individuals certified by the county department. The county department of job and family services shall determine the card's material, design, and informational content, which shall may include a photograph, social security number, name, and signature, and shall prescribe the procedure by which it is issued.
(B) Any county department of job and family services which on July 7, 1972 is furnishing identification cards to individuals designated to receive warrants for aid payments under Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code, may continue to issue such cards and may issue identification cards to individuals designated to receive warrants for aid payments under Chapter 5115. of the Revised Code under procedures developed by the county, in lieu of those established under division (A) of this section, provided:
(1) The information borne on the card is substantially the same as that required in division (A) of this section;
(2) The county complies with any regulations adopted by the director of job and family services which are applicable to such a procedure.
(C) The individual designated to receive warrants for aid payments shall present the identification card issued under this section as a condition for the acceptance and payment of the warrants.
In issuing identification cards under this section, the county department shall comply with any state or federal laws governing the issuance of the cards. All expenses incurred in issuing the issuance of identification cards under this section shall be paid from funds appropriated available to the county department of job and family services for administrative expenses.
Sec. 340.16. Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, the department of mental health and the department of job and family services shall adopt rules that establish requirements and procedures for prior notification and service coordination between public children services agencies and boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services when a public children services agency refers a child in its custody to a board for services funded by the board. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
The department of mental health and department of job and family services shall collaborate in formulating a plan that delineates the funding responsibilities of public children services agencies and boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services for services provided under section 5111.022 of the Revised Code to children in the custody of public children services agencies. The departments shall complete the plan not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section.
Sec. 349.01.  As used in this chapter:
(A) "New community" means a community or an addition to an existing community planned pursuant to this chapter so that it includes facilities for the conduct of industrial, commercial, residential, cultural, educational, and recreational activities, and designed in accordance with planning concepts for the placement of utility, open space, and other supportive facilities.
(B) "New community development program" means a program for the development of a new community characterized by well-balanced and diversified land use patterns and which includes land acquisition and land development, the acquisition, construction, operation, and maintenance of community facilities, and the provision of services authorized in sections 349.01 to 349.16 of the Revised Code this chapter.
(C) "New community district" means the area of land described by the developer in the petition as set forth in division (A) of section 349.03 of the Revised Code for development as a new community and any lands added to such the district by amendment of the resolution establishing the community authority.
(D) "New community authority" means a body corporate and politic in this state, established pursuant to section 349.03 of the Revised Code and governed by a board of trustees as provided in section 349.04 of the Revised Code.
(E) "Developer" means any person, organized for carrying out a new community development program who owns or controls, through leases of at least seventy-five years' duration, options, or contracts to purchase, the land within a new community district, or any municipality municipal corporation, county, or port authority that owns the land within a new community district, or has the ability to acquire such land, either by voluntary acquisition or condemnation in order to eliminate slum, blighted, and deteriorated or deteriorating areas and to prevent the recurrence thereof.
(F) "Organizational board of commissioners" means, if the new community district is located in only one county, the board of county commissioners of such county; if located in more than one county, a board consisting of the members of the board of county commissioners of each of the counties in which the district is located, provided that action of such board shall require a majority vote of the members of each separate board of county commissioners; or, if more than half of the new community district is located within the boundaries of the most populous municipal corporation of a county, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation.
(G) "Land acquisition" means the acquisition of real property and interests in real property as part of a new community development program.
(H) "Land development" means the process of clearing and grading land, making, installing, or constructing water distribution systems, sewers, sewage collection systems, steam, gas, and electric lines, roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage facilities, and other installations or work, whether within or without the new community district, and the construction of community facilities.
(I) "Community facilities" means all real property, buildings, structures, or other facilities, including related fixtures, equipment, and furnishings, to be owned, operated, financed, constructed, and maintained under this chapter, including public, community, village, neighborhood, or town buildings, centers and plazas, auditoriums, day care centers, recreation halls, educational facilities, hospital facilities as defined in section 140.01 of the Revised Code, recreational facilities, natural resource facilities, including parks and other open space land, lakes and streams, cultural facilities, community streets, pathway and bikeway systems, pedestrian underpasses and overpasses, lighting facilities, design amenities, or other community facilities, and buildings needed in connection with water supply or sewage disposal installations or steam, gas, or electric lines or installation.
(J) "Cost" as applied to a new community development program means all costs related to land acquisition and land development, the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of community facilities and offices of the community authority, and of providing furnishings and equipment therefor, financing charges including interest prior to and during construction and for the duration of the new community development program, planning expenses, engineering expenses, administrative expenses including working capital, and all other expenses necessary and incident to the carrying forward of the new community development program.
(K) "Income source" means any and all sources of income to the community authority, including community development charges of which the new community authority is the beneficiary as provided in section 349.07 of the Revised Code, rentals, user fees and other charges received by the new community authority, any gift or grant received, any moneys received from any funds invested by or on behalf of the new community authority, and proceeds from the sale or lease of land and community facilities.
(L) "Community development charge" means a dollar amount which shall be determined on the basis of the assessed valuation of real property or interests in real property in a new community district sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed by the developer or the new community authority, the income of the residents of such property subject to such charge under section 349.07 of the Revised Code, if such property is devoted to residential uses or to the profits of any business, a uniform fee on each parcel of such real property originally sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed by the developer or new community authority, or any combination of the foregoing bases.
(M) "Proximate city" means any city that, as of the date of filing of the petition under section 349.03 of the Revised Code, is the most populous city of the county in which the proposed new community district is located, is the most populous city of an adjoining county if any portion of such city is within five miles of any part of the boundaries of such district, or exercises extraterritorial subdivision authority under section 711.09 of the Revised Code with respect to any part of such district.
Sec. 503.162.  (A) After certification of a resolution as provided in section 503.161 of the Revised Code, the board of elections shall submit the question of whether the township's name shall be changed to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township in accordance with division (C) of that section, and the ballot language shall be substantially as follows:
"Shall the township of .......... (name) change its name to ........ (proposed name)?
.......... For name change
.......... Against name change"
(B) At least forty-five days before the election on this question, the board of township trustees shall provide notice of the election and an explanation of the proposed name change in a newspaper of general circulation in the township for three consecutive weeks and shall post the notice and explanation in five conspicuous places in the unincorporated area of the township.
(C) If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition of changing the township's name is in the affirmative, the name change is adopted and becomes effective ninety days after the board of elections certifies the election results to the clerk of the township. Upon receipt of the certification of the election results from the board of elections, the clerk of the township shall send a copy of that certification to the secretary of state and to the state and local government commission of Ohio.
(D) A change in the name of a township shall not alter the rights or liabilities of the township as previously named.
Sec. 504.03.  (A)(1) If a limited home rule government is adopted pursuant to section 504.02 of the Revised Code, it shall remain in effect for at least three years except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section. At the end of that period, if the board of township trustees determines that that government is not in the best interests of the township, it may adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township the question of whether the township should continue the limited home rule government. The question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring at least seventy-five days after the certification of the resolution to the board of elections. After certification of the resolution, the board of elections shall submit the question to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township, and the ballot language shall be substantially as follows:
"Shall the township of ........... (name) continue the limited home rule government under which it is operating?
...... For continuation of the limited home rule government
...... Against continuation of the limited home rule government"

(2) At least forty-five days before the election on the question of continuing the limited home rule government, the board of township trustees shall have notice of the election published in a newspaper of general circulation in the township for three consecutive weeks and have the notice posted in five conspicuous places in the unincorporated area of the township.
(B) The electors of a township that has adopted a limited home rule government may propose at any time by initiative petition, in accordance with section 504.14 of the Revised Code, a resolution submitting to the electors in the unincorporated area of the township, in an election, the question set forth in division (A)(1) of this section.
(C) If a majority of the votes cast under division (A) or (B) of this section on the proposition of continuing the limited home rule government is in the negative, that government is terminated effective on the first day of January immediately following the election, and a limited home rule government shall not be adopted in the unincorporated area of the township pursuant to section 504.02 of the Revised Code for at least three years after that date.
(D) If a limited home rule government is terminated pursuant to under this section, the board of township trustees immediately shall adopt a resolution repealing all resolutions adopted pursuant to this chapter that are not authorized by any other section of the Revised Code outside this chapter, effective on the first day of January immediately following the election described in division (A) or (B) of this section. However, no resolution adopted under this division shall affect or impair the obligations of the township under any security issued or contracts entered into by the township in connection with the financing of any water supply facility or sewer improvement under sections 504.18 to 504.20 of the Revised Code or the authority of the township to collect or enforce any assessments or other revenues constituting security for or source of payments of debt service charges of those securities.
(E) Upon the termination of a limited home rule government under this section, if the township had converted its board of township trustees to a five-member board under section 504.21 of the Revised Code, the current board member who received the lowest number of votes of the current board members who were elected at the most recent election for township trustees, and the current board member who received the lowest number of votes of the current board members who were elected at the second most recent election for township trustees, shall cease to be township trustees on the date that the limited home rule government terminates. Their offices likewise shall cease to exist at that time, and the board shall continue as a three-member board as provided in section 505.01 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 504.04.  (A) A township that adopts a limited home rule government may do all of the following by resolution, provided that any of these resolutions, other than a resolution to supply water or sewer services in accordance with sections 504.18 to 504.20 of the Revised Code, may be enforced only by the imposition of civil fines as authorized in this chapter:
(1) Exercise all powers of local self-government within the unincorporated area of the township, other than powers that are in conflict with general laws, except that the township shall comply with the requirements and prohibitions of this chapter, and shall enact no taxes other than those authorized by general law, and except that no resolution adopted pursuant to this chapter shall encroach upon the powers, duties, and privileges of elected township officers or change, alter, combine, eliminate, or otherwise modify the form or structure of the township government unless the change is required or permitted by this chapter;
(2) Adopt and enforce within the unincorporated area of the township local police, sanitary, and other similar regulations that are not in conflict with general laws or otherwise prohibited by division (B) of this section;
(3) Supply water and sewer services to users within the unincorporated area of the township in accordance with sections 504.18 to 504.20 of the Revised Code.
(B) No resolution adopted pursuant to this chapter shall do any of the following:
(1) Create a criminal offense or impose criminal penalties, except as authorized by division (A) of this section;
(2) Impose civil fines other than as authorized by this chapter;
(3) Establish or revise subdivision regulations, road construction standards, urban sediment rules, or storm water and drainage regulations;
(4) Establish or revise building standards, building codes, and other standard codes except as provided in section 504.13 of the Revised Code;
(5) Increase, decrease, or otherwise alter the powers or duties of a township under any other chapter of the Revised Code pertaining to agriculture or the conservation or development of natural resources;
(6) Establish regulations affecting hunting, trapping, fishing, or the possession, use, or sale of firearms;
(7) Establish or revise water or sewer regulations, except in accordance with sections 504.18 and 504.19 of the Revised Code.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as affecting the powers of counties with regard to the subjects listed in divisions (B)(3) to (5) of this section.
(C) Under a limited home rule government, all officers shall have the qualifications, and be nominated, elected, or appointed, as provided in Chapter 505. of the Revised Code, except that the board of township trustees shall appoint a full-time or part-time law director pursuant to section 504.15 of the Revised Code, and except that section 504.21 of the Revised Code also shall apply if a five-member board of township trustees is approved for the township.
(D) In case of conflict between resolutions enacted by a board of township trustees and municipal ordinances or resolutions, the ordinance or resolution enacted by the municipal corporation prevails. In case of conflict between resolutions enacted by a board of township trustees and any county resolution, the resolution enacted by the board of township trustees prevails.
Sec. 504.21. (A) By a unanimous vote, the board of township trustees of a limited home rule township may pass a resolution to place on the ballot at the next general election described in this division the question of whether the board should be converted to a five-member board. Upon passage of the resolution, the question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring at least seventy-five days after the board certifies the resolution to the board of elections.
(B) If a majority of the votes cast on the question of converting the board of township trustees to a five-member board is in the affirmative, at the next election at which any members of the board are elected, two additional board members shall be elected, one for a four-year term of office and the other for a two-year term of office. Their successors thereafter shall be elected for four-year terms of office.
(C) If a board of township trustees is converted to a five-member board, the board members shall be elected by determining which individuals receive the highest number of votes from a slate of candidates running for the office of township trustee. If the first election after a township converts its board of township trustees to a five-member board is an election for three four-year term members and one two-year term member, the three candidates who receive the highest number of votes from the slate of candidates for township trustee shall serve a four-year term and the candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes from that slate of candidates shall serve a two-year term.
Sec. 505.24.  Each township trustee is entitled to compensation as follows:
(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, an amount for each day of service in the business of the township, to be paid from the township treasury as follows:
(1) In townships having a budget of fifty thousand dollars or less, twenty dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(2) In townships having a budget of more than fifty thousand but not more than one hundred thousand dollars, twenty-four dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(3) In townships having a budget of more than one hundred thousand but not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, twenty-eight dollars and fifty cents per day for not more than two hundred days;
(4) In townships having a budget of more than two hundred fifty thousand but not more than five hundred thousand dollars, thirty-three dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(5) In townships having a budget of more than five hundred thousand but not more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, thirty-five dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(6) In townships having a budget of more than seven hundred fifty thousand but not more than one million five hundred thousand dollars, forty dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(7) In townships having a budget of more than one million five hundred thousand but not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars, forty-four dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(8) In townships having a budget of more than three million five hundred thousand dollars but not more than six million dollars, forty-eight dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(9) In townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, fifty-two dollars per day for not more than two hundred days.
(B) Beginning in calendar year 1999, the amounts paid as specified in division (A) of this section shall be replaced by the following amounts:
(1) In calendar year 1999, the amounts specified in division (A) of this section increased by three per cent;
(2) In calendar year 2000, the amounts determined under division (B)(1) of this section increased by three per cent;
(3) In calendar year 2001, the amounts determined under division (B)(2) of this section increased by three per cent;
(4) In calendar year 2002, except in townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, the amounts determined under division (B)(3) of this section increased by three per cent; in townships having a budget of more than six million but not more than ten million dollars, seventy dollars per day for not more than two hundred days; and in townships having a budget of more than ten million dollars, ninety dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;
(5) In calendar years 2003 through 2008, the amounts determined under division (B) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year increased by the lesser of the following:
(a) Three per cent;
(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;
(6) In calendar year 2009 and thereafter, the amount determined under division (B) of this section for calendar year 2008.
As used in division (B) of this section, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.
(C) Whenever members of a board of township trustees are compensated per diem and not by annual salary, the board shall establish, by resolution, a method by which each member of the board shall periodically notify the township clerk of the number of days spent in the service of the township and the kinds of services rendered on those days. The per diem compensation shall be paid from the township general fund or from other township funds in such proportions as the kinds of services performed may require. The notice shall be filed with the township clerk and preserved for inspection by any persons interested.
By unanimous vote, a board of township trustees may adopt a method of compensation consisting of an annual salary to be paid in equal monthly payments. If the office of trustee is held by more than one person during any calendar year, each person holding the office shall receive payments for only those months, and any fractions of those months, during which the person holds the office. The amount of the annual salary approved by the board shall be no more than the maximum amount that could be received annually by a trustee if the trustee were paid on a per diem basis as specified in this division, and shall be paid from the township general fund or from other township funds in such proportions as the board may specify by resolution. A board of township trustees that has adopted a salary method of compensation may return to a method of compensation on a per diem basis as specified in this division by a majority vote. Any change in the method of compensation shall be effective on the first day of January of the year following the year during which the board has voted to change the method of compensation.
Sec. 507.09.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (D) of this section, the township clerk shall be entitled to compensation as follows:
(1) In townships having a budget of fifty thousand dollars or less, three thousand five hundred dollars;
(2) In townships having a budget of more than fifty thousand but not more than one hundred thousand dollars, five thousand five hundred dollars;
(3) In townships having a budget of more than one hundred thousand but not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, seven thousand seven hundred dollars;
(4) In townships having a budget of more than two hundred fifty thousand but not more than five hundred thousand dollars, nine thousand nine hundred dollars;
(5) In townships having a budget of more than five hundred thousand but not more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, eleven thousand dollars;
(6) In townships having a budget of more than seven hundred fifty thousand but not more than one million five hundred thousand dollars, thirteen thousand two hundred dollars;
(7) In townships having a budget of more than one million five hundred thousand but not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars, fifteen thousand four hundred dollars;
(8) In townships having a budget of more than three million five hundred thousand dollars but not more than six million dollars, sixteen thousand five hundred dollars;
(9) In townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, seventeen thousand six hundred dollars.
(B) Any township clerk may elect to receive less than the compensation the clerk is entitled to under division (A) of this section. Any clerk electing to do this shall so notify the board of township trustees in writing, and the board shall include this notice in the minutes of its next board meeting.
(C) The compensation of the township clerk shall be paid in equal monthly payments. If the office of clerk is held by more than one person during any calendar year, each person holding the office shall receive payments for only those months, and any fractions of those months, during which the person holds the office.
(D) Beginning in calendar year 1999, the township clerk shall be entitled to compensation as follows:
(1) In calendar year 1999, the compensation specified in division (A) of this section increased by three per cent;
(2) In calendar year 2000, the compensation determined under division (D)(1) of this section increased by three per cent;
(3) In calendar year 2001, the compensation determined under division (D)(2) of this section increased by three per cent;
(4) In calendar year 2002, except in townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, the compensation determined under division (D)(3) of this section increased by three per cent; in townships having a budget of more than six million but not more than ten million dollars, nineteen thousand eight hundred ten dollars; and in townships having a budget of more than ten million dollars, twenty thousand nine hundred dollars;
(5) In calendar years 2003 through 2008, the compensation determined under division (D) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year increased by the lesser of the following:
(a) Three per cent;
(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;
(6) In calendar year 2009 and thereafter, the amount determined under division (D) of this section for calendar year 2008.
As used in this division, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 901.43.  (A) The director of agriculture may authorize any department of agriculture laboratory to perform a laboratory service for any person, organization, political subdivision, state agency, federal agency, or other entity, whether public or private. The director shall adopt and enforce rules to provide for the rendering of a laboratory service.
(B) The director may charge a reasonable fee for the performance of a laboratory service, except when the service is performed on an official sample taken by the director acting pursuant to Title IX, Chapter 3715., or Chapter 3717. of the Revised Code; by a board of health acting as the licensor of retail food establishments or food service operations under Chapter 3717. of the Revised Code; or by the director of health acting as the licensor of food service operations under Chapter 3717. of the Revised Code. The director of agriculture shall adopt rules specifying what constitutes an official sample.
The director shall publish a list of laboratory services offered, together with the fee for each service.
(C) The director may enter into a contract with any person, organization, political subdivision, state agency, federal agency, or other entity for the provision of a laboratory service.
(D)(1) The director may adopt rules establishing standards for accreditation of laboratories and laboratory services and in doing so may adopt by reference existing or recognized standards or practices.
(2) The director may inspect and accredit laboratories and laboratory services, and may charge a reasonable fee for the inspections and accreditation.
(E)(1) All moneys collected by the director under this section that are from fees generated by a laboratory service performed by the department and related to the diseases of animals, and all moneys so collected that are from fees generated for the inspection and accreditation of laboratories and laboratory services related to the diseases of animals, shall be deposited in the animal industry laboratory fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The director shall use the moneys in the animal industry laboratory fund to pay the expenses necessary to operate the animal industry laboratory, including the purchase of supplies and equipment for the laboratory that provides laboratory services related to the diseases of animals.
(2) All moneys collected by the director under this section that are from fees generated by a laboratory service performed by the consumer analytical laboratory, and all moneys so collected that are from fees generated for the inspection and accreditation of laboratories and laboratory services not related to weights and measures or the diseases of animals, shall be deposited in the laboratory services fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The moneys held in the fund may be used to pay the expenses necessary to operate the consumer analytical laboratory, including the purchase of supplies and equipment.
(3) All moneys collected by the director under this section that are from fees generated by a laboratory service performed by the weights and measures laboratory, and all moneys so collected that are from fees generated for the inspection and accreditation of laboratories and laboratory services related to weights and measures, shall be deposited in the weights and measures laboratory fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The moneys held in the fund may be used to pay the expenses necessary to operate the division of weights and measures, including the purchase of supplies and equipment.
Sec. 901.63.  (A) The agricultural financing commission shall do both of the following until July 1, 2001 2003:
(1) Make recommendations to the director of agriculture about financial assistance applications made pursuant to sections 901.80 to 901.83 of the Revised Code. In making its recommendations, the commission shall utilize criteria established by rules adopted under division (A)(8)(b) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code.
(2) Advise the director in the administration of sections 901.80 to 901.83 of the Revised Code.
With respect to sections 901.80 to 901.83 of the Revised Code, the role of the commission is solely advisory. No officer, member, or employee of the commission is liable for damages in a civil action for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that allegedly arises out of purchasing any loan or providing a loan guarantee, failure to purchase a loan or provide a loan guarantee, or failure to take action under sections 901.80 to 901.83 of the Revised Code, or that allegedly arises out of any act or omission of the department of agriculture that involves those sections.
(B) The commission may:
(1) Adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business;
(2) Exercise all rights, powers, and duties conferred on the commission as an issuer under Chapter 902. of the Revised Code;
(3) Contract with, retain, or designate financial consultants, accountants, and such other consultants and independent contractors as the commission may determine to be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to fix the terms of those contracts;
(4) Undertake and carry out or authorize the completion of studies and analyses of agricultural conditions and needs within the state relevant to the purpose of this chapter to the extent not otherwise undertaken by other departments or agencies of the state satisfactory for such that purpose;
(5) Acquire by gift, purchase, foreclosure, or other means, and hold, assign, pledge, lease, transfer, or otherwise dispose of, real and personal property, or any interest in that real and personal property, in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this chapter and Chapter 902. of the Revised Code;
(6) Receive and accept gifts, grants, loans, or any other financial or other form of aid from any federal, state, local, or private agency or fund and enter into any contract with any such agency or fund in connection therewith, and receive and accept aid or contributions from any other source of money, property, labor, or things of value, to be held, used, and applied only for the purposes for which such the grants and contributions are made, all within the purposes of this chapter and Chapter 902. of the Revised Code;
(7) Sue and be sued in its own name with respect to its contracts or to enforce this chapter or its obligations or covenants made under this chapter and Chapter 902. of the Revised Code;
(8) Make and enter into all contracts, commitments, and agreements, and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this chapter and Chapter 902. of the Revised Code;
(9) Adopt an official seal;
(10) Do any and all things necessary or appropriate to carry out the public purposes and exercise the powers granted to the commission in this chapter and Chapter 902. of the Revised Code and the public purposes of Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution.
Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 901.81.  (A) As used in this section and sections 901.82 and 901.83 of the Revised Code:
(1) "Financial institution" means any banking corporation; trust company; savings and loan association; building and loan association; or corporation, partnership, or other institution that is engaged in lending or investing funds for agricultural or other business purposes and that is eligible to become a depository for public moneys under section 135.03 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Eligible applicant" means a person who has made all of the demonstrations enumerated in division (B) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code.
(B) A financial institution that wishes to participate in the program established under section 901.80 of the Revised Code shall accept and review applications for loans from eligible applicants. Forms and procedures involved in the application process shall comply with rules adopted under division (A)(8)(a) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code. The financial institution shall apply all usual lending standards to determine the creditworthiness of each eligible applicant, including whether the eligible applicant has the ability to repay the loan and whether adequate security exists for the loan.
The financial institution shall forward to the department of development agriculture the completed loan application of an eligible applicant whom the financial institution has determined to be creditworthy, along with the farm business plan and management strategy required by division (A)(5) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code, and any other information required by rules adopted under division (A)(8) of section 901.82 of the Revised Code. If a loan guarantee is involved, the financial institution also shall forward a request by the financial institution to enter into a contract of guarantee described in section 901.83 of the Revised Code.
The department of development shall proceed with the loan application in accordance with division (A)(12) of section 122.011 901.82 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 901.82.  (A) In administering the program established under section 901.80 of the Revised Code, the director of agriculture shall do all of the following:
(1) Receive, review, analyze, and summarize applications for financial assistance forwarded to the director by the department of development, a financial institution under section 901.81 of the Revised Code and, after processing, forward them to the agricultural financing commission together with necessary supporting information;
(2) Receive the recommendations of the commission made under division (A)(1) of section 901.63 of the Revised Code and make a final determination whether to approve the an application for financial assistance;
(3) Transmit the director's determinations to approve assistance to the controlling board together with any information the controlling board requires for its review and its decision whether to approve the release of money for the financial assistance;
(4) Work in conjunction with financial institutions and other private and public financing sources to purchase loans from financial institutions or provide loan guarantees to eligible applicants;
(5) Require each applicant to provide a farm business plan, including an overview of the type of agricultural operation the applicant anticipates conducting, and a management strategy for the project;
(6) Inform agricultural organizations and others in the state of the existence of the program established under section 901.80 of the Revised Code and of the financial assistance available under the program;
(7) Report to the governor, president of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, and minority leaders of the senate and the house of representatives by the thirtieth day of June of each year on the activities carried out under the program during the preceding calendar year. The report shall include the number of loans purchased or loan guarantees made that year, the amount of each such loan or loan guarantee, the county in which the loan recipient's farm is located, and whatever other information the director determines is relevant to include.
(8) Adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing all of the following with regard to the program:
(a) Forms and procedures by which eligible applicants may apply for financial assistance;
(b) Criteria for reviewing, evaluating, and ranking applications, and for approving applications that best serve the goals of the program;
(c) Reporting requirements and monitoring procedures;
(d) Interest rates, payment schedules, loan transfer provisions, penalties, including penalties for the conversion of land devoted exclusively to agricultural use as defined in section 5713.30 of the Revised Code, and other terms and conditions for loans purchased and loan guarantees provided under the program;
(e) Criteria for determining whether the location at which the applicant proposes to use financial assistance provided under the program is in an area in which agriculture is the primary land use at the time the application is made and whether the land at that location reasonably may not be expected to be converted to a nonagricultural use during the period of time that the applicant's obligation to repay the loan remains outstanding;
(f) Any other rules necessary to implement and administer the program.
(B) In order to be eligible for financial assistance under section 901.80 of the Revised Code, an applicant shall demonstrate all of the following:
(1) That the applicant is domiciled in this state;
(2) That the applicant is unable to obtain sufficient financing from commercial or agricultural lending sources;
(3) That the applicant has the ability to repay the loan, primarily from the cash flow of the proposed farming operation, and that there is adequate security for the loan;
(4) That the applicant has sufficient education, training, or experience in the type of farming for which the applicant requests the financial assistance;
(5) That there are no zoning restrictions, environmental regulations, or other impairments to the use of the land for the purpose intended;
(6) That the location at which the applicant proposes to use the financial assistance is in an area in which agriculture is the primary land use at the time the application is made and that the land at that location reasonably may not be expected to be converted to a nonagricultural use during the period of time that the applicant's obligation to repay the financial assistance remains outstanding. In demonstrating the information required under division (B)(5)(6) of this section, the applicant shall utilize criteria established in rules adopted under division (A)(8)(e) of this section.
Sec. 917.07.  The dairy industry fund is hereby created in the state treasury. All inspection fees and license fees collected under this chapter shall be deposited into the fund.
The dairy fund is hereby created in the state treasury. All together with all fine moneys received by the treasurer of state pursuant to division (E)(F) of section 917.99 of the Revised Code and any other moneys collected under this chapter, except for inspection fees and license fees, shall be deposited into the fund.
Moneys credited to the dairy industry fund and the dairy fund shall be used to operate and pay expenses of the division of dairy in the department of agriculture.
Sec. 917.99.  (A) Whoever violates division (C) of section 917.09 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(B) Whoever violates section 917.13 or 917.14 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense, a felony of the fifth degree on a second offense, and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.
(C) Whoever violates division (A), (B), (C), (D), or (G) of section 917.05 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(D) Whoever violates division (E) or (F) of section 917.05 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(E) Each day of violation of a provision described in divisions (A) to (D) of this section constitutes a separate offense.
(F) The court imposing a fine under divisions (A) to (D) of this section shall order that not less than fifty per cent of the fine be disbursed to the treasurer of state for deposit into the dairy industry fund created in section 917.07 of the Revised Code. Subject to that minimum percentage, the court's order shall specify the percentage of the fine that the clerk of the court shall disburse to the treasurer of state. The clerk of the court shall disburse the remainder of the fine to the county treasurer.
Sec. 991.20. The Ohio state fair shall not be held open to the public for more than fifteen days in a calendar year, beginning in the year 2002. The fifteen-day period shall not include any day on which livestock exhibits or other attractions or concessions are being set up or taken down, provided that the fair is not open to the public on any such day.
Sec. 1309.40.  (A) Presentation for filing of a financing statement, tender of the filing fee, and acceptance of the statement by the filing officer constitute filing under sections 1309.01 to 1309.50 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) Except as provided in divisions (B)(2) and (F) of this section, a filed financing statement is effective for a period of five years from the date of filing. The effectiveness of a filed financing statement lapses on the expiration of the five-year period unless a continuation statement is filed prior to the lapse. If a security interest perfected by filing exists at the time insolvency proceedings are commenced by or against the debtor, the security interest remains perfected until termination of the insolvency proceedings and thereafter for a period of sixty days or until expiration of the five-year period, whichever occurs later. Upon lapse the security interest becomes unperfected, unless it is perfected without filing. If the security interest becomes unperfected upon lapse, it is deemed to have been unperfected as against a person who became a purchaser or lien creditor before lapse.
(2) A filed financing statement that states that it relates to an obligation secured by both (a) a mortgage upon real estate filed for record within this state and (b) a security interest in collateral, whether or not such collateral includes or consists of goods which are or are to become fixtures situated upon such real estate, shall, if such financing statement states a maturity date of such obligation, or the final installment thereof, of more than five years, be fully effective until the maturity date set forth therein. Such financing statement shall also contain a reference to the recorder's file number of the mortgage upon real estate or to the volume and page of the mortgage record in which such mortgage is recorded.
(C) A continuation statement may be filed by the secured party within six months prior to the expiration of the five-year period specified in division (B)(1) of this section, or within six months prior to the stated maturity date referred to in division (B)(2) of this section. A continuation statement shall be filed on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. A continuation statement filed in the office of the county recorder shall also comply with Chapter 317. of the Revised Code. The continuation statement must be signed by the secured party, identify the original statement by file number, and state that the original statement is still effective. A continuation statement signed by a person other than the secured party of record must be accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of record and complying with division (B) of section 1309.42 of the Revised Code, including payment of the required fee. Upon timely filing of the continuation statement, the effectiveness of the original statement is continued for five years after the last date to which the filing was effective whereupon it lapses in the same manner as provided in division (B) of this section unless another continuation statement is filed prior to such lapse. Succeeding continuation statements may be filed in the same manner to continue the effectiveness of the original statement. The filing officer may remove a lapsed statement from the files and destroy it immediately if the filing officer has retained a microfilm or other photographic record, or in other cases one year after the lapse. The filing officer shall so arrange matters by physical annexation of financing statements to continuation statements or other related filings, or by other means, that if the filing officer physically destroys the financing statements of a period more than five years past, those which have been continued by a continuation statement or which are still effective under division (B)(2) or (F) of this section shall be retained.
(D) Except as provided in division (G) of this section, a filing officer shall assign each statement a consecutive file number and shall hold the statement or a microfilm or other photographic or digitized copy thereof for public inspection. In addition, the filing officer shall index the statements according to the name of the debtor and shall note in the index the file number, the date and hour of filing, and the address of the debtor given in the statement. In addition to the indexing required in the previous sentence, statements covering crops growing or to be grown or timber to be cut or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, or accounts subject to division (E) of section 1309.03 of the Revised Code, or a financing statement filed as a fixture filing pursuant to section 1309.32 of the Revised Code shall also be indexed in the real estate mortgage records by the filing officer according to the name of the debtor or, if the financing statement shows the record owner or record lessee to be other than the debtor, then according to the name of the record owner or record lessee given in the statement. The fee to be charged for indexing financing statements in the real estate mortgage records shall be two dollars for each record owner or lessee listed in the statement, as provided in division (E) of section 317.32 of the Revised Code.
(E) The fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing data for an original, amended, or a continuation statement on a form that is prescribed by the secretary of state shall be nine twelve dollars. The fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing data for an original, amended, or a continuation statement on a form that is not prescribed by the secretary of state and that is filed in the office of the county recorder shall be eleven dollars.
(F) If the debtor is a transmitting utility and a filed financing statement so states, it is effective until a termination statement is filed. A real estate mortgage that is effective as a fixture filing under division (E) of section 1309.39 of the Revised Code remains effective as a fixture filing until the mortgage is released or satisfied of record or its effectiveness otherwise terminates as to the real estate.
(G) If the person filing any original or amended financing statement, termination statement, statement of assignment, or statement of release requests a copy thereof, the filing officer shall note upon the copy the file number and date and hour of the filing of the original and deliver or send the copy to such person.
(H)(1) Upon request of any person, the filing officer shall issue a certificate showing whether there is on file on the date and hour stated therein in the certificate, any presently effective financing statement naming a particular debtor, owner, or lessee, and any statement of assignment thereof of the financing statement, and, if there is, giving the date and hour of filing of each such statement and the names and addresses of each secured party therein in each such statement. The fee for such a certificate shall be nine twenty dollars plus one dollar for each financing statement and for each statement of assignment reported therein. Upon
(2) Upon request, the a county recorder who is a filing officer shall furnish to any person a copy of any filed financing statement or naming a particular debtor, owner, or lessee and any filed statement of assignment of the financing statement. When such a request for copies is made in the office of the county recorder, the county recorder shall charge a fee of one dollar per page. When a request for copies is made in the office of the secretary of state, the fee shall not exceed one dollar per page.
(3) Any person may request from the secretary of state a copy of any financing statement naming a particular debtor, owner, or lessee, and of any statement of assignment of the financing statement, that is on file with the secretary of state. The request shall be made in writing to the secretary of state, and the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars for each copy requested.
Sec. 1309.401.  Through June 30, 2001, four dollars and fifty cents, and, on and after July 1, 2001, four dollars, of each fee collected by the secretary of state under sections 1309.42 and 1309.43 and divisions (E) and (H) of section 1309.40 of the Revised Code, and all of the fees collected by the secretary of state under section 1309.402 (A) All fees collected by the secretary of state for filings under Title XIII or XVII of the Revised Code, shall be deposited in into the state treasury to the credit of the corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund, which is hereby created. The remainder of each such fee shall be deposited in the general revenue fund. All moneys credited to the corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund, subject to division (B) of this section, shall be used only for the purpose of paying for the operations of the office of the secretary of state, other than the division of elections, and for the purpose of paying for expenses relating to the processing of filings under Title XIII or XVII and Chapter 1329. of the Revised Code and the uniform commercial code.
(B) The secretary of state business technology fund is hereby created in the state treasury. One per cent of the money credited to the corporate and uniform commercial code filing fund shall be transferred to the credit of this fund. All moneys credited to this fund shall be used only for the upkeep, improvement, or replacement of equipment, or for the purpose of training employees in the use of equipment, used to conduct business of the secretary of state's office under Title XIII or XVII of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1309.402.  The fee for expedited filing service by the secretary of state for any filing under this chapter is ten dollars in addition to shall be the fee set by rule under division (A) of section 111.23 of the Revised Code plus the fee the secretary of state is otherwise required to collect for the filing under this chapter.
Sec. 1309.42.  (A) A financing statement may disclose an assignment of a security interest in the collateral described in the financing statement by indication in the financing statement of the name and address of the assignee or by an assignment itself or a copy thereof on the face or back of the statement. On presentation to the filing officer of such a financing statement, the filing officer shall proceed as provided in division (D) of section 1309.40 of the Revised Code. The fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing data for a financing statement so indicating an assignment shall be nine twelve dollars.
(B) A secured party may assign of record all or a part of the secured party's rights under a financing statement by the filing in the place where the original financing statement was filed of a separate written statement of assignment. The statement of assignment shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, shall be signed by the secured party of record, shall set forth the name of the secured party of record and the debtor, the file number and the date of filing of the financing statement, and the name and address of the assignee, and shall contain a description of the collateral assigned. A statement of assignment filed in the office of the county recorder shall also comply with Chapter 317. of the Revised Code. On presentation to the filing officer of a separate statement of assignment, the filing officer shall mark the separate statement with the date and hour of filing. The filing officer shall note the assignment on the index of the financing statement, or in the case of a fixture filing, or a filing covering crops growing or to be grown or timber to be cut, or covering minerals or the like, including oil and gas, or accounts subject to division (E) of section 1309.03 of the Revised Code, the filing officer shall index the assignment under the name of the assignor as grantor and, to the extent that the law of this state provides for indexing the assignment of a mortgage under the name of the assignee, the filing officer shall index the assignment of the financing statement under the name of the assignee. The fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing data about such a separate statement of assignment shall be nine twelve dollars if on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. The fee for filing, indexing, and furnishing filing data about such a separate statement of assignment on a form that is not prescribed by the secretary of state and that is filed in the office of the county recorder shall be eleven dollars. Notwithstanding the provisions of this division, an assignment of record of a security interest in a fixture contained in a mortgage effective as a fixture filing pursuant to division (E) of section 1309.39 of the Revised Code may be made only by an assignment of the mortgage in the manner provided by the law of this state other than sections 1309.01 to 1309.50 of the Revised Code.
(C) After the disclosure or filing of an assignment under this section, the assignee is the secured party of record.
Sec. 1329.01.  (A) As used in sections 1329.01 to 1329.10 of the Revised Code:
(1) "Trade name" means a name used in business or trade to designate the business of the user and to which the user asserts a right to exclusive use.
(2) "Fictitious name" means a name used in business or trade that is fictitious and that the user has not registered or is not entitled to register as a trade name. It does not include the name of record of any domestic corporation that is formed under Chapter 1701. or 1702. of the Revised Code, any foreign corporation that is registered pursuant to Chapter 1703. of the Revised Code, any domestic or foreign limited liability company that is formed under or registered pursuant to Chapter 1705. of the Revised Code, any domestic or foreign limited partnership that is formed under or registered pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, or any domestic or foreign limited liability partnership that is formed under or registered pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code.
(3) "Person" includes any individual, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, association, professional association, limited liability company, society, foundation, federation, or organization formed under the laws of this state or any other state.
(B) Subject to sections 1329.01 to 1329.10 of the Revised Code, any person may register with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, any trade name under which the person is operating, setting forth all of the following:
(1) The name and business address of the applicant for registration and any of the following that is applicable:
(a) If the applicant is a general partnership, the names and residence addresses of all of the partners;
(b) If the applicant is a limited partnership existing prior to July 1, 1994, that has not registered with the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, the name of the Ohio county in which its certificate of limited partnership or application for registration as a foreign limited partnership is filed;
(c) If the applicant is a limited partnership to which division (B)(1)(b) of this section does not apply or is a corporation, professional association, limited liability company, or other entity, the form of the entity and the state under the laws of which it was formed.
(2) The trade name to be registered;
(3) The general nature of the business conducted by the applicant;
(4) The length of time during which the trade name has been used by the applicant in business operations in this state.
(C) The trade name application shall be signed by the applicant or by any authorized representative of the applicant.
A single trade name may be registered upon each trade name application submitted under sections 1329.01 to 1329.10 of the Revised Code.
The trade name application shall be accompanied by a filing fee of twenty fifty dollars, payable to the secretary of state.
(D) Any person who does business under a fictitious name and who has not registered and does not wish to register the fictitious name as a trade name or who cannot do so because the name is not available for registration shall report the use of the fictitious name to the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, setting forth all of the following:
(1) The name and business address of the user and any of the following that is applicable:
(a) If the user is a general partnership, the names and residence addresses of all the partners;
(b) If the user is a limited partnership existing prior to July 1, 1994, that has not been registered with the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, the name of the Ohio county in which its certificate of limited partnership or application for registration as a foreign limited partnership is filed;
(c) If the user is a limited partnership to which division (D)(1)(b) of this section does not apply or is a corporation, professional association, limited liability company, or other entity, the form of the entity and the state under whose laws it was formed.
(2) The fictitious name being used;
(3) The general nature of the business conducted by the user.
(E) The report of use of a fictitious name shall be signed by the user or by any authorized representative of the user.
A single fictitious name may be registered upon each fictitious name report submitted under sections 1329.01 to 1329.10 of the Revised Code.
The fictitious name report shall be accompanied by a filing fee of ten fifty dollars, payable to the secretary of state.
A report under this division shall be made within thirty days after the date of the first use of the fictitious name.
Sec. 1329.04.  Registration of a trade name or report of a fictitious name, under sections 1329.01 to 1329.10 of the Revised Code, shall be effective for a term of five years from the date of registration or report. Upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such term, on a form furnished by the secretary of state, the registration or report may be renewed at the end of each five-year period for a like term, provided that a general partnership shall renew its registration or report whenever there has been a change in the listing of partners on its registration or report and a limited partnership shall renew its registration or report when a change occurs in the listing of its general partners on its registration or report. Such a renewal shall extend the registration or report for five years, unless further changes occur in the interim. A The renewal fee specified in division (S)(3) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration or report.
The secretary of state shall notify persons who have registered trade names or reported fictitious names, within the six months next preceding the expiration of the five years from the date of registration or report, of the necessity of renewal by writing to the last known address of such persons.
Sec. 1329.06.  Any trade name or fictitious name and its registration or report shall be assignable by an instrument in writing duly executed and may be recorded with the secretary of state upon the payment of a the fee specified in division (S)(4) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, who, recording the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or report or the last renewal thereof. The instrument shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
Sec. 1329.07.  The registrant of any trade name or a person who reports a fictitious name shall record all changes of the registrant's business address by filing with the secretary of state a statement in writing, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, setting forth the name previously registered or reported, the date of the registration or report, and the new address of the applicant. A The filing fee specified in division (S)(4) of three dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany such the statement.
Sec. 1329.42.  A person who uses in this state a name, mark, or device to indicate ownership of articles or supplies may file in the office of the secretary of state, on a form to be prescribed by the secretary of state, a verified statement setting forth, but not limited to, the following information:
(A) The name and business address of the person filing the statement; and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation;
(B) The nature of the business of the applicant;
(C) The type of articles or supplies in connection with which the name, mark, or device is used.
The statement shall include or be accompanied by a specimen evidencing actual use of the name, mark, or device, together with a the filing fee specified in division (U)(1) of twenty dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The registration of a name, mark, or device pursuant to this section is effective for a ten-year period beginning on the date of registration. If an application for renewal is filed within six months prior to the expiration of the ten-year period on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed at the end of each ten-year period for an additional ten-year period. A The renewal fee specified in division (U)(2) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany the application for renewal. The secretary of state shall notify a registrant within the six months next preceding the expiration of ten years from the date of registration of the necessity of renewal by writing to the last known address of the registrant.
Sec. 1329.421.  The registrant of a name, mark, or device used to indicate ownership shall record all changes of the registrant's business address by filing with the secretary of state a written statement, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, of the new address. A The filing fee of three dollars specified in division (U)(2) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany the statement.
Sec. 1329.45.  The certificate of the filing of any name, mark, or device under sections 1329.41 to 1329.53 of the Revised Code and the benefits obtained thereunder under it shall be assignable with the sale of the articles or supplies on which the same are produced and used. Assignments shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be recorded upon the payment of a the fee specified in division (U)(2) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, who, after recording the assignment, upon request of the assignee, may issue in the assignee's name a new certificate. The instrument shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
Sec. 1329.56.  (A) Subject to the limitations set forth in sections 1329.54 to 1329.67 of the Revised Code, any person who adopts and uses a trademark or service mark in this state may file in the office of the secretary of state, on a form to be prescribed by the secretary of state, an application for registration of that trademark or service mark that sets forth, but is not limited to, the following information:
(1) The name and business address of the person applying for the registration; if the person is a corporation, the state of its incorporation; if the person is a partnership or limited liability partnership, the state in which the partnership is organized and the names of the general partners; and, if the person is a limited liability company, the state of its organization;
(2) The goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used, the mode or manner in which the mark is used on or in connection with the goods or services, and the class in which the goods or services fall;
(3) The date when the mark was first used anywhere and the date when it was first used in this state by the applicant or the applicant's predecessor in interest;
(4) A statement that the applicant is the owner of the mark, that the mark is in use, and that, to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has the right to use the mark in the state either in the identical form of the mark, or in near resemblance to the mark, as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods or services of another person, to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive;
(5) A statement that, to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has a registration or a pending intent to use application of the same or a confusingly similar mark in the United States patent and trademark office for the same or similar goods or services or a statement that the applicant is the owner of a concurrent registration in the United States patent and trademark office of the applicant's mark covering an area including this state.
(B) The application shall be signed and verified by the applicant, by an authorized representative, or by an officer of the firm, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, general partnership, or limited partnership, corporation, union, association, or other organization that is the applicant.
(C) The application shall be accompanied by a specimen of the mark as actually used and shall contain a brief description of the mark as it appears on the specimen.
(D) The application shall be accompanied by a the filing fee specified in division (U)(1) of twenty dollars that is section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state.
Sec. 1329.58.  Registration of a trademark or service mark under sections 1329.54 to 1329.67 of the Revised Code shall be effective for a term of ten years from the date of registration. Upon the filing of an application within six months prior to the expiration of that term on a form furnished by the secretary of state, the registrant may renew the registration at the end of each ten-year period for a similar term. A The renewal fee specified in division (U)(2) of ten dollars that is section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, shall accompany the renewal application. The renewal application shall require the applicant to state that the mark still is in use in this state.
Sec. 1329.60.  Any trademark or service mark and its registration shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the trademark or service mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the trademark or service mark. Assignment shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be recorded with the secretary of state upon the payment of a the fee specified in division (U)(2) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, who, after recording the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or of the last renewal thereof. The instrument shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. An assignment of any registration shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser for valuable consideration without notice unless it is recorded with the secretary of state within three months after the date thereof or prior to such subsequent purchase.
Sec. 1329.601.  The registrant of a trademark or service mark shall record all changes of the registrant's business address by filing a written statement, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, of the new address with the secretary of state. A The filing fee of three dollars specified in division (U)(2) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany the statement.
Sec. 1501.01.  Except where otherwise expressly provided, the director of natural resources shall formulate and institute all the policies and programs of the department of natural resources. The chief of any division of the department shall not enter into any contract, agreement, or understanding unless it is approved by the director. No appointee or employee of the director, other than the assistant director, may bind the director in a contract except when given general or special authority to do so by the director.
The director shall correlate and coordinate the work and activities of the divisions in the department to eliminate unnecessary duplications of effort and overlapping of functions. The chiefs of the various divisions of the department shall meet with the director at least once each month at a time and place designated by the director.
The director may create advisory boards to any of those divisions in conformity with section 121.13 of the Revised Code.
The director may accept and expend gifts, devises, and bequests of money, lands, and other properties on behalf of the department or any division thereof under the terms set forth in section 9.20 of the Revised Code. Any political subdivision of this state may make contributions to the department for the use of the department or any division therein according to the terms of the contribution.
The director may publish and sell or otherwise distribute data, reports, and information.
The director shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to permit the department to accept by means of a credit card the payment of fees, charges, and rentals at those facilities described in section 1501.07 of the Revised Code that are operated by the department, for any data, reports, or information sold by the department, and for any other goods or services provided by the department.
Whenever authorized by the governor to do so, the director may appropriate property for the uses and purposes authorized to be performed by the department and on behalf of any division within the department. This authority shall be exercised in the manner provided in sections 163.01 to 163.22 of the Revised Code for the appropriation of property by the director of administrative services. This authority to appropriate property is in addition to the authority provided by law for the appropriation of property by divisions of the department. The director of natural resources also may acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise such real and personal property rights or privileges in the name of the state as are necessary for the purposes of the department or any division therein. The director, with the approval of the governor and the attorney general, may sell, lease, or exchange portions of lands or property, real or personal, of any division of the department or grant easements or licenses for the use thereof, or enter into agreements for the sale of water from lands and waters under the administration or care of the department or any of its divisions, when the sale, lease, exchange, easement, agreement, or license for use is advantageous to the state, provided that such approval is not required for leases and contracts made under section 1507.12, if any, or section 1501.07, 1501.09, or 1520.03 or Chapter 1523. of the Revised Code. Water may be sold from a reservoir only to the extent that the reservoir was designed to yield a supply of water for a purpose other than recreation or wildlife, and the water sold is in excess of that needed to maintain the reservoir for purposes of recreation or wildlife.
Money received from such sales, leases, easements, exchanges, agreements, or licenses for use, except revenues required to be set aside or paid into depositories or trust funds for the payment of bonds issued under sections 1501.12 to 1501.15 of the Revised Code, and to maintain the required reserves therefor as provided in the orders authorizing the issuance of such bonds or the trust agreements securing such bonds, revenues required to be paid and credited pursuant to the bond proceeding applicable to obligations issued pursuant to section 154.22, and revenues generated under section 1520.05 of the Revised Code, shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the fund of the division of the department having prior jurisdiction over the lands or property. If no such fund exists, the money shall be credited to the general revenue fund. All such money received from lands or properties administered by the division of wildlife shall be credited to the wildlife fund.
The director shall provide for the custody, safekeeping, and deposit of all moneys, checks, and drafts received by the department or its employees prior to paying them to the treasurer of state under section 113.08 of the Revised Code.
The director shall cooperate with the nature conservancy, other nonprofit organizations, and the United States fish and wildlife service in order to secure protection of islands in the Ohio river and the wildlife and wildlife habitat of those islands.
Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1501.40.  The department of natural resources is the designated state agency responsible for the coordination and administration of sections 120 to 136 of the "National and Community Service Act of 1990," 104 Stat. 3127 (1990), 42 U.S.C.A. 12401 to 12456, and amendments thereto as amended. With the assistance of the state Ohio community service advisory committee council created in section 121.40 of the Revised Code, the director of natural resources shall coordinate with other state agencies to apply for funding under the act when appropriate and shall administer any federal funds the state receives under sections 120 to 136 of the act.
Sec. 1502.12.  There is hereby created in the state treasury the scrap tire recycling fund, consisting of moneys transferred to the fund under section 3734.82 of the Revised Code. The chief of the division of recycling and litter prevention, pursuant to division (B) of section 1502.04 of the Revised Code and with the approval of the director of natural resources, may make grants from the fund for the purpose of supporting market development activities for recycled scrap tires. The chief, with the approval of the director, shall require any eligible applicant for grants who is certified by the recycling and litter prevention advisory council under division (B) of section 1502.04 of the Revised Code to provide a matching contribution in the same manner specified for contributions made pursuant to division (C) of section 1502.05 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1503.011.  The chief of the division of forestry shall be responsible for the conservation and development of forests within this state. He The chief shall be concerned with silvicultural practices, including the proper planting, growing, protecting, harvesting, and managing of trees for such purposes as watershed and soil protection, timber production and utilization, recreation, aesthetics, wildlife habitat development, and urban enhancement and for all benefits that forests provide.
The chief may do any or all of the following:
(A) Provide rural forestry assistance to nonindustrial private forest landowners, including advice in tree planting, forest improvement, harvesting, and all aspects of conservation;
(B) Provide urban forestry assistance to individuals, nonprofit organizations, and political subdivisions to manage their urban forest resource and develop comprehensive tree care programs;
(C) Provide wood utilization, marketing, and rural forestry development assistance to forest industries, political subdivisions and agencies thereof, and state and federal agencies for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a viable, economically sound wood-based industry while expanding the forest resource of this state;
(D) Provide forest pest protection assistance to forest landowners, political subdivisions and agencies thereof, and state and federal agencies on assessing and evaluating the health and vigor of the forest resource;
(E) Provide technical assistance to landowners in developing forest windbreaks, filter strips, and other forest management practices that provide conservation benefits;
(F) Provide awareness of and education concerning the programs provided for under divisions (A) to (E) of this section;
(G) Enter into agreements with political subdivisions and agencies thereof, state and federal agencies, firefighting agencies and private fire companies, as those terms are defined in section 9.60 of the Revised Code, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to meet the needs of forestry assistance in this state and, in accordance with sections section 1503.01 and 1503.35 of the Revised Code, develop and administer grant programs for any of those entities requesting assistance. The chief shall adopt, and may amend and rescind, rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing such requirements and procedures as are necessary to implement this division.
As used in this section, "nonprofit organization" has the same meaning as in section 4141.01 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1507.01.  There is hereby created in the department of natural resources the division of engineering to be administered by the chief engineer of the department, who shall be a professional engineer registered under Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code. The chief engineer shall do all of the following:
(A) Administer this chapter;
(B) Provide engineering, architectural, land surveying, and related administrative and maintenance support services to the other divisions in the department;
(C) Upon request of the director of natural resources, implement the department's capital improvement program and facility maintenance projects, including all associated engineering, architectural, design, contracting, surveying, inspection, and management responsibilities and requirements;
(D) With the approval of the director, act as contracting officer in departmental engineering, architectural, surveying, and construction matters regarding capital improvements except for those matters otherwise specifically provided for in law;
(E) As long as the state retains ownership of the Burr Oak water system, administer, operate, and maintain the Burr Oak water system and, with the approval of the director, act as contracting agent in matters concerning that system;
(F) Provide engineering support for the coastal management program established under Chapter 1506. of the Revised Code;
(G)(F) Coordinate the department's roadway maintenance program with the department of transportation pursuant to section 5511.05 of the Revised Code and maintain the roadway inventory of the department of natural resources;
(H) Coordinate the department's emergency response activities with the emergency management agency created in section 5502.22 of the Revised Code;
(I)(G) Coordinate the department's projects, programs, policies, procedures, and activities with the United States army corps of engineers;
(J)(H) Subject to the approval of the director, employ professional and technical assistants and such other employees as are necessary for the performance of the activities required or authorized under this chapter, other work of the division, and any other work agreed to under working agreements or contractual arrangements; prescribe their duties; and fix their compensation in accordance with such schedules as are provided by law for the compensation of state employees.
Sec. 1509.071.  (A) When the chief of the division of mineral resources management finds that an owner has failed to comply with the restoration requirements of section 1509.072, plugging requirements of section 1509.12, or permit provisions of section 1509.13 of the Revised Code, or rules and orders relating thereto, the chief shall make a finding of that fact and declare any surety bond filed to ensure compliance with those sections and rules forfeited in the amount set by rule of the chief. The chief thereupon shall certify the total forfeiture to the attorney general, who shall proceed to collect the amount of the forfeiture.
In lieu of total forfeiture, the surety, at its option, may cause the well to be properly plugged and abandoned and the area properly restored or pay to the treasurer of state the cost of plugging and abandonment.
(B) All moneys collected because of forfeitures of bonds as provided in this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the oil and gas well fund created in section 1509.02 of the Revised Code. The fund shall be expended by the chief for the following purposes in addition to the other purposes specified in that section:
(1) In accordance with division (D) of this section, to plug wells or to restore the land surface properly as required in section 1509.072 of the Revised Code for which the bonds have been forfeited, for abandoned wells for which no funds are available to plug the wells in accordance with this chapter, or to use abandoned wells for the injection of oil or gas production wastes;
(2) In accordance with division (E) of this section, to correct conditions that the chief reasonably has determined are causing imminent health or safety risks.
Expenditures from the fund shall be made only for lawful purposes.
(C)(1) Upon determining that the owner of a well has failed to properly plug and abandon it or to properly restore the land surface at the well site in compliance with the applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules adopted and orders issued under it or that a well is an abandoned well for which no funds are available to plug the well in accordance with this chapter, the chief shall do all of the following:
(a) Determine from the records in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the well is located the identity of the owner of the land on which the well is located, the identity of the owner of the oil or gas lease under which the well was drilled or the identity of each person owning an interest in the lease, and the identities of the persons having legal title to, or a lien upon, any of the equipment appurtenant to the well;
(b) Mail notice to the owner of the land on which the well is located informing the landowner that the well is to be plugged. If the owner of the oil or gas lease under which the well was drilled is different from the owner of the well or if any persons other than the owner of the well own interests in the lease, the chief also shall mail notice that the well is to be plugged to the owner of the lease or to each person owning an interest in the lease, as appropriate.
(c) Mail notice to each person having legal title to, or a lien upon, any equipment appurtenant to the well, informing the person that the well is to be plugged and offering the person the opportunity to plug the well and restore the land surface at the well site at the person's own expense in order to avoid forfeiture of the equipment to this state.
(2) If none of the persons described in division (C)(1)(c) of this section plugs the well within sixty days after the mailing of the notice required by that division, all equipment appurtenant to the well is hereby declared to be forfeited to this state without compensation and without the necessity for any action by the state for use to defray the cost of plugging and abandoning the well and restoring the land surface at the well site.
(D) Expenditures from the fund for the purpose of division (B)(1) of this section shall be made in accordance with either of the following:
(1) The expenditures may be made pursuant to contracts entered into by the chief with persons who agree to furnish all of the materials, equipment, work, and labor as specified and provided in such a contract. Agents or employees of persons contracting with the chief for the restoration, plugging, and injection projects may enter upon any land, public or private, for which a project has been approved by the controlling board and on which the well is located, for the purpose of performing the work. Prior to such entry, the chief shall give to the following persons written notice of the existence of a contract for a project to restore, plug, or inject oil or gas production wastes into a well, the names of the persons with whom the contract is made, and the date that the project will commence: the owner of the well, the owner of the land upon which the well is located, the owner or agents of adjoining land, and, if the well is located in the same township as or in a township adjacent to the excavations and workings of a mine and the owner or lessee of that mine has provided written notice identifying those townships to the chief at any time during the immediately preceding three years, the owner or lessee of the mine.
The chief periodically shall submit project proposals under division (D)(1) of this section to the controlling board, together with benefit and cost data and other pertinent information. Expenditures from the fund for the purpose of division (D)(1) of this section may be made only for restoration, plugging, or injection projects that are approved by the controlling board, and expenditures for a particular project may not exceed any limits set by the board.
(2)(a) The owner of the land on which a well is located who has received notice under division (C)(1)(b) of this section may plug the well and be reimbursed by the division for the reasonable cost of plugging the well. In order to plug the well, the landowner shall submit an application to the chief on a form prescribed by the chief and approved by the technical advisory council on oil and gas created in section 1509.38 of the Revised Code. The application, at a minimum, shall require the landowner to provide the same information as is required to be included in the application for a permit to plug and abandon under section 1509.13 of the Revised Code. The application shall be accompanied by a copy of a proposed contract to plug the well prepared by a contractor regularly engaged in the business of plugging oil and gas wells. The proposed contract shall require the contractor to furnish all of the materials, equipment, work, and labor necessary to plug the well properly and shall specify the price for doing the work, including a credit for the equipment appurtenant to the well that was forfeited to the state through the operation of division (C)(2) of this section. The application also shall be accompanied by the permit fee required by section 1509.13 of the Revised Code unless the chief, in the chief's discretion, waives payment of the permit fee. The application constitutes an application for a permit to plug and abandon the well for the purposes of section 1509.13 of the Revised Code.
(b) Within thirty days after receiving an application and accompanying proposed contract under division (D)(2)(a) of this section, the chief shall determine whether the plugging would comply with the applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules adopted and orders issued under it and whether the cost of the plugging under the proposed contract is reasonable. If the chief determines that the proposed plugging would comply with those requirements and that the proposed cost of the plugging is reasonable, the chief shall notify the landowner of that determination and issue to the landowner a permit to plug and abandon the well under section 1509.13 of the Revised Code. Upon approval of the application and proposed contract, the chief shall transfer ownership of the equipment appurtenant to the well to the landowner. The chief may disapprove an application submitted under division (D)(2)(a) of this section if the chief determines that the proposed plugging would not comply with the applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules adopted and orders issued under it, that the cost of the plugging under the proposed contract is unreasonable, or that the proposed contract is not a bona fide, arms length contract.
(c) After receiving the chief's notice of the approval of the application and permit to plug and abandon a well under division (D)(2)(b) of this section, the landowner shall enter into the proposed contract to plug the well. The plugging shall be completed within one hundred eight days after the landowner receives the notice of approval and permit.
(d) Upon determining that the plugging has been completed within the time required by division (D)(2)(c) of this section and has been completed in compliance with the applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules adopted and orders issued under it, the chief shall reimburse the landowner for the cost of the plugging as set forth in the proposed contract approved by the chief. The reimbursement shall be paid from the oil and gas well fund. If the chief determines that the plugging was not completed within the required time or was not completed in accordance with the applicable requirements, the chief shall not reimburse the landowner for the cost of the plugging, and the landowner or the contractor, as applicable, promptly shall transfer back to this state title to and possession of the equipment appurtenant to the well that previously was transferred to the landowner under division (D)(2)(b) of this section. If any such equipment was removed from the well during the plugging and sold, the landowner shall pay to the chief the proceeds from the sale of the equipment, and the chief promptly shall pay the moneys so received to the treasurer of state for deposit into the oil and gas well fund.
The chief may establish an annual limit on the number of wells that may be plugged under division (D)(2) of this section or an annual limit on the expenditures to be made under that division.
As used in division (D)(2) of this section, "plug" and "plugging" include the plugging of the well and the restoration of the land surface disturbed by the plugging.
(E) Expenditures from the oil and gas well fund for the purpose of division (B)(2) of this section may be made pursuant to contracts entered into by the chief with persons who agree to furnish all of the materials, equipment, work, and labor as specified and provided in such a contract. The competitive bidding requirements of Chapter 153. of the Revised Code do not apply if the chief reasonably determines that correction of the applicable health or safety risk requires immediate action. The chief, designated representatives of the chief, and agents or employees of persons contracting with the chief under this division may enter upon any land, public or private, for the purpose of performing the work.
(F) Contracts entered into by the chief under this section are not subject to either of the following:
(1) Chapter 4115. of the Revised Code;
(2) Section 153.54 of the Revised Code, except that the contractor shall obtain and provide to the chief as a bid guaranty a surety bond or letter of credit in an amount equal to ten per cent of the amount of the contract.
(G) The owner of land on which a well is located who has received notice under division (C)(1)(b) of this section, in lieu of plugging the well in accordance with division (D)(2) of this section, may cause ownership of the well to be transferred to an owner who is lawfully doing business in this state and who has met the financial responsibility requirements established under section 1509.07 of the Revised Code, subject to the approval of the chief. The transfer of ownership also shall be subject to the landowner's filing the appropriate forms required under this chapter and providing to the chief sufficient information to demonstrate the landowner's or owner's right to produce a formation or formations. That information may include a deed, a lease, or other documentation of ownership or property rights.
The chief shall approve or disapprove the transfer of ownership of the well. If the chief approves the transfer, the owner is responsible for operating the well in accordance with this chapter and rules adopted under it, including, without limitation, all of the following:
(1) Filing an application with the chief under section 1509.06 of the Revised Code if the owner intends to drill deeper or produce a formation that is not listed in the records of the division for that well;
(2) Taking title to and possession of the equipment appurtenant to the well that has been identified by the chief as having been abandoned by the former owner;
(3) Complying with all applicable requirements that are necessary to drill deeper, plug the well, or plug back the well.
Sec. 1513.10. If, at the end of a coal mining operation's permit or renewal period, the number of acres of land affected by the operation proves to be smaller than the number of acres of land for which the operator paid a permit fee for the operation under section 1513.07 of the Revised Code, the operator is entitled to a refund of the excess permit fee. The refund shall be in an amount equal to the amount paid per acre as a permit fee multiplied by the difference between the number of acres in the area of land affected as verified by the division of mineral resources management and the number of acres of land for which the operator paid a permit fee.
Refunds shall be paid out of the reclamation fee fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The treasurer of state shall place forty thousand dollars from the fees collected under section 1513.07 of the Revised Code in the fund. As moneys are spent from the fund, the treasurer of state shall credit to the fund the amount that is needed to keep the balance of the fund at forty thousand dollars. The remainder of the fees collected under section 1513.07 of the Revised Code shall be deposited with the treasurer of state to the credit of the coal mining administration and reclamation reserve fund created in section 1513.181 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1514.11.  In addition to the purposes authorized in section 1514.06 of the Revised Code, the chief of the division of mineral resources management may use moneys in the surface mining fund created under that section for the administration and enforcement of this chapter, for the reclamation of land affected by surface mining under a permit issued under this chapter that the operator failed to reclaim and for which the performance bond filed by the operator is insufficient to complete the reclamation, and for the reclamation of land affected by surface mining that was abandoned and left unreclaimed and for which no permit was issued or bond filed under this chapter, and for the mine safety and first aid classes provided under division (C) of section 1561.26 of the Revised Code. The chief, with the approval of the director of natural resources, annually shall determine the amounts to be expended for the mine safety and first aid classes. For purposes of this section, the chief shall expend moneys in the fund in accordance with the procedures and requirements established in section 1514.06 of the Revised Code and may enter into contracts and perform work in accordance with that section.
Fees collected under sections 1514.02 and 1514.03 of the Revised Code, one-half of the moneys collected from the severance taxes levied under divisions (A)(3) and (4) of section 5749.02 of the Revised Code, and all of the moneys collected from the severance tax levied under division (A)(7) of section 5749.02 of the Revised Code shall be credited to the fund in accordance with those sections. Notwithstanding any section of the Revised Code relating to the distribution or crediting of fines for violations of the Revised Code, all fines imposed under section 1514.99 of the Revised Code shall be credited to the fund.
Sec. 1521.04.  The chief of the division of water, with the approval of the director of natural resources, may make loans and grants from the water management fund created in section 1501.32 of the Revised Code to governmental agencies for water management, water supply improvements, and planning and may administer grants from the federal government and from other public or private sources for carrying out those functions and for the performance of any acts that may be required by the United States or by any agency or department thereof as a condition for the participation by any governmental agency in any federal financial or technical assistance program. Direct and indirect costs of administration may be paid from the water management fund.
The chief may use the water management fund to acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, equip, maintain, operate, and dispose of water management improvements. The chief may fix, alter, charge, and collect rates, fees, rentals, and other charges to be paid into the water management fund by governmental agencies and persons who are supplied with water by facilities constructed or operated by the department of natural resources in order to amortize and defray the cost of the construction, maintenance, and operation of those facilities. This section does not apply to the Burr Oak water system administered by the chief engineer of the department of natural resources under sections 1507.01 and 1507.12 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1521.19. (A) There is hereby created the Ohio water resources council consisting of the directors of agriculture, development, environmental protection, health, natural resources, transportation, and the Ohio public works commission, the chairperson of the public utilities commission of Ohio, the executive directors of the state and local government commission of Ohio and the Ohio water development authority, and an executive assistant in the office of the governor appointed by the governor. The governor shall appoint one of the members of the council to serve as its chairperson. The council may adopt bylaws that are necessary for the implementation of this section. The council shall provide a forum for policy development, collaboration and coordination among state agencies, and strategic direction with respect to state water resource programs. The council shall be assisted in its functions by a state agency coordinating group and an advisory group as provided in this section.
(B) The state agency coordinating group shall consist of the executive director of the Ohio Lake Erie commission and a member or members from each state agency, commission, and authority represented on the council, to be appointed by the applicable director, chairperson, or executive director. However, the environmental protection agency shall be represented on the group by the chiefs of the divisions within that agency having responsibility for surface water programs and drinking and ground water programs, and the department of natural resources shall be represented on the group by the chief of the division of water and the chief of the division of soil and water conservation. The chairperson of the council shall appoint a leader of the state agency coordinating group. The group shall provide assistance to and perform duties on behalf of the council as directed by the council.
(C) The advisory group shall consist of not more than twenty members, each representing an organization or entity with an interest in water resource issues. The council shall appoint the members of the advisory group. Of the initial appointments, not more than ten members shall be appointed for one-year terms, and not more than ten members shall be appointed for two-year terms. Thereafter, all advisory group members shall serve two-year terms. Members may be reappointed. Each member shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the member's term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. The council may remove a member for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance in office. The council shall appoint members to fill any vacancies on the group. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term for which that member was appointed.
The chairperson of the council shall appoint a chairperson of the advisory group. The advisory group shall advise the council on water resources issues addressed by the council.
(D) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio water resources council fund. The department of natural resources shall serve as the fiscal agent for the fund. The departments of agriculture, development, environmental protection, health, natural resources, and transportation shall transfer moneys to the fund in equal amounts via intrastate transfer voucher. The public utilities commission of Ohio, Ohio public works commission, state and local government commission of Ohio, and Ohio water development authority may transfer moneys to the fund. If a voluntary transfer of moneys is made to the fund, the portion that is required to be transferred by the departments of agriculture, development, environmental protection, health, natural resources, and transportation may be equally reduced. Moneys in the fund shall be used to pay the operating expenses of the Ohio water resources council, including those specified in division (E) of this section.
(E) The Ohio water resources council may hire staff to support its activities. The council may enter into contracts and agreements with state agencies, political subdivisions, and private entities to assist in accomplishing its objectives. Advisory group members shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to section 126.31 of the Revised Code and any applicable rules pertaining to travel reimbursement adopted by the office of budget and management.
Sec. 1531.35.  The wildlife boater angler fund is hereby created in the state treasury. The fund shall consist of money credited to the fund pursuant to section 5735.051 of the Revised Code and other money contributed to the division of wildlife for the purposes of the fund. The fund may shall be used for boating access construction, capital improvements, grant programs for boating and fishing access, maintenance, and development on lakes on which the operation of gasoline-powered watercraft is permissible.
Sec. 1533.13.  Hunting and fishing licenses, wetlands habitat stamps, deer and wild turkey permits, and fur taker permits shall be issued by the clerk of the court of common pleas, village and township clerks, and other authorized agents designated by the chief of the division of wildlife. When required by the chief, a clerk or agent shall give bond in the manner provided by the chief. All bonds, reports, except records prescribed by the auditor of state, and moneys received by those persons shall be handled under rules adopted by the director of natural resources.
The premium of any fidelity bond prescribed under section 9.832 of the Revised Code or of any bond prescribed by the chief under this section may be paid by the chief. Any person who is designated and authorized by the chief to issue licenses, stamps, and permits as provided in this section, except the clerk of the court of common pleas and the village and township clerks, shall pay to the chief a premium in an amount that represents the person's portion of the premium paid by the chief under this section, which amount shall be established by the chief and approved by the wildlife council created under section 1531.03 of the Revised Code. The chief shall pay all moneys that the chief receives as premiums under this section into the state treasury to the credit of the wildlife fund created under section 1531.17 of the Revised Code.
Every authorized agent, for the purpose of issuing hunting and fishing licenses, deer and wild turkey permits, and fur taker permits, may administer oaths to and take affidavits from applicants for the licenses or permits when required. An authorized agent may appoint deputies to perform any acts that the agent is authorized to perform, consistent with division rules.
Every applicant for a hunting or fishing license, deer or wild turkey permit, or fur taker permit, unless otherwise provided by division rule, shall make and subscribe an affidavit setting forth the applicant's name, age, weight, height, occupation, place of residence, personal description, and citizenship. The clerk or other agent authorized to issue licenses and permits shall charge each applicant a fee of one dollar for taking the affidavit and issuing the license or permit. The application, license, permit, and other blanks required by this section shall be prepared and furnished by the chief, in such form as the chief provides, to the clerk or other agent authorized to issue them. The licenses and permits shall be issued to applicants by the clerk or other agent. The record of licenses and permits kept by the clerk and other authorized agents shall be uniform throughout the state and in such form or manner as the auditor of state prescribes and shall be open at all reasonable hours to the inspection of any person. Unless otherwise provided by division rule, each hunting license, deer or wild turkey permit, and fur taker permit issued shall remain in force until midnight of the thirty-first day of August next ensuing. Application for any such license or permit may be made and a license or permit issued prior to the date upon which it becomes effective.
The chief may require an applicant who wishes to purchase a license, stamp, or permit by mail or telephone to pay a nominal fee for postage and handling.
The court before whom a violator of any laws or division rules for the protection of wild animals is tried, as a part of the punishment, shall revoke the license, stamp, or permit of any person convicted. The license, stamp, or permit fee paid by that person shall not be returned to the person. The person shall not procure or use any other license, stamp, or permit or engage in hunting wild animals or trapping fur-bearing animals during the period of revocation as ordered by the court.
No person under sixteen years of age shall engage in hunting unless accompanied by the person's parent or another adult person.
Sec. 1547.67.  The division of watercraft, with the approval of the director of natural resources, may expend, for the purpose of assisting political subdivisions, conservancy districts, and state departments to establish or maintain and operate a marine patrol for the purpose of enforcing this chapter and Chapter 1548. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under them and to provide emergency response to boating accidents on the water, such funds as are appropriated by the general assembly for that purpose and, in addition, such moneys from the waterways safety fund established in section 1547.75 of the Revised Code as determined to be necessary by the division not to exceed ten per cent of all moneys accruing to the fund. In no case shall the grant to a political subdivision, conservancy district, or state department, not including the department of natural resources, total more than thirty thirty-five thousand dollars in a calendar year. Moneys so allocated may be used for the purchase, maintenance, and operation of vessels and marine equipment, educational materials, and personnel salaries that are necessary for enforcement of this chapter and Chapter 1548. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under them and to provide emergency response to boating accidents on the water.
The division shall disburse the moneys as provided in this section in accordance with its determination of need in the enforcement of this chapter and Chapter 1548. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under them and shall disburse those moneys only on a cost share basis to supplement funds allocated by a political subdivision, conservancy district, or state department for that purpose. A grantee shall provide at least twenty-five per cent of the total program cost.
Sec. 1561.26.  (A) As used in this section, "EMT-basic," "EMT-I," and "paramedic" have the same meanings as in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) The superintendent of rescue stations, with the approval of the chief of the division of mineral resources management, shall, at each rescue station provided for in section 1561.25 of the Revised Code, train and employ rescue crews of six members each, one of whom shall hold a mine foreperson or fire boss certificate and be designated captain, and train and employ any number of such rescue crews as the superintendent believes necessary. One member of a rescue crew shall be certified as an EMT-basic, EMT-I, or paramedic. Each member of a rescue crew shall devote the time specified by the chief each month for training purposes and shall be available at all times to assist in rescue work at explosions, mine fires, and other emergencies.
A captain of mine rescue crews shall receive for service as captain the sum of twenty-four dollars per month, and each member shall receive the sum of twenty dollars per month, all payable on requisition approved by the chief. When engaged in rescue work at explosions, mine fires, or other emergencies away from their station, the members of the rescue crews and captains of the same shall be paid the sum of six dollars per hour for work on the surface, which includes the time consumed by such those members in traveling to and from the scene of such the emergency when such the scene is away from the station of such the members, and the sum of seven dollars per hour for all work underground at such the emergency, and in addition thereto, the necessary living expenses of such the members when such the emergency is away from their home station, all payable on requisition approved by the chief.
Each member of a mine rescue crew shall undergo an annual medical examination by a doctor designated by the chief. In designating such the doctor, the chief shall choose one near the station of the member of such the rescue crews. Such The doctor shall report the doctor's findings to the chief and if, in the opinion of the chief, such the report indicates that such the member is physically unfit for further services, the chief shall relieve the member from further duty. The fee charged by such the doctor for such the examination shall be paid in the same manner as fees are paid to doctors employed by the industrial commission for special medical examinations.
The chief may remove any member of a rescue crew for any reason. Such crews shall be subject to the orders of the chief, the superintendent, and the deputy mine inspectors when engaged in actual mine rescue work. Mine rescue crews shall, in case of death or injury when engaged in rescue work, wherever the same may occur, be paid compensation, or their dependents shall be paid death benefits, from the workers' compensation fund, in the same manner as other employees of the state.
(C) In addition to the training of rescue crews, each assistant superintendent of rescue stations, with the approval of the superintendent, shall provide for and conduct safety, first aid, and rescue classes at any mine or for any group of miners who make application for the conducting of such classes. The chief may assess a fee for safety and first aid classes for the purpose of covering the costs associated with providing those classes. The chief shall establish a fee schedule for safety and first aid classes by rule adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. Fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the surface mining fund created in section 1514.06 of the Revised Code.
The superintendent shall prescribe and provide for a uniform schedule of conducting such safety and rescue classes as will provide a competent knowledge of modern safety and rescue methods in, at, and about mines.
Sec. 1701.05.  (A) Except as provided in this section, and in sections 1701.75, 1701.78, and 1701.82 of the Revised Code, which sections relate to the reorganization, merger, and consolidation of corporations, the corporate name of a domestic corporation shall comply with all of the following:
(1) It shall end with or include the word or abbreviation "company," "co.," "corporation," "corp.," "incorporated," or "inc."
(2) It shall be distinguishable upon the records in the office of the secretary of state from all of the following:
(a) The name of any other corporation, whether nonprofit or for profit and whether that of a domestic or of a foreign corporation authorized to do business in this state;
(b) The name of any limited liability company registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1705. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(c) The name of any limited liability partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(d) The name of any limited partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(e) Any trade name the exclusive right to which is at the time in question registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1329. of the Revised Code.
(3) It shall not contain any language that indicates or implies that the corporation is connected with a government agency of this state, another state, or the United States.
(B) The secretary of state shall determine for purposes of this section whether a name is "distinguishable" from another name upon the secretary of state's records. Without excluding other names that may not constitute distinguishable names in this state, a name is not considered distinguishable from another name for purposes of this section solely because it differs from the other name in only one or more of the following manners:
(1) The use of the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated," "limited," or any abbreviation of any of those words;
(2) The use of any article, conjunction, contraction, abbreviation, or punctuation;
(3) The use of a different tense or number of the same word.
(C) A corporation may apply to the secretary of state for authorization to use a name that is not distinguishable upon the secretary of state's records from the name of any other corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership, or from a registered trade name, if there also is filed in the office of the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, the consent of the other entity or, in the case of a registered trade name, the person in whose name is registered the exclusive right to use the name, which consent is evidenced in a writing signed by any authorized officer or any authorized representative of the other entity or person.
(D) In case of judicial sale or judicial transfer, by sale or transfer of good will or otherwise, of the right to use the name of a corporation, whether nonprofit or for profit, and whether that of a domestic corporation or of a foreign corporation authorized to exercise its corporate privileges in this state or to do business in this state, the secretary of state, at the instance of the purchaser or transferee of such right, shall accept for filing articles of a corporation with a name the same as or similar to the name of such other corporation, if there also is filed in the office of the secretary of state a certified copy of the decree or order of court confirming or otherwise evidencing the purchase or transfer.
(E) Any person who wishes to reserve a name for a proposed new corporation, or any corporation intending to change its name, may submit to the secretary of state a written application, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, for the exclusive right to use a specified name as the name of a corporation. If the secretary of state finds that, under this section, the specified name is available for such use, the secretary of state shall file the application and, from the date of the filing, the applicant shall have the exclusive right for sixty one hundred eighty days to use the specified name as the name of a corporation, counting the date of such filing as the first of sixty one hundred eighty days. The right so obtained may be transferred by the applicant or other holder thereof by the filing in the office of the secretary of state of a written transfer, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, stating the name and address of the transferee.
(F) For filing under this section any application or other document, other than articles or a consent to the use of a name, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars.
Sec. 1701.07.  (A) Every corporation shall have and maintain an agent, sometimes referred to as the "statutory agent," upon whom any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by statute to be served upon a corporation may be served. The agent may be a natural person who is a resident of this state or may be a domestic corporation or a foreign corporation holding a license as such under the laws of this state, that is authorized by its articles of incorporation to act as such agent and that has a business address in this state.
(B) The secretary of state shall not accept original articles for filing unless there is filed with the articles a written appointment of an agent that is signed by the incorporators of the corporation or a majority of them and a written acceptance of the appointment that is signed by the agent. In all other cases, the corporation shall appoint the agent and shall file in the office of the secretary of state a written appointment of the agent that is signed by any authorized officer of the corporation and a written acceptance of the appointment that is either the original acceptance signed by the agent or a photocopy, facsimile, or similar reproduction of the original acceptance signed by the agent.
(C) The written appointment of an agent shall set forth the name and address in this state of the agent, including the street and number or other particular description, and shall otherwise be in such form as the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of corporations, and the names and addresses of their respective agents.
(D) If any agent dies, removes from the state, or resigns, the corporation shall forthwith appoint another agent and file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of the agent.
(E) Unless the change is reported on the annual report filed with the department of taxation, if the agent changes the agent's address from that appearing upon the record in the office of the secretary of state, the corporation or the agent shall forthwith file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written statement setting forth the new address.
(F) An agent may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written notice to that effect that is signed by the agent and by sending a copy of the notice to the corporation at the current or last known address of its principal office on or prior to the date the notice is filed with the secretary of state. The notice shall set forth the name of the corporation, the name and current address of the agent, the current or last known address, including the street and number or other particular description, of the corporation's principal office, the resignation of the agent, and a statement that a copy of the notice has been sent to the corporation within the time and in the manner prescribed by this division. Upon the expiration of thirty days after the filing, the authority of the agent shall terminate.
(G) A corporation may revoke the appointment of an agent by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and a statement that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(H) Any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by statute to be served upon a corporation may be served upon the corporation by delivering a copy of it to its agent, if a natural person, or by delivering a copy of it at the address of its agent in this state, as the address appears upon the record in the office of the secretary of state. If (1) the agent cannot be found, or (2) the agent no longer has that address, or (3) the corporation has failed to maintain an agent as required by this section, and if in any such case the party desiring that the process, notice, or demand be served, or the agent or representative of the party, shall have filed with the secretary of state an affidavit stating that one of the foregoing conditions exists and stating the most recent address of the corporation that the party after diligent search has been able to ascertain, then service of process, notice, or demand upon the secretary of state, as the agent of the corporation, may be initiated by delivering to the secretary of state or at the secretary of state's office quadruplicate copies of such process, notice, or demand and by paying to the secretary of state a fee of five dollars. The secretary of state shall forthwith give notice of the delivery to the corporation at its principal office as shown upon the record in the secretary of state's office and at any different address shown on its last franchise tax report filed in this state, or to the corporation at any different address set forth in the above mentioned affidavit, and shall forward to the corporation at said addresses, by certified mail, with request for return receipt, a copy of the process, notice, or demand; and thereupon service upon the corporation shall be deemed to have been made.
(I) The secretary of state shall keep a record of each process, notice, and demand delivered to the secretary of state or at the secretary of state's office under this section or any other law of this state that authorizes service upon the secretary of state, and shall record the time of the delivery and the action thereafter with respect thereto.
(J) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice, or demand upon a corporation in any other manner permitted by law.
(K) Every corporation shall state in each annual report filed by it with the department of taxation the name and address of its statutory agent.
(L) Except when an original appointment of an agent is filed with the original articles, a written appointment of an agent or a written statement filed by a corporation with the secretary of state shall be signed by any authorized officer of the corporation or by the incorporators of the corporation or a majority of them if no directors have been elected.
(M) For filing a written appointment of an agent other than one filed with original articles, and for filing a statement of change of address of an agent, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (R) of three dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(N) Upon the failure of a corporation to appoint another agent or to file a statement of change of address of an agent, the secretary of state shall give notice thereof by certified mail to the corporation at the address set forth in the notice of resignation or on the last franchise tax return filed in this state by the corporation. Unless the default is cured within thirty days after the mailing by the secretary of state of the notice or within any further period of time that the secretary of state grants, upon the expiration of that period of time from the date of the mailing, the articles of the corporation shall be canceled without further notice or action by the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall make a notation of the cancellation on the secretary of state's records.
A corporation whose articles have been canceled may be reinstated by filing, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, an application for reinstatement and the required appointment of agent or required statement, and by paying a the filing fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The rights, privileges, and franchises of a corporation whose articles have been reinstated are subject to section 1701.922 of the Revised Code. The secretary of state shall furnish the tax commissioner a monthly list of all corporations canceled and reinstated under this division.
(O) This section does not apply to banks, trust companies, insurance companies, or any corporation defined under the laws of this state as a public utility for taxation purposes.
Sec. 1701.81.  (A) Upon adoption by each constituent entity of an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to section 1701.78, 1701.781, 1701.79, 1701.791, 1701.80, or 1701.801 of the Revised Code, a certificate of merger or consolidation shall be filed with the secretary of state that is signed by any authorized representative of each constituent corporation, partnership, or other entity. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth only the information required by this section.
(B)(1) The certificate of merger or consolidation shall set forth all of the following:
(a) The name and the form of entity of each constituent entity and the state under the laws of which each constituent entity exists;
(b) A statement that each constituent entity has complied with all of the laws under which it exists and that the laws permit the merger or consolidation;
(c) The name and mailing address of the person or entity that is to provide, in response to any written request made by a shareholder, partner, or other equity holder of a constituent entity, a copy of the agreement of merger or consolidation;
(d) The effective date of the merger or consolidation, which date may be on or after the date of the filing of the certificate;
(e) The signature of each representative authorized to sign the certificate on behalf of each constituent entity and the office held or the capacity in which the representative is acting;
(f) A statement that the agreement of merger or consolidation is authorized on behalf of each constituent entity and that each person who signed the certificate on behalf of each entity is authorized to do so;
(g) In the case of a merger, a statement that one or more specified constituent entities will be merged into a specified surviving entity or, in the case of a consolidation, a statement that the constituent entities will be consolidated into a new entity;
(h) In the case of a merger, if the surviving entity is a foreign entity not licensed to transact business in this state, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand against any constituent entity may be served;
(i) In the case of a consolidation, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand against any constituent entity or the new entity may be served.
(2) In the case of a consolidation into a new domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the articles of incorporation, the articles of organization, or the certificate of limited partnership of the new domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(3) In the case of a merger into a domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, any amendments to the articles of incorporation, articles of organization, or certificate of limited partnership of the surviving domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(4) If the surviving or new entity is a foreign entity that desires to transact business in this state as a foreign corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the information required by division (B)(8), (9), or (10) of section 1701.791 of the Revised Code.
(5) If a foreign or domestic corporation licensed to transact business in this state is a constituent entity and the surviving or new entity resulting from the merger or consolidation is not a foreign or domestic corporation that is to be licensed to transact business in this state, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (H) of section 1701.86 of the Revised Code, with respect to each domestic constituent corporation, and by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (C) or (D) of section 1703.17 of the Revised Code, with respect to each foreign constituent corporation licensed to transact business in this state.
(C) If any constituent entity in a merger or consolidation is organized or formed under the laws of a state other than this state or under any chapter of the Revised Code other than this chapter, there also shall be filed in the proper office all documents that are required to be filed in connection with the merger or consolidation by the laws of that state or by that chapter.
(D) Upon the filing of a certificate of merger or consolidation and other filings as described in division (C) of this section or at such later date as the certificate of merger or consolidation specifies, the merger or consolidation is effective.
(E) The secretary of state shall furnish, upon request and payment of a the fee specified in division (D) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state's certificate setting forth the name and the form of entity of each constituent entity and the states under the laws of which each constituent entity existed prior to the merger or consolidation, the name and the form of entity of the surviving or new entity and the state under the laws of which the surviving entity exists or the new entity is to exist, the date of filing of the certificate of merger or consolidation with the secretary of state, and the effective date of the merger or consolidation. The certificate of the secretary of state, or a copy of the certificate of merger or consolidation certified by the secretary of state, may be filed for record in the office of the recorder of any county in this state and, if filed, shall be recorded in the records of deeds for that county. For that recording, the county recorder shall charge and collect the same fee as in the case of deeds.
Sec. 1702.05.  (A) Except as provided in this section and in sections 1702.41 and 1702.45 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall not accept for filing in the secretary of state's office any articles if the corporate name set forth in the articles is not distinguishable upon the secretary of state's records from any of the following:
(1) The name of any other corporation, whether a nonprofit corporation or a business corporation and whether that of a domestic or of a foreign corporation authorized to do business in this state;
(2) The name of any limited liability company registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1705. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(3) The name of any limited liability partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(4) The name of any limited partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign;
(5) Any trade name, the exclusive right to which is at the time in question registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1329. of the Revised Code.
(B) The secretary of state shall determine for purposes of this section whether a name is "distinguishable" from another name upon the secretary of state's records. Without excluding other names that may not constitute distinguishable names in this state, a name is not considered distinguishable from another name for purposes of this section solely because it differs from the other name in only one or more of the following manners:
(1) The use of the word "corporation," "company," "incorporated," "limited," or any abbreviation of any of those words;
(2) The use of any article, conjunction, contraction, abbreviation, or punctuation;
(3) The use of a different tense or number of the same word.
(C) A corporation may apply to the secretary of state for authorization to use a name that is not distinguishable upon the secretary of state's records from the name of any other corporation, any limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership, or from a registered trade name, if there also is filed in the office of the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, the consent of the other entity, or, in the case of a registered trade name, the person in whose name is registered the exclusive right to use the name, which consent is evidenced in a writing signed by any authorized officer or authorized representative of the other entity or person.
(D) In case of judicial sale or judicial transfer, by sale or transfer of good will or otherwise, of the right to use the name of a nonprofit corporation or business corporation, whether that of a domestic corporation or of a foreign corporation authorized to exercise its corporate privileges in this state or to do business in this state, the secretary of state, at the instance of the purchaser or transferee of such right, shall accept for filing articles of a corporation with a name the same as or similar to the name of such other corporation, if there also is filed in the office of the secretary of state a certified copy of the decree or order of court confirming or otherwise evidencing the purchase or transfer.
(E) Any person who wishes to reserve a name for a proposed new corporation, or any corporation intending to change its name, may submit to the secretary of state a written application, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, for the exclusive right to use a specified name as the name of a corporation. If the secretary of state finds that, under this section, the specified name is available for such use, the secretary of state shall file such application, and, from the date of such filing, such applicant shall have the exclusive right for sixty one hundred eighty days to use the specified name as the name of a corporation, counting the date of such filing as the first of the sixty one hundred eighty days. The right so obtained may be transferred by the applicant or other holder of the right by the filing in the office of the secretary of state of a written transfer, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, stating the name and address of the transferee.
(F) For filing under this section any application or other document, other than articles or a consent to the use of a name, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars.
Sec. 1702.06.  (A) Every corporation shall have and maintain an agent, sometimes referred to as the "statutory agent," upon whom any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by statute to be served upon a corporation may be served. The agent may be a natural person who is a resident of this state, or may be a domestic or foreign business corporation holding a license as such under the laws of this state that is authorized by its articles of incorporation to act as such agent, and that has a business address in this state.
(B) The secretary of state shall not accept original articles for filing unless there is filed with the articles a written appointment of an agent signed by the incorporators of the corporation or a majority of them and a written acceptance of the appointment signed by the agent. In all other cases, the corporation shall appoint the agent and shall file in the office of the secretary of state a written appointment of the agent that is signed by any authorized officer of the corporation and a written acceptance of the appointment that is either the original acceptance signed by the agent or a photocopy, facsimile, or similar reproduction of the original acceptance signed by the agent.
(C) The written appointment of an agent shall set forth the name and address in this state of the agent, including the street and number or other particular description, and shall otherwise be in such form as the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of corporations and the names and addresses of their respective agents.
(D) If any agent dies, removes from the state, or resigns, the corporation shall forthwith appoint another agent and file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of that agent.
(E) If the agent changes the agent's address from that appearing upon the record in the office of the secretary of state, the corporation or the agent shall forthwith file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written statement setting forth the new address.
(F) An agent may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written notice to that effect that is signed by the agent and by sending a copy of the notice to the corporation at the current or last known address of its principal office on or prior to the date that notice is filed with the secretary of state. The notice shall set forth the name of the corporation, the name and current address of the agent, the current or last known address, including the street and number or other particular description, of the corporation's principal office, the resignation of the agent, and a statement that a copy of the notice has been sent to the corporation within the time and in the manner prescribed by this division. Upon the expiration of sixty days after such filing, the authority of the agent shall terminate.
(G) A corporation may revoke the appointment of an agent by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and a statement that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(H) Any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by statute to be served upon a corporation may be served upon the corporation by delivering a copy of it to its agent, if a natural person, or by delivering a copy of it at the address of its agent in this state, as such address appears upon the record in the office of the secretary of state. If (1) the agent cannot be found, or (2) the agent no longer has that address, or (3) the corporation has failed to maintain an agent as required by this section, and if in any such case the party desiring that such process, notice, or demand be served, or the agent or representative of the party, shall have filed with the secretary of state an affidavit stating that one of the foregoing conditions exists and stating the most recent address of the corporation that the party after diligent search has been able to ascertain, then service of process, notice, or demand upon the secretary of state, as the agent of the corporation, may be initiated by delivering to the secretary of state or at the secretary of state's office triplicate copies of such process, notice, or demand and by paying to the secretary of state a fee of five dollars. The secretary of state shall forthwith give notice of such delivery to the corporation at its principal office as shown upon the record in the secretary of state's office and also to the corporation at any different address set forth in the above mentioned affidavit, and shall forward to the corporation at each of those addresses, by certified mail, with request for return receipt, a copy of such process, notice, or demand; and thereupon service upon the corporation shall be deemed to have been made.
(I) The secretary of state shall keep a record of each process, notice, and demand delivered to the secretary of state or at the secretary of state's office under this section or any other law of this state that authorizes service upon the secretary of state, and shall record the time of such delivery and the secretary of state's action thereafter with respect thereto.
(J) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice, or demand upon a corporation in any other manner permitted by law.
(K) Except when an original appointment of an agent is filed with the original articles, a written appointment of an agent or a written statement filed by a corporation with the secretary of state shall be signed by any authorized officer of the corporation or by the incorporators of the corporation or a majority of them if no directors have been elected.
(L) For filing a written appointment of an agent other than one filed with original articles, and for filing a statement of change of address of an agent, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (R) of three dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(M) Upon the failure of any corporation to appoint another agent or to file a statement of change of address of an agent, the secretary of state shall give notice thereof by certified mail to the corporation at the address set forth in the notice of resignation or on the most recent statement of continued existence filed in this state by the corporation. Unless the failure is cured within thirty days after the mailing by the secretary of state of the notice or within any further period the secretary of state grants, upon the expiration of that period, the articles of the corporation shall be canceled without further notice or action by the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall make a notation of the cancellation on the secretary of state's records. A corporation whose articles have been canceled may be reinstated by filing, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, an application for reinstatement and the required appointment of agent or required statement, and by paying a the filing fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The rights, privileges, and franchises of a corporation whose articles have been reinstated are subject to section 1702.60 of the Revised Code. The secretary of state shall furnish the tax commissioner a monthly list of all corporations canceled and reinstated under this division.
(N) This section does not apply to banks, trust companies, insurance companies, or any corporation defined under the laws of this state as a public utility for taxation purposes.
Sec. 1702.43.  (A) Upon adoption by each constituent corporation of an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to section 1702.42 or 1702.45 of the Revised Code, a certificate of merger or consolidation, signed by any authorized representative of each constituent corporation, shall be filed with the secretary of state. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth only the information required by this section.
(1) The certificate of merger or consolidation shall set forth all of the following:
(a) The name of each constituent entity and the state under whose laws each constituent entity exists;
(b) A statement that each constituent entity has complied with all of the laws under which it exists and that the laws permit the merger or consolidation;
(c) The name and mailing address of the person or entity that is to provide, in response to any written request made by a member or other person, a copy of the agreement of merger or consolidation;
(d) The effective date of the merger or consolidation, which date may be on or after the date of the filing of the certificate;
(e) The signature of each representative authorized to sign the certificate on behalf of each constituent entity and the office each representative authorized to sign holds or the capacity in which the representative is acting;
(f) A statement that the agreement of merger or consolidation is authorized on behalf of each constituent entity and that each person who signed the certificate on behalf of each entity is authorized to do so;
(g) In the case of a merger, a statement that one or more specified constituent entities will be merged into a specified surviving entity or, in the case of a consolidation, a statement that the constituent entities will be consolidated into a new entity;
(h) In the case of a merger, if the surviving entity is a foreign entity not licensed to transact business in this state, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served;
(i) In the case of a consolidation, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand against any constituent entity or the new entity may be served.
(2) In the case of a consolidation into a new domestic corporation, the certificate of consolidation shall be accompanied by a copy of the articles of incorporation of the new domestic corporation.
(3) In the case of a merger into a domestic corporation, the certificate of merger shall be accompanied by a copy of any amendments to the articles of incorporation of the surviving domestic corporation.
(4) If the surviving or new entity is a foreign entity that desires to transact business in this state as a foreign corporation, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall contain a statement to that effect and a statement with respect to the appointment of the statutory agent and with respect to the consent to service of any process, notice, or demand upon that statutory agent or the secretary of state, as required when a foreign corporation applies for a certificate authorizing it to transact business in this state.
(5) If a domestic or foreign corporation licensed to transact business in this state is a constituent entity and the surviving or new entity resulting from the merger or consolidation is not a domestic or foreign corporation that is to be licensed to transact business in this state, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (G) of section 1702.47 of the Revised Code, with respect to each domestic corporation, and by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (C) or (D) of section 1703.17 of the Revised Code, with respect to each foreign constituent corporation licensed to transact business in this state.
(B) If any constituent entity in a merger or consolidation is organized or formed under the laws of a state other than this state or under any chapter of the Revised Code other than this chapter, there also shall be filed in the proper office all documents that are required to be filed in connection with the merger or consolidation by the laws of that state or by that chapter.
(C) Upon the filing of a certificate of merger or consolidation and other filings as described in division (B) of this section, or at such later date as the certificate of merger or consolidation specifies, the merger or consolidation shall become effective.
(D) The secretary of state shall furnish, upon request and payment of a the fee specified in division (D) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, a certificate setting forth the name of each constituent entity and the state under whose laws each constituent entity existed prior to the merger or consolidation, the name of the surviving or new entity and the state under whose laws the surviving entity exists or the new entity is to exist, the date of filing of the certificate of merger or consolidation with the secretary of state, and the effective date of the merger or consolidation. The certificate of the secretary of state or a copy of the merger or consolidation certified by the secretary of state may be filed for record in the office of the recorder of any county in this state and, if filed, shall be recorded in the records of deeds for that county. For that recording, the county recorder shall charge and collect the same fee as in the case of deeds.
Sec. 1702.59.  (A) Every nonprofit corporation, incorporated under the general corporation laws of this state, or previous laws, or under special provisions of the Revised Code, or created before September 1, 1851, which corporation has expressedly or impliedly elected to be governed by the laws passed since that date, and whose articles or other documents are filed with the secretary of state, shall file with the secretary of state a verified statement of continued existence, signed by a director, officer, or three members in good standing, setting forth the corporate name, the place where the principal office of the corporation is located, the date of incorporation, the fact that the corporation is still actively engaged in exercising its corporate privileges, and the name and address of its agent appointed pursuant to section 1702.06 of the Revised Code.
(B) Each corporation required to file a statement of continued existence shall file it with the secretary of state within each five years after the date of incorporation or of the last corporate filing. For filing such statements of continued existence, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars.
(C) Corporations specifically exempted by division (N) of section 1702.06 of the Revised Code, or whose activities are regulated or supervised by another state official, agency, bureau, department, or commission are exempted from this section.
(D) The secretary of state shall give notice in writing and provide a form for compliance with this section to each corporation required by this section to file the statement of continued existence, such notice and form to be mailed to the last known address of the corporation as it appears on the records of the secretary of state or which the secretary of state may ascertain upon a reasonable search.
(E) In the event If any nonprofit corporation required by this section to file a statement of continued existence fails to file the statement required every fifth year, then the secretary of state shall cancel the articles of such corporation, make a notation of the cancellation on the records, and mail to the corporation a certificate of the action so taken.
(F) A corporation whose articles have been canceled may be reinstated by filing an application for reinstatement and paying to the secretary of state a the fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The name of a corporation whose articles have been canceled shall be reserved for a period of one year after the date of cancellation. If the reinstatement is not made within one year from the date of the cancellation of its articles of incorporation and it appears that a corporate name, limited liability company name, limited liability partnership name, limited partnership name, or trade name has been filed, the name of which is not distinguishable upon the record as provided in section 1702.06 of the Revised Code, the applicant for reinstatement shall be required by the secretary of state, as a condition prerequisite to such reinstatement, to amend its articles by changing its name. A certificate of reinstatement may be filed in the recorder's office of any county in the state, for which the recorder shall charge and collect a fee of one dollar. The rights, privileges, and franchises of a corporation whose articles have been reinstated are subject to section 1702.60 of the Revised Code.
(G) The secretary of state shall furnish the tax commissioner a list of all corporations failing to file the required statement of continued existence.
Sec. 1703.04.  (A) To procure a license to transact business in this state, a foreign corporation for profit shall file with the secretary of state a certificate of good standing or subsistence, dated not earlier than ninety days prior to the filing of the application, under the seal of the secretary of state, or other proper official, of the state under the laws of which said corporation was incorporated, setting forth:
(1) The exact corporate title;
(2) The date of incorporation;
(3) The fact that the corporation is in good standing or is a subsisting corporation.
(B) To procure such a license, such corporation also shall file with the secretary of state an application in such form as the secretary of state prescribes, verified by the oath of any authorized officer of such corporation, setting forth, but not limited to:
(1) The name of the corporation and, if its corporate name is not available, the trade name under which it will do business in this state;
(2) The name of the state under the laws of which it was incorporated;
(3) The location and complete address of its principal office;
(4) The name of the county and the municipal corporation or township in which its principal office within this state, if any, is to be located;
(5) The appointment of a designated agent and the complete address of such agent;
(6) The irrevocable consent of such corporation to service of process on such agent so long as the authority of such agent continues and to service of process upon the secretary of state in the events provided for in section 1703.19 of the Revised Code;
(7) A brief summary of the corporate purposes to be exercised within this state.
(C) Upon the filing by a foreign corporation for profit of an application for a license to transact business in this state, the corporation shall pay a filing fee of one hundred dollars to the secretary of state.
(D)(1) No such application for a license shall be accepted for filing if it appears that the name of the foreign corporation is prohibited by law or is not distinguishable upon the records in the office of the secretary of state from the name of any other corporation, whether nonprofit or for profit and whether that of a domestic corporation or of a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state, the name of a limited liability company registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1705. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign, the name of any limited liability partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign, the name of any limited partnership registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code, whether domestic or foreign, or a trade name to which the exclusive right at the time in question is registered in the manner provided in Chapter 1329. of the Revised Code, unless there also is filed with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, the consent of the other entity or person to the use of the name, evidenced in a writing signed by any authorized officer of the other entity or authorized representative of the other person owning the exclusive right to the registered trade name.
(2) Notwithstanding division (D)(C)(1) of this section, if an application for a license is not acceptable for filing solely because the name of the foreign corporation is not distinguishable from the name of another entity or registered trade name, the foreign corporation may be authorized to transact business in this state by filing with the secretary of state, in addition to those items otherwise prescribed by this section, a statement signed by an authorized officer directing the foreign corporation to make application for a license to transact business in this state under an assumed business name or names that comply with the requirements of this division and stating that the foreign corporation will transact business in this state only under the assumed name or names. The application for a license shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
Sec. 1703.041.  (A) Every foreign corporation for profit that is licensed to transact business in this state, and every foreign nonprofit corporation that is licensed to exercise its corporate privileges in this state, shall have and maintain an agent, sometimes referred to as the "designated agent," upon whom process against the corporation may be served within this state. The agent may be a natural person who is a resident of this state, or may be a domestic corporation for profit or a foreign corporation for profit holding a license under the laws of this state that is authorized by its articles of incorporation to act as an agent and that has a business address in this state.
(B) The written appointment of a designated agent shall set forth the name and address of the agent, including the street and number or other particular description, and shall otherwise be in such form as the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of such foreign corporations and the names and addresses of their respective agents.
(C) If the designated agent dies, removes from the state, or resigns, the foreign corporation shall forthwith appoint another agent and file in the office of the secretary of state an amendment to the corporation's application for a foreign license indicating the name and address, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of the new agent.
(D) If the designated agent changes the agent's address from that appearing upon the record in the office of the secretary of state, the foreign corporation or the designated agent in its behalf shall forthwith file with the secretary of state an amendment to the corporation's application for a foreign license setting forth the new address unless the change is reported on the annual report filed with the department of taxation, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written statement setting forth the agent's new address.
(E) A designated agent may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a signed statement to that effect. The secretary of state shall forthwith mail a copy of such the statement to the foreign corporation at its principal office as shown by the record in the secretary of state's office. Upon the expiration of sixty days after the filing, the authority of the agent shall terminate.
(F) A foreign corporation may revoke the appointment of a designated agent by filing with the secretary of state an amendment to its application for a foreign license appointing another agent that includes, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and a statement that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(G) Process may be served upon a foreign corporation by delivering a copy of it to its designated agent, if a natural person, or by delivering a copy of it at the address of its agent in this state, as the address appears upon the record in the office of the secretary of state.
(H) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve process upon a foreign corporation in any other manner permitted by law.
(I) Every foreign corporation for profit shall state in each annual report filed by it with the department of taxation the name and address of its designated agent in this state.
Sec. 1703.15.  No foreign corporation shall transact in this state any business that could not be lawfully transacted by a domestic corporation. Whenever the secretary of state finds that a foreign corporation licensed to transact business in this state is transacting in this state a business that a domestic corporation could not lawfully transact, is transacting business in this state in a corporate name that is not readily distinguishable from the name of every other corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership, domestic or foreign, or every trade name, registered in the office of the secretary of state, theretofore authorized to transact business in this state, without the consent of the other corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, or trade name registrant, evidenced in writing filed with the secretary of state pursuant to section 1703.04 of the Revised Code, or has failed, after the death or resignation of its designated agent or the designated agent's removal from this state, to designate another agent as required by section 1703.041 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall give notice thereof by certified mail to the corporation. Unless that failure is cured within thirty days after the mailing by the secretary of state of the notice or within such further period as the secretary of state grants, the secretary of state, upon the expiration of such period, shall cancel the license of the foreign corporation to transact business in this state, give notice of the cancellation to the corporation by mail, and make a notation of the cancellation on the secretary of state's records.
A foreign corporation whose license has been canceled may be reinstated upon its filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, an application for reinstatement accompanied by a the fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. If the application for reinstatement is submitted in a tax year or calendar year other than that in which the cancellation occurred, the application also shall be accompanied by a certificate of reinstatement issued by the department of taxation. The name of a corporation whose license has been canceled pursuant to this section shall be reserved for a period of one year after the date of cancellation. If the reinstatement is not made within one year after the date of cancellation of the foreign license and it appears that a corporate name, limited liability company name, limited liability partnership name, limited partnership name, or trade name has been filed, the name of which is not distinguishable upon the record as provided in division (D) of section 1703.04 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall require the applicant for the reinstatement, as a condition prerequisite to such reinstatement, to apply for authorization to transact business in this state under an assumed name.
Sec. 1703.17.  (A) A foreign corporation may surrender its license to transact business in this state in the manner provided in this section.
(B) A certificate of surrender signed by any authorized officer, or by the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, or other liquidator of such corporation, shall be filed with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, setting forth:
(1) The name of the corporation and of the state under the laws of which it is incorporated;
(2) That it surrenders its license;
(3) The address to which the secretary of state may mail any process against such corporation that may be served upon the secretary of state, and may mail any other notices, certificates, or statements.
(C) A certificate of surrender, filed with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, shall be accompanied by:
(1) A receipt, certificate, or other evidence showing the payment of all franchise, sales, use, and highway use taxes accruing up to the date of such filing, or that such payment has been adequately guaranteed;
(2) A receipt, certificate, or other evidence showing the payment of all personal property taxes accruing up to the date of such filing;
(3) A receipt, certificate, or other evidence from the director of job and family services showing that all contributions due from the corporation as an employer have been paid, or that such payment has been adequately guaranteed, or that the corporation is not subject to such contributions;
(4) An affidavit of the officer, or other person permitted by law, executing the certificate of surrender, containing a statement of the counties, if any, in this state in which the corporation has personal property or a statement that the corporation is of a type required to pay personal property taxes to state authorities only.
(D) In lieu of the receipt, certificate, or other evidence described in divisions (C)(1), (2), and (3) of this section, a certificate of surrender may be accompanied by an affidavit of the person executing the certificate of surrender, or of an officer of the corporation, that contains a statement of the date upon which the particular department, agency, or authority was advised in writing of the scheduled date of filing the certificate of surrender and was advised in writing of the acknowledgement by the corporation that the surrender of its license does not relieve it of liability, if any, for payment of the taxes and contributions described in divisions (C)(1), (2), and (3) of this section.
(E) In lieu of filing such certificate of surrender there may be filed a certificate of the secretary of state, or other proper official, of the state under the laws of which the corporation is incorporated, certifying that said corporation has been dissolved or its corporate existence otherwise terminated, or a certified copy of an order of court terminating the existence of such corporation; but such certificate or certified copy shall be accompanied by the information required by division (B)(3) of this section.
(F) For After the payment of the fee specified in division (N)(2) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code and the filing of any such certificate or certified copy under this section, there shall be paid to the secretary of state a filing fee of twenty-five dollars. The the secretary of state shall thereupon cancel the license of such corporation, make a notation of such cancellation upon the secretary of state's records, and mail to the corporation a certificate of the action so taken.
(G) The mere retirement from business of a foreign corporation without filing a certificate of surrender shall not exempt such corporation from the requirements of filing the reports and paying the fees required by sections 1703.01 to 1703.31 of the Revised Code, or from making reports and paying excise or franchise fees or taxes.
Sec. 1703.27.  No foreign nonprofit corporation shall exercise its corporate privileges in this state in a continual course of transactions until it has first procured from the secretary of state a certificate authorizing it to do so.
Before issuing such certificate, the secretary of state shall require such foreign corporation to file in the secretary of state's office a certificate of good standing or subsistence, setting forth the exact corporate title, the date of incorporation, and the fact that the corporation is in good standing or is a subsisting corporation, certified by the secretary of state, or other proper official, of the state under the laws of which the corporation was incorporated, and a statement, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, verified by the oath of one of its officers, setting forth, but not limited to, the following:
(A) The name of the corporation;
(B) The state under the laws of which it is incorporated;
(C) The location of its principal office;
(D) The corporate privileges it proposes to exercise in this state;
(E) The location of its principal office in this state;
(F) The appointment of a designated agent and the complete address of such agent;
(G) Its irrevocable consent to service of process on such agent so long as the authority of the agent continues and to service of process upon the secretary of state in the events provided for in section 1703.19 of the Revised Code.
For the filing of such that statement, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (I)(1) of thirty-five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
A foreign nonprofit corporation shall file an amendment with the secretary of state if there is a modification of any of the information required to be included in its statement, except for changes in information required by division (F) of this section, which shall be corrected in the same manner as described in section 1702.06 of the Revised Code. For the filing of such amendment those amendments and corrections, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (B) or (R) of fifty dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
Sections 1703.01 to 1703.31 of the Revised Code, governing foreign corporations for profit in respect to exemption from attachment, change of location of principal office, change of its designated agent or of the designated agent's address, service on the secretary of state, license certificate as prima-facie evidence, proof of due incorporation, filing of amendments evidencing changes of corporate name, merger, or consolidation, filing of certificate of surrender, service on retired corporation, and penalties or forfeitures for transacting business without license, for false reports, and for failure to comply with other applicable provisions of such sections, shall also apply to foreign nonprofit corporations.
The secretary of state may require further reports, certificates, or information from a foreign nonprofit corporation, including verification of the continued existence of the corporation. Upon the failure of any corporation to provide the information, the secretary of state shall give notice of the failure by certified mail and, if the report is not filed within thirty days after the mailing of the notice, the license of the corporation to exercise its corporate privileges in this state shall expire and the secretary of state shall make a notation to that effect on the secretary of state's records.
Sec. 1703.31.  (A) Any foreign corporation may register its corporate name, if its corporate name is available for use under division (D) of section 1703.04 of the Revised Code, by filing in the office of the secretary of state an application, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, that contains the following information:
(1) The exact corporate name to be registered;
(2) The complete address of the principal office of the corporation;
(3) The jurisdiction of its incorporation;
(4) The date of its incorporation;
(5) A statement that it is carrying on or doing business;
(6) The general nature of the business in which it is engaged;
(7) Any other information required by the secretary of state.
The application shall be signed and verified by an officer of the applicant.
The application shall be accompanied by a certificate stating that the corporation is in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, which certificate shall be executed by the official of the jurisdiction having custody of the records pertaining to corporations and dated not earlier than sixty days prior to the filing of the application.
A The filing fee specified in division (S)(1) of twenty-five dollars, payable to the secretary of state, section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany the application.
(B) Registration of a corporate name under this section is effective for a term of one year from the date of registration. Upon application, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, filed with the secretary of state prior to the expiration of each one-year term, the registration may be renewed for an additional term. The renewal application shall set forth the facts required to be set forth in the original application for registration, together with a certificate of good standing as required for the initial registration.
The secretary of state shall notify registrants within the three months before the expiration of one year from the date of registration of the necessity of renewal by writing to the principal office address of the registrants as shown upon the current registration in effect.
A The renewal fee specified in division (S)(3) of twenty-five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, payable to the secretary of state, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration.
Sec. 1705.05.  (A) The name of a limited liability company shall include the words, "limited liability company," without abbreviation or shall include one of the following abbreviations: "LLC," "L.L.C.," "limited," "ltd.," or "ltd".
(B)(1) Except as provided in this section and in sections 1701.75, 1701.78, 1701.82, 1705.36, and 1705.37 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall not accept for filing in the secretary of state's office the articles of organization of a limited liability company if the company name set forth in the articles is not distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from the name of any of the following:
(a) Any other limited liability company, whether the name is of a domestic limited liability company or of a foreign limited liability company registered as a foreign limited liability company under this chapter;
(b) Any corporation, whether the name is of a domestic corporation or of a foreign corporation holding a license as a foreign corporation under the laws of this state pursuant to Chapter 1701., 1702., or 1703. of the Revised Code;
(c) Any limited liability partnership, whether the name is of a domestic limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership registered pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code;
(d) Any limited partnership, whether the name is of a domestic limited partnership or a foreign limited partnership registered pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code;
(e) Any trade name to which the exclusive right, at the time in question, is registered in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to Chapter 1329. of the Revised Code.
(2) The secretary of state may accept for filing in the secretary of state's office the articles of organization of a limited liability company whose name set forth in the articles is not distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from any trade name or the name of another limited liability company, corporation, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership if there also is filed in the secretary of state's office the consent of the other entity or, in the case of a registered trade name, the person in whose name is registered the exclusive right to the use of the particular name.
(C) A consent given by an entity or person in whose name is registered the exclusive right to use a trade name, to the use of a name by a limited liability company, shall be in the form of an instrument, prescribed by the secretary of state, that is signed by an authorized officer or other authorized representative of the consenting entity or person in whose name the trade name is registered.
(D) If a judicial sale or a judicial transfer by sale, transfer of good will, or otherwise involves the right to use the name of a domestic limited liability company or of a foreign limited liability company registered as a foreign limited liability company under this chapter, then, at the request of the purchaser or transferee of that right, the secretary of state shall accept for filing articles of organization of a limited liability company with a name that is the same as or similar to the name of the other limited liability company if there also is filed in the secretary of state's office a certified copy of the court order or decree that confirms or otherwise evidences the purchase or transfer.
(E) Any person that wishes to reserve a name for a proposed new limited liability company or any limited liability company that intends to change its name may submit to the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written application for the exclusive right to use a specified name as the name of the company. If the secretary of state finds, consistent with this section, that the specified name is available for use, the secretary of state shall file the application. From the date of the filing, the applicant has the exclusive right for sixty one hundred eighty days to use the specified name as the name of the limited liability company, counting the date of the filing as the first of the sixty one hundred eighty days. The right so obtained may be transferred by the applicant or other holder of the right by filing in the office of the secretary of state a written transfer, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, that states the name and address of the transferee.
(F) The secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars for filing under this section any application or document other than articles of organization or a consent to the use of a name.
Sec. 1705.06.  (A) Each limited liability company shall maintain continuously in this state an agent for service of process on the company. The agent shall be an individual who is a resident of this state, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation holding a license as a foreign corporation under the laws of this state.
(B)(1) The secretary of state shall not accept original articles of organization of a limited liability company for filing unless the articles are accompanied by both of the following:
(a) A written appointment of an agent as described in division (A) of this section that is signed by an authorized member, manager, or other representative of the limited liability company;
(b) A written acceptance of the appointment that is signed by the designated agent on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.
(2) In cases not covered by division (B)(1) of this section, the limited liability company shall appoint the agent described in division (A) of this section and shall file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of that agent that is signed as described in division (K) of this section and a written acceptance of the appointment that is signed by the designated agent.
(3) For purposes of divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section, the filed written acceptance of an agent's appointment shall be a signed original document or a photocopy, facsimile, or similar reproduction of a signed original document.
(C) The written appointment of an agent described in division (A) of this section shall set forth the name of the agent and the agent's address in this state, including the street and number or other particular description of that address. It otherwise shall be in the form that the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of limited liability companies and the names and addresses of their agents.
(D) If any agent described in division (A) of this section dies, resigns, or moves outside of this state, the limited liability company shall appoint forthwith another agent and file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of the agent and acceptance of appointment as described in division (B)(2) of this section.
(E) If the agent described in division (A) of this section changes the agent's address from the address stated in the records of the secretary of state, the agent or the limited liability company shall file forthwith with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written statement setting forth the new address.
(F) An agent described in division (A) of this section may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written notice of resignation that is signed by the agent and by mailing a copy of that notice to the limited liability company at the current or last known address of its principal office. The notice shall be mailed to the company on or prior to the date that the notice is filed with the secretary of state and shall set forth the name of the company, the name and current address of the agent, the current or last known address, including the street and number or other particular description, of the company's principal office, a statement of the resignation of the agent, and a statement that a copy of the notice has been sent to the company within the time and in the manner specified in this division. The authority of the resigning agent terminates thirty days after the filing of the notice with the secretary of state.
(G) A limited liability company may revoke the appointment of its agent described in division (A) of this section by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and an acceptance of appointment in the manner described in division (B)(2) of this section and a statement indicating that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(H)(1) Any legal process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a limited liability company may be served upon the company as follows:
(a) If the agent described in division (A) of this section is an individual, by delivering a copy of the process, notice, or demand to the agent;
(b) If the agent is a corporation, by delivering a copy of the process, notice, or demand to the address of the agent in this state as contained in the records of the secretary of state.
(2) If the agent described in division (A) of this section cannot be found or no longer has the address that is stated in the records of the secretary of state or the limited liability company has failed to maintain an agent as required by this section and if the party or the agent or representative of the party that desires service of the process, notice, or demand files with the secretary of state an affidavit that states that one of those circumstances exists and states the most recent address of the company that the party who desires service has been able to ascertain after a diligent search, then the service of the process, notice, or demand upon the secretary of state as the agent of the company may be initiated by delivering to the secretary of state four copies of the process, notice, or demand accompanied by a fee of five dollars. The secretary of state shall give forthwith notice of that delivery to the company at either its principal office as shown upon the secretary of state's records or at any different address specified in the affidavit of the party desiring service and shall forward to the company at either address by certified mail, return receipt requested, a copy of the process, notice, or demand. Service upon the company is made when the secretary of state gives the notice and forwards the process, notice, or demand as set forth in division (H)(2) of this section.
(I) The secretary of state shall keep a record of each process, notice, and demand that pertains to a limited liability company and that is delivered to the secretary of state's office under this section or another law of this state that authorizes service upon the secretary of state in connection with a limited liability company. In that record, the secretary of state shall record the time of each delivery of that type and the secretary of state's subsequent action with respect to the process, notice, or demand.
(J) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice, or demand upon a limited liability company in any other manner permitted by law.
(K) The written appointment of an agent or a written statement filed by the company with the secretary of state shall be signed by an authorized member, manager, or other representative of the company.
(L) For filing a written appointment of an agent described in division (A) of this section that is not filed with the original articles of organization of a limited liability company and for filing a statement of change of address of an agent, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of three dollars.
Sec. 1705.38.  (A) Upon the adoption by each constituent entity of an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to section 1705.36 or 1705.37 of the Revised Code, a certificate of merger or consolidation shall be filed with the secretary of state that is signed by a manager of each constituent limited liability company in which the management is not reserved to its members, by at least one member of each other constituent limited liability company, by at least one general partner of each constituent partnership, and by an authorized representative of each other constituent entity. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth only the information required by this section.
(B)(1) The certificate of merger or consolidation shall set forth all of the following:
(a) The name and the form of entity of each constituent entity and the state under the laws of which each constituent entity exists;
(b) A statement that each constituent entity has complied with all of the laws under which it exists and that the laws permit the merger or consolidation;
(c) The name and mailing address of the person or entity that is to provide, in response to any written request made by a shareholder, partner, or other equity holder of a constituent entity, a copy of the agreement of merger or consolidation;
(d) The effective date of the merger or consolidation, which date may be on or after the date of the filing of the certificate;
(e) The signature of the representative or representatives authorized to sign the certificate on behalf of each constituent entity and the office held or the capacity in which the representative is acting;
(f) A statement that the agreement of merger or consolidation is authorized on behalf of each constituent entity and that the persons who signed the certificate on behalf of each entity are authorized to do so;
(g) In the case of a merger, a statement that one or more specified constituent entities will be merged into a specified surviving entity or, in the case of a consolidation, a statement that the constituent entities will be consolidated into a new entity;
(h) In the case of a merger, if the surviving entity is a foreign entity not licensed to transact business in this state, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served;
(i) In the case of a consolidation, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand against any constituent entity or the new entity may be served.
(2) In the case of a consolidation into a new domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the articles of incorporation, the articles of organization, or the certificate of limited partnership of the new domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(3) In the case of a merger into a domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, any amendments to the articles of incorporation, articles of organization, or certificate of limited partnership of the surviving domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(4) If the surviving or new entity is a foreign entity that desires to transact business in this state as a foreign corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the information required by division (B)(8), (9), or (10) of section 1705.37 of the Revised Code.
(5) If a foreign or domestic corporation licensed to transact business in this state is a constituent entity and the surviving or new entity resulting from the merger or consolidation is not a foreign or domestic corporation that is to be licensed to transact business in this state, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (H) of section 1701.86 of the Revised Code, with respect to each domestic constituent corporation, and by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (C) or (D) of section 1703.17 of the Revised Code, with respect to each foreign constituent corporation licensed to transact business in this state.
(C) If any constituent entity in a merger or consolidation is organized or formed under the laws of a state other than this state or under any chapter of the Revised Code other than this chapter, there also shall be filed in the proper office all documents that are required to be filed in connection with the merger or consolidation by the laws of that state or by that chapter.
(D) Upon the filing of a certificate of merger or consolidation and other filings as described in division (C) of this section or at any later date that the certificate of merger or consolidation specifies, the merger or consolidation is effective.
(E)(1) Upon request and payment of a the fee specified in division (D) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state shall furnish the secretary of state's certificate setting forth all of the following:
(a) The name and form of entity of each constituent entity and the states under the laws of which each constituent entity existed prior to a merger or consolidation;
(b) The name and the form of entity of the surviving or new entity and the state under the laws of which the surviving entity exists or the new entity is to exist;
(c) The date of the filing of the certificate of merger or consolidation in the secretary of state's office;
(d) The effective date of the merger or consolidation.
(2) The certificate of the secretary of state or a copy of a certificate of merger or consolidation that has been certified by the secretary of state may be filed for record in the office of the recorder of any county in this state and, if filed, shall be recorded in the record of deeds for that county. For that recording, the county recorder shall charge and collect the same fees as for recording a deed.
Sec. 1705.55.  (A) If any statement in an application for registration as a foreign limited liability company is materially false when made or if any facts described in the application have changed making it inaccurate in any material respect, the foreign limited liability company shall file promptly with the secretary of state a certificate correcting the application that shall be on a form that is prescribed by the secretary of state and be signed by an authorized representative of the company. If
(B) If the application for registration or a subsequent certificate of correction becomes inaccurate because the designated agent resigns or changes the agent's address from that appearing in the registration application or any subsequent certificate of correction of the registration application, the foreign limited liability company, or the designated agent on its behalf, shall file a notice of that resignation or change promptly with the secretary of state a new certificate of correction setting forth the new address.
(C) A foreign limited liability company may revoke the appointment of its designated agent described in division (A) of section 1705.54 of the Revised Code by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and an acceptance of appointment in the manner described in division (B)(2) of section 1705.06 of the Revised Code and a statement indicating that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(D) The fee specified in division (R) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany a filing under division (B) or (C) of this section.
Sec. 1746.04.  (A) Except as set forth in section 1746.03 of the Revised Code, before transacting business in this state, a business trust shall file a report in the office of the secretary of state, on forms prescribed by the secretary of state, a report containing the following information:
(1) A list of the names and addresses of its trustees;
(2) The address of its principal office;
(3) In the case of a foreign business trust, the address of its principal office within this state, if any;
(4) The business names of the business trust, including any fictitious or assumed names;
(5) The name and address within this state of a designated agent upon whom process against the business trust may be served;
(6) The irrevocable consent of the business trust to service of process upon its designated agent and to service of process upon the secretary of state if, without the registration of another agent with the secretary of state, its designated agent has died, resigned, lost authority, dissolved, become disqualified, or has removed from this state, or if its designated agent cannot, with due diligence, be found.
Such report shall have attached as an exhibit an executed copy of the trust instrument or a true and correct copy of it, certified to be such by a trustee before an official authorized to administer oaths or by a public official in another state in whose office an executed copy is on file.
(B) Not more than ninety days after the occurrence of any event causing any filing, including exhibits, made pursuant to division (A) of this section, or any previous filing made pursuant to this division, to be inaccurate or incomplete, there shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state all information necessary to maintain the accuracy and completeness of such filing.
(C) The secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee the fees specified in division (T) of seventy-five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code for each filing made under division (A) of this section and fifteen dollars for each filing under division or (B) of this section, except for filings under division (B) of this section pertaining solely to division (A)(5) of this section, for which the secretary of state shall charge and collect the fee specified in division (R) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(D) The trust instrument and other information filed in the office of the secretary of state are matters of public record, and persons dealing with a business trust are charged with constructive notice of the contents of any such instrument or information by reason of such filing.
(E) A copy of a trust instrument or other information filed in the office of the secretary of state shall be accepted as prima-facie evidence of the existence of the instrument or other information and of its contents, and conclusive evidence of the existence of such record.
Sec. 1746.06.  (A) No business trust that has made a filing pursuant to section 1746.04 of the Revised Code may use the words "Incorporated," "Corporation," "Inc.," "Co.," "Partnership," "Ltd.," or derivatives thereof in its name.
(B) No business trust formed after the effective date of this chapter that has made a filing pursuant to section 1746.04 of the Revised Code shall assume the name of any corporation established under the laws of this state, or of a corporation, firm, or association, or trust whether or not as defined in section 1746.01 of the Revised Code, or of an individual, carrying on business in this state at the time when the business trust is created, or assume a name so similar thereto as to be likely to be mistaken for it, except with the written consent of such existing corporation, firm, association, or trust, or of such individual, previously or concurrently filed with the secretary of state.
(C) The secretary of state shall refuse to receive for filing the trust instrument of a business trust if it appears to him the secretary of state to have violated any provision of this section. The courts of common pleas of this state shall have jurisdiction, upon the application of any person interested or affected, to enjoin a business trust from transacting business under any name in violation of any provision of this section, notwithstanding that the trust instrument of such business trust has been received for filing under section 1746.04 of the Revised Code.
(D) Any person who wishes to reserve a name for a proposed new business trust, or any business trust intending to change its name, may submit to the secretary of state a written application for the exclusive right to use a specified name as the name of a business trust. If the secretary of state finds that, under this section, the specified name is available for such use, he the secretary of state shall indorse his the secretary of state's approval upon and file such application and, from the date of such indorsement, such applicant shall have the exclusive right for sixty one hundred eighty days to use the specified name as the name of a business trust, counting the date of such indorsement as the first of the sixty one hundred eighty days. The right so obtained may be transferred by the applicant or other holder thereof by the filing in the office of the secretary of state of a written transfer stating the name and address of the transferee. For filing any application for the exclusive right to use a specified name under this division, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (S)(1) of five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. For each filing of a transfer of the right to an exclusive name under this division, the secretary of state shall charge and collect the fee specified in division (S)(4) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(E) Any business trust that has not made the filings described under section 1746.04 of the Revised Code may submit to the secretary of state a written application for the exclusive right to use a specified name as the name of such business trust. If the secretary of state finds that, under this section, the specified name is available for such use, he the secretary of state shall indorse his the secretary of state's approval upon and file such application and, from the date of such indorsement, such applicant has the exclusive right to use the specified name for the period that it transacts business. The right so obtained may be transferred by the applicant or other holder thereof by the filing in the office of the secretary of state of a written transfer stating the name and address of the transferee. For filing any an application for the exclusive right to use a specified name under this division, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (S)(1) of five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1746.15.  Any business trust that has made the filings described in section 1746.04 of the Revised Code may withdraw from this state at any time by filing in the office of the secretary of state a verified copy of a resolution duly adopted by its trustees declaring its intention to withdraw and surrender its authority, accompanied by a the fee of fifteen dollars specified in division (T) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1747.03.  (A) Before transacting real estate business in this state, a real estate investment trust shall file the following report in the office of the secretary of state, on forms prescribed by the secretary of state:
(1) An executed copy of the trust instrument or a true and correct copy of it, certified to be such by a trustee before an official authorized to administer oaths or by a public official in another state in whose office an executed copy is on file;
(2) A list of the names and addresses of its trustees;
(3) The address of its principal office;
(4) In the case of a foreign real estate investment trust, the address of its principal office within this state, if any;
(5) The business name of the trust;
(6) The name and address within this state of a designated agent upon whom process against the trust may be served;
(7) The irrevocable consent of the trust to service of process on its designated agent and to service of process upon the secretary of state if, without the registration of another agent with the secretary of state, its designated agent has died, resigned, lost authority, dissolved, become disqualified, or has removed from this state, or if its designated agent cannot, with due diligence, be found;
(8) Not more than ninety days after the occurrence of any event causing any filing made pursuant to divisions (A)(2) to (6) of this section, or any previous filing made pursuant to this division, to be inaccurate or incomplete, all information necessary to maintain the accuracy and completeness of such filing.
(B) For filing filings under this section, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a the fee specified in division (T) of fifty dollars, except that for filing under division (A)(8) of this section, the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, except for filings under division (A)(8) of this section pertaining solely to division (A)(6) of this section, for which the secretary of state shall charge and collect the fee specified in division (R) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(C) All persons shall be given the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the contents of the trust instrument and other information filed in the office of the secretary of state, but no person dealing with a real estate investment trust shall be charged with constructive notice of the contents of any such instrument or information by reason of such filing.
(D) A copy of a trust instrument or other information filed in the office of the secretary of state shall be is prima-facie evidence of the existence of the instrument or other information and of its contents, and as is conclusive evidence of the existence of such record.
Sec. 1747.04.  A trust instrument may be amended in the manner specified in it or in any manner that is valid under the common or statutory law applicable to the trust created thereunder under it. However, no amendment adopted subsequent to the initial filings required by section 1747.03 of the Revised Code is legally effective in this state until an executed or certified true and correct copy of the amendment has been filed in the office of the secretary of state accompanied by a the fee specified in division (T) of twenty-five dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1747.10.  Any domestic or foreign real estate investment trust authorized to transact real estate business in this state may surrender its authority at any time by filing in the office of the secretary of state a verified copy of a resolution duly adopted by its trustees declaring its intention to withdraw, accompanied by a the fee specified in division (T) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. Such real estate investment trust then ceases and is without authority to transact real estate business in this state, except as necessary for the concluding thereof its conclusion.
Sec. 1775.63.  (A) A domestic limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership shall, annually biennially during the month of July in odd-numbered years, file a report with the office of the secretary of state verifying and, if necessary, updating, as of the thirtieth day of June of that year, the information contained in the registration application required by division (A) of sections 1775.61 and 1775.64 of the Revised Code. The annual report shall be made on a form prescribed and furnished by the secretary of state and shall be signed by a majority in interest of the partners or by one or more partners authorized by the partnership to execute the report.
(B) If a domestic limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership fails to file the annual report in accordance with division (A) of this section, the secretary of state shall give notice of the failure by certified mail to the last known address of the partnership or its statutory agent. If the report is not filed within thirty days after the mailing of the notice, the secretary of state shall, upon the expiration of that period, cancel the registration of the partnership, give notice of the cancellation to the partnership by regular mail to the last known address of the partnership or its statutory agent, and make a notation of the cancellation on the secretary of state's records.
(C) A domestic limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership whose registration has been canceled pursuant to division (B) of this section may be reinstated by filing an application for reinstatement, together with the required annual report or reports, and by paying a the reinstatement fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The secretary of state shall inform the tax commissioner of all cancellations and reinstatements under this section.
Sec. 1775.64.  (A) Before transacting business in this state, a foreign limited liability partnership shall file a registration application with the secretary of state. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth only the following information:
(1) The name of the partnership;
(2) The jurisdiction pursuant to the laws of which it was organized as a limited liability partnership;
(3) The address of its principal office or, if the partnership's principal office is not located in this state, the address of a registered office;
(4) The name and address of its agent for service of process in this state;
(5) A brief statement of the business in which the partnership engages.
(B) A registration application shall be accompanied by the application fee specified in division (F) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code.
(C) A foreign limited liability partnership transacting business in this state shall comply with the name, correction, and annual reporting requirements set forth in division (G) of section 1775.61, divisions (B) and (C) of section 1775.62, and section 1775.63 of the Revised Code and shall comply with any statutory or administrative registration or filing requirements governing the specific type of business in which the partnership engages.
(D) The secretary of state shall register as a foreign limited liability partnership, any foreign limited liability partnership that submits a completed registration application with the required fee.
(E) Registration as a foreign limited liability partnership ceases if either of the following occurs:
(1) The registration is voluntarily withdrawn by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written withdrawal notice signed by one or more partners authorized by the partnership to execute a withdrawal notice.
(2) The registration is canceled by the secretary of state pursuant to section 1775.63 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1782.04.  (A) Each limited partnership shall maintain continuously in this state an agent for service of process on the limited partnership. The agent shall be a natural person who is a resident of this state, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation holding a license as such under the laws of this state.
(B) The secretary of state shall not accept a certificate of limited partnership for filing unless there is filed with the certificate a written appointment of an agent that is signed by the general partners of the limited partnership and a written acceptance of the appointment that is signed by the agent, or unless there is filed a written appointment of an agent that is signed by any authorized officer of the limited partnership and a written acceptance of the appointment that is either the original acceptance signed by the agent or a photocopy, facsimile, or similar reproduction of the original acceptance signed by the agent.
In the discretion of the secretary of state, an original appointment of statutory agent may be submitted on the same form as the certificate of limited partnership but shall not be considered a part of the certificate.
(C) The written appointment of an agent shall set forth the name and address in this state of the agent, including the street and number or other particular description, and shall otherwise be in the form the secretary of state prescribes. The secretary of state shall keep a record of the names of limited partnerships, and the names and addresses of their respective agents.
(D) If any agent dies, removes from the state, or resigns, the limited partnership shall forthwith appoint another agent and file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of the new agent.
(E) If the agent changes the agent's address from that appearing upon the record in the office of the secretary of state, the limited partnership or the agent forthwith shall file with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written statement setting forth the new address.
(F) An agent may resign by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written notice to that effect that is signed by the agent and by sending a copy of the notice to the limited partnership at its current or last known address or its principal office on or prior to the date the notice is filed with the secretary of state. The notice shall set forth the name of the limited partnership, the name and current address of the agent, the current or last known address, including the street and number or other particular description, of the limited partnership's principal office, the resignation of the agent, and a statement that a copy of the notice has been sent to the limited partnership within the time and in the manner prescribed by this division. Upon the expiration of thirty days after the filing, the authority of the agent shall terminate.
(G) A limited partnership may revoke the appointment of an agent by filing with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, a written appointment of another agent and a statement that the appointment of the former agent is revoked.
(H) Except when an original appointment of an agent is filed with the certificate of limited partnership, a written appointment of an agent or a written statement filed by a limited partnership with the secretary of state shall be signed by any authorized officer of the limited partnership, or the general partners of the limited partnership, or a majority of them.
Sec. 1782.08.  (A) To form a limited partnership, a certificate of limited partnership shall be executed and filed with the secretary of state, as provided in section 1782.13 of the Revised Code. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth all of the following:
(1) The name of the limited partnership;
(2) The address of the principal place of business of the limited partnership and the name and address, including the street and number or other particular description, of the agent for service of process maintained pursuant to section 1782.04 of the Revised Code;
(3) The name and business or residence address of each general partner;
(4) Any other matters that the general partners determine to include in the certificate.
(B) A written appointment of a statutory agent for the purpose set forth in section 1782.04 of the Revised Code shall be filed with the certificate of limited partnership.
(C) A limited partnership is an entity formed at the time of filing the certificate of limited partnership pursuant to section 1782.13 of the Revised Code or at any later time specified in the certificate if, in either case, there has been substantial compliance with the requirements of division divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
Sec. 1782.09.  (A) A certificate of limited partnership shall be amended by filing a certificate of amendment with the secretary of state. The certificate of amendment shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall state all of the following:
(1) The name of the limited partnership and the file number assigned to it by the secretary of state;
(2) The date of the first filing of the certificate of limited partnership and, if different, the date of the first filing by the partnership with the secretary of state pursuant to section 1782.63 of the Revised Code;
(3) The amendment to the certificate of limited partnership.
(B) Within thirty days after the occurrence of any of the following events, an amendment to a certificate of limited partnership reflecting the occurrence of the event shall be filed pursuant to division (A) of this section:
(1) A new general partner is admitted;
(2) A general partner withdraws;
(3) The business is continued pursuant to section 1782.44 of the Revised Code after an event of withdrawal of a general partner;
(4) The address of the principal place of business of the limited partnership changes;
(5) The name or identity of the statutory agent changes;
(6) The address of the statutory agent changes;
(7) The name of the limited partnership is changes.
(C) A general partner who becomes aware that any statement in the certificate of limited partnership was materially false when made or that any arrangements or other facts described have changed, thereby making the certificate materially inaccurate, promptly shall amend the certificate.
If the certificate becomes inaccurate because the designated agent changes the agent's address from that appearing in the certificate of limited partnership or any subsequent amendment thereto, the limited partnership, or the designated agent on its behalf, shall file promptly with the secretary of state, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, an amendment setting forth the new address.
(D) A certificate of limited partnership may be amended at any time for any other proper purpose the general partners determine.
(E) A person is not liable because an amendment to a certificate of limited partnership has not been filed to reflect the occurrence of an event referred to in division (B) of this section if the amendment is filed within the thirty-day period specified in that division.
(F) A certificate of limited partnership may be restated at any time by filing a restatement of the certificate of limited partnership with the secretary of state.
Sec. 1782.433.  (A) Upon the adoption by each constituent entity of an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to section 1782.431 or 1782.432 of the Revised Code, a certificate of merger or consolidation shall be filed with the secretary of state that is signed by an authorized representative of each constituent entity. The certificate shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall set forth only the information required by this section.
(B)(1) The certificate of merger or consolidation shall set forth all of the following:
(a) The name and the form of entity of each constituent entity and the state under the laws of which each constituent entity exists;
(b) A statement that each constituent entity has complied with all of the laws under which it exists and that the laws permit the merger or consolidation;
(c) The name and mailing address of the person or entity that is to provide, in response to any written request made by a shareholder, partner, or other equity holder of a constituent entity, a copy of the agreement of merger or consolidation;
(d) The effective date of the merger or consolidation, which date may be on or after the date of the filing of the certificate;
(e) The signature of the representative or representatives authorized to sign the certificate on behalf of each constituent entity and the office held or the capacity in which the representative is acting;
(f) A statement that the agreement of merger or consolidation is authorized on behalf of each constituent entity and that the persons who signed the certificate on behalf of each entity are authorized to do so;
(g) In the case of a merger, a statement that one or more specified constituent entities will be merged into a specified surviving entity or, in the case of a consolidation, a statement that the constituent entities will be consolidated into a new entity;
(h) In the case of a merger, if the surviving entity is a foreign entity not licensed to transact business in this state, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served;
(i) In the case of a consolidation, the name and address of the statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand against any constituent entity or the new entity may be served.
(2) In the case of a consolidation into a new domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the articles of incorporation, the articles of organization, or the certificate of limited partnership of the new domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(3) In the case of a merger into a domestic corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, any amendments to the articles of incorporation, articles of organization, or certificate of limited partnership of the surviving domestic entity shall be filed with the certificate of merger or consolidation.
(4) If the surviving or new entity is a foreign entity that desires to transact business in this state as a foreign corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the information required by division (B)(7), (8), or (9) of section 1782.432 of the Revised Code.
(5) If a foreign or domestic corporation licensed to transact business in this state is a constituent entity and the surviving or new entity resulting from the merger or consolidation is not a foreign or domestic corporation that is to be licensed to transact business in this state, the certificate of merger or consolidation shall be accompanied by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (H) of section 1701.86 of the Revised Code, with respect to each domestic constituent corporation, and by the affidavits, receipts, certificates, or other evidence required by division (C) or (D) of section 1703.17 of the Revised Code, with respect to each foreign constituent corporation licensed to transact business in this state.
(C) If any constituent entity in a merger or consolidation is organized or formed under the laws of a state other than this state or under any chapter of the Revised Code other than this chapter, there also shall be filed in the proper office all documents that are required to be filed in connection with the merger or consolidation by the laws of that state or by that chapter.
(D) Upon the filing of a certificate of merger or consolidation and other filings as described in division (C) of this section or at any later date that the certificate of merger or consolidation specifies, the merger or consolidation is effective.
(E) The secretary of state shall furnish, upon request and payment of a the fee specified in division (D) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code, the secretary of state's certificate setting forth: the name and form of entity of each constituent entity and the states under the laws of which each constituent entity existed prior to the merger or consolidation; the name and the form of entity of the surviving or new entity and the state under the laws of which the surviving entity exists or the new entity is to exist; the date of filing of the certificate of merger or consolidation with the secretary of state; and the effective date of the merger or consolidation. The certificate of the secretary of state, or a copy of the certificate of merger or consolidation certified by the secretary of state, may be filed for record in the office of the recorder of any county in this state and, if filed, shall be recorded in the records of deeds for that county. For that recording, the county recorder shall charge and collect the same fee as in the case of deeds.
Sec. 1785.06.  A professional association, within thirty days after the thirtieth day of June in each year, shall furnish a statement to the secretary of state showing the names and post-office addresses of all of the shareholders in the association and certifying that all of the shareholders are duly licensed, certificated, or otherwise legally authorized to render within this state the same professional service for which the association was organized or, in the case of a combination of professional services described in division (B) of section 1785.01 of the Revised Code, to render within this state any of the applicable types of professional services for which the association was organized. This statement shall be made on a form that the secretary of state shall prescribe, shall be signed by an officer of the association, and shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state.
If any professional association fails to file the annual statement within the time required by this section, the secretary of state shall give notice of the failure by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the association or its agent. If the annual statement is not filed within thirty days after the mailing of the notice, the secretary of state, upon the expiration of that period, shall cancel the association's articles of incorporation, give notice of the cancellation to the association by mail sent to the last known address of the association or its agent, and make a notation of the cancellation on the records of the secretary of state.
A professional association whose articles have been canceled pursuant to this section may be reinstated by filing an application for reinstatement and the required annual statement or statements and by paying a the reinstatement fee specified in division (Q) of ten dollars section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The rights, privileges, and franchises of a professional association whose articles have been reinstated are subject to section 1701.922 of the Revised Code. The secretary of state shall inform the tax commissioner of all cancellations and reinstatements under this section.
Sec. 1901.26.  (A) Subject to division (E) of this section, costs in a municipal court shall be fixed and taxed as follows:
(1) The municipal court shall require an advance deposit for the filing of any new civil action or proceeding when required by division (A)(9) of this section, and in all other cases, by rule, shall establish a schedule of fees and costs to be taxed in any civil or criminal action or proceeding.
(2) The municipal court, by rule, may require an advance deposit for the filing of any civil action or proceeding and publication fees as provided in section 2701.09 of the Revised Code. The court may waive the requirement for advance deposit upon affidavit or other evidence that a party is unable to make the required deposit.
(3) When a jury trial is demanded in any civil action or proceeding, the party making the demand may be required to make an advance deposit as fixed by rule of court, unless, upon affidavit or other evidence, the court concludes that the party is unable to make the required deposit. If a jury is called, the fees of a jury shall be taxed as costs.
(4) In any civil or criminal action or proceeding, witnesses' fees shall be fixed in accordance with sections 2335.06 and 2335.08 of the Revised Code.
(5) A reasonable charge for driving, towing, carting, storing, keeping, and preserving motor vehicles and other personal property recovered or seized in any proceeding may be taxed as part of the costs in a trial of the cause, in an amount that shall be fixed by rule of court.
(6) Chattel property seized under any writ or process issued by the court shall be preserved pending final disposition for the benefit of all persons interested and may be placed in storage when necessary or proper for that preservation. The custodian of any chattel property so stored shall not be required to part with the possession of the property until a reasonable charge, to be fixed by the court, is paid.
(7) The municipal court, as it determines, may refund all deposits and advance payments of fees and costs, including those for jurors and summoning jurors, when they have been paid by the losing party.
(8) Charges for the publication of legal notices required by statute or order of court may be taxed as part of the costs, as provided by section 7.13 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) The municipal court may determine that, for the efficient operation of the court, additional funds are necessary to acquire and pay for special projects of the court including, but not limited to, the acquisition of additional facilities or the rehabilitation of existing facilities, the acquisition of equipment, the hiring and training of staff, community service programs, mediation or dispute resolution services, the employment of magistrates, the training and education of judges, acting judges, and magistrates, and other related services. Upon that determination, the court by rule may charge a fee, in addition to all other court costs, on the filing of each criminal cause, civil action or proceeding, or judgment by confession.
If the municipal court offers a special program or service in cases of a specific type, the municipal court by rule may assess an additional charge in a case of that type, over and above court costs, to cover the special program or service. The municipal court shall adjust the special assessment periodically, but not retroactively, so that the amount assessed in those cases does not exceed the actual cost of providing the service or program.
All moneys collected under division (B) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer if the court is a county-operated municipal court or to the city treasurer if the court is not a county-operated municipal court for deposit into either a general special projects fund or a fund established for a specific special project. Moneys from a fund of that nature shall be disbursed upon an order of the court in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the court of a project. If a specific fund is terminated because of the discontinuance of a program or service established under division (B) of this section, the municipal court may order that moneys remaining in the fund be transferred to an account established under this division for a similar purpose.
(2) As used in division (B) of this section:
(a) "Criminal cause" means a charge alleging the violation of a statute or ordinance, or subsection of a statute or ordinance, that requires a separate finding of fact or a separate plea before disposition and of which the defendant may be found guilty, whether filed as part of a multiple charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint or as a separate charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint. "Criminal cause" does not include separate violations of the same statute or ordinance, or subsection of the same statute or ordinance, unless each charge is filed on a separate summons, citation, or complaint.
(b) "Civil action or proceeding" means any civil litigation that must be determined by judgment entry.
(C) Prior to January 1, 1993, and on and after January 1, 2003, the municipal court shall collect the sum of four dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. From January 1, 1993, through December 31, 2002, the The municipal court shall collect in all its divisions except the small claims division the sum of fifteen dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. From January 1, 1993, through December 31, 2002, the The municipal court shall collect in its small claims division the sum of seven dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. This division does not apply to any execution on a judgment, proceeding in aid of execution, or other post-judgment proceeding arising out of a civil action. The filing fees required to be collected under this division shall be in addition to any other court costs imposed in the action or proceeding and shall be collected at the time of the filing of the action or proceeding. The court shall not waive the payment of the additional filing fees in a new civil action or proceeding unless the court waives the advanced payment of all filing fees in the action or proceeding. All such moneys shall be transmitted on the first business day of each month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state. The moneys then shall be deposited by the treasurer of state to the credit of the legal aid fund established under section 120.52 of the Revised Code.
The court may retain up to one per cent of the moneys it collects under this division to cover administrative costs, including the hiring of any additional personnel necessary to implement this division.
(D) In the Cleveland municipal court, reasonable charges for investigating titles of real estate to be sold or disposed of under any writ or process of the court may be taxed as part of the costs.
(E) Under the circumstances described in sections 2969.21 to 2969.27 of the Revised Code, the clerk of the municipal court shall charge the fees and perform the other duties specified in those sections.
Sec. 1907.24.  (A) Subject to division (C) of this section, a county court shall fix and tax fees and costs as follows:
(1) The county court shall require an advance deposit for the filing of any new civil action or proceeding when required by division (C) of this section and, in all other cases, shall establish a schedule of fees and costs to be taxed in any civil or criminal action or proceeding.
(2) The county court by rule may require an advance deposit for the filing of a civil action or proceeding and publication fees as provided in section 2701.09 of the Revised Code. The court may waive an advance deposit requirement upon the presentation of an affidavit or other evidence that establishes that a party is unable to make the requisite deposit.
(3) When a party demands a jury trial in a civil action or proceeding, the county court may require the party to make an advance deposit as fixed by rule of court, unless the court concludes, on the basis of an affidavit or other evidence presented by the party, that the party is unable to make the requisite deposit. If a jury is called, the county court shall tax the fees of a jury as costs.
(4) In a civil or criminal action or proceeding, the county court shall fix the fees of witnesses in accordance with sections 2335.06 and 2335.08 of the Revised Code.
(5) A county court may tax as part of the costs in a trial of the cause, in an amount fixed by rule of court, a reasonable charge for driving, towing, carting, storing, keeping, and preserving motor vehicles and other personal property recovered or seized in a proceeding.
(6) The court shall preserve chattel property seized under a writ or process issued by the court pending final disposition for the benefit of all interested persons. The court may place the chattel property in storage when necessary or proper for its preservation. The custodian of chattel property so stored shall not be required to part with the possession of the property until a reasonable charge, to be fixed by the court, is paid.
(7) The county court, as it determines, may refund all deposits and advance payments of fees and costs, including those for jurors and summoning jurors, when they have been paid by the losing party.
(8) The court may tax as part of costs charges for the publication of legal notices required by statute or order of court, as provided by section 7.13 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) The county court may determine that, for the efficient operation of the court, additional funds are necessary to acquire and pay for special projects of the court including, but not limited to, the acquisition of additional facilities or the rehabilitation of existing facilities, the acquisition of equipment, the hiring and training of staff, community service programs, mediation or dispute resolution services, the employment of magistrates, the training and education of judges, acting judges, and magistrates, and other related services. Upon that determination, the court by rule may charge a fee, in addition to all other court costs, on the filing of each criminal cause, civil action or proceeding, or judgment by confession.
If the county court offers a special program or service in cases of a specific type, the county court by rule may assess an additional charge in a case of that type, over and above court costs, to cover the special program or service. The county court shall adjust the special assessment periodically, but not retroactively, so that the amount assessed in those cases does not exceed the actual cost of providing the service or program.
All moneys collected under division (B) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer for deposit into either a general special projects fund or a fund established for a specific special project. Moneys from a fund of that nature shall be disbursed upon an order of the court in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the court of a project. If a specific fund is terminated because of the discontinuance of a program or service established under division (B) of this section, the county court may order that moneys remaining in the fund be transferred to an account established under this division for a similar purpose.
(2) As used in division (B) of this section:
(a) "Criminal cause" means a charge alleging the violation of a statute or ordinance, or subsection of a statute or ordinance, that requires a separate finding of fact or a separate plea before disposition and of which the defendant may be found guilty, whether filed as part of a multiple charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint or as a separate charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint. "Criminal cause" does not include separate violations of the same statute or ordinance, or subsection of the same statute or ordinance, unless each charge is filed on a separate summons, citation, or complaint.
(b) "Civil action or proceeding" means any civil litigation that must be determined by judgment entry.
(C) Subject to division (E) of this section, prior to January 1, 1993, and on and after January 1, 2003, the county court shall collect the sum of four dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. Subject to division (E) of this section, from January 1, 1993, through December 31, 2002, the county court shall collect in all its divisions except the small claims division the sum of fifteen dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. Subject to division (E) of this section, from January 1, 1993, through December 31, 2002, the county court shall collect in its small claims division the sum of seven dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. This division does not apply to any execution on a judgment, proceeding in aid of execution, or other post-judgment proceeding arising out of a civil action. The filing fees required to be collected under this division shall be in addition to any other court costs imposed in the action or proceeding and shall be collected at the time of the filing of the action or proceeding. The court shall not waive the payment of the additional filing fees in a new civil action or proceeding unless the court waives the advanced payment of all filing fees in the action or proceeding. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state. The moneys then shall be deposited by the treasurer of state to the credit of the legal aid fund established under section 120.52 of the Revised Code.
The court may retain up to one per cent of the moneys it collects under this division to cover administrative costs, including the hiring of any additional personnel necessary to implement this division.
(D) The county court shall establish by rule a schedule of fees for miscellaneous services performed by the county court or any of its judges in accordance with law. If judges of the court of common pleas perform similar services, the fees prescribed in the schedule shall not exceed the fees for those services prescribed by the court of common pleas.
(E) Under the circumstances described in sections 2969.21 to 2969.27 of the Revised Code, the clerk of the county court shall charge the fees and perform the other duties specified in those sections.
Sec. 2151.34.  A child who is alleged to be or adjudicated a delinquent child may be confined in a place of juvenile detention for a period not to exceed ninety days, during which time a social history may be prepared to include court record, family history, personal history, school and attendance records, and any other pertinent studies and material that will be of assistance to the juvenile court in its disposition of the charges against that juvenile offender.
Upon the advice and recommendation of the judge, the board of county commissioners shall provide, by purchase, lease, construction, or otherwise, a place to be known as a detention home that shall be within a convenient distance of the juvenile court and shall not be used for the confinement of adults charged with criminal offenses and in which delinquent children may be detained until final disposition. Upon the joint advice and recommendation of the juvenile judges of two or more adjoining or neighboring counties, the boards of county commissioners of the counties shall form themselves into a joint board and proceed to organize a district for the establishment and support of a detention home for the use of the juvenile courts of those counties, in which delinquent children may be detained until final disposition, by using a site or buildings already established in one of the counties or by providing for the purchase of a site and the erection of the necessary buildings on the site.
A child who is adjudicated to be a juvenile traffic offender for having committed a violation of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code or of a municipal ordinance that is substantially comparable to that division may be confined in a detention home or district detention home pursuant to division (A)(6) of section 2151.356 of the Revised Code, provided the child is kept separate and apart from alleged delinquent children.
The county or district detention home shall be maintained as provided in sections 2151.01 to 2151.54 of the Revised Code. In any county in which there is no detention home or that is not served by a district detention home, the board of county commissioners shall provide funds for the boarding of such children temporarily in private homes. Children who are alleged to be or have been adjudicated delinquent children may be detained after a complaint is filed in the detention home until final disposition of their cases or in certified foster homes or in any other home approved by the court, if any are available, for a period not exceeding sixty days or until final disposition of their cases, whichever comes first. The court also may arrange with any public children services agency or private child placing agency to receive, or private noncustodial agency for temporary care of, the children within the jurisdiction of the court. A district detention home approved for such purpose by the department of youth services under section 5139.281 of the Revised Code may receive children committed to its temporary custody under section 2151.355 of the Revised Code and provide the care, treatment, and training required.
If a detention home is established as an agency of the court or a district detention home is established by the courts of several counties as provided in this section, it shall be furnished and carried on, as far as possible, as a family home in charge of a superintendent or matron in a nonpunitive neutral atmosphere. The judge, or the directing board of a district detention home, may appoint a superintendent, a matron, and other necessary employees for the home and fix their salaries. During the school year, when possible, a comparable educational program with competent and trained staff shall be provided for those children of school age. A sufficient number of trained recreational personnel shall be included among the staff to assure wholesome and profitable leisure-time activities. Medical and mental health services shall be made available to ensure the courts all possible treatment facilities shall be given to those children placed under their care. In the case of a county detention home, the salaries shall be paid in the same manner as is provided by section 2151.13 of the Revised Code for other employees of the court, and the necessary expenses incurred in maintaining the detention home shall be paid by the county. In the case of a district detention home, the salaries and the necessary expenses incurred in maintaining the district detention home shall be paid as provided in sections 2151.341 to 2151.3415 of the Revised Code.
If the court arranges for the board of children temporarily detained in certified foster homes or arranges for the board of those children through any private child placing agency, a reasonable sum to be fixed by the court for the board of those children shall be paid by the county. In order to have certified foster homes available for service, an agreed monthly subsidy may be paid and a fixed rate per day for care of children actually residing in the certified foster home.
Sec. 2303.201.  (A)(1) The court of common pleas of any county may determine that for the efficient operation of the court additional funds are required to computerize the court, to make available computerized legal research services, or to do both. Upon making a determination that additional funds are required for either or both of those purposes, the court shall authorize and direct the clerk of the court of common pleas to charge one additional fee, not to exceed three dollars, on the filing of each cause of action or appeal under divisions (A), (Q), and (U) of section 2303.20 of the Revised Code.
(2) All fees collected under division (A)(1) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer. The treasurer shall place the funds from the fees in a separate fund to be disbursed, upon an order of the court, in an amount not greater than the actual cost to the court of procuring and maintaining computerization of the court, computerized legal research services, or both.
(3) If the court determines that the funds in the fund described in division (A)(2) of this section are more than sufficient to satisfy the purpose for which the additional fee described in division (A)(1) of this section was imposed, the court may declare a surplus in the fund and expend those surplus funds for other appropriate technological expenses of the court.
(B)(1) The court of common pleas of any county may determine that, for the efficient operation of the court, additional funds are required to computerize the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas and, upon that determination, authorize and direct the clerk of the court of common pleas to charge an additional fee, not to exceed ten dollars, on the filing of each cause of action or appeal, on the filing, docketing, and endorsing of each certificate of judgment, or on the docketing and indexing of each aid in execution or petition to vacate, revive, or modify a judgment under divisions (A), (P), (Q), (T), and (U) of section 2303.20 of the Revised Code. Subject to division (B)(2) of this section, all moneys collected under division (B)(1) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer to be disbursed, upon an order of the court of common pleas and subject to appropriation by the board of county commissioners, in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the court of procuring and maintaining computer systems for the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas.
(2) If the court of common pleas of a county makes the determination described in division (B)(1) of this section, the board of county commissioners of that county may issue one or more general obligation bonds for the purpose of procuring and maintaining the computer systems for the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas. In addition to the purposes stated in division (B)(1) of this section for which the moneys collected under that division may be expended, the moneys additionally may be expended to pay debt charges on and financing costs related to any general obligation bonds issued pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section as they become due. General obligation bonds issued pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section are Chapter 133. securities.
(C) Prior to January 1, 1993, and on and after January 1, 2003, the court of common pleas shall collect the sum of four dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. From January 1, 1993, through December 31, 2002, the The court of common pleas shall collect the sum of fifteen dollars as additional filing fees in each new civil action or proceeding for the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state. This division does not apply to proceedings concerning annulments, dissolutions of marriage, divorces, legal separation, spousal support, marital property or separate property distribution, support, or other domestic relations matters; to a juvenile division of a court of common pleas; to a probate division of a court of common pleas, except that the additional filing fees shall apply to name change, guardianship, and adoption proceedings; or to an execution on a judgment, proceeding in aid of execution, or other post-judgment proceeding arising out of a civil action. The filing fees required to be collected under this division shall be in addition to any other filing fees imposed in the action or proceeding and shall be collected at the time of the filing of the action or proceeding. The court shall not waive the payment of the additional filing fees in a new civil action or proceeding unless the court waives the advanced payment of all filing fees in the action or proceeding. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state. The moneys then shall be deposited by the treasurer of state to the credit of the legal aid fund established under section 120.52 of the Revised Code.
The court may retain up to one per cent of the moneys it collects under this division to cover administrative costs, including the hiring of any additional personnel necessary to implement this division.
(D) On and after the thirtieth day after December 9, 1994, the court of common pleas shall collect the sum of thirty-two dollars as additional filing fees in each new action or proceeding for annulment, divorce, or dissolution of marriage for the purpose of funding shelters for victims of domestic violence pursuant to sections 3113.35 to 3113.39 of the Revised Code. The filing fees required to be collected under this division shall be in addition to any other filing fees imposed in the action or proceeding and shall be collected at the time of the filing of the action or proceeding. The court shall not waive the payment of the additional filing fees in a new action or proceeding for annulment, divorce, or dissolution of marriage unless the court waives the advanced payment of all filing fees in the action or proceeding. On or before the twentieth day of each month, all moneys collected during the immediately preceding month pursuant to this division shall be deposited by the clerk of the court into the county treasury in the special fund used for deposit of additional marriage license fees as described in section 3113.34 of the Revised Code. Upon their deposit into the fund, the moneys shall be retained in the fund and expended only as described in section 3113.34 of the Revised Code.
(E)(1) The court of common pleas may determine that, for the efficient operation of the court, additional funds are necessary to acquire and pay for special projects of the court, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of additional facilities or the rehabilitation of existing facilities, the acquisition of equipment, the hiring and training of staff, community service programs, mediation or dispute resolution services, the employment of magistrates, the training and education of judges, acting judges, and magistrates, and other related services. Upon that determination, the court by rule may charge a fee, in addition to all other court costs, on the filing of each criminal cause, civil action or proceeding, or judgment by confession.
If the court of common pleas offers a special program or service in cases of a specific type, the court by rule may assess an additional charge in a case of that type, over and above court costs, to cover the special program or service. The court shall adjust the special assessment periodically, but not retroactively, so that the amount assessed in those cases does not exceed the actual cost of providing the service or program.
All moneys collected under division (E) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer for deposit into either a general special projects fund or a fund established for a specific special project. Moneys from a fund of that nature shall be disbursed upon an order of the court in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the court of a project. If a specific fund is terminated because of the discontinuance of a program or service established under division (E) of this section, the court may order that moneys remaining in the fund be transferred to an account established under this division for a similar purpose.
(2) As used in division (E) of this section:
(a) "Criminal cause" means a charge alleging the violation of a statute or ordinance, or subsection of a statute or ordinance, that requires a separate finding of fact or a separate plea before disposition and of which the defendant may be found guilty, whether filed as part of a multiple charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint or as a separate charge on a single summons, citation, or complaint. "Criminal cause" does not include separate violations of the same statute or ordinance, or subsection of the same statute or ordinance, unless each charge is filed on a separate summons, citation, or complaint.
(b) "Civil action or proceeding" means any civil litigation that must be determined by judgment entry.
Sec. 2317.02.  The following persons shall not testify in certain respects:
(A) An attorney, concerning a communication made to the attorney by a client in that relation or the attorney's advice to a client, except that the attorney may testify by express consent of the client or, if the client is deceased, by the express consent of the surviving spouse or the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased client and except that, if the client voluntarily testifies or is deemed by section 2151.421 of the Revised Code to have waived any testimonial privilege under this division, the attorney may be compelled to testify on the same subject;
(B)(1) A physician or a dentist concerning a communication made to the physician or dentist by a patient in that relation or the physician's or dentist's advice to a patient, except as otherwise provided in this division, division (B)(2), and division (B)(3) of this section, and except that, if the patient is deemed by section 2151.421 of the Revised Code to have waived any testimonial privilege under this division, the physician may be compelled to testify on the same subject.
The testimonial privilege established under this division does not apply, and a physician or dentist may testify or may be compelled to testify, in any of the following circumstances:
(a) In any civil action, in accordance with the discovery provisions of the Rules of Civil Procedure in connection with a civil action, or in connection with a claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code, under any of the following circumstances:
(i) If the patient or the guardian or other legal representative of the patient gives express consent;
(ii) If the patient is deceased, the spouse of the patient or the executor or administrator of the patient's estate gives express consent;
(iii) If a medical claim, dental claim, chiropractic claim, or optometric claim, as defined in section 2305.11 of the Revised Code, an action for wrongful death, any other type of civil action, or a claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code is filed by the patient, the personal representative of the estate of the patient if deceased, or the patient's guardian or other legal representative.
(b) In any civil action concerning court-ordered treatment or services received by a patient, if the court-ordered treatment or services were ordered as part of a case plan journalized under section 2151.412 of the Revised Code or the court-ordered treatment or services are necessary or relevant to dependency, neglect, or abuse or temporary or permanent custody proceedings under Chapter 2151. of the Revised Code.
(c) In any criminal action concerning any test or the results of any test that determines the presence or concentration of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse in the patient's blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance at any time relevant to the criminal offense in question.
(d) In any criminal action against a physician or dentist. In such an action, the testimonial privilege established under this division does not prohibit the admission into evidence, in accordance with the Rules of Evidence, of a patient's medical or dental records or other communications between a patient and the physician or dentist that are related to the action and obtained by subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful means. A court that permits or compels a physician or dentist to testify in such an action or permits the introduction into evidence of patient records or other communications in such an action shall require that appropriate measures be taken to ensure that the confidentiality of any patient named or otherwise identified in the records is maintained. Measures to ensure confidentiality that may be taken by the court include sealing its records or deleting specific information from its records.
(2)(a) If any law enforcement officer submits a written statement to a health care provider that states that an official criminal investigation has begun regarding a specified person or that a criminal action or proceeding has been commenced against a specified person, that requests the provider to supply to the officer copies of any records the provider possesses that pertain to any test or the results of any test administered to the specified person to determine the presence or concentration of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse in the person's blood, breath, or urine at any time relevant to the criminal offense in question, and that conforms to section 2317.022 of the Revised Code, the provider, except to the extent specifically prohibited by any law of this state or of the United States, shall supply to the officer a copy of any of the requested records the provider possesses. If the health care provider does not possess any of the requested records, the provider shall give the officer a written statement that indicates that the provider does not possess any of the requested records.
(b) If a health care provider possesses any records of the type described in division (B)(2)(a) of this section regarding the person in question at any time relevant to the criminal offense in question, in lieu of personally testifying as to the results of the test in question, the custodian of the records may submit a certified copy of the records, and, upon its submission, the certified copy is qualified as authentic evidence and may be admitted as evidence in accordance with the Rules of Evidence. Division (A) of section 2317.422 of the Revised Code does not apply to any certified copy of records submitted in accordance with this division. Nothing in this division shall be construed to limit the right of any party to call as a witness the person who administered the test to which the records pertain, the person under whose supervision the test was administered, the custodian of the records, the person who made the records, or the person under whose supervision the records were made.
(3)(a) If the testimonial privilege described in division (B)(1) of this section does not apply as provided in division (B)(1)(a)(iii) of this section, a physician or dentist may be compelled to testify or to submit to discovery under the Rules of Civil Procedure only as to a communication made to the physician or dentist by the patient in question in that relation, or the physician's or dentist's advice to the patient in question, that related causally or historically to physical or mental injuries that are relevant to issues in the medical claim, dental claim, chiropractic claim, or optometric claim, action for wrongful death, other civil action, or claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code.
(b) If the testimonial privilege described in division (B)(1) of this section does not apply to a physician or dentist as provided in division (B)(1)(c) of this section, the physician or dentist, in lieu of personally testifying as to the results of the test in question, may submit a certified copy of those results, and, upon its submission, the certified copy is qualified as authentic evidence and may be admitted as evidence in accordance with the Rules of Evidence. Division (A) of section 2317.422 of the Revised Code does not apply to any certified copy of results submitted in accordance with this division. Nothing in this division shall be construed to limit the right of any party to call as a witness the person who administered the test in question, the person under whose supervision the test was administered, the custodian of the results of the test, the person who compiled the results, or the person under whose supervision the results were compiled.
(4) The testimonial privilege described in division (B)(1) of this section is not waived when a communication is made by a physician to a pharmacist or when there is communication between a patient and a pharmacist in furtherance of the physician-patient relation.
(5)(a) As used in divisions (B)(1) to (4) of this section, "communication" means acquiring, recording, or transmitting any information, in any manner, concerning any facts, opinions, or statements necessary to enable a physician or dentist to diagnose, treat, prescribe, or act for a patient. A "communication" may include, but is not limited to, any medical or dental, office, or hospital communication such as a record, chart, letter, memorandum, laboratory test and results, x-ray, photograph, financial statement, diagnosis, or prognosis.
(b) As used in division (B)(2) of this section, "health care provider" has the same meaning as in section 3729.01 of the Revised Code means a hospital, ambulatory care facility, long-term care facility, pharmacy, emergency facility, or health care practitioner.
(c) As used in division (B)(5)(b) of this section:
(i) "Ambulatory care facility" means a facility that provides medical, diagnostic, or surgical treatment to patients who do not require hospitalization, including a dialysis center, ambulatory surgical facility, cardiac catheterization facility, diagnostic imaging center, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy center, home health agency, inpatient hospice, birthing center, radiation therapy center, emergency facility, and an urgent care center. "Ambulatory health care facility" does not include the private office of a physician or dentist, whether the office is for an individual or group practice.
(ii) "Emergency facility" means a hospital emergency department or any other facility that provides emergency medical services.
(iii) "Health care practitioner" has the same meaning as in section 4769.01 of the Revised Code.
(iv) "Hospital" has the same meaning as in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code.
(v) "Long-term care facility" means a nursing home, residential care facility, or home for the aging, as those terms are defined in section 3721.01 of the Revised Code; an adult care facility, as defined in section 3722.01 of the Revised Code; a nursing facility or intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded, as those terms are defined in section 5111.20 of the Revised Code; a facility or portion of a facility certified as a skilled nursing facility under Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 286 (1965), 42 U.S.C.A. 1395, as amended.
(vi) "Pharmacy" has the same meaning as in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.
(6) Divisions (B)(1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of this section apply to doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathic medicine, doctors of podiatry, and dentists.
(7) Nothing in divisions (B)(1) to (6) of this section affects, or shall be construed as affecting, the immunity from civil liability conferred by section 307.628 or 2305.33 of the Revised Code upon physicians who report an employee's use of a drug of abuse, or a condition of an employee other than one involving the use of a drug of abuse, to the employer of the employee in accordance with division (B) of that section. As used in division (B)(7) of this section, "employee," "employer," and "physician" have the same meanings as in section 2305.33 of the Revised Code.
(C) A member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or regularly ordained, accredited, or licensed minister of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect, when the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister remains accountable to the authority of that church, denomination, or sect, concerning a confession made, or any information confidentially communicated, to the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister for a religious counseling purpose in the member of the clergy's, rabbi's, priest's, or minister's professional character; however, the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister may testify by express consent of the person making the communication, except when the disclosure of the information is in violation of a sacred trust;
(D) Husband or wife, concerning any communication made by one to the other, or an act done by either in the presence of the other, during coverture, unless the communication was made, or act done, in the known presence or hearing of a third person competent to be a witness; and such rule is the same if the marital relation has ceased to exist;
(E) A person who assigns a claim or interest, concerning any matter in respect to which the person would not, if a party, be permitted to testify;
(F) A person who, if a party, would be restricted under section 2317.03 of the Revised Code, when the property or thing is sold or transferred by an executor, administrator, guardian, trustee, heir, devisee, or legatee, shall be restricted in the same manner in any action or proceeding concerning the property or thing.
(G)(1) A school guidance counselor who holds a valid educator license from the state board of education as provided for in section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, a person licensed under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code as a professional clinical counselor, professional counselor, social worker, or independent social worker, or registered under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code as a social work assistant concerning a confidential communication received from a client in that relation or the person's advice to a client unless any of the following applies:
(a) The communication or advice indicates clear and present danger to the client or other persons. For the purposes of this division, cases in which there are indications of present or past child abuse or neglect of the client constitute a clear and present danger.
(b) The client gives express consent to the testimony.
(c) If the client is deceased, the surviving spouse or the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased client gives express consent.
(d) The client voluntarily testifies, in which case the school guidance counselor or person licensed or registered under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code may be compelled to testify on the same subject.
(e) The court in camera determines that the information communicated by the client is not germane to the counselor-client or social worker-client relationship.
(f) A court, in an action brought against a school, its administration, or any of its personnel by the client, rules after an in-camera inspection that the testimony of the school guidance counselor is relevant to that action.
(g) The testimony is sought in a civil action and concerns court-ordered treatment or services received by a patient as part of a case plan journalized under section 2151.412 of the Revised Code or the court-ordered treatment or services are necessary or relevant to dependency, neglect, or abuse or temporary or permanent custody proceedings under chapter Chapter 2151. of the Revised Code.
(2) Nothing in division (G)(1) of this section shall relieve a school guidance counselor or a person licensed or registered under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code from the requirement to report information concerning child abuse or neglect under section 2151.421 of the Revised Code.
(H) A mediator acting under a mediation order issued under division (A) of section 3109.052 of the Revised Code or otherwise issued in any proceeding for divorce, dissolution, legal separation, annulment, or the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities for the care of children, in any action or proceeding, other than a criminal, delinquency, child abuse, child neglect, or dependent child action or proceeding, that is brought by or against either parent who takes part in mediation in accordance with the order and that pertains to the mediation process, to any information discussed or presented in the mediation process, to the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the parents' children, or to the awarding of parenting time rights in relation to their children;
(I) A communications assistant, acting within the scope of the communication assistant's authority, when providing telecommunications relay service pursuant to section 4931.35 of the Revised Code or Title II of the "Communications Act of 1934," 104 Stat. 366 (1990), 47 U.S.C. 225, concerning a communication made through a telecommunications relay service. Nothing in this section shall limit the obligation of a communications assistant to divulge information or testify when mandated by federal law or regulation or pursuant to subpoena in a criminal proceeding.
Nothing in this section shall limit any immunity or privilege granted under federal law or regulation.
(J)(1) A chiropractor in a civil proceeding concerning a communication made to the chiropractor by a patient in that relation or the chiropractor's advice to a patient, except as otherwise provided in this division. The testimonial privilege established under this division does not apply, and a chiropractor may testify or may be compelled to testify, in any civil action, in accordance with the discovery provisions of the Rules of Civil Procedure in connection with a civil action, or in connection with a claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code, under any of the following circumstances:
(a) If the patient or the guardian or other legal representative of the patient gives express consent.
(b) If the patient is deceased, the spouse of the patient or the executor or administrator of the patient's estate gives express consent.
(c) If a medical claim, dental claim, chiropractic claim, or optometric claim, as defined in section 2305.11 of the Revised Code, an action for wrongful death, any other type of civil action, or a claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code is filed by the patient, the personal representative of the estate of the patient if deceased, or the patient's guardian or other legal representative.
(2) If the testimonial privilege described in division (J)(1) of this section does not apply as provided in division (J)(1)(c) of this section, a chiropractor may be compelled to testify or to submit to discovery under the Rules of Civil Procedure only as to a communication made to the chiropractor by the patient in question in that relation, or the chiropractor's advice to the patient in question, that related causally or historically to physical or mental injuries that are relevant to issues in the medical claim, dental claim, chiropractic claim, or optometric claim, action for wrongful death, other civil action, or claim under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code.
(3) The testimonial privilege established under this division does not apply, and a chiropractor may testify or be compelled to testify, in any criminal action or administrative proceeding.
(4) As used in this division, "communication" means acquiring, recording, or transmitting any information, in any manner, concerning any facts, opinions, or statements necessary to enable a chiropractor to diagnosis, treat, or act for a patient. A communication may include, but is not limited to, any chiropractic, office, or hospital communication such as a record, chart, letter, memorandum, laboratory test and results, x-ray, photograph, financial statement, diagnosis, or prognosis.
Sec. 2317.022.  (A) As used in this section, "health care provider" has the same meaning as in section 3729.01 2317.02 of the Revised Code.
(B) If an official criminal investigation has begun regarding a person or if a criminal action or proceeding is commenced against a person, any law enforcement officer who wishes to obtain from any health care provider a copy of any records the provider possesses that pertain to any test or the result of any test administered to the person to determine the presence or concentration of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse in the person's blood, breath, or urine at any time relevant to the criminal offense in question shall submit to the health care facility a written statement in the following form:
"WRITTEN STATEMENT REQUESTING THE RELEASE OF RECORDS
To: .................... (insert name of the health care provider in question).
I hereby state that an official criminal investigation has begun regarding, or a criminal action or proceeding has been commenced against, .................... (insert the name of the person in question), and that I believe that one or more tests has been administered to him that person by this health care provider to determine the presence or concentration of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse in his that person's blood, breath, or urine at a time relevant to the criminal offense in question. Therefore, I hereby request that, pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 2317.02 of the Revised Code, this health care provider supply me with copies of any records the provider possesses that pertain to any test or the results of any test administered to the person specified above to determine the presence or concentration of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse in his that person's blood, breath, or urine at any time relevant to the criminal offense in question.
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(Name of officer)
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(Officer's title)
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(Officer's employing agency)
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(Officer's telephone number)
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(Agency's address)
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(Date written statement submitted)"
(C) A health care provider that receives a written statement of the type described in division (B) of this section shall comply with division (B)(2) of section 2317.02 of the Revised Code relative to the written statement.
Sec. 2329.66.  (A) Every person who is domiciled in this state may hold property exempt from execution, garnishment, attachment, or sale to satisfy a judgment or order, as follows:
(1)(a) In the case of a judgment or order regarding money owed for health care services rendered or health care supplies provided to the person or a dependent of the person, one parcel or item of real or personal property that the person or a dependent of the person uses as a residence. Division (A)(1)(a) of this section does not preclude, affect, or invalidate the creation under this chapter of a judgment lien upon the exempted property but only delays the enforcement of the lien until the property is sold or otherwise transferred by the owner or in accordance with other applicable laws to a person or entity other than the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of the judgment debtor. Every person who is domiciled in this state may hold exempt from a judgment lien created pursuant to division (A)(1)(a) of this section the person's interest, not to exceed five thousand dollars, in the exempted property.
(b) In the case of all other judgments and orders, the person's interest, not to exceed five thousand dollars, in one parcel or item of real or personal property that the person or a dependent of the person uses as a residence.
(2) The person's interest, not to exceed one thousand dollars, in one motor vehicle;
(3) The person's interest, not to exceed two hundred dollars in any particular item, in wearing apparel, beds, and bedding, and the person's interest, not to exceed three hundred dollars in each item, in one cooking unit and one refrigerator or other food preservation unit;
(4)(a) The person's interest, not to exceed four hundred dollars, in cash on hand, money due and payable, money to become due within ninety days, tax refunds, and money on deposit with a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, public utility, landlord, or other person. Division (A)(4)(a) of this section applies only in bankruptcy proceedings. This exemption may include the portion of personal earnings that is not exempt under division (A)(13) of this section.
(b) Subject to division (A)(4)(d) of this section, the person's interest, not to exceed two hundred dollars in any particular item, in household furnishings, household goods, appliances, books, animals, crops, musical instruments, firearms, and hunting and fishing equipment, that are held primarily for the personal, family, or household use of the person;
(c) Subject to division (A)(4)(d) of this section, the person's interest in one or more items of jewelry, not to exceed four hundred dollars in one item of jewelry and not to exceed two hundred dollars in every other item of jewelry;
(d) Divisions (A)(4)(b) and (c) of this section do not include items of personal property listed in division (A)(3) of this section.
If the person does not claim an exemption under division (A)(1) of this section, the total exemption claimed under division (A)(4)(b) of this section shall be added to the total exemption claimed under division (A)(4)(c) of this section, and the total shall not exceed two thousand dollars. If the person claims an exemption under division (A)(1) of this section, the total exemption claimed under division (A)(4)(b) of this section shall be added to the total exemption claimed under division (A)(4)(c) of this section, and the total shall not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars.
(5) The person's interest, not to exceed an aggregate of seven hundred fifty dollars, in all implements, professional books, or tools of the person's profession, trade, or business, including agriculture;
(6)(a) The person's interest in a beneficiary fund set apart, appropriated, or paid by a benevolent association or society, as exempted by section 2329.63 of the Revised Code;
(b) The person's interest in contracts of life or endowment insurance or annuities, as exempted by section 3911.10 of the Revised Code;
(c) The person's interest in a policy of group insurance or the proceeds of a policy of group insurance, as exempted by section 3917.05 of the Revised Code;
(d) The person's interest in money, benefits, charity, relief, or aid to be paid, provided, or rendered by a fraternal benefit society, as exempted by section 3921.18 of the Revised Code;
(e) The person's interest in the portion of benefits under policies of sickness and accident insurance and in lump-sum lump sum payments for dismemberment and other losses insured under those policies, as exempted by section 3923.19 of the Revised Code.
(7) The person's professionally prescribed or medically necessary health aids;
(8) The person's interest in a burial lot, including, but not limited to, exemptions under section 517.09 or 1721.07 of the Revised Code;
(9) The person's interest in the following:
(a) Moneys paid or payable for living maintenance or rights, as exempted by section 3304.19 of the Revised Code;
(b) Workers' compensation, as exempted by section 4123.67 of the Revised Code;
(c) Unemployment compensation benefits, as exempted by section 4141.32 of the Revised Code;
(d) Cash assistance payments under the Ohio works first program, as exempted by section 5107.75 of the Revised Code;
(e) Benefits and services under the prevention, retention, and contingency program, as exempted by section 5108.08 of the Revised Code;
(f) Disability assistance payments, as exempted by section 5115.07 of the Revised Code.
(10)(a) Except in cases in which the person was convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of section 2921.41 of the Revised Code and in which an order for the withholding of restitution from payments was issued under division (C)(2)(b) of that section or in cases in which an order for withholding was issued under section 2907.15 of the Revised Code, and only to the extent provided in the order, and except as provided in sections 3105.171, 3105.63, 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, and 3123.06 of the Revised Code, the person's right to a pension, benefit, annuity, retirement allowance, or accumulated contributions, the person's right to a participant account in any deferred compensation program offered by the Ohio public employees deferred compensation board, a government unit, or a municipal corporation, or the person's other accrued or accruing rights, as exempted by section 145.56, 146.13, 148.09, 742.47, 3307.41, 3309.66, or 5505.22 of the Revised Code, and the person's right to benefits from the Ohio public safety officers death benefit fund;
(b) Except as provided in sections 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, and 3123.06 of the Revised Code, the person's right to receive a payment under any pension, annuity, or similar plan or contract, not including a payment from a stock bonus or profit-sharing plan or a payment included in division (A)(6)(b) or (10)(a) of this section, on account of illness, disability, death, age, or length of service, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the person and any of the person's dependents, except if all the following apply:
(i) The plan or contract was established by or under the auspices of an insider that employed the person at the time the person's rights under the plan or contract arose.
(ii) The payment is on account of age or length of service.
(iii) The plan or contract is not qualified under the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C. 1, as amended.
(c) Except for any portion of the assets that were deposited for the purpose of evading the payment of any debt and except as provided in sections 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, and 3123.06 of the Revised Code, the person's right in the assets held in, or to receive any payment under, any individual retirement account, individual retirement annuity, "Roth IRA," or education individual retirement account that provides benefits by reason of illness, disability, death, or age, to the extent that the assets, payments, or benefits described in division (A)(10)(c) of this section are attributable to any of the following:
(i) Contributions of the person that were less than or equal to the applicable limits on deductible contributions to an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity in the year that the contributions were made, whether or not the person was eligible to deduct the contributions on the person's federal tax return for the year in which the contributions were made;
(ii) Contributions of the person that were less than or equal to the applicable limits on contributions to a Roth IRA or education individual retirement account in the year that the contributions were made;
(iii) Contributions of the person that are within the applicable limits on rollover contributions under subsections 219, 402(c), 403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), 408(b), 408(d)(3), 408A(c)(3)(B), 408A(d)(3), and 530(d)(5) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C.A. 1, as amended.
(d) Except for any portion of the assets that were deposited for the purpose of evading the payment of any debt and except as provided in sections 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, and 3123.06 of the Revised Code, the person's right in the assets held in, or to receive any payment under, any Keogh or "H.R. 10" plan that provides benefits by reason of illness, disability, death, or age, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the person and any of the person's dependents.
(11) The person's right to receive spousal support, child support, an allowance, or other maintenance to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the person and any of the person's dependents;
(12) The person's right to receive, or moneys received during the preceding twelve calendar months from, any of the following:
(a) An award of reparations under sections 2743.51 to 2743.72 of the Revised Code, to the extent exempted by division (D) of section 2743.66 of the Revised Code;
(b) A payment on account of the wrongful death of an individual of whom the person was a dependent on the date of the individual's death, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the person and any of the person's dependents;
(c) Except in cases in which the person who receives the payment is an inmate, as defined in section 2969.21 of the Revised Code, and in which the payment resulted from a civil action or appeal against a government entity or employee, as defined in section 2969.21 of the Revised Code, a payment, not to exceed five thousand dollars, on account of personal bodily injury, not including pain and suffering or compensation for actual pecuniary loss, of the person or an individual for whom the person is a dependent;
(d) A payment in compensation for loss of future earnings of the person or an individual of whom the person is or was a dependent, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the debtor and any of the debtor's dependents.
(13) Except as provided in sections 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, and 3123.06 of the Revised Code, personal earnings of the person owed to the person for services in an amount equal to the greater of the following amounts:
(a) If paid weekly, thirty times the current federal minimum hourly wage; if paid biweekly, sixty times the current federal minimum hourly wage; if paid semimonthly, sixty-five times the current federal minimum hourly wage; or if paid monthly, one hundred thirty times the current federal minimum hourly wage that is in effect at the time the earnings are payable, as prescribed by the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 52 Stat. 1060, 29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1), as amended;
(b) Seventy-five per cent of the disposable earnings owed to the person.
(14) The person's right in specific partnership property, as exempted by division (B)(3) of section 1775.24 of the Revised Code;
(15) A seal and official register of a notary public, as exempted by section 147.04 of the Revised Code;
(16) The person's interest in a tuition credit or a payment under section 3334.09 of the Revised Code pursuant to a tuition credit contract, as exempted by section 3334.15 of the Revised Code;
(17) Any other property that is specifically exempted from execution, attachment, garnishment, or sale by federal statutes other than the "Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978," 92 Stat. 2549, 11 U.S.C.A. 101, as amended;
(18) The person's interest, not to exceed four hundred dollars, in any property, except that division (A)(18) of this section applies only in bankruptcy proceedings.
(B) As used in this section:
(1) "Disposable earnings" means net earnings after the garnishee has made deductions required by law, excluding the deductions ordered pursuant to section 3119.80, 3119.81, 3121.02, 3121.03, or 3123.06 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Insider" means:
(a) If the person who claims an exemption is an individual, a relative of the individual, a relative of a general partner of the individual, a partnership in which the individual is a general partner, a general partner of the individual, or a corporation of which the individual is a director, officer, or in control;
(b) If the person who claims an exemption is a corporation, a director or officer of the corporation; a person in control of the corporation; a partnership in which the corporation is a general partner; a general partner of the corporation; or a relative of a general partner, director, officer, or person in control of the corporation;
(c) If the person who claims an exemption is a partnership, a general partner in the partnership; a general partner of the partnership; a person in control of the partnership; a partnership in which the partnership is a general partner; or a relative in, a general partner of, or a person in control of the partnership;
(d) An entity or person to which or whom any of the following applies:
(i) The entity directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote, twenty per cent or more of the outstanding voting securities of the person who claims an exemption, unless the entity holds the securities in a fiduciary or agency capacity without sole discretionary power to vote the securities or holds the securities solely to secure to debt and the entity has not in fact exercised the power to vote.
(ii) The entity is a corporation, twenty per cent or more of whose outstanding voting securities are directly or indirectly owned, controlled, or held with power to vote, by the person who claims an exemption or by an entity to which division (B)(2)(d)(i) of this section applies.
(iii) A person whose business is operated under a lease or operating agreement by the person who claims an exemption, or a person substantially all of whose business is operated under an operating agreement with the person who claims an exemption.
(iv) The entity operates the business or all or substantially all of the property of the person who claims an exemption under a lease or operating agreement.
(e) An insider, as otherwise defined in this section, of a person or entity to which division (B)(2)(d)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this section applies, as if the person or entity were a person who claims an exemption;
(f) A managing agent of the person who claims an exemption.
(3) "Participant account" has the same meaning as in section 148.01 of the Revised Code.
(4) "Government unit" has the same meaning as in section 148.06 of the Revised Code.
(C) For purposes of this section, "interest" shall be determined as follows:
(1) In bankruptcy proceedings, as of the date a petition is filed with the bankruptcy court commencing a case under Title 11 of the United States Code;
(2) In all cases other than bankruptcy proceedings, as of the date of an appraisal, if necessary under section 2329.68 of the Revised Code, or the issuance of a writ of execution.
An interest, as determined under division (C)(1) or (2) of this section, shall not include the amount of any lien otherwise valid pursuant to section 2329.661 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 2715.041.  (A) Upon the filing of a motion for an order of attachment pursuant to section 2715.03 of the Revised Code, the plaintiff shall file with the clerk of the court a praecipe instructing the clerk to issue to the defendant against whom the motion was filed a notice of the proceeding. Upon receipt of the praecipe, the clerk shall issue the notice which shall be in substantially the following form:
"(Name and Address of Court)
 Case No...................

(Case Caption)
NOTICE
You are hereby notified that (name and address of plaintiff), the plaintiff in this proceeding, has applied to this court for the attachment of property in your possession. The basis for this application is indicated in the documents that are enclosed with this notice.
The law of Ohio and the United States provides that certain benefit payments cannot be taken from you to pay a debt. Typical among the benefits that cannot be attached or executed on by a creditor are:
(1) Workers' compensation benefits;
(2) Unemployment compensation payments;
(3) Cash assistance payments under the Ohio works first program;
(4) Benefits and services under the prevention, retention, and contingency program;
(5) Disability assistance administered by the Ohio department of job and family services;
(5)(6) Social security benefits;
(6)(7) Supplemental security income (S.S.I.);
(7)(8) Veteran's benefits;
(8)(9) Black lung benefits;
(9)(10) Certain pensions.
Additionally, your wages never can be taken to pay a debt until a judgment has been obtained against you. There may be other benefits not included in this list that apply in your case.
If you dispute the plaintiff's claim and believe that you are entitled to retain possession of the property because it is exempt or for any other reason, you may request a hearing before this court by disputing the claim in the request for hearing form appearing below, or in a substantially similar form, and delivering the request for the hearing to this court, at the office of the clerk of this court, not later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice. You may state your reasons for disputing the claim in the space provided on the form, but you are not required to do so. If you do state your reasons for disputing the claim in the space provided on the form, you are not prohibited from stating any other reasons at the hearing, and if you do not state your reasons, it will not be held against you by the court and you can state your reasons at the hearing.
If you request a hearing, it will be conducted in ................... courtroom ........, (address of court), at .............m. on ............., .....
You may avoid having a hearing but retain possession of the property until the entry of final judgment in the action by filing with the court, at the office of the clerk of this court, not later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, a bond executed by an acceptable surety in the amount of $............
If you do not request a hearing or file a bond on or before the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, the court, without further notice to you, may order a law enforcement officer or bailiff to take possession of the property. Notice of the dates, times, places, and purposes of any subsequent hearings and of the date, time, and place of the trial of the action will be sent to you.
..................................
Clerk of Court
Date: ..........................."

(B) Along with the notice required by division (A) of this section, the clerk of the court also shall deliver to the defendant, in accordance with division (C) of this section, a request for hearing form together with a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope or a request for hearing form on a postage-paid, self-addressed postcard. The request for hearing shall be in substantially the following form:
"(Name and Address of Court)
Case Number .................... Date .......................

REQUEST FOR HEARING
I dispute the claim for the attachment of property in the above case and request that a hearing in this matter be held at the time and place set forth in the notice that I previously received.
I dispute the claim for the following reasons:
................................................................
(Optional)
................................................................
................................................................
.............................
(Name of Defendant)
............................
(Signature)
............................
(Date)

WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT DELIVER THIS REQUEST FOR HEARING OR A REQUEST IN A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR FORM TO THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THIS COURT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF IT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A HEARING AT THIS TIME AND YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO GIVE UP THE PROPERTY SOUGHT WITHOUT A HEARING."
(C) The notice required by division (A) of this section shall be served on the defendant in duplicate not less than seven business days prior to the date on which the hearing is scheduled, together with a copy of the complaint and summons, if not previously served, and a copy of the motion for the attachment of property and the affidavit attached to the motion, in the same manner as provided in the Rules of Civil Procedure for the service of process. Service may be effected by publication as provided in the Rules of Civil Procedure except that the number of weeks for publication may be reduced by the court to the extent appropriate.
Sec. 2715.045.  (A) Upon the filing of a motion for attachment, a court may issue an order of attachment without issuing notice to the defendant against whom the motion was filed and without conducting a hearing if the court finds that there is probable cause to support the motion and that the plaintiff that filed the motion for attachment will suffer irreparable injury if the order is delayed until the defendant against whom the motion has been filed has been given the opportunity for a hearing. The court's findings shall be based upon the motion and affidavit filed pursuant to section 2715.03 of the Revised Code and any other relevant evidence that it may wish to consider.
(B) A finding by the court that the plaintiff will suffer irreparable injury may be made only if the court finds the existence of either of the following circumstances:
(1) There is present danger that the property will be immediately disposed of, concealed, or placed beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
(2) The value of the property will be impaired substantially if the issuance of an order of attachment is delayed.
(C)(1) Upon the issuance by a court of an order of attachment without notice and hearing pursuant to this section, the plaintiff shall file the order with the clerk of the court, together with a praecipe instructing the clerk to issue to the defendant against whom the order was issued a copy of the motion, affidavit, and order of attachment, and a notice that an order of attachment was issued and that the defendant has a right to a hearing on the matter. The clerk then immediately shall serve upon the defendant, in the manner provided by the Rules of Civil Procedure for service of process, a copy of the complaint and summons, if not previously served, a copy of the motion, affidavit, and order of attachment, and the following notice:
"(Name and Address of the Court)
(Case Caption) Case No. ........................

NOTICE
You are hereby notified that this court has issued an order in the above case in favor of (name and address of plaintiff), the plaintiff in this proceeding, directing that property now in your possession, be taken from you. This order was issued on the basis of the plaintiff's claim against you as indicated in the documents that are enclosed with this notice.
The law of Ohio and the United States provides that certain benefit payments cannot be taken from you to pay a debt. Typical among the benefits that cannot be attached or executed on by a creditor are:
(1) Workers' compensation benefits;
(2) Unemployment compensation payments;
(3) Cash assistance payments under the Ohio works first program;
(4) Benefits and services under the prevention, retention, and contingency program;
(5) Disability assistance administered by the Ohio department of job and family services;
(5)(6) Social security benefits;
(6)(7) Supplemental security income (S.S.I.);
(7)(8) Veteran's benefits;
(8)(9) Black lung benefits;
(9)(10) Certain pensions.
Additionally, your wages never can be taken to pay a debt until a judgment has been obtained against you. There may be other benefits not included in this list that apply in your case.
If you dispute the plaintiff's claim and believe that you are entitled to possession of the property because it is exempt or for any other reason, you may request a hearing before this court by disputing the claim in the request for hearing form, appearing below, or in a substantially similar form, and delivering the request for hearing to this court at the above address, at the office of the clerk of this court, no later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice. You may state your reasons for disputing the claim in the space provided on the form; however, you are not required to do so. If you do state your reasons for disputing the claim, you are not prohibited from stating any other reasons at the hearing, and if you do not state your reasons, it will not be held against you by the court and you can state your reasons at the hearing. If you request a hearing, it will be held within three business days after delivery of your request for hearing and notice of the date, time, and place of the hearing will be sent to you.
You may avoid a hearing but recover and retain possession of the property until the entry of final judgment in the action by filing with the court, at the office of the clerk of this court, not later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, a bond executed by an acceptable surety in the amount of $.........
If you do not request a hearing or file a bond before the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, possession of the property will be withheld from you during the pendency of the action. Notice of the dates, times, places, and purposes of any subsequent hearings and of the date, time, and place of the trial of the action will be sent to you.
..............................
Clerk of the Court
..............................
Date"

(2) Along with the notice required by division (C)(1) of this section, the clerk of the court also shall deliver to the defendant a request for hearing form together with a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope or a request for hearing form on a postage-paid, self-addressed postcard. The request for hearing shall be in substantially the following form:
"(Name and Address of Court)
Case Number ..................... Date ........................

REQUEST FOR HEARING
I dispute the claim for possession of property in the above case and request that a hearing in this matter be held within three business days after delivery of this request to the court.
I dispute the claim for the following reasons:
..................................................................
(Optional)
..................................................................
..................................................................
..............................
(Name of Defendant)
..............................
(Signature)
..............................
(Date)

WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT DELIVER THIS REQUEST FOR HEARING OR A REQUEST IN A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR FORM TO THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THIS COURT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF IT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A HEARING AND POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY WILL BE WITHHELD FROM YOU DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE ACTION."
(D) The defendant may receive a hearing in accordance with section 2715.043 of the Revised Code by delivering a written request for hearing to the court within five business days after receipt of the notice provided pursuant to division (C) of this section. The request may set forth the defendant's reasons for disputing the plaintiff's claim for possession of property. However, neither the defendant's inclusion of nor failure to include such reasons upon the request constitutes a waiver of any defense of the defendant or affects the defendant's right to produce evidence at any hearing or at the trial of the action. If the request is made by the defendant, the court shall schedule a hearing within three business days after the request is made, send notice to the parties of the date, time, and place of the hearing, and hold the hearing accordingly.
(E) If, after hearing, the court finds that there is not probable cause to support the motion, it shall order that the property be redelivered to the defendant without the condition of bond.
Sec. 2716.13.  (A) Upon the filing of a proceeding in garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under section 2716.11 of the Revised Code, the court shall cause the matter to be set for hearing within twelve days after that filing.
(B) Upon the scheduling of a hearing relative to a proceeding in garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under division (A) of this section, the clerk of the court immediately shall issue to the garnishee three copies of the order of garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, and of a written notice that the garnishee answer as provided in section 2716.21 of the Revised Code and the garnishee's fee required by section 2716.12 of the Revised Code. The copies of the order and of the notice shall be served upon the garnishee in the same manner as a summons is served. The copies of the order and of the notice shall not be served later than seven days prior to the date on which the hearing is scheduled. The order shall bind the property, other than personal earnings, of the judgment debtor in the possession of the garnishee at the time of service.
The order of garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, and notice to answer shall be in substantially the following form:
"ORDER AND NOTICE OF GARNISHMENT
OF PROPERTY OTHER THAN PERSONAL EARNINGS
AND ANSWER OF GARNISHEE
Docket No. ...................
Case No. .....................
In the ................. Court
........................, Ohio

The State of Ohio
County of ............, ss
..................., Judgment Creditor
        vs.
..................., Judgment Debtor
SECTION A. COURT ORDER AND NOTICE OF GARNISHMENT
To: ...................., Garnishee
The judgment creditor in the above case has filed an affidavit, satisfactory to the undersigned, in this Court stating that you have money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, in your hands or under your control that belong to the judgment debtor, and that some of the money, property, or credits may not be exempt from garnishment under the laws of the State of Ohio or the laws of the United States.
You are therefore ordered to complete the "ANSWER OF GARNISHEE" in section (B) of this form. Return one completed and signed copy of this form to the clerk of this court together with the amount determined in accordance with the "ANSWER OF GARNISHEE" by the following date on which a hearing is tentatively scheduled relative to this order of garnishment: ............ Deliver one completed and signed copy of this form to the judgment debtor prior to that date. Keep the other completed and signed copy of this form for your files.
The total probable amount now due on this judgment is $.......... The total probable amount now due includes the unpaid portion of the judgment in favor of the judgment creditor, which is $..........; interest on that judgment and, if applicable, prejudgment interest relative to that judgment at the rate of .....% per annum payable until that judgment is satisfied in full; and court costs in the amount of $...........
You also are ordered to hold safely anything of value that belongs to the judgment debtor and that has to be paid to the court, as determined under the "ANSWER OF GARNISHEE" in section (B) of this form, but that is of such a nature that it cannot be so delivered, until further order of the court.
Witness my hand and the seal of this court this .......... day of .........., ..........
.........................
Judge

SECTION B. ANSWER OF GARNISHEE
Now comes .................... the garnishee, who says:
1. That the garnishee has money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, of the judgment debtor under the garnishee's control and in the garnishee's possession.
............... ............... ...................
yes no if yes, amount

2. That property is described as:
3. If the answer to line 1 is "yes" and the amount is less than the probable amount now due on the judgment, as indicated in section (A) of this form, sign and return this form and pay the amount of line 1 to the clerk of this court.
4. If the answer to line 1 is "yes" and the amount is greater than that probable amount now due on the judgment, as indicated in section (A) of this form, sign and return this form and pay that probable amount now due to the clerk of this court.
5. If the answer to line 1 is "yes" but the money, property, or credits are of such a nature that they cannot be delivered to the clerk of the court, indicate that by placing an "X" in this space: ...... Do not dispose of that money, property, or credits or give them to anyone else until further order of the court.
6. If the answer to line 1 is "no," sign and return this form to the clerk of this court.
I certify that the statements above are true.
..............................
(Print Name of Garnishee)
..............................
(Print Name and Title of
Person Who Completed Form)

Signed ...........................................................
(Signature of Person Completing Form)
Dated this .......... day of .........., ....."
Section A of the form described in this division shall be completed before service. Section B of the form shall be completed by the garnishee, and the garnishee shall file one completed and signed copy of the form with the clerk of the court as the garnishee's answer. The garnishee may keep one completed and signed copy of the form and shall deliver the other completed and signed copy of the form to the judgment debtor.
If several affidavits seeking orders of garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, are filed against the same judgment debtor in accordance with section 2716.11 of the Revised Code, the court involved shall issue the requested orders in the same order in which the clerk received the associated affidavits.
(C)(1) At the time of the filing of a proceeding in garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under section 2716.11 of the Revised Code, the judgment creditor also shall file with the clerk of the court a praecipe instructing the clerk to issue to the judgment debtor a notice to the judgment debtor form and a request for hearing form. Upon receipt of the praecipe and the scheduling of a hearing relative to an action in garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under division (A) of this section, the clerk of the court immediately shall serve upon the judgment debtor, in accordance with division (D) of this section, two copies of the notice to the judgment debtor form and of the request for hearing form. The copies of the notice to the judgment debtor form and of the request for hearing form shall not be served later than seven days prior to the date on which the hearing is scheduled.
(a) The notice to the judgment debtor that must be served upon the judgment debtor shall be in substantially the following form:
"(Name and Address of the Court)
(Case Caption) ......................... Case No. .............
NOTICE TO THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR
You are hereby notified that this court has issued an order in the above case in favor of (name and address of judgment creditor), the judgment creditor in this proceeding, directing that some of your money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, now in the possession of (name and address of garnishee), the garnishee in this proceeding, be used to satisfy your debt to the judgment creditor. This order was issued on the basis of the judgment creditor's judgment against you that was obtained in (name of court) in (case number) on (date). Upon your receipt of this notice, you are prohibited from removing or attempting to remove the money, property, or credits until expressly permitted by the court. Any violation of this prohibition subjects you to punishment for contempt of court.
The law of Ohio and the United States provides that certain benefit payments cannot be taken from you to pay a debt. Typical among the benefits that cannot be attached or executed upon by a creditor are the following:
(1) Workers' compensation benefits;
(2) Unemployment compensation payments;
(3) Cash assistance payments under the Ohio works first program;
(4) Benefits and services under the prevention, retention, and contingency program;
(5) Disability assistance administered by the Ohio department of job and family services;
(5)(6) Social security benefits;
(6)(7) Supplemental security income (S.S.I.);
(7)(8) Veteran's benefits;
(8)(9) Black lung benefits;
(9)(10) Certain pensions.
There may be other benefits not included in the above list that apply in your case.
If you dispute the judgment creditor's right to garnish your property and believe that the judgment creditor should not be given your money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, now in the possession of the garnishee because they are exempt or if you feel that this order is improper for any other reason, you may request a hearing before this court by disputing the claim in the request for hearing form, appearing below, or in a substantially similar form, and delivering the request for hearing to this court at the above address, at the office of the clerk of this court no later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice. You may state your reasons for disputing the judgment creditor's right to garnish your property in the space provided on the form; however, you are not required to do so. If you do state your reasons for disputing the judgment creditor's right, you are not prohibited from stating any other reason at the hearing. If you do not state your reasons, it will not be held against you by the court, and you can state your reasons at the hearing. NO OBJECTIONS TO THE JUDGMENT ITSELF WILL BE HEARD OR CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING. If you request a hearing, the hearing will be limited to a consideration of the amount of your money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, in the possession or control of the garnishee, if any, that can be used to satisfy all or part of the judgment you owe to the judgment creditor.
If you request a hearing by delivering your request for hearing no later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, it will be conducted in .......... courtroom .........., (address of court), at ..... m. on .........., .......... You may request the court to conduct the hearing before this date by indicating your request in the space provided on the form; the court then will send you notice of any change in the date, time, or place of the hearing. If you do not request a hearing by delivering your request for a hearing no later than the end of the fifth business day after you receive this notice, some of your money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, will be paid to the judgment creditor.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office of the clerk of this court. If you want legal representation, you should contact your lawyer immediately. If you need the name of a lawyer, contact the local bar association.
..............................
Clerk of the Court
..............................
Date"

(b) The request for hearing form that must be served upon the judgment debtor shall have attached to it a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope or shall be on a postage-paid self-addressed postcard, and shall be in substantially the following form:
"(Name and Address of Court)
Case Number ........................... Date ....................
REQUEST FOR HEARING
I dispute the judgment creditor's right to garnish my money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, in the above case and request that a hearing in this matter be held
..................................................................
(Insert "on" or "earlier than")
the date and time set forth in the document entitled "NOTICE TO THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR" that I received with this request form.
I dispute the judgment creditor's right to garnish my property for the following reasons:
..................................................................
(Optional)
..................................................................
..................................................................
I UNDERSTAND THAT NO OBJECTIONS TO THE JUDGMENT ITSELF WILL BE HEARD OR CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING.
..............................
(Name of Judgment Debtor)
..............................
(Signature)
..............................
(Date)

WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT DELIVER THIS REQUEST FOR HEARING OR A REQUEST IN A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR FORM TO THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THIS COURT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF IT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A HEARING AND SOME OF YOUR MONEY, PROPERTY, OR CREDITS, OTHER THAN PERSONAL EARNINGS, NOW IN THE POSSESSION OF (GARNISHEE'S NAME) WILL BE PAID TO (JUDGMENT CREDITOR'S NAME) TO SATISFY SOME OF YOUR DEBT TO (JUDGMENT CREDITOR'S NAME)."
(2) The judgment debtor may receive a hearing in accordance with this division by delivering a written request for hearing to the court within five business days after receipt of the notice provided pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section. The request may set forth the judgment debtor's reasons for disputing the judgment creditor's right to garnish the money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings; however, neither the judgment debtor's inclusion of nor failure to include those reasons upon the request constitutes a waiver of any defense of the judgment debtor or affects the judgment debtor's right to produce evidence at the hearing. If the request is made by the judgment debtor within the prescribed time, the hearing shall be limited to a consideration of the amount of money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, of the judgment debtor in the hands of the garnishee, if any, that can be used to satisfy all or part of the debt owed by the judgment debtor to the judgment creditor. If a request for a hearing is not received by the court within the prescribed time, the hearing scheduled pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be canceled unless the court grants the judgment debtor a continuance in accordance with division (C)(3) of this section.
(3) If the judgment debtor does not request a hearing in the action within the prescribed time pursuant to division (C)(2) of this section, the court nevertheless may grant a continuance of the scheduled hearing if the judgment debtor, prior to the time at which the hearing was scheduled, as indicated on the notice to the judgment debtor required by division (C)(1) of this section, establishes a reasonable justification for failure to request the hearing within the prescribed time. If the court grants a continuance of the hearing, it shall cause the matter to be set for hearing as soon as practicable thereafter. The continued hearing shall be conducted in accordance with division (C)(2) of this section.
(4) The court may conduct the hearing on the matter prior to the time at which the hearing was scheduled, as indicated on the notice to the judgment debtor required by division (C)(1) of this section, upon the request of the judgment debtor. The parties shall be sent notice, by the clerk of the court, by regular mail, of any change in the date, time, or place of the hearing.
(5) If the scheduled hearing is canceled and no continuance is granted, the court shall issue an order to the garnishee to pay all or some of the money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, of the judgment debtor in the possession of the garnishee at the time of service of the notice and order into court if they have not already been paid to the court. This order shall be based on the answer of the garnishee filed pursuant to this section. If the scheduled hearing is conducted or if it is continued and conducted, the court shall determine at the hearing the amount of the money, property, or credits, other than personal earnings, of the judgment debtor in the possession of the garnishee at the time of service of the notice and order, if any, that can be used to satisfy all or part of the debt owed by the judgment debtor to the judgment creditor, and issue an order, accordingly, to the garnishee to pay that amount into court if it has not already been paid to the court.
(D) The notice to the judgment debtor form and the request for hearing form described in division (C) of this section shall be sent by the clerk by ordinary or regular mail service unless the judgment creditor requests that service be made in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure, in which case the forms shall be served in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure. Any court of common pleas that issues an order of garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under this section has jurisdiction to serve process pursuant to this section upon a garnishee who does not reside within the jurisdiction of the court. Any county court or municipal court that issues an order of garnishment of property, other than personal earnings, under this section has jurisdiction to serve process pursuant to this section upon a garnishee who does not reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
Sec. 2921.13.  (A) No person shall knowingly make a false statement, or knowingly swear or affirm the truth of a false statement previously made, when any of the following applies:
(1) The statement is made in any official proceeding.
(2) The statement is made with purpose to incriminate another.
(3) The statement is made with purpose to mislead a public official in performing the public official's official function.
(4) The statement is made with purpose to secure the payment of unemployment compensation; Ohio works first; prevention, retention, and contingency assistance benefits and services; disability assistance; retirement benefits; economic development assistance, as defined in section 9.66 of the Revised Code; or other benefits administered by a governmental agency or paid out of a public treasury.
(5) The statement is made with purpose to secure the issuance by a governmental agency of a license, permit, authorization, certificate, registration, release, or provider agreement.
(6) The statement is sworn or affirmed before a notary public or another person empowered to administer oaths.
(7) The statement is in writing on or in connection with a report or return that is required or authorized by law.
(8) The statement is in writing and is made with purpose to induce another to extend credit to or employ the offender, to confer any degree, diploma, certificate of attainment, award of excellence, or honor on the offender, or to extend to or bestow upon the offender any other valuable benefit or distinction, when the person to whom the statement is directed relies upon it to that person's detriment.
(9) The statement is made with purpose to commit or facilitate the commission of a theft offense.
(10) The statement is knowingly made to a probate court in connection with any action, proceeding, or other matter within its jurisdiction, either orally or in a written document, including, but not limited to, an application, petition, complaint, or other pleading, or an inventory, account, or report.
(11) The statement is made on an account, form, record, stamp, label, or other writing that is required by law.
(12) The statement is made in connection with the purchase of a firearm, as defined in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code, and in conjunction with the furnishing to the seller of the firearm of a fictitious or altered driver's or commercial driver's license or permit, a fictitious or altered identification card, or any other document that contains false information about the purchaser's identity.
(13) The statement is made in a document or instrument of writing that purports to be a judgment, lien, or claim of indebtedness and is filed or recorded with the secretary of state, a county recorder, or the clerk of a court of record.
(B) No person, in connection with the purchase of a firearm, as defined in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code, shall knowingly furnish to the seller of the firearm a fictitious or altered driver's or commercial driver's license or permit, a fictitious or altered identification card, or any other document that contains false information about the purchaser's identity.
(C) It is no defense to a charge under division (A)(4) of this section that the oath or affirmation was administered or taken in an irregular manner.
(D) If contradictory statements relating to the same fact are made by the offender within the period of the statute of limitations for falsification, it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove which statement was false but only that one or the other was false.
(E)(1) Whoever violates division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10), (11), or (13) of this section is guilty of falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(2) Whoever violates division (A)(9) of this section is guilty of falsification in a theft offense. Except as otherwise provided in this division, falsification in a theft offense is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is five hundred dollars or more and is less than five thousand dollars, falsification in a theft offense is a felony of the fifth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is five thousand dollars or more and is less than one hundred thousand dollars, falsification in a theft offense is a felony of the fourth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one hundred thousand dollars or more, falsification in a theft offense is a felony of the third degree.
(3) Whoever violates division (A)(12) or (B) of this section is guilty of falsification to purchase a firearm, a felony of the fifth degree.
(F) A person who violates this section is liable in a civil action to any person harmed by the violation for injury, death, or loss to person or property incurred as a result of the commission of the offense and for reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and other expenses incurred as a result of prosecuting the civil action commenced under this division. A civil action under this division is not the exclusive remedy of a person who incurs injury, death, or loss to person or property as a result of a violation of this section.
Sec. 2949.091.  (A)(1) The court, in which any person is convicted of or pleads guilty to any offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation, shall impose the sum of eleven thirteen dollars as costs in the case in addition to any other court costs that the court is required by law to impose upon the offender. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state and deposited by the. The treasurer of state shall deposit eleven-thirteenths of the moneys transmitted into the general revenue fund. The treasurer of state shall deposit two-thirteenths of the moneys transmitted into the state treasury to the credit of the county public defender reimbursement fund, which is hereby created. All moneys credited to the fund shall be used by the state public defender to reimburse counties for the operation of county public defender offices, joint county public defender offices, and county appointed counsel systems pursuant to sections 120.18, 120.28, and 120.33 of the Revised Code.
The court shall not waive the payment of the additional eleven thirteen dollars court costs, unless the court determines that the offender is indigent and waives the payment of all court costs imposed upon the indigent offender.
(2) The juvenile court, in which a child is found to be a delinquent child or a juvenile traffic offender for an act which, if committed by an adult, would be an offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation, shall impose the sum of eleven thirteen dollars as costs in the case in addition to any other court costs that the court is required or permitted by law to impose upon the delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state and deposited by the. The treasurer of state shall deposit eleven-thirteenths of the moneys transmitted into the general revenue fund. The eleven treasurer of state shall deposit two-thirteenths of the moneys transmitted into the county public defender reimbursement fund.
The thirteen dollars court costs shall be collected in all cases unless the court determines the juvenile is indigent and waives the payment of all court costs, or enters an order on its journal stating that it has determined that the juvenile is indigent, that no other court costs are to be taxed in the case, and that the payment of the eleven thirteen dollars court costs is waived.
(B) Whenever a person is charged with any offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation and posts bail, the court shall add to the amount of the bail the eleven thirteen dollars required to be paid by division (A)(1) of this section. The eleven thirteen dollars shall be retained by the clerk of the court until the person is convicted, pleads guilty, forfeits bail, is found not guilty, or has the charges dismissed. If the person is convicted, pleads guilty, or forfeits bail, the clerk shall transmit the eleven thirteen dollars on or before the twentieth day of the month following the month in which the person was convicted, pleaded guilty, or forfeited bail to the treasurer of state, who. The treasurer of state shall deposit it eleven of the thirteen dollars into the general revenue fund and two of the thirteen dollars into the county public defender reimbursement fund. If the person is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the clerk shall return the eleven thirteen dollars to the person.
(C) No person shall be placed or held in a detention facility for failing to pay the additional eleven thirteen dollars court costs or bail that are required to be paid by this section.
(D) As used in this section:
(1) "Moving violation" and "bail" have the same meanings as in section 2743.70 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Detention facility" has the same meaning as in section 2921.01 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 2953.21.  (A)(1) Any person who has been convicted of a criminal offense or adjudicated a delinquent child and who claims that there was such a denial or infringement of the person's rights as to render the judgment void or voidable under the Ohio Constitution or the Constitution of the United States may file a petition in the court that imposed sentence, stating the grounds for relief relied upon, and asking the court to vacate or set aside the judgment or sentence or to grant other appropriate relief. The petitioner may file a supporting affidavit and other documentary evidence in support of the claim for relief.
(2) A petition under division (A)(1) of this section shall be filed no later than one hundred eighty days after the date on which the trial transcript is filed in the court of appeals in the direct appeal of the judgment of conviction or adjudication or, if the direct appeal involves a sentence of death, the date on which the trial transcript is filed in the supreme court. If no appeal is taken, the petition shall be filed no later than one hundred eighty days after the expiration of the time for filing the appeal.
(3) In a petition filed under division (A) of this section, a person upon whom a sentence of death has been imposed may ask the court to render void or voidable the judgment with respect to the conviction of aggravated murder or the specification of an aggravating circumstance.
(4) A petitioner shall state in the original or amended petition filed under division (A) of this section all grounds for relief claimed by the petitioner. Except as provided in section 2953.23 of the Revised Code, any ground for relief that is not so stated in the petition is waived.
(5) If the petitioner in a petition filed under division (A) of this section was convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony, the petition may include a claim that the petitioner was denied the equal protection of the laws in violation of the Ohio Constitution or the United States Constitution because the sentence imposed upon the petitioner for the felony was part of a consistent pattern of disparity in sentencing by the judge who imposed the sentence, with regard to the petitioner's race, gender, ethnic background, or religion. If the supreme court adopts a rule requiring a court of common pleas to maintain information with regard to an offender's race, gender, ethnic background, or religion, the supporting evidence for the petition shall include, but shall not be limited to, a copy of that type of information relative to the petitioner's sentence and copies of that type of information relative to sentences that the same judge imposed upon other persons.
(B) The clerk of the court in which the petition is filed shall docket the petition and bring it promptly to the attention of the court. The petitioner need not serve a copy of the petition on the prosecuting attorney. The clerk of the court in which the petition is filed immediately shall forward a copy of the petition to the prosecuting attorney of that county.
(C) The court shall consider a petition that is timely filed under division (A)(2) of this section even if a direct appeal of the judgment is pending. Before granting a hearing on a petition filed under division (A) of this section, the court shall determine whether there are substantive grounds for relief. In making such a determination, the court shall consider, in addition to the petition, the supporting affidavits, and the documentary evidence, all the files and records pertaining to the proceedings against the petitioner, including, but not limited to, the indictment, the court's journal entries, the journalized records of the clerk of the court, and the court reporter's transcript. The court reporter's transcript, if ordered and certified by the court, shall be taxed as court costs. If the court dismisses the petition, it shall make and file findings of fact and conclusions of law with respect to such dismissal.
(D) Within ten days after the docketing of the petition, or within any further time that the court may fix for good cause shown, the prosecuting attorney shall respond by answer or motion. Within twenty days from the date the issues are made up, either party may move for summary judgment. The right to summary judgment shall appear on the face of the record.
(E) Unless the petition and the files and records of the case show the petitioner is not entitled to relief, the court shall proceed to a prompt hearing on the issues even if a direct appeal of the case is pending. If the court notifies the parties that it has found grounds for granting relief, either party may request an appellate court in which a direct appeal of the judgment is pending to remand the pending case to the court.
(F) At any time before the answer or motion is filed, the petitioner may amend the petition with or without leave or prejudice to the proceedings. The petitioner may amend the petition with leave of court at any time thereafter.
(G) If the court does not find grounds for granting relief, it shall make and file findings of fact and conclusions of law and shall enter judgment denying relief on the petition. If no direct appeal of the case is pending and the court finds grounds for relief or if a pending direct appeal of the case has been remanded to the court pursuant to a request made pursuant to division (E) of this section and the court finds grounds for granting relief, it shall make and file findings of fact and conclusions of law and shall enter a judgment that vacates and sets aside the judgment in question, and, in the case of a petitioner who is a prisoner in custody, shall discharge or resentence the petitioner or grant a new trial as the court determines appropriate. The court also may make supplementary orders to the relief granted, concerning such matters as rearraignment, retrial, custody, and bail. If the trial court's order granting the petition is reversed on appeal and if the direct appeal of the case has been remanded from an appellate court pursuant to a request under division (E) of this section, the appellate court reversing the order granting the petition shall notify the appellate court in which the direct appeal of the case was pending at the time of the remand of the reversal and remand of the trial court's order. Upon the reversal and remand of the trial court's order granting the petition, regardless of whether notice is sent or received, the direct appeal of the case that was remanded is reinstated.
(H) Upon the filing of a petition pursuant to division (A) of this section by a prisoner in a state correctional institution who has received the death penalty, the court may stay execution of the judgment challenged by the petition.
(I)(1) If a person who has received the death penalty intends to file a petition under this section, the court shall appoint counsel to represent the person upon a finding that the person is indigent and that the person either accepts the appointment of counsel or is unable to make a competent decision whether to accept or reject the appointment of counsel. The court may decline to appoint counsel for the person only upon a finding, after a hearing if necessary, that the person rejects the appointment of counsel and understands the legal consequences of that decision or upon a finding that the person is not indigent.
(2) The court shall not appoint as counsel under division (I)(1) of this section an attorney who represented the petitioner at trial in the case to which the petition relates unless the person and the attorney expressly request the appointment. The court shall appoint as counsel under division (I)(1) of this section only an attorney who is certified under Rule 65 20 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Common Pleas Ohio to represent indigent defendants charged with or convicted of an offense for which the death penalty can be or has been imposed. The ineffectiveness or incompetence of counsel during proceedings under this section does not constitute grounds for relief in a proceeding under this section, in an appeal of any action under this section, or in an application to reopen a direct appeal.
(3) Division (I) of this section does not preclude attorneys who represent the state of Ohio from invoking the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 154 with respect to capital cases that were pending in federal habeas corpus proceedings prior to the effective date of this amendment insofar as the petitioners in those cases were represented in proceedings under this section by one or more counsel appointed by the court under this section or section 120.06, 120.16, 120.26, or 120.33 of the Revised Code and those appointed counsel meet the requirements of division (I)(2) of this section.
(J) Subject to the appeal of a sentence for a felony that is authorized by section 2953.08 of the Revised Code, the remedy set forth in this section is the exclusive remedy by which a person may bring a collateral challenge to the validity of a conviction or sentence in a criminal case or to the validity of an adjudication of a child as a delinquent child for the commission of an act that would be a criminal offense if committed by an adult or the validity of a related order of disposition.
Sec. 3109.14.  (A) As used in this section, "birth record" and "certification of birth" have the meanings given in section 3705.01 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) The director of health, a person authorized by the director, a local commissioner of health, or a local registrar of vital statistics shall charge and collect a fee for each certified copy of a birth record and, for each certification of birth a fee of two dollars, and for each copy of a death record a fee of two dollars,. Until October 1, 2001, the fee shall be two dollars. On and after October 1, 2001, the fee shall be three dollars. The fee is in addition to the fee imposed by section 3705.24 or any other section of the Revised Code. A local commissioner of health or a local registrar of vital statistics may retain an amount of each additional fee collected, not to exceed three per cent of the amount of the additional fee, to be used for costs directly related to the collection of the fee and the forwarding of the fee to the treasurer of state.
(2) Upon the filing for a divorce decree under section 3105.10 or a decree of dissolution under section 3105.65 of the Revised Code, a court of common pleas shall charge and collect a fee of ten dollars. Until October 1, 2001, the fee shall be ten dollars. On and after October 1, 2001, the fee shall be eleven dollars. The fee is in addition to any other court costs or fees. The county clerk of courts may retain an amount of each additional fee collected, not to exceed three per cent of the amount of the additional fee, to be used for costs directly related to the collection of the fee and the forwarding of the fee to the treasurer of state.
(C) The additional fees collected, but not retained, under this section during each month shall be forwarded not later than the tenth day of the immediately following month to the treasurer of state, who shall deposit the fees in the state treasury to the credit of the children's trust fund, which is hereby created. A person or government entity that fails to forward the fees in a timely manner, as determined by the treasurer of state, shall forward to the treasurer of state, in addition to the fees, a penalty equal to ten per cent of the fees.
The treasurer of state shall invest the moneys in the fund, and all earnings resulting from investment of the fund shall be credited to the fund, except that actual administrative costs incurred by the treasurer of state in administering the fund may be deducted from the earnings resulting from investments. The amount that may be deducted shall not exceed three per cent of the total amount of fees credited to the fund in each fiscal year, except that the children's trust fund board may approve an amount for actual administrative costs exceeding three per cent but not exceeding four per cent of such amount. The balance of the investment earnings shall be credited to the fund. Moneys credited to the fund shall be used only for the purposes described in sections 3109.13 to 3109.18 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3301.075.  The state board of education shall adopt rules governing the purchasing and leasing of data processing services and equipment for all local, exempted village, city, and joint vocational school districts and all educational service centers. Such rules shall include provisions for the establishment of an Ohio education computer network under procedures, guidelines, and specifications of the department of education.
The department shall administer funds appropriated for the Ohio education computer network to ensure its efficient and economical operation and shall approve no more than twenty-seven data acquisition sites to operate concurrently. Such sites shall be approved for funding in accordance with rules of the state board adopted under this section that shall provide for the superintendent of public instruction to require the membership of each data acquisition site to be composed of combinations of school districts and educational service centers from contiguous counties having sufficient students to support an efficient, economical comprehensive program of computer services to member districts and educational service centers. Each data acquisition site, other than sites organized under Chapter 167. of the Revised Code prior to the effective date of this section, shall be organized in accordance with section 3313.92 or Chapter 167. of the Revised Code.
The department of education may contract with an independent for profit or nonprofit entity to provide current and historical information on Ohio government through the Ohio education computer network to school district libraries operating in accordance with section 3375.14 of the Revised Code in order to assist school teachers in social studies course instruction and support student research projects. Any such contract shall be awarded in accordance with Chapter 125. of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3301.70.  (A) The state board of education is the designated state agency responsible for the coordination and administration of sections 110 to 118 of the "National and Community Service Act of 1990," 104 Stat. 3127 (1990), 42 U.S.C. 12401 to 12431, and amendments thereto as amended. With the assistance of the state Ohio community service advisory committee council created in section 121.40 of the Revised Code, the state board shall coordinate with other state agencies to apply for funding under the act when appropriate.
(B) With the assistance of the state Ohio community service advisory committee council, the state board of education shall develop a plan to assist school districts in the implementation of section 3313.605 of the Revised Code and other community service activities of school districts. The state board shall encourage the development of school district programs meeting the requirements for funding under the "National and Community Service Act of 1990." The plan shall include the investigation of funding from all available sources for school community service education programs, including funds available under the "National and Community Service Act of 1990," and the provision of technical assistance to school districts for the implementation of community service education programs. The plan shall also provide for technical assistance to be given to school boards to assist in obtaining funds for community service education programs from any source.
(C) With the assistance of the state Ohio community service advisory committee council, the state board of education shall do all of the following:
(1) Disseminate information about school district community service education programs to other school districts and to statewide organizations involved with or promoting volunteerism;
(2) Recruit additional school districts to develop community service education programs;
(3) Identify or develop model community service programs, teacher training courses, and community service curricula and teaching materials for possible use by school districts in their programs.
Sec. 3301.80.  (A) There is hereby created the Ohio SchoolNet commission as an independent agency. The commission shall administer programs to provide financial and other assistance to school districts and other educational institutions for the acquisition and utilization of educational technology.
The commission is a body corporate and politic, an agency of the state performing essential governmental functions of the state.
(B)(1) The commission shall consist of eleven members, seven of whom are voting members. Of the voting members, one shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one shall be appointed by the president of the senate. The members appointed by the speaker of the house and the president of the senate shall not be members of the general assembly. The state superintendent of public instruction or a designee of the superintendent, the director of budget and management or a designee of the director, the director of administrative services or a designee of the director, the chairperson of the public utilities commission or a designee of the chairperson, and the director of the Ohio educational telecommunications network commission or a designee of the director shall serve on the commission as ex officio voting members. Of the nonvoting members, two shall be members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house and two shall be members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate. The members appointed from each house shall not be members of the same political party. The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee shall be the chairperson of the commission.
(2) The members shall serve without compensation. The voting members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall be reimbursed, pursuant to office of budget and management guidelines, for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.
(3) The terms of office for the members appointed by the speaker of the house and the president of the senate shall be for two years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. The members appointed by the speaker of the house and the president of the senate may be reappointed. Any member appointed from the house of representatives or senate who ceases to be a member of the legislative house from which the member was appointed shall cease to be a member of the commission. Vacancies among appointed members shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which a predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of that term. The members appointed by the speaker of the house and the president of the senate shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of that member's term until a successor takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(C)(1) The commission shall be under the supervision of an executive director who shall be appointed by the commission. The executive director shall serve at the pleasure of the commission and shall direct commission employees in the administration of all programs for the provision of financial and other assistance to school districts and other educational institutions for the acquisition and utilization of educational technology.
(2) The employees of the Ohio SchoolNet commission shall be placed in the unclassified service. The commission shall fix the compensation of the executive director. The executive director shall employ and fix the compensation for such employees as necessary to facilitate the activities and purposes of the commission. The employees shall serve at the pleasure of the executive director.
(3) The employees of the Ohio SchoolNet commission shall be exempt from Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code and shall not be public employees as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code.
(D) The Ohio SchoolNet commission shall do all of the following:
(1) Make grants to institutions and other organizations as prescribed by the general assembly for the provision of technical assistance, professional development, and other support services to enable school districts, community schools established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, and other educational institutions to utilize educational technology;
(2) Contract with the department of education, state institutions of higher education, private nonprofit institutions of higher education holding certificates of authorization under section 1713.02 of the Revised Code, and such other public or private entities as the executive director deems necessary for the administration and implementation of the programs under the commission's jurisdiction;
(3) Establish a reporting system to which school districts, community schools established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, and other educational institutions receiving financial assistance pursuant to this section for the acquisition of educational technology report information as to the manner in which such assistance was expended, the manner in which the equipment or services purchased with the assistance is being utilized, the results or outcome of this utilization, and other information as may be required by the commission;
(4) Establish necessary guidelines governing purchasing and procurement by participants in programs administered by the commission that facilitate the timely and effective implementation of such programs;
(5) Take into consideration the efficiency and cost savings of statewide procurement prior to allocating and releasing funds for any programs under its administration.
(E)(1) The executive director shall implement policies and directives issued by the Ohio SchoolNet commission.
(2) The Ohio SchoolNet commission may establish a systems support network to facilitate the timely implementation of the programs, projects, or activities for which it provides assistance.
(3) Chapters 123., 124., 125., and 153., and sections 9.331, 9.332, and 9.333 of the Revised Code do not apply to contracts, programs, projects, or activities of the Ohio SchoolNet commission.
Sec. 3302.041. (A) Each school district that in 1999 was declared to be in a state of academic emergency, under an academic watch, or in need of continuous improvement under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code and that is projected to receive any parity aid payments under section 3317.0217 of the Revised Code for either of the two fiscal years beginning July 1, 2001, or July 1, 2002, shall amend its continuous improvement plan required under section 3302.04 of the Revised Code to include a budget for expending the parity aid for either of those two fiscal years that the district is projected to receive such aid. For each year included in the budget, the district shall allocate the full amount of projected parity aid among one or more of the following:
(1) Upgrading, or purchasing additional classroom equipment, materials, textbooks, or technology;
(2) Lowering the teacher/student ratios in additional classrooms;
(3) Providing additional advanced curriculum opportunities;
(4) Providing additional electives or required courses for graduation;
(5) Increasing the number of days of professional development;
(6) Providing all-day kindergarten to more students;
(7) Providing preschool to more students;
(8) Providing additional programming and services for special student populations such as gifted, disadvantaged, or disabled students;
(9) Providing new programs or increasing the number of students served by existing programs to prevent academic failure or to intervene in the case of students in danger of academic failure, such as tutoring or summer school programs.
(B) For each expenditure of parity aid allocated in the budget under division (A) of this section, the district's amended continuous improvement plan shall describe:
(1) How the expenditure will result in new programs or opportunities, or an expanded availability of programs or opportunities to more students, and will not simply fund existing programs with parity aid instead of general revenue fund moneys or other district income.
(2) How the proposed expenditure is expected to enhance the district's continuous improvement plan, improve the district's academic success, and promote the district's achievement of the standard unit of improvement required by the department of education under rules adopted pursuant to section 3302.04 of the Revised Code.
(C) A copy of each amended continuous improvement plan required to contain a budget under this section shall be submitted to the department by September 1, 2001. The department shall randomly divide all school districts required to comply with this section into two groups and, beginning July 1, 2002, shall assess one half of the districts in each of fiscal years 2003 and 2004 to determine whether the district did in fact make the expenditures included in its proposed parity aid budget during the preceding fiscal year.
(D) If in either year, the department finds that a district did not spend its preceding year's parity aid funds in the manner specified in the budget for that year, it shall notify the state board of education of its findings and shall subtract the amount of any parity aid funds not spent in the manner specified in the budget from any parity aid otherwise due to the district under section 3317.0217 of the Revised Code in the current fiscal year. If payments are reduced to any district under this division, the department shall continue to assess the expenditures of such district in each ensuing year and shall continue to make deductions in accordance with this section until such year as the district is found to be in compliance with this section.
(E) Whenever the department reexamines the status of school districts under division (A) of section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, it shall require all districts expected to receive parity aid payments and determined either to need continuous improvement, be under an academic watch, or be in a state of academic emergency to submit their three-year continuous improvement plans to the department and to include as an integral part of such plans, budgets meeting the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section. The department shall annually assess one third of all such districts and withhold parity aid payments from noncomplying districts in the same manner as required under divisions (C) and (D) of this section.
(F) At any time, for good cause and with the approval of the department, a school district may amend a budget adopted under this section. Any such amendment, however, shall provide that any parity aid payments the district proposes not to spend on one of the items listed in division (A) of this section are instead reallocated to other items listed in such division.
(G) The department may authorize a school district to spend parity aid payments for a purpose not listed in division (A) of this section if the district provides clear and convincing evidence that the payments are needed for emergency purposes directly related to eliminating risks to the health and safety of the students.
Sec. 3303.01. Except when utilized in Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code, whenever the term vocational education occurs anywhere in the Revised Code, it shall be deemed to refer to career-technical education, except that joint vocational school districts shall continue to be styled as and shall maintain their legal existence as either joint vocational school districts or vocational school districts pursuant to section 3311.01.
Sec. 3305.061. Notwithstanding section 171.07 and division (D) of section 3305.06 of the Revised Code, the percentage of an electing employee's compensation contributed by a public institution of higher education under division (D) of section 3305.06 of the Revised Code shall not exceed the percentage of compensation transferred under section 145.87, 3307.84, or 3309.88 of the Revised Code, as appropriate, by the state retirement system that otherwise applies to the electing employee's position. A change in the percentage of compensation contributed under division (D) of section 3305.06 of the Revised Code, as required by this section, shall take effect on the same day a change in the percentage of compensation takes effect under section 145.87, 3307.84, or 3309.88 of the Revised Code, as appropriate.
Sec. 3311.057.  (A) Any educational service center that is formed by merging two or more educational service centers or former county school districts after July 1, 1995, but prior to July 1, 1999 2003, may determine the number of members of its governing board of education and whether the members are to be elected at large or by subdistrict, provided each board shall have an odd number of members.
(B) If an educational service center described in division (A) of this section is formed on or after the effective date of this section, the governing board of education of each service center that is merging to form the new service center shall include identical provisions for electing the new service center's governing board in its resolution adopted pursuant to division (A) of section 3311.053 of the Revised Code. If there is any transition period between the effective date of the merger of the service centers and the assumption of control of the new service center by the new board, the resolutions shall include provisions for an interim governing board which shall be appointed to govern the service center until the time the new board is elected and assumes control of the service center.
(C) If an educational service center described in division (A) of this section was formed prior to the effective date of this section, the governing board of the service center may adopt at any time prior to July 1, 1999 2003, a resolution setting forth provisions for changing the number of members and the manner of electing its board and provisions for any transitional period between the abolition of the existing board and the assumption of control by the new board.
(D) Any provisions for electing a governing board adopted pursuant to division (B) or (C) of this section may provide for the election of members at large, may provide for the establishment of subdistricts within the district, or may require some members to be elected at large and some to be elected from subdistricts. If subdistricts are included, the resolutions shall specify the manner in which their boundaries are to be drawn. The provisions shall attempt to ensure that each elected member of the board represents an equal number of residents of the service center. To accomplish this, any subdistrict containing a multiple of the number of electors in another subdistrict, may elect at-large within that subdistrict, a number of board members equal to the multiple that its population is of the population of the other subdistrict.
(E) The provisions for selecting board members set forth in the latest resolution adopted pursuant to division (B) or (C) of this section prior to July 1, 1999 2003, shall remain the method of electing school board members within that educational service center.
Sec. 3311.058. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 45.32 of Am. Sub. H.B. 117 of the 121st General Assembly, 146 Ohio Laws 900, 1805, as subsequently amended, or in Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code, no educational service center shall be required to merge in order to achieve any prescribed minimum average daily membership if such a merger will cause the territory of the resultant joint educational service center to comprise more than eight hundred square miles.
Sec. 3313.37.  (A)(1) The board of education of any city, local, or exempted village school district may build, enlarge, repair, and furnish the necessary schoolhouses, purchase or lease sites therefor, or rights-of-way thereto, or purchase or lease real estate to be used as playgrounds for children or rent suitable schoolrooms, either within or without the district, and provide the necessary apparatus and make all other necessary provisions for the schools under its control. The governing board of any educational service center may build, enlarge, repair, and furnish the necessary facilities for conducting special education programs and driver education courses, purchase or lease sites therefor, or rights-of-way thereto, or purchase or lease real estate or rent suitable facilities to be used for such purposes and provide the necessary apparatus and make all other necessary provisions for such facilities as are under its control.
(2) A governing board of an educational service center may acquire, lease, or enter into a contract to purchase, lease, or sell real and personal property and may construct, enlarge, repair, renovate, furnish, or equip facilities, buildings, or structures for the educational service center's purposes. The board may enter into loan agreements, including mortgages, for the acquisition of such property. If a governing board exercises any of these powers to acquire office or classroom space, the board of county commissioners has no obligation to provide and equip offices and to provide heat, light, water, and janitorial services for the use of the service center pursuant to section 3319.19 of the Revised Code, unless there is a contract as provided by division (D) of that section.
(3) A board of county commissioners may issue securities of the county pursuant to Chapter 133. of the Revised Code for the acquisition of real and personal property or for the construction, enlargement, repair, or renovation of facilities, buildings, or structures by an educational service center, but only if the county has a contract under division (D) of section 3319.19 of the Revised Code with the educational service center whereby the educational service center agrees to pay the county an amount equal to the debt charges on the issued securities on or before the date those charges fall due. For the purposes of this section, "debt charges" and "securities" have the same meanings as in section 133.01 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) Boards of education of city, local, and exempted village school districts may acquire land by gift or devise, by purchase, or by appropriation. Lands purchased may be purchased for cash, by installment payments, with or without a mortgage, by entering into lease-purchase agreements, or by lease with an option to purchase, provided that if the purchase price is to be paid over a period of time, such payments shall not extend for a period of more than five years. A special tax levy may be authorized by the voters of the school district in accordance with section 5705.21 of the Revised Code to provide a special fund to meet the future time payments.
(2) For the purposes of section 5705.21 of the Revised Code, acquisition of land under the provisions of this division shall be considered a necessary requirement of the school district.
(3) Boards of education of city, local, and exempted village school districts may acquire federal land at a discount by a lease-purchase agreement for use as a site for the construction of educational facilities or for other related purposes. External administrative and other costs pertaining to the acquisition of federal land at a discount may be paid from funds available to the school district for operating purposes. Such boards of education may also acquire federal land by lease-purchase agreements, by negotiation, or otherwise.
(4) As used in this division:
(a) "Office equipment" includes but is not limited to typewriters, copying and duplicating equipment, and computer and data processing equipment.
(b) "Software for instructional purposes" includes computer programs usable for computer assisted instruction, computer managed instruction, drill and practice, and problem simulations.
A board of education or governing board of an educational service center may acquire the necessary office equipment, and computer hardware and software for instructional purposes, for the schools under its control by purchase, by lease, by installment payments, by entering into lease-purchase agreements, or by lease with an option to purchase. In the case of a city, exempted village, or local school district, if the purchase price is to be paid over a period of time, the contract setting forth the terms of such purchase shall be considered a continuing contract pursuant to section 5705.41 of the Revised Code. Payments shall not extend for a period of more than five years. Costs relating to the acquisition of necessary apparatus may be paid from funds available to the school district or educational service center for operating purposes.
(5) A board of education or governing board of an educational service center may acquire the necessary equipment for the maintenance or physical upkeep of facilities and land under its control by entering into lease-purchase agreements. If payments under the lease-purchase agreement are to be made over a period of time, the agreement shall be considered a continuing contract pursuant to section 5705.41 of the Revised Code, and such payments shall not extend for a period of more than five years.
Sec. 3313.41.  (A) Except as provided in divisions (C), (D), and (F), and (G) of this section, when a board of education decides to dispose of real or personal property that it owns in its corporate capacity, and that exceeds in value ten thousand dollars, it shall sell the property at public auction, after giving at least thirty days' notice of the auction by publication in a newspaper of general circulation or by posting notices in five of the most public places in the school district in which the property, if it is real property, is situated, or, if it is personal property, in the school district of the board of education that owns the property. The board may offer real property for sale as an entire tract or in parcels.
(B) When the board of education has offered real or personal property for sale at public auction at least once pursuant to division (A) of this section, and the property has not been sold, the board may sell it at a private sale. Regardless of how it was offered at public auction, at a private sale, the board shall, as it considers best, sell real property as an entire tract or in parcels, and personal property in a single lot or in several lots.
(C) If a board of education decides to dispose of real or personal property that it owns in its corporate capacity and that exceeds in value ten thousand dollars, it may sell the property to the adjutant general; to any subdivision or taxing authority as respectively defined in divisions (A) and (C) of section 5705.01 of the Revised Code, township park district, board of park commissioners established under Chapter 755. of the Revised Code, or park district established under Chapter 1545. of the Revised Code; to a wholly or partially tax-supported university, university branch, or college; or to the board of trustees of a school district library, upon such terms as are agreed upon. The sale of real or personal property to the board of trustees of a school district library is limited, in the case of real property, to a school district library within whose boundaries the real property is situated, or, in the case of personal property, to a school district library whose boundaries lie in whole or in part within the school district of the selling board of education.
(D) When a board of education decides to trade as a part or an entire consideration, an item of personal property on the purchase price of an item of similar personal property, it may trade the same upon such terms as are agreed upon by the parties to the trade.
(E) The president and the treasurer of the board of education shall execute and deliver deeds or other necessary instruments of conveyance to complete any sale or trade under this section.
(F) When a board of education has identified a parcel of real property that it determines is needed for school purposes, the board may, upon a majority vote of the members of the board, acquire that property by exchanging real property that the board owns in its corporate capacity for the identified real property or by using real property that the board owns in its corporate capacity as part or an entire consideration for the purchase price of the identified real property. Any exchange or acquisition made pursuant to this division shall be made by a conveyance executed by the president and the treasurer of the board.
(G) When a school district board of education decides to dispose of real property suitable for use as classroom space, prior to disposing of such property under division (A) through (F) of this section, it shall first offer that property for sale to the governing authorities of the start-up community schools, established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code and located within the territory of the school district, at a price that is not higher than the appraised fair market value of that property. If more than one community school governing authority accepts the offer made by the school district board, the board shall sell the property to the governing authority that accepted the offer first in time. If no community school governing authority accepts the offer within sixty days after the offer is made by the school district board, the board may dispose of the property in the applicable manner prescribed under divisions (A) to (F) of this section.
Sec. 3313.603.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "One unit" means a minimum of one hundred twenty hours of course instruction, except that for a laboratory course, "one unit" means a minimum of one hundred fifty hours of course instruction.
(2) "One-half unit" means a minimum of sixty hours of course instruction, except that for physical education courses, "one-half unit" means a minimum of one hundred twenty hours of course instruction.
(B) Beginning September 15, 2001, the requirements for graduation from every high school shall include twenty-one twenty units earned in grades nine through twelve and shall be distributed as follows:
(1) English language arts, four units;
(2) Health, one-half unit;
(3) Mathematics, three units;
(4) Physical education, one-half unit;
(5) Science, two units until September 15, 2003, and three units thereafter, which at all times shall include both of the following:
(a) Biological sciences, one unit;
(b) Physical sciences, one unit.
(6) Social studies, three units, which shall include both of the following:
(a) American history, one-half unit;
(b) American government, one-half unit.
(7) Elective units, eight seven units until September 15, 2003, and seven six units thereafter.
Each student's electives shall include at least one unit, or two half units, chosen from among the areas of business/technology, fine arts, and/or foreign language.
(C) Every high school may permit students below the ninth grade to take advanced work for credit. A high school shall count such advanced work toward the graduation requirements of division (B) of this section if the advanced work was both:
(1) Taught by a person who possesses a license or certificate issued under section 3301.071, 3319.22, or 3319.222 of the Revised Code that is valid for teaching high school;
(2) Designated by the board of education of the city, local, or exempted village school district, the board of the cooperative education school district, or the governing authority of the chartered nonpublic school as meeting the high school curriculum requirements.
(D) Units earned in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies that are delivered through integrated academic and technical instruction are eligible to meet the graduation requirements of division (B) of this section.
Sec. 3313.608.  (A) Beginning with students who enter fourth grade in the school year that starts July 1, 2001, no city, exempted village, or local school district shall promote to fifth grade any student who fails to attain the score designated under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on the test prescribed under that division to measure skill in reading, unless either of the following applies:
(1) The pupil was excused from taking the test under division (C)(1) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code;
(2) The pupil's principal and reading teacher agree that the pupil is academically prepared, as determined pursuant to the district policy adopted under section 3313.609 of the Revised Code, to be promoted to fifth grade.
(B)(1) To assist students in meeting this fourth grade guarantee established by this section, each city, exempted village, and local school district shall adopt policies and procedures with which it shall, beginning in the school year that starts July 1, 1998, annually assess the reading skills of each student at the end of kindergarten, first, second, and third grade and identify students who are reading below their grade level. The
(2) The policy and procedures shall require the students' classroom teachers to be involved in the assessment and the identification of students reading below grade level. The district shall notify the parent or guardian of each student whose reading skills are below grade level and, in accordance with division (C) of this section, provide intervention services to each student reading below grade level.
(2) For each student identified as reading below grade level at the end of third grade, the district shall offer intense remediation services during the summer following third grade.
(3) For each student entering fourth grade after July 1, 2001, who does not attain by the end of the fourth grade the score designated under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on the test prescribed under that division to measure skill in reading, the district also shall offer intense remediation intervention services, and another opportunity to take that test, during the summer following fourth grade.
(C) For each student required to be offered remediation intervention services under this section, the district shall involve the student's parent or guardian and classroom teacher in developing the intervention strategy, and shall offer to the parent or guardian the opportunity to be involved in the intervention services.
(D) Beginning in the summer of 1999, in addition to the remediation intervention requirements of divisions (B) and (C) of this section, every city, exempted village, or local school district shall offer intervention services during the summer remediation and, if needed, during the following school year to any student who has failed to attain the designated scores on three or more of the five tests described by division (A)(1) or (2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
(E) Any summer remediation intervention services funded in whole or in part by the state and offered by school districts to students under this section shall meet the following conditions:
(1) The remediation intervention methods are based on reliable educational research.
(2) The school districts conduct testing before and after assess students participate in the program to facilitate monitoring results of the remediation who receive the intervention services.
(3) The parents of participating students are involved in programming decisions.
(4) The services are conducted in a school building or community center and not on an at-home basis.
Sec. 3313.64.  (A) As used in this section and in section 3313.65 of the Revised Code:
(1) "Parent" means either parent, unless the parents are separated or divorced or their marriage has been dissolved or annulled, in which case "parent" means the parent who is the residential parent and legal custodian of the child. When a child is in the legal custody of a government agency or a person other than the child's natural or adoptive parent, "parent" means the parent with residual parental rights, privileges, and responsibilities. When a child is in the permanent custody of a government agency or a person other than the child's natural or adoptive parent, "parent" means the parent who was divested of parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the child and the right to have the child live with the parent and be the legal custodian of the child and all residual parental rights, privileges, and responsibilities.
(2) "Legal custody," "permanent custody," and "residual parental rights, privileges, and responsibilities" have the same meanings as in section 2151.011 of the Revised Code.
(3) "School district" or "district" means a city, local, or exempted village school district and excludes any school operated in an institution maintained by the department of youth services.
(4) Except as used in division (C)(2) of this section, "home" means a home, institution, foster home, group home, or other residential facility in this state that receives and cares for children, to which any of the following applies:
(a) The home is licensed, certified, or approved for such purpose by the state or is maintained by the department of youth services.
(b) The home is operated by a person who is licensed, certified, or approved by the state to operate the home for such purpose.
(c) The home accepted the child through a placement by a person licensed, certified, or approved to place a child in such a home by the state.
(d) The home is a children's home created under section 5153.21 or 5153.36 of the Revised Code.
(5) "Agency" means all of the following:
(a) A public children services agency;
(b) An organization that holds a certificate issued by the Ohio department of job and family services in accordance with the requirements of section 5103.03 of the Revised Code and assumes temporary or permanent custody of children through commitment, agreement, or surrender, and places children in family homes for the purpose of adoption;
(c) Comparable agencies of other states or countries that have complied with applicable requirements of section 2151.39, or sections 5103.20 to 5103.28 of the Revised Code.
(6) A child is placed for adoption if either of the following occurs:
(a) An agency to which the child has been permanently committed or surrendered enters into an agreement with a person pursuant to section 5103.16 of the Revised Code for the care and adoption of the child.
(b) The child's natural parent places the child pursuant to section 5103.16 of the Revised Code with a person who will care for and adopt the child.
(7) "Handicapped preschool child" means a handicapped child, as defined by division (A) of section 3323.01 of the Revised Code, who is at least three years of age but is not of compulsory school age, as defined in section 3321.01 of the Revised Code, and who is not currently enrolled in kindergarten.
(8) "Child," unless otherwise indicated, includes handicapped preschool children.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in section 3321.01 of the Revised Code for admittance to kindergarten and first grade, a child who is at least five but under twenty-two years of age and any handicapped preschool child shall be admitted to school as provided in this division.
(1) A child shall be admitted to the schools of the school district in which the child's parent resides.
(2) A child who does not reside in the district where the child's parent resides shall be admitted to the schools of the district in which the child resides if any of the following applies:
(a) The child is in the legal or permanent custody of a government agency or a person other than the child's natural or adoptive parent.
(b) The child resides in a home.
(c) The child requires special education.
(3) A child who is not entitled under division (B)(2) of this section to be admitted to the schools of the district where the child resides and who is residing with a resident of this state with whom the child has been placed for adoption shall be admitted to the schools of the district where the child resides unless either of the following applies:
(a) The placement for adoption has been terminated.
(b) Another school district is required to admit the child under division (B)(1) of this section.
Division (B) of this section does not prohibit the board of education of a school district from placing a handicapped child who resides in the district in a special education program outside of the district or its schools in compliance with Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code.
(C) A district shall not charge tuition for children admitted under division (B)(1) or (3) of this section. If the district admits a child under division (B)(2) of this section, tuition shall be paid to the district that admits the child as follows:
(1) If the child receives special education in accordance with Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code, tuition shall be paid in accordance with section 3323.091, 3323.13, 3323.14, or 3323.141 of the Revised Code regardless of who has custody of the child or whether the child resides in a home.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(2)(d) of this section, if the child is in the permanent or legal custody of a government agency or person other than the child's parent, tuition shall be paid by:
(a) The district in which the child's parent resided at the time the court removed the child from home or at the time the court vested legal or permanent custody of the child in the person or government agency, whichever occurred first;
(b) If the parent's residence at the time the court removed the child from home or placed the child in the legal or permanent custody of the person or government agency is unknown, tuition shall be paid by the district in which the child resided at the time the child was removed from home or placed in legal or permanent custody, whichever occurred first;
(c) If a school district cannot be established under division (C)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, tuition shall be paid by the district determined as required by section 2151.357 of the Revised Code by the court at the time it vests custody of the child in the person or government agency;
(d) If at the time the court removed the child from home or vested legal or permanent custody of the child in the person or government agency, whichever occurred first, one parent was in a residential or correctional facility or a juvenile residential placement and the other parent, if living and not in such a facility or placement, was not known to reside in this state, tuition shall be paid by the district determined under division (D) of section 3313.65 of the Revised Code as the district required to pay any tuition while the parent was in such facility or placement.
(3) If the child is not in the permanent or legal custody of a government agency or person other than the child's parent and the child resides in a home, tuition shall be paid by one of the following:
(a) The school district in which the child's parent resides;
(b) If the child's parent is not a resident of this state, the home in which the child resides.
(D) Tuition required to be paid under divisions (C)(2) and (3)(a) of this section shall be computed in accordance with section 3317.08 of the Revised Code. Tuition required to be paid under division (C)(3)(b) of this section shall be computed in accordance with section 3317.081 of the Revised Code. If a home fails to pay the tuition required by division (C)(3)(b) of this section, the board of education providing the education may recover in a civil action the tuition and the expenses incurred in prosecuting the action, including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees. If the prosecuting attorney or city director of law represents the board in such action, costs and reasonable attorney's fees awarded by the court, based upon the prosecuting attorney's, director's, or one of their designee's time spent preparing and presenting the case, shall be deposited in the county or city general fund.
(E) A board of education may enroll a child free of any tuition obligation for a period not to exceed sixty days, on the sworn statement of an adult resident of the district that the resident has initiated legal proceedings for custody of the child.
(F) In the case of any individual entitled to attend school under this division, no tuition shall be charged by the school district of attendance and no other school district shall be required to pay tuition for the individual's attendance. Notwithstanding division (B), (C), or (E) of this section:
(1) All persons at least eighteen but under twenty-two years of age who live apart from their parents, support themselves by their own labor, and have not successfully completed the high school curriculum or the individualized education program developed for the person by the high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code, are entitled to attend school in the district in which they reside.
(2) Any child under eighteen years of age who is married is entitled to attend school in the child's district of residence.
(3) A child is entitled to attend school in the district in which either of the child's parents is employed if the child has a medical condition that may require emergency medical attention. The parent of a child entitled to attend school under division (F)(3) of this section shall submit to the board of education of the district in which the parent is employed a statement from the child's physician certifying that the child's medical condition may require emergency medical attention. The statement shall be supported by such other evidence as the board may require.
(4) Any child residing with a person other than the child's parent is entitled, for a period not to exceed twelve months, to attend school in the district in which that person resides if the child's parent files an affidavit with the superintendent of the district in which the person with whom the child is living resides stating all of the following:
(a) That the parent is serving outside of the state in the armed services of the United States;
(b) That the parent intends to reside in the district upon returning to this state;
(c) The name and address of the person with whom the child is living while the parent is outside the state.
(5) Any child under the age of twenty-two years who, after the death of a parent, resides in a school district other than the district in which the child attended school at the time of the parent's death is entitled to continue to attend school in the district in which the child attended school at the time of the parent's death for the remainder of the school year, subject to approval of that district board.
(6) A child under the age of twenty-two years who resides with a parent who is having a new house built in a school district outside the district where the parent is residing is entitled to attend school for a period of time in the district where the new house is being built. In order to be entitled to such attendance, the parent shall provide the district superintendent with the following:
(a) A sworn statement explaining the situation, revealing the location of the house being built, and stating the parent's intention to reside there upon its completion;
(b) A statement from the builder confirming that a new house is being built for the parent and that the house is at the location indicated in the parent's statement.
(7) A child under the age of twenty-two years residing with a parent who has a contract to purchase a house in a school district outside the district where the parent is residing and who is waiting upon the date of closing of the mortgage loan for the purchase of such house is entitled to attend school for a period of time in the district where the house is being purchased. In order to be entitled to such attendance, the parent shall provide the district superintendent with the following:
(a) A sworn statement explaining the situation, revealing the location of the house being purchased, and stating the parent's intent to reside there;
(b) A statement from a real estate broker or bank officer confirming that the parent has a contract to purchase the house, that the parent is waiting upon the date of closing of the mortgage loan, and that the house is at the location indicated in the parent's statement.
The district superintendent shall establish a period of time not to exceed ninety days during which the child entitled to attend school under division (F)(6) or (7) of this section may attend without tuition obligation. A student attending a school under division (F)(6) or (7) of this section shall be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics under the auspices of that school, provided the board of education of the school district where the student's parent resides, by a formal action, releases the student to participate in interscholastic athletics at the school where the student is attending, and provided the student receives any authorization required by a public agency or private organization of which the school district is a member exercising authority over interscholastic sports.
(8) A child whose parent is a full-time employee of a city, local, or exempted village school district, or of an educational service center, may be admitted to the schools of the district where the child's parent is employed, or in the case of a child whose parent is employed by an educational service center, in the district that serves the location where the parent's job is primarily located, provided the district board of education establishes such an admission policy by resolution adopted by a majority of its members. Any such policy shall take effect on the first day of the school year and the effective date of any amendment or repeal may not be prior to the first day of the subsequent school year. The policy shall be uniformly applied to all such children and shall provide for the admission of any such child upon request of the parent. No child may be admitted under this policy after the first day of classes of any school year.
(9) A child who is with the child's parent under the care of a shelter for victims of domestic violence, as defined in section 3113.33 of the Revised Code, is entitled to attend school free in the district in which the child is with the child's parent, and no other school district shall be required to pay tuition for the child's attendance in that school district.
The enrollment of a child in a school district under this division shall not be denied due to a delay in the school district's receipt of any records required under section 3313.672 of the Revised Code or any other records required for enrollment. Any days of attendance and any credits earned by a child while enrolled in a school district under this division shall be transferred to and accepted by any school district in which the child subsequently enrolls. The state board of education shall adopt rules to ensure compliance with this division.
(10) Any child under the age of twenty-two years whose parent has moved out of the school district after the commencement of classes in the child's senior year of high school is entitled, subject to the approval of that district board, to attend school in the district in which the child attended school at the time of the parental move for the remainder of the school year and for one additional semester or equivalent term. A district board may also adopt a policy specifying extenuating circumstances under which a student may continue to attend school under division (F)(10) of this section for an additional period of time in order to successfully complete the high school curriculum for the individualized education program developed for the student by the high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code.
(11) As used in this division, "grandparent" means a parent of a parent of a child. A child under the age of twenty-two years who is in the custody of the child's parent, resides with a grandparent, and does not require special education is entitled to attend the schools of the district in which the child's grandparent resides, provided that, prior to such attendance in any school year, the board of education of the school district in which the child's grandparent resides and the board of education of the school district in which the child's parent resides enter into a written agreement specifying that good cause exists for such attendance, describing the nature of this good cause, and consenting to such attendance.
In lieu of a consent form signed by a parent, a board of education may request the grandparent of a child attending school in the district in which the grandparent resides pursuant to division (F)(11) of this section to complete any consent form required by the district, including any authorization required by sections 3313.712, 3313.713, and 3313.716 of the Revised Code. Upon request, the grandparent shall complete any consent form required by the district. A school district shall not incur any liability solely because of its receipt of a consent form from a grandparent in lieu of a parent.
Division (F)(11) of this section does not create, and shall not be construed as creating, a new cause of action or substantive legal right against a school district, a member of a board of education, or an employee of a school district. This section does not affect, and shall not be construed as affecting, any immunities from defenses to tort liability created or recognized by Chapter 2744. of the Revised Code for a school district, member, or employee.
(12) A child under the age of twenty-two years is entitled to attend school in a school district other than the district in which the child is entitled to attend school under division (B), (C), or (E) of this section provided that, prior to such attendance in any school year, both of the following occur:
(a) The superintendent of the district in which the child is entitled to attend school under division (B), (C), or (E) of this section contacts the superintendent of another district for purposes of this division;
(b) The superintendents of both districts enter into a written agreement that consents to the attendance and specifies that the purpose of such attendance is to protect the student's physical or mental well-being or to deal with other extenuating circumstances deemed appropriate by the superintendents.
While an agreement is in effect under this division for a student who is not receiving special education under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code and notwithstanding Chapter 3327. of the Revised Code, the board of education of neither school district involved in the agreement is required to provide transportation for the student to and from the school where the student attends.
A student attending a school of a district pursuant to this division shall be allowed to participate in all student activities, including interscholastic athletics, at the school where the student is attending on the same basis as any student who has always attended the schools of that district while of compulsory school age.
(13) A child who is with the child's parent under the care of a shelter for homeless persons is entitled to attend school free in one of the following, as selected by the child's parent:
(a) The child's school of origin, as defined in section 722 of the "Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act" (1994), 108 Stat. 3957, 42 U.S.C.A 11432;
(b) The school that is operated by the school district in which the shelter is located and that serves the geographic area in which the shelter is located.
(G) A board of education, after approving admission, may waive tuition for students who will temporarily reside in the district and who are either of the following:
(1) Residents or domiciliaries of a foreign nation who request admission as foreign exchange students;
(2) Residents or domiciliaries of the United States but not of Ohio who request admission as participants in an exchange program operated by a student exchange organization.
(H) Pursuant to sections 3311.211, 3313.90, 3319.01, 3323.04, 3327.04, and 3327.06 of the Revised Code, a child may attend school or participate in a special education program in a school district other than in the district where the child is entitled to attend school under division (B) of this section.
(I) This division does not apply to a child receiving special education.
A school district required to pay tuition pursuant to division (C)(2) or (3) of this section or section 3313.65 of the Revised Code shall have an amount deducted under division (F) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code equal to its own tuition rate for the same period of attendance. A school district entitled to receive tuition pursuant to division (C)(2) or (3) of this section or section 3313.65 of the Revised Code shall have an amount credited under division (F) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code equal to its own tuition rate for the same period of attendance. If the tuition rate credited to the district of attendance exceeds the rate deducted from the district required to pay tuition, the department of education shall pay the district of attendance the difference from amounts deducted from all districts' payments under division (F) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code but not credited to other school districts under such division and from appropriations made for such purpose. The treasurer of each school district shall, by the fifteenth day of January and July, furnish the superintendent of public instruction a report of the names of each child who attended the district's schools under divisions (C)(2) and (3) of this section or section 3313.65 of the Revised Code during the preceding six calendar months, the duration of the attendance of those children, the school district responsible for tuition on behalf of the child, and any other information that the superintendent requires.
Upon receipt of the report the superintendent, pursuant to division (F) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code, shall deduct each district's tuition obligations under divisions (C)(2) and (3) of this section or section 3313.65 of the Revised Code and pay to the district of attendance that amount plus any amount required to be paid by the state.
(J) In the event of a disagreement, the superintendent of public instruction shall determine the school district in which the parent resides.
(K) Nothing in this section requires or authorizes, or shall be construed to require or authorize, the admission to a public school in this state of a pupil who has been permanently excluded from public school attendance by the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to sections 3301.121 and 3313.662 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3314.07.  (A) The expiration of the contract for a community school between a sponsor and a school shall be the date provided in the contract. A successor contract may be entered into unless the contract is terminated or not renewed pursuant to this section.
(B)(1) A sponsor may choose not to renew a contract at its expiration or may choose to terminate a contract prior to its expiration for any of the following reasons:
(a) Failure to meet student performance requirements stated in the contract;
(b) Failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management;
(c) Violation of any provision of the contract or applicable state or federal law;
(d) Other good cause.
A termination shall be effective only at the conclusion of a school year.
(2) A sponsor may choose to terminate a contract prior to its expiration if the sponsor has suspended the operation of the contract under section 3314.072 of the Revised Code.
(3) At least one hundred eighty ninety days prior to the termination or nonrenewal of a contract, the sponsor shall notify the school of the proposed action in writing. The notice shall include the reasons for the proposed action in detail, the effective date of the termination or nonrenewal, and a statement that the school may, within fourteen days of receiving the notice, request an informal hearing before the sponsor. Such request must be in writing. The informal hearing shall be held within seventy days of the receipt of a request for the hearing. Promptly following the informal hearing, the sponsor shall issue a written decision either affirming or rescinding the decision to terminate or not renew the contract.
(3)(4) A decision by the sponsor to terminate a contract may be appealed to the state board of education. The decision by the state board pertaining to an appeal under this division is final. If the sponsor is the state board, its decision to terminate a contract under division (B)(4) of this section shall be final.
(5) The termination of a contract under this section shall be effective upon the occurrence of the later of the following events:
(a) Ninety days following the date the sponsor notifies the school of its decision to terminate the contract as prescribed in division (B)(3) of this section;
(b) If an informal hearing is requested under division (B)(3) of this section and as a result of that hearing the sponsor affirms its decision to terminate the contract, the effective date of the termination specified in the notice issued under division (B)(3) of this section, or if that decision is appealed to the state board under division (B)(4) of this section and the state board affirms that decision, the date established in the resolution of the state board affirming the sponsor's decision.
(C) A child attending a community school whose contract has been terminated or, nonrenewed, or suspended or that closes for any reason shall be admitted to the schools of the district in which the child is entitled to attend under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code. Any deadlines established for the purpose of admitting students under section 3313.97 or 3313.98 shall be waived for students to whom this division pertains.
(D) A sponsor of a community school and the officers, directors, or employees of such a sponsor are not liable in damages in a tort or other civil action for harm allegedly arising from either of the following:
(1) A failure of the community school or any of its officers, directors, or employees to perform any statutory or common law duty or responsibility or any other legal obligation;
(2) An action or omission of the community school or any of its officers, directors, or employees that results in harm.
(E) As used in this section:
(1) "Harm" means injury, death, or loss to person or property.
(2) "Tort action" means a civil action for damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property other than a civil action for damages for a breach of contract or another agreement between persons.
Sec. 3314.072. The provisions of this section are enacted to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by establishing procedures under which the governing authorities of community schools established under this chapter will be held accountable for their compliance with the terms of the contracts they enter into with their school's sponsors and the law relating to the school's operation. Suspension of the operation of a school imposed under this section is intended to encourage the governing authority's compliance with the terms of the school's contract and the law and is not intended to be an alteration of the terms of that contract.
(A) If a sponsor of a community school established under this chapter suspends the operation of that school pursuant to procedures set forth in this section, the governing authority shall not operate that school while the suspension is in effect. Any such suspension shall remain in effect until the sponsor notifies the governing authority that it is no longer in effect. The contract of a school of which operation is suspended under this section also may be subject to termination or nonrenewal under section 3314.07 of the Revised Code.
(B) If at any time the sponsor of a community school established under this chapter determines that conditions at the school do not comply with a health and safety standard established by law for school buildings, the sponsor shall immediately suspend the operation of the school pursuant to procedures set forth in division (D) of this section.
(C)(1) For any of the reasons prescribed in division (B)(1)(a) to (d) of section 3314.07 of the Revised Code, the sponsor of a community school established under this chapter may suspend the operation of the school only if it first issues to the governing authority notice of the sponsor's intent to suspend the operation of the contract. Such notice shall explain the reasons for the sponsor's intent to suspend operation of the contract and shall provide the school's governing authority with five business days to submit to the sponsor a proposal to remedy the conditions cited as reasons for the suspension.
(2) The sponsor shall promptly review any proposed remedy timely submitted by the governing authority and either approve or disapprove the remedy. If the sponsor disapproves the remedy proposed by the governing authority, if the governing authority fails to submit a proposed remedy in the manner prescribed by the sponsor, or if the governing authority fails to implement the remedy as approved by the sponsor, the sponsor may suspend operation of the school pursuant to procedures set forth in division (D) of this section.
(D)(1) If division (B) of this section applies or if the sponsor of a community school established under this chapter decides to suspend the operation of a school as permitted in division (C)(2) of this section, the sponsor shall promptly send written notice to the governing authority stating that the operation of the school is immediately suspended, and explaining the specific reasons for the suspension. The notice shall state that the governing authority has five business days to submit a proposed remedy to the conditions cited as reasons for the suspension or face potential contract termination.
(2) Upon receipt of the notice of suspension prescribed under division (D)(1) of this section, the governing authority shall immediately notify the employees of the school and the parents of the students enrolled in the school of the suspension and the reasons therefore, and shall cease all school operations on the next business day.
Sec. 3314.08.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Base formula amount" means the amount specified as such in a community school's financial plan for a school year pursuant to division (A)(15) of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Cost-of-doing-business factor" has the same meaning as in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code.
(3) "IEP" means an individualized education program as defined in section 3323.01 of the Revised Code.
(4) "Applicable special education weight" means:
(a) For a student receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, the multiple specified in that division;
(b) For a student receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, the multiple specified in division (B) of for a handicap described in that section 3317.013 of the Revised Code.
(5) "Total special education weight" means the sum of the following:
(a) The number of students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section who are entitled to attend school in the district, are enrolled in grades one through twelve in a community school, and are receiving from their community school special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, multiplied by the multiple specified in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(b) One-half the number of students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section who are entitled to attend school in the district, are enrolled in kindergarten in a community school, and are receiving from their community school special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, multiplied by the multiple specified in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(c) The number of students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section who are entitled to attend school in the district, are enrolled in grades one through twelve in a community school, and are receiving from their community school special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, multiplied by the multiple specified in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(d) One-half the number of students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section who are entitled to attend school in the district, are enrolled in kindergarten in a community school, and are receiving from their community school special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, multiplied by the multiple specified in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code "Applicable vocational education weight" means:
(a) For a student enrolled in vocational education programs or classes described in division (A) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code, the multiple specified in that division;
(b) For a student enrolled in vocational education programs or classes described in division (B) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code, the multiple specified in that division.
(6) "Entitled to attend school" means entitled to attend school in a district under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code.
(7) "DPIA reduction factor" means the percentage figure, if any, for reducing the per pupil amount of disadvantaged pupil impact aid a community school is entitled to receive pursuant to divisions (D)(4)(5) and (5)(6) of this section in any year, as specified in the school's financial plan for the year pursuant to division (A)(15) of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code.
(8) "All-day kindergarten" has the same meaning as in section 3317.029 of the Revised Code.
(B) The state board of education shall adopt rules requiring both of the following:
(1) The board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district to annually report the number of students entitled to attend school in the district who are enrolled in grades one through twelve in a community school established under this chapter, the number of students entitled to attend school in the district who are enrolled in kindergarten in a community school, the number of those kindergartners who are enrolled in all-day kindergarten in their community school, and for each child, the community school in which the child is enrolled.
(2) The governing authority of each community school established under this chapter to annually report all of the following:
(a) The number of students enrolled in grades one through twelve and the number of students enrolled in kindergarten in the school who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(b) The number of enrolled students in grades one through twelve and the number of enrolled students in kindergarten, who are receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(c) The number of students reported under division (B)(2)(b) of this section receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in each of divisions (A) and (B) to (F) of section 3317.013 and division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code;
(d) The full-time equivalent number of students reported under divisions (B)(2)(a) and (b) of this section who are enrolled in vocational education programs or classes described in each of divisions (A) and (B) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code that are provided by the community school;
(e) The number of enrolled preschool handicapped students receiving special education services in a state-funded unit;
(e)(f) The community school's base formula amount;
(f)(g) For each student, the city, exempted village, or local school district in which the student is entitled to attend school;
(g)(h) Any DPIA reduction factor that applies to a school year.
(C) From the payments made to a city, exempted village, or local school district under Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code and, if necessary, sections 321.14 and 323.156 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall annually subtract all of the following:
(1) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when, for each community school where the district's students are enrolled, the number of the district's students reported under divisions (B)(2)(a) and (b) of this section who are enrolled in grades one through twelve, and one-half the number of students reported under those divisions who are enrolled in kindergarten, in that community school is multiplied by the base formula amount of that community school as adjusted by the school district's cost-of-doing-business factor.
(2) The product of the number of district students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section as enrolled in grades one through twelve, and one-half of the number of district students reported under that division as enrolled in kindergarten, who are receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP in their respective community schools for a handicap described in division (A) or (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, multiplied by the total special education weight times the community school's base formula amount; sum of the amounts calculated under divisions (C)(2)(a) and (b) of this section:
(a) For each of the district's students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section as enrolled in a community school in grades one through twelve and receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, the product of the applicable weight times the community school's base formula amount;
(b) For each of the district's students reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section as enrolled in kindergarten in a community school and receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, one-half of the amount calculated as prescribed in division (C)(2)(a) of this section.
(3) For each of the district's students reported under division (B)(2)(d) of this section for whom payment is made under division (D)(4) of this section, the amount of that payment;
(4) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when, for each community school where the district's students are enrolled, the number of the district's students enrolled in that community school and residing in the district in a family participating in Ohio works first under Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code is multiplied by the per pupil amount of disadvantaged pupil impact aid the school district receives that year pursuant to division (B) or (C) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code, as adjusted by any DPIA reduction factor of that community school. If the district receives disadvantaged pupil impact aid under division (B) of that section, the per pupil amount of that aid is the quotient of the amount the district received under that division divided by the number of children ages five through seventeen residing in the district and living in a family participating in Ohio works first, as most recently reported under section 3317.10 of the Revised Code. If the district receives disadvantaged pupil impact aid under division (C) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code, the per pupil amount of that aid is the per pupil dollar amount prescribed for the district in division (C)(1) or (2) of that section.
(4)(5) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when, for each community school where the district's students are enrolled, the district's per pupil amount of aid received under division (E) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code, as adjusted by any DPIA reduction factor of the community school, is multiplied by the sum of the following:
(a) The number of the district's students reported under division (B)(2)(a) of this section who are enrolled in grades one to three in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(b) One-half of the district's students who are enrolled in all-day or any other kindergarten class in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(c) One-half of the district's students who are enrolled in all-day kindergarten in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP.
The district's per pupil amount of aid under division (E) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code is the quotient of the amount the district received under that division divided by the district's kindergarten through third grade ADM, as defined in that section.
(D) The department shall annually pay to a community school established under this chapter all of the following:
(1) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when the number of students enrolled in grades one through twelve, plus one-half of the kindergarten students in the school, reported under divisions (B)(2)(a) and (b) of this section who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) or (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code is multiplied by the community school's base formula amount, as adjusted by the cost-of-doing-business factor of the school district in which the student is entitled to attend school;
(2) The greater of the following:
(a) The aggregate amount that the department paid to the community school in fiscal year 1999 for students receiving special education and related services pursuant to IEPs, excluding federal funds and state disadvantaged pupil impact aid funds;
(b) The sum of the amounts calculated under divisions (D)(2)(b)(i) and (ii) of this section:
(i) For each student reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section as enrolled in the school in grades one through twelve and receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) or (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, the following amount:
(the community school's base formula amount X the
cost-of-doing-business factor of the district where the student
is entitled to attend school) + (the applicable special education weight
X the community school's base formula amount);
(ii) For each student reported under division (B)(2)(c) of this section as enrolled in kindergarten and receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (A) or (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, one-half of the amount calculated under the formula prescribed in division (D)(2)(b)(i) of this section.
(3) An amount received from federal funds to provide special education and related services to students in the community school, as determined by the superintendent of public instruction.
(4) For each student reported under division (B)(2)(d) of this section as enrolled in vocational education programs or classes that are described in section 3317.014 of the Revised Code, are provided by the community school, and are comparable as determined by the superintendent of public instruction to school district vocational education programs and classes eligible for state weighted funding under section 3317.014 of the Revised Code, an amount equal to the applicable vocational education weight times the community school's base formula amount times the percentage of time the student spends in the vocational education programs or classes.
(5) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when, for each school district where the community school's students are entitled to attend school, the number of that district's students enrolled in the community school and participating in Ohio works first is multiplied by the per pupil amount of disadvantaged pupil impact aid that school district receives that year pursuant to division (B) or (C) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code, as adjusted by any DPIA reduction factor of the community school. The per pupil amount of aid shall be determined as described in division (C)(3) of this section.
(5)(6) An amount equal to the sum of the amounts obtained when, for each school district where the community school's students are entitled to attend school, the district's per pupil amount of aid received under division (E) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code, as adjusted by any DPIA reduction factor of the community school, is multiplied by the sum of the following:
(a) The number of the district's students reported under division (B)(2)(a) of this section who are enrolled in grades one to three in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(b) One-half of the district's students who are enrolled in all-day or any other kindergarten class in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP;
(c) One-half of the district's students who are enrolled in all-day kindergarten in that community school and who are not receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP.
The district's per pupil amount of aid under division (E) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code shall be determined as described in division (C)(4)(5) of this section.
(E) If a community school's costs for a fiscal year for a student receiving special education and related services pursuant to an IEP for a handicap described in division (F)(3) divisions (B) to (F) of section 3317.02 3317.013 of the Revised Code are twenty-five thousand dollars or more, the school may submit to the superintendent of public instruction documentation, as prescribed by the superintendent, of all its costs for that student. Upon submission of documentation for a student of the type and in the manner prescribed, the department shall pay to the community school an amount equal to the school's costs for the student in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars.
The community school shall only report, and the department shall only pay for, the costs of educational expenses and the related services provided to the student in accordance with the student's individualized education program. Any legal fees, court costs, or other costs associated with any cause of action relating to the student may not be included in the amount.
(F) A community school may apply to the department of education for preschool handicapped or gifted unit funding the school would receive if it were a school district. Upon request of its governing authority, a community school that received unit funding as a school district-operated school before it became a community school shall retain any units awarded to it as a school district-operated school provided the school continues to meet eligibility standards for the unit.
A community school shall be considered a school district and its governing authority shall be considered a board of education for the purpose of applying to any state or federal agency for grants that a school district may receive under federal or state law or any appropriations act of the general assembly. The governing authority of a community school may apply to any private entity for additional funds.
(G) A board of education sponsoring a community school may utilize local funds to make enhancement grants to the school or may agree, either as part of the contract or separately, to provide any specific services to the community school at no cost to the school.
(H) A community school may not levy taxes or issue bonds secured by tax revenues.
(I) No community school shall charge tuition for the enrollment of any student.
(J) A community school may borrow money to pay any necessary and actual expenses of the school in anticipation of the receipt of any portion of the payments to be received by the school pursuant to division (D) of this section. The school may issue notes to evidence such borrowing to mature no later than the end of the fiscal year in which such money was borrowed. The proceeds of the notes shall be used only for the purposes for which the anticipated receipts may be lawfully expended by the school.
(K) For purposes of determining the number of students for which divisions (D)(4)(5) and (5)(6) of this section applies in any school year, a community school may submit to the department of job and family services, no later than the first day of March, a list of the students enrolled in the school. For each student on the list, the community school shall indicate the student's name, address, and date of birth and the school district where the student is entitled to attend school. Upon receipt of a list under this division, the department of job and family services shall determine, for each school district where one or more students on the list is entitled to attend school, the number of students residing in that school district who were included in the department's report under section 3317.10 of the Revised Code. The department shall make this determination on the basis of information readily available to it. Upon making this determination and no later than ninety days after submission of the list by the community school, the department shall report to the state department of education the number of students on the list who reside in each school district who were included in the department's report under section 3317.10 of the Revised Code. In complying with this division, the department of job and family services shall not report to the state department of education any personally identifiable information on any student.
(L) The department of education shall adjust the amounts subtracted and paid under divisions (C) and (D) of this section to reflect any enrollment of students in community schools for less than the equivalent of a full school year. For purposes of this section, a student shall be considered enrolled in the community school for any portion of the school year the student is participating at a college under Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code.
(M) The department of education shall reduce the amounts paid under division (D) of this section to reflect payments made to colleges under division (B) of section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3314.09.  (A) As used in this section and section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, "native student" means a student entitled to attend school in the school district under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code.
The (B) Except as provided in section 3314.091 of the Revised Code, the board of education of each city, local, and exempted village school district shall provide transportation to and from school for its district's native students enrolled in a community school located in that district or another district on the same basis that it provides transportation for its native students enrolled in schools to which they are assigned by the board of education at the same grade level and who live the same distance from school except when, in the judgment of the board, confirmed by the state board of education, the transportation is unnecessary or unreasonable. A board shall not be required to transport nonhandicapped students to and from a community school located in another school district if the transportation would require more than thirty minutes of direct travel time as measured by school bus from the collection point designated by the district's coordinator of school transportation.
(C) Where it is impractical to transport a pupil to and from a community school by school conveyance, a board may, in lieu of providing the transportation, pay a parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the child. The amount paid per pupil shall in no event exceed the average transportation cost per pupil, which shall be based on the cost of transportation of children by all boards of education in this state during the next preceding year.
(D) The daily and annual instructional schedules of a community school are the sole responsibility of the community school's governing authority, and are subject only to the requirements of this chapter and the governing authority's contract with its sponsor. Each school district board of education that is required to provide transportation for community school students under this section shall provide the transportation in accordance with those schedules so that students may be present on time and at all times that the community school is open for instruction.
Sec. 3314.091.  (A) A school district is not required to provide transportation for any native student enrolled in a community school if the district board of education has entered into an agreement with the community school's governing authority that designates the community school as responsible for providing or arranging for the transportation of the district's native students to and from the community school. For any such agreement to be effective, it must be certified by the superintendent of public instruction as having met both of the following requirements:
(1) It is submitted to the department of education by a deadline which shall be established by the department.
(2) It specifies qualifications, such as residing a minimum distance from the school, for students to have their transportation provided or arranged.
(B)(1) A community school governing board that enters into an agreement to provide transportation under this section shall provide or arrange transportation free of any charge for each of its enrolled students in grades kindergarten through eight who live more than two miles from the school, except that the governing board may make a payment in lieu of providing transportation to the parent, guardian, or person in charge of the student at the same rate as specified for a school district board in division (C) of section 3314.09 of the Revised Code if the drive time measured by the vehicle specified by the school for transporting the students from the student's residence to the school is more than thirty minutes. The governing board may provide or arrange transportation for any other enrolled student and may charge a fee for such service. The governing board may request the payment specified under division (C) of this section for any student it transports, for whom it arranges transportation, or for whom it makes a payment in lieu of providing transportation if the student lives more than one mile from the community school.
(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in division (B)(1) of this section, a community school governing board shall provide or arrange transportation free of any charge for any disabled student enrolled in the school for whom the student's individualized education program developed under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code specifies transportation.
(C)(1) If a school district board and a community school governing authority elect to enter into an agreement under this section, the department of education annually shall pay the community school the amount specified in division (C)(2) of this section for each of the enrolled students for whom the school's governing authority provides or arranges transportation to and from school. The department shall deduct the payment from the state payment under Chapter 3317. and, if necessary, sections 321.14 and 323.156 of the Revised Code that is otherwise paid to the school district in which the student enrolled in the community school resides. The department shall include the number of the district's native students for whom payment is made to a community school under this division in the calculation of the district's transportation payment under division (D) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
A community school shall be paid under this division only for students who live more than one mile from the school and whose transportation to and from school is actually provided or arranged or for whom a payment in lieu of transportation is made by the community school's governing authority. To qualify for the payments, the community school shall report to the department, in the form and manner required by the department, data on the number of students transported or whose transportation is arranged, the number of miles traveled, cost to transport, and any other information requested by the department.
A community school shall use payments received under this division solely to pay the costs of providing or arranging for the transportation of students who live more than one mile from the school, which may include payments to a parent, guardian, or other person in charge of a child in lieu of transportation.
(2) The payment to a community school governing authority under this section for each student who lives more than one mile from the school or who is disabled and whose individualized education program requires transportation and for whom the school actually provides or arranges transportation or makes a payment in lieu of providing transportation, shall be made according to the following schedule:
(a) In fiscal year 2002, four-hundred fifty dollars per student;
(b) In fiscal year 2003 and every fiscal year thereafter, the amount specified in division (C)(2)(a) of this section multiplied by the negative or positive percentage of change reported in the consumer price index (all urban consumers, transportation) by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor from the beginning of the calendar year that ended just prior to the beginning of the fiscal year to the end of that calendar year.
(D) Except when arranged through payment to a parent, guardian, or person in charge of a child, transportation provided or arranged for by a community school pursuant to an agreement under this section is subject to all provisions of the Revised Code, and all rules adopted under the Revised Code, pertaining to the construction, design, equipment, and operation of school buses and other vehicles transporting students to and from school. The drivers and mechanics of the vehicles are subject to all provisions of the Revised Code, and all rules adopted under the Revised Code, pertaining to drivers and mechanics of such vehicles. The community school also shall comply with sections 3313.201, 3327.09, and 3327.10 and division (B) of section 3327.16 of the Revised Code as if it were a school district. For purposes of complying with section 3327.10 of the Revised Code, the educational service center that serves the county in which the community school is located shall be the certifying agency, unless the agreement designates the school district as the certifying agency.
Sec. 3317.01.  As used in this section and section 3317.011 of the Revised Code, "school district," unless otherwise specified, means any city, local, exempted village, joint vocational, or cooperative education school district and any educational service center.
This chapter shall be administered by the state board of education. The superintendent of public instruction shall calculate the amounts payable to each school district and shall certify the amounts payable to each eligible district to the treasurer of the district as provided by this chapter. No moneys shall be distributed pursuant to this chapter without the approval of the controlling board.
The state board of education shall, in accordance with appropriations made by the general assembly, meet the financial obligations of this chapter.
Annually, the department of education shall calculate and report to each school district the district's total state and local funds for providing an adequate basic education to the district's nonhandicapped students, utilizing the determination in section 3317.012 of the Revised Code. In addition, the department shall calculate and report separately for each school district the district's total state and local funds for providing an adequate education for its handicapped students, utilizing the determinations in both sections 3317.012 and 3317.013 of the Revised Code.
Not later than the thirty-first day of August of each fiscal year, the department of education shall provide to each school district and county MR/DD board a preliminary estimate of the amount of funding that the department calculates the district will receive under each of divisions (C)(1) and (5)(4) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code. No later than the first day of December of each fiscal year, the department shall update that preliminary estimate.
Moneys distributed pursuant to this chapter shall be calculated and paid on a fiscal year basis, beginning with the first day of July and extending through the thirtieth day of June. The moneys appropriated for each fiscal year shall be distributed at least monthly to each school district unless otherwise provided for. The state board shall submit a yearly distribution plan to the controlling board at its first meeting in July. The state board shall submit any proposed midyear revision of the plan to the controlling board in January. Any year-end revision of the plan shall be submitted to the controlling board in June. If moneys appropriated for each fiscal year are distributed other than monthly, such distribution shall be on the same basis for each school district.
The total amounts paid each month shall constitute, as nearly as possible, one-twelfth of the total amount payable for the entire year. Payments made during the first six months of the fiscal year may be based on an estimate of the amounts payable for the entire year. Payments made in the last six months shall be based on the final calculation of the amounts payable to each school district for that fiscal year. Payments made in the last six months may be adjusted, if necessary, to correct the amounts distributed in the first six months, and to reflect enrollment increases when such are at least three per cent. Except as otherwise provided, payments under this chapter shall be made only to those school districts in which:
(A) The school district, except for any educational service center and any joint vocational or cooperative education school district, levies for current operating expenses at least twenty mills. Levies for joint vocational or cooperative education school districts or county school financing districts, limited to or to the extent apportioned to current expenses, shall be included in this qualification requirement. School district income tax levies under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code, limited to or to the extent apportioned to current operating expenses, shall be included in this qualification requirement to the extent determined by the tax commissioner under division (D) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.
(B) The school year next preceding the fiscal year for which such payments are authorized meets the requirement of section 3313.48 or 3313.481 of the Revised Code, with regard to the minimum number of days or hours school must be open for instruction with pupils in attendance, for individualized parent-teacher conference and reporting periods, and for professional meetings of teachers. This requirement shall be waived by the superintendent of public instruction if it had been necessary for a school to be closed because of disease epidemic, hazardous weather conditions, inoperability of school buses or other equipment necessary to the school's operation, damage to a school building, or other temporary circumstances due to utility failure rendering the school building unfit for school use, provided that for those school districts operating pursuant to section 3313.48 of the Revised Code the number of days the school was actually open for instruction with pupils in attendance and for individualized parent-teacher conference and reporting periods is not less than one hundred seventy-five, or for those school districts operating on a trimester plan the number of days the school was actually open for instruction with pupils in attendance not less than seventy-nine days in any trimester, for those school districts operating on a quarterly plan the number of days the school was actually open for instruction with pupils in attendance not less than fifty-nine days in any quarter, or for those school districts operating on a pentamester plan the number of days the school was actually open for instruction with pupils in attendance not less than forty-four days in any pentamester.
A school district shall not be considered to have failed to comply with this division or section 3313.481 of the Revised Code because schools were open for instruction but either twelfth grade students were excused from attendance for up to three days or only a portion of the kindergarten students were in attendance for up to three days in order to allow for the gradual orientation to school of such students.
The superintendent of public instruction shall waive the requirements of this section with reference to the minimum number of days or hours school must be in session with pupils in attendance for the school year succeeding the school year in which a board of education initiates a plan of operation pursuant to section 3313.481 of the Revised Code. The minimum requirements of this section shall again be applicable to such a district beginning with the school year commencing the second July succeeding the initiation of one such plan, and for each school year thereafter.
A school district shall not be considered to have failed to comply with this division or section 3313.48 or 3313.481 of the Revised Code because schools were open for instruction but the length of the regularly scheduled school day, for any number of days during the school year, was reduced by not more than two hours due to hazardous weather conditions.
(C) The school district has on file, and is paying in accordance with, a teachers' salary schedule which complies with section 3317.13 of the Revised Code.
A board of education or governing board of an educational service center which has not conformed with other law and the rules pursuant thereto, shall not participate in the distribution of funds authorized by sections 3317.022 to 3317.0211, 3317.11, 3317.16, 3317.17, and 3317.19 of the Revised Code, except for good and sufficient reason established to the satisfaction of the state board of education and the state controlling board.
All funds allocated to school districts under this chapter, except those specifically allocated for other purposes, shall be used to pay current operating expenses only.
Sec. 3317.012.  (A)(1) The general assembly, having analyzed school district expenditure and cost data for fiscal year 1996 1999, performed the calculation described in division (B) of this section, and adjusted the results for inflation, and added the amounts described in division (A)(2) of this section, hereby determines that the base cost of an adequate education per pupil for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998 2001, is $4,063 $4,814. For the five following fiscal years, the base cost per pupil for each of those years, reflecting an annual rate of inflation of two and eight-tenths per cent, is $4,177 $4,949 for fiscal year 2000 2003, $4,294 $5,088 for fiscal year 2001 2004, $4,414 $5,230 for fiscal year 2002 2005, $4,538 $5,376 for fiscal year 2003 2006, and $4,665 $5,527 for fiscal year 2004 2007.
(2) The base cost per pupil amounts specified in division (A)(1) of this section include amounts to reflect the cost to school districts of increasing the minimum number of high school academic units required for graduation beginning September 15, 2001, under section 3313.603 of the Revised Code. Analysis of fiscal year 1999 data revealed that the school districts meeting the requirements of division (B) of this section on average required high school students to complete a minimum of nineteen and eight-tenths units to graduate. The general assembly determines that the cost of funding the additional two-tenths unit required by section 3313.603 of the Revised Code is $12 per pupil in fiscal year 2002. This amount was added after the calculation described in division (B) of this section and the adjustment for inflation from fiscal year 1999 to fiscal year 2002. It is this total amount, the calculated base cost plus the supplement to pay for the additional partial unit, that constitutes the base cost amount specified in division (A)(1) of this section for fiscal year 2002 and that is inflated to produce the base cost amounts for fiscal years 2003 through 2007.
(B) In determining the base cost stated in division (A) of this section, capital and debt costs, costs paid for by federal funds, and costs covered by funds provided pursuant to sections 3317.023 and 3317.024 of the Revised Code as they existed prior to July 1, 1998, for disadvantaged pupil impact aid and transportation were excluded, as were the effects on the districts' state funds of the application of the cost-of-doing-business factors, assuming an eighteen a seven and one-half per cent variance.
The base cost for fiscal year 1996 1999 was calculated as the unweighted average cost per student, on a school district basis, of educating students who were not receiving vocational education or services pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code and who were enrolled in a city, exempted village, or local school district that in fiscal year 1994 1999 met all of the following criteria:
(1) The district met at least all but one twenty of the following twenty-seven performance standards:
(a) A three ninety per cent or lower dropout higher graduation rate;
(b) At least seventy-five per cent of fourth graders proficient on the mathematics test prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(c) At least seventy-five per cent of fourth graders proficient on the reading test prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(d) At least seventy-five per cent of fourth graders proficient on the writing test prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(e) At least seventy-five per cent of fourth graders proficient on the citizenship test prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(f) At least seventy-five per cent of fourth graders proficient on the science test prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(g) At least seventy-five per cent of sixth graders proficient on the mathematics test prescribed under division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(h) At least seventy-five per cent of sixth graders proficient on the reading test prescribed under division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(i) At least seventy-five per cent of sixth graders proficient on the writing test prescribed under division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(j) At least seventy-five per cent of sixth graders proficient on the citizenship test prescribed under division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(k) At least seventy-five per cent of sixth graders proficient on the science test prescribed under division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(l) At least seventy-five per cent of ninth graders proficient on the mathematics test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(g)(m) At least seventy-five per cent of ninth graders proficient on the reading test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(h)(n) At least seventy-five per cent of ninth graders proficient on the writing test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(i)(o) At least seventy-five per cent of ninth graders proficient on the citizenship test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(j)(p) At least seventy-five per cent of ninth graders proficient on the science test prescribed under Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(q) At least eighty-five per cent of tenth graders proficient on the mathematics test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(k)(r) At least eighty-five per cent of tenth graders proficient on the reading test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(l)(s) At least eighty-five per cent of tenth graders proficient on the writing test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(m)(t) At least eighty-five per cent of tenth graders proficient on the citizenship test prescribed under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(n)(u) At least eighty-five per cent of tenth graders proficient on the science test prescribed under Section 4 of Am. Sub. S.B. 55 of the 122nd general assembly;
(v) At least sixty per cent of twelfth graders proficient on the mathematics test prescribed under division (A)(3) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(o)(w) At least sixty per cent of twelfth graders proficient on the reading test prescribed under division (A)(3) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(p)(x) At least sixty per cent of twelfth graders proficient on the writing test prescribed under division (A)(3) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(q)(y) At least sixty per cent of twelfth graders proficient on the citizenship test prescribed under division (A)(3) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(r)(z) At least sixty per cent of twelfth graders proficient on the science test prescribed under division (A)(3) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;
(aa) An attendance rate for the year of at least ninety-three per cent as defined in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code.
(2) The district was not among the ten five per cent of all districts with the highest income factors, as defined in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, nor among the ten five per cent of all districts with the lowest income factors.
(3) The district was not among the five per cent of all districts with the highest valuation per pupil in ADM, as reported under division (A) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1998, nor among the five per cent of all districts with the lowest valuation per pupil.
This model for calculating the base cost of an adequate education is expenditure-based. The general assembly recognizes that increases in state funding to school districts since fiscal year 1996, the fiscal year upon which the general assembly based its model for calculating state funding to school districts for fiscal years 1999 through 2001, has increased school district base cost expenditures for fiscal year 1999, the fiscal year upon which the general assembly based its model for calculating state funding for fiscal years 2002 through 2007. In the case of school districts included in both models as a result of meeting the performance criteria of both former and current division (B) of this section, the increased state funding may have driven the districts' expenditures beyond the expenditures that were actually needed to maintain their educational programs at the level necessary to maintain their status as model districts. The general assembly has determined to control for this effect by stipulating in the later model that the fiscal year 1999 base cost expenditures of the districts included in the earlier model equals their base cost expenditures per pupil for fiscal year 1996, inflated to fiscal year 1999 using an annual rate of inflation of two and eight-tenths per cent. For districts in the 1999 model that were not also included in the 1996 model, the actual 1999 base cost per pupil expenditures were used in the calculation of the average district per pupil costs of the model districts.
(C) In July of 2000 2005, and in July of every six years thereafter, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall each appoint three members to a committee to reexamine the cost of an adequate education. No more than two members from any political party shall represent each house. The director of budget and management and the superintendent of public instruction shall serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the committee.
The committee shall select a rational methodology for calculating the costs of an adequate education system for the ensuing six-year period, and shall report the methodology and the resulting costs to the general assembly. In performing its function, the committee is not bound by any method used by previous general assemblies to examine and calculate costs and instead may utilize any rational method it deems suitable and reasonable given the educational needs and requirements of the state at that time.
The methodology for determining the cost of an adequate education system shall take into account the basic educational costs that all districts incur in educating regular students, the unique needs of special categories of students, and significant special conditions encountered by certain classifications of school districts.
The committee also shall redetermine, for purposes of updating the parity aid calculation under section 3317.0217 of the Revised Code, the average number of effective operating mills that school districts in the seventieth to ninetieth percentiles of valuations per pupil collect above the revenues required to finance their attributed local shares of the calculated cost of an adequate education.
Any committee appointed pursuant to this section shall make its report to the office of budget and management and the general assembly within six months one year of its appointment so that the information is available for use by the office and the general assembly in preparing the next biennial appropriations act.
Sec. 3317.013.  This section does not apply to handicapped preschool students.
Analysis of special education cost data has resulted in a finding that the average special education additional cost per pupil, including the costs of related services, can be expressed as a multiple of the base cost per pupil calculated under section 3317.012 of the Revised Code. The multiples for the following categories of special education programs, as these programs are defined for purposes of Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code, and adjusted as provided in this section for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, are as follows:
(A) A multiple of 0.2892 for students whose primary or only identified handicap is a speech and language handicap, as this term is defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code;
(B) A multiple of 0.22 0.4240 for students identified as specific learning disabled, other health handicapped, or developmentally handicapped, or severe behavior handicapped, as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code;
(B)(C) A multiple of 3.01 1.6736 for students identified as hearing handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, or vision impaired, multihandicapped, and severe behavior handicapped, as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code;
(D) A multiple of 3.0022 for students identified as orthopedically handicapped or other health handicapped, as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code;
(E) A multiple of 3.7507 for students identified as multihandicapped or as both visually and hearing disabled, as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code;
(F) A multiple of 4.7693 for students identified as autistic or having traumatic brain injuries, as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code.
Further analysis indicates that approximately one-eighth of the total costs of serving special education students consists of the furnishing of the related services specified in division (B)(3) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
In fiscal year 2002, the multiples specified in divisions (A) to (F) of this section shall be adjusted by multiplying them by 0.805. In fiscal year 2003, the multiples specified in those divisions shall be adjusted by multiplying them by 0.85.
Sec. 3317.014.  The average vocational education additional cost per pupil can be expressed as a multiple of the base cost per pupil calculated under section 3317.012 of the Revised Code. the multiples for the following categories of vocational education programs are as follows:
(A) A multiple of 0.60 0.57 for students enrolled in vocational education job-training and workforce development programs approved by the department of education in accordance with rules adopted under section 3313.90 of the Revised Code.
The rules adopted under this division may provide for programs that include instructional time beyond the normal periods of instruction, including summers, for areas of study such as agriculture. For any such program, the multiple of 0.57 may be apportioned so that the multiple for the normal school year is less than the multiple for the additional instructional time but that a school district may receive the entire value of the weight for the program if the program extends beyond the normal periods of instruction.
(B) A multiple of 0.30 0.28 for students enrolled in vocational education classes other than job-training and workforce development programs.
Vocational education associated services costs can be expressed as a multiple of 0.05 of the base cost per pupil calculated under section 3317.012 of the Revised Code.
The general assembly has adjusted the multiples specified in this section for calculating payments beginning in fiscal year 2002 in recognition that its policy change regarding the application of the cost-of-doing-business factor produces a higher base cost amount than would exist if no change were made to its application. The adjustment maintains the same weighted costs as would exist if no change were made to the application of the cost-of-doing-business factor.
Sec. 3317.02.  As used in this chapter:
(A) Unless otherwise specified, "school district" means city, local, and exempted village school districts.
(B) "Formula amount" means the base cost for the fiscal year specified in section 3317.012 of the Revised Code, except that to allow for the orderly phase-in of the increased funding specified in that section, the formula amount for fiscal year 1999 shall be $3,851, and the formula amount for fiscal year 2000 shall be $4,052. Thereafter, the formula amount shall be as specified in that section.
(C) "FTE basis" means a count of students based on full-time equivalency, in accordance with rules adopted by the department of education pursuant to section 3317.03 of the Revised Code. In adopting its rules under this division, the department shall provide for counting any student in category one, two, or three, four, five, or six special education ADM or in category one or two vocational education ADM in the same proportion the student is counted in formula ADM.
(D)(1) "Formula ADM" means, for a city, local, or exempted village school district, the number reported pursuant to division (A) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, and for a joint vocational school district, the number reported pursuant to division (D) of that section.
(2) "Three-year average formula ADM" means the average of formula ADMs for the current and preceding two fiscal years. However, as applicable in fiscal years 1999 and 2000, the three-year average for city, local, and exempted village school districts shall be determined utilizing the FY 1997 ADM or FY 1998 ADM in lieu of formula ADM for fiscal year 1997 or 1998. In fiscal years 2000 and 2001, the three-year average for joint vocational school districts shall be determined utilizing the average daily membership reported in fiscal years 1998 and 1999 under division (D) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code in lieu of formula ADM for fiscal years 1998 and 1999.
(E) "FY 1997 ADM" or "FY 1998 ADM" means the school district's average daily membership reported for the applicable fiscal year under the version of division (A) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code in effect during that fiscal year, adjusted as follows:
(1) Minus the average daily membership of handicapped preschool children;
(2) Minus one-half of the average daily membership attending kindergarten;
(3) Minus three-fourths of the average daily membership attending a joint vocational school district;
(4) Plus the average daily membership entitled under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code to attend school in the district but receiving educational services in approved units from an educational service center or another school district under a compact or a cooperative education agreement, as determined by the department;
(5) Minus the average daily membership receiving educational services from the district in approved units but entitled under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code to attend school in another school district, as determined by the department.
(F)(1) "Category one special education ADM" means the average daily membership of handicapped children receiving special education services for those handicaps the handicap specified in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(5) or (D)(2)(b) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Category two special education ADM" means the average daily membership of handicapped children receiving special education services for those handicaps specified in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(6) or (D)(2)(c) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Category three special education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving special education services for students identified as autistic, having traumatic brain injuries, or as both visually and hearing disabled as these terms are defined pursuant to Chapter 3323. those handicaps specified in division (C) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code, and reported under division (B)(7) or (D)(2)(d) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(4) "Category four special education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving special education services for those handicaps specified in division (D) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(8) or (D)(2)(e) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(5) "Category five special education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving special education services for those handicaps specified in division (E) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(9) or (D)(2)(f) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(6) "Category six special education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving special education services for those handicaps specified in division (F) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(10) or (D)(2)(g) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(7) "Category one vocational education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving vocational education services described in division (A) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(8)(11) or (D)(2)(e)(h) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(5)(8) "Category two vocational education ADM" means the average daily membership of students receiving vocational education services described in division (B) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code and reported under division (B)(9)(12) or (D)(2)(f)(i) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(G) "Handicapped preschool child" means a handicapped child, as defined in section 3323.01 of the Revised Code, who is at least age three but is not of compulsory school age, as defined in section 3321.01 of the Revised Code, and who is not currently enrolled in kindergarten.
(H) "County MR/DD board" means a county board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
(I) "Recognized valuation" means the amount calculated for a school district pursuant to section 3317.015 of the Revised Code.
(J) "Transportation ADM" means the number of children reported under division (B)(10)(13) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code.
(K) "Average efficient transportation use cost per student" means a statistical representation of transportation costs as calculated under division (D)(2) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Taxes charged and payable" means the taxes charged and payable against real and public utility property after making the reduction required by section 319.301 of the Revised Code, plus the taxes levied against tangible personal property.
(M) "Total taxable value" means the sum of the amounts certified for a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.
(N)(1) "Cost-of-doing-business factor" means the amount indicated in this division for the county in which a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district is located, adjusted in accordance with division (N)(2) of this section. If a city, local, or exempted village school district is located in more than one county, the factor is the amount indicated for the county to which the district is assigned by the state department of education. If a joint vocational school district is located in more than one county, the factor is the amount indicated for the county in which the joint vocational school with the greatest formula ADM operated by the district is located.
COST-OF-DOING-BUSINESS
COUNTY FACTOR AMOUNT
Adams 1.0074 1.0061
Allen 1.0217 1.0236
Ashland 1.0322 1.0331
Ashtabula 1.0480 1.0431
Athens 1.0046 1.0038
Auglaize 1.0255 1.0272
Belmont 1.0078 1.0043
Brown 1.0194 1.0207
Butler 1.0650 1.0663
Carroll 1.0166 1.0148
Champaign 1.0292 1.0413
Clark 1.0462 1.0443
Clermont 1.0510 1.0532
Clinton 1.0293 1.0296
Columbiana 1.0300 1.0262
Coshocton 1.0205 1.0200
Crawford 1.0152 1.0140
Cuyahoga 1.0697 1.0672
Darke 1.0340 1.0343
Defiance 1.0177 1.0165
Delaware 1.0339 1.0479
Erie 1.0391 1.0372
Fairfield 1.0358 1.0354
Fayette 1.0266 1.0258
Franklin 1.0389 1.0519
Fulton 1.0355 1.0361
Gallia 1.0000
Geauga 1.0568 1.0528
Greene 1.0406 1.0407
Guernsey 1.0072 1.0064
Hamilton 1.0750
Hancock 1.0224 1.0215
Hardin 1.0219 1.0348
Harrison 1.0098 1.0081
Henry 1.0347 1.0338
Highland 1.0139 1.0129
Hocking 1.0149 1.0151
Holmes 1.0237 1.0238
Huron 1.0317 1.0305
Jackson 1.0132 1.0118
Jefferson 1.0084 1.0067
Knox 1.0251 1.0258
Lake 1.0596 1.0556
Lawrence 1.0128 1.0122
Licking 1.0381 1.0375
Logan 1.0188 1.0362
Lorain 1.0535 1.0521
Lucas 1.0413 1.0406
Madison 1.0342 1.0437
Mahoning 1.0426 1.0384
Marion 1.0121 1.0263
Medina 1.0608 1.0595
Meigs 1.0031 1.0018
Mercer 1.0177 1.0199
Miami 1.0425 1.0415
Monroe 1.0118 1.0097
Montgomery 1.0482 1.0476
Morgan 1.0140 1.0128
Morrow 1.0268 1.0276
Muskingum 1.0167 1.0145
Noble 1.0129 1.0103
Ottawa 1.0510 1.0468
Paulding 1.0156 1.0140
Perry 1.0175 1.0154
Pickaway 1.0338 1.0326
Pike 1.0103 1.0094
Portage 1.0556 1.0516
Preble 1.0486 1.0476
Putnam 1.0253 1.0243
Richland 1.0205 1.0213
Ross 1.0089 1.0085
Sandusky 1.0336 1.0307
Scioto 1.0044 1.0029
Seneca 1.0240 1.0223
Shelby 1.0257 1.0263
Stark 1.0313 1.0300
Summit 1.0616 1.0598
Trumbull 1.0425 1.0381
Tuscarawas 1.0099 1.0097
Union 1.0330 1.0446
Van Wert 1.0126 1.0133
Vinton 1.0068 1.0070
Warren 1.0651 1.0659
Washington 1.0110 1.0075
Wayne 1.0406 1.0404
Williams 1.0268 1.0284
Wood 1.0405 1.0382
Wyandot 1.0191 1.0188

(2) As used in this division, "multiplier" means the number for the corresponding fiscal year as follows:
FISCAL YEAR OF THE
COMPUTATION MULTIPLIER

1998 9.6/7.5
1999 11.0/7.5
2000 12.4/7.5
2001 13.8/7.5
2002 15.2/7.5
2003 16.6/7.5
2004 and thereafter 18.0/7.5

Beginning in fiscal year 1998, the department shall annually adjust the cost-of-doing-business factor for each county in accordance with the following formula:
[(The cost-of-doing-business factor specified under
division (N)(1) of this section - 1) X (the multiplier
for the fiscal year of the calculation)] + 1
The result of such formula shall be the adjusted cost-of-doing-business factor for that fiscal year.
(O) "Tax exempt value" of a school district means the amount certified for a school district under division (A)(4) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.
(P) "Potential value" of a school district means the adjusted total taxable value recognized valuation of a school district plus the tax exempt value of the district.
(Q) "District median income" means the median Ohio adjusted gross income certified for a school district. On or before the first day of July of each year, the tax commissioner shall certify to the department of education for each city, exempted village, and local school district the median Ohio adjusted gross income of the residents of the school district determined on the basis of tax returns filed for the second preceding tax year by the residents of the district.
(R) "Statewide median income" means the median district median income of all city, exempted village, and local school districts in the state.
(S) "Income factor" for a city, exempted village, or local school district means the quotient obtained by dividing that district's median income by the statewide median income.
(T) Except as provided in division (B)(3) of section 3317.012 of the Revised Code, "valuation per pupil" for a city, exempted village, or local school district means the district's recognized valuation divided by the greater of the district's formula ADM or three-year average formula ADM.
(U) Except as provided in section 3317.0213 of the Revised Code, "adjusted valuation per pupil" means the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula:
District valuation per pupil - [$60,000 X
(1 - district income factor)]
If the result of such formula is negative, the adjusted valuation per pupil shall be zero.
(V) "Income adjusted valuation" means the product obtained by multiplying the school district's adjusted valuation per pupil by the greater of the district's formula ADM or three-year average formula ADM.
(W) Except as provided in division (A)(2) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, "adjusted total taxable value" means one of the following:
(1) In any fiscal year that a school district's income factor is less than or equal to one, the amount calculated under the following formula:
(Income adjusted valuation X multiple) +
[recognized valuation X (1-multiple)]
Where "multiple" means the number for the corresponding fiscal year as follows:
FISCAL YEAR OF THE
COMPUTATION MULTIPLE

2000 1/5
2001 and thereafter 4/15

(2) In fiscal year 1999, if a school district's income factor is greater than one, the amount calculated under the following formula:
(Income adjusted valuation X 1/15)
+ (recognized valuation X 14/15)
Thereafter, the adjusted total taxable value of a district with an income factor greater than one shall be its recognized valuation.
Sec. 3317.021.  (A) On or before the first day of June of each year, the tax commissioner shall certify to the department of education the following information for each city, exempted village, and local school district, and the information required by divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section for each joint vocational school district, and it shall be used, along with the information certified under division (B) of this section, in making the computations for the district under section sections 3317.022 and 3317.0217 or section 3317.16 of the Revised Code:
(1) The taxable value of real and public utility real property in the school district subject to taxation in the preceding tax year, by class and by county of location;
(2) The taxable value of tangible personal property, including public utility personal property, subject to taxation by the district for the preceding tax year;
(3)(a) The total property tax rate and total taxes charged and payable for the current expenses for the preceding tax year and the total property tax rate and the total taxes charged and payable to a joint vocational district for the preceding tax year that are limited to or to the extent apportioned to current expenses;
(b) The portion of the amount of taxes charged and payable reported for each city, local, and exempted village school district under division (A)(3)(a) of this section attributable to a joint vocational school district.
(4) The value of all real and public utility real property in the school district exempted from taxation minus both of the following:
(a) The value of real and public utility real property in the district owned by the United States government and used exclusively for a public purpose;
(b) The value of real and public utility real property in the district exempted from taxation under Chapter 725. or 1728. or section 3735.67, 5709.40, 5709.41, 5709.62, 5709.63, 5709.632, 5709.73, or 5709.78 of the Revised Code.
(5) The total effective operating tax rate for the district in the tax year for which the most recent data are available federal adjusted gross income of the residents of the school district, based on tax returns filed by the residents of the district, for the most recent year for which this information is available.
(B) On or before the first day of May each year, the tax commissioner shall certify to the department of education the total taxable real property value of railroads and, separately, the total taxable tangible personal property value of all public utilities for the preceding tax year, by school district and by county of location.
(C) If a public utility has properly and timely filed a petition for reassessment under section 5727.47 of the Revised Code with respect to an assessment issued under section 5727.23 of the Revised Code affecting taxable property apportioned by the tax commissioner to a school district, the taxable value of public utility tangible personal property included in the certification under divisions (A)(2) and (B) of this section for the school district shall include only the amount of taxable value on the basis of which the public utility paid tax for the preceding year as provided in division (B)(1) or (2) of section 5727.47 of the Revised Code.
(D) If on the basis of the information certified under division (A) of this section, the department determines that any district fails in any year to meet the qualification requirement specified in division (A) of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code, the department shall immediately request the tax commissioner to determine the extent to which any school district income tax levied by the district under Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code shall be included in meeting that requirement. Within five days of receiving such a request from the department, the tax commissioner shall make the determination required by this division and report the quotient obtained under division (D)(3) of this section to the department. This quotient represents the number of mills that the department shall include in determining whether the district meets the qualification requirement of division (A) of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code.
The tax commissioner shall make the determination required by this division as follows:
(1) Multiply one mill times the total taxable value of the district as determined in divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section;
(2) Estimate the total amount of tax liability for the current tax year under taxes levied by Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code that are apportioned to current operating expenses of the district;
(3) Divide the amount estimated under division (D)(2) of this section by the product obtained under division (D)(1) of this section.
(E) As used in this section:
(1) "Class I taxes charged and payable for current expenses" means taxes charged and payable for current expenses on land and improvements classified as residential/agricultural real property under section 5713.041 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Class I taxable value" means the taxable value of land and improvements classified as residential/agricultural real property under section 5713.041 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Class I effective operating tax rate" of a school district means the quotient obtained by dividing the school district's Class I taxes charged and payable for current expenses by the district's Class I taxable value.
(4) "Income tax equivalent tax rate" of a school district means the quotient obtained by dividing the income tax revenue disbursed during the current fiscal year under any tax levied pursuant to Chapter 5748. of the Revised Code by total taxable value of the district to the extent the revenue from the tax is allocated or apportioned to current expenses.
(5) "Total effective operating tax rate" means the sum of the Class I effective operating tax rate and the income tax equivalent tax rate.
Sec. 3317.022.  (A)(1) The department of education shall compute and distribute state base cost funding to each school district for the fiscal year in accordance with the following formula, using adjusted total taxable value as defined in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code or making any adjustment required by division (A)(2) of this section and using the information obtained under section 3317.021 of the Revised Code in the calendar year in which the fiscal year begins.
Compute the following for each eligible district:
[cost-of-doing-business factor X
the formula amount X (the greater of formula ADM
or three-year average formula ADM)] -
(.023 X adjusted total taxable value recognized valuation)
If the difference obtained is a negative number, the district's computation shall be zero.
(2)(a) For each school district for which the tax exempt value of the district equals or exceeds twenty-five per cent of the potential value of the district, the department of education shall calculate the difference between the district's tax exempt value and twenty-five per cent of the district's potential value.
(b) For each school district to which division (A)(2)(a) of this section applies, the adjusted total taxable value department shall adjust the recognized valuation used in the calculation under division (A)(1) of this section shall be the adjusted total taxable value modified by subtracting from it the amount calculated under division (A)(2)(a) of this section.
(B) As used in this section:
(1) The "total special education weight" for a district means the sum of the following amounts:
(a) The district's category one special education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified under in division (A) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(b) The sum of the district's category two and category three special education ADMs ADM multiplied by the multiple specified under in division (B) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(c) The district's category three special education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (C) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(d) The district's category four special education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (D) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(e) The district's category five special education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (E) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code;
(f) The district's category six special education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (F) of section 3317.013 of the Revised Code.
(2) "State share percentage" means the percentage calculated for a district as follows:
(a) Calculate the state base cost funding amount for the district for the fiscal year under division (A) of this section. If the district would not receive any state base cost funding for that year under that division, the district's state share percentage is zero.
(b) If the district would receive state base cost funding under that division, divide that amount by an amount equal to the following:
Cost-of-doing-business factor X
the formula amount X (the greater of formula
ADM or three-year average formula ADM)
The resultant number is the district's state share percentage.
(3) "Related services" includes:
(a) Child study, special education supervisors and coordinators, speech and hearing services, adaptive physical development services, occupational or physical therapy, teacher assistants for handicapped children whose handicaps are described in division (B) of section 3317.013 or division (F)(3) of section 3317.02 of the Revised Code, behavioral intervention, interpreter services, work study, nursing services, and specialized integrative services as those terms are defined by the department;
(b) Speech and language services provided to any student with a handicap, including any student whose primary or only handicap is a speech and language handicap;
(c) Any related service not specifically covered by other state funds but specified in federal law, including but not limited to, audiology and school psychological services;
(d) Any service included in units funded under former division (O)(1) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code;
(e) Any other related service needed by handicapped children in accordance with their individualized education plans.
(4) The "total vocational education weight" for a district means the sum of the following amounts:
(a) The district's category one vocational education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (A) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code;
(b) The district's category two vocational education ADM multiplied by the multiple specified in division (B) of section 3317.014 of the Revised Code.
(C)(1) The department shall compute and distribute state special education and related services additional weighted costs funds to each school district in accordance with the following formula:
The district's state share percentage
X the formula amount for the year
for which the aid is calculated
X the district's total special education weight
(2) In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (C)(1) of this section shall spend on related services the lesser of the following:
(a) The amount the district spent on related services in the preceding fiscal year;
(b) 1/8 X {[cost-of-doing-business factor X the formula amount X (the category one special education ADM + category two special education ADM + category three special education ADM)] + the amount calculated for the fiscal year under division (C)(1) of this section + the local share of special education and related services additional weighted costs}.
(3) The attributed local share of special education and related services additional weighted costs equals:
(1 - the district's state share percentage) X
the district's total special education weight X
the formula amount
(4)(3) The department shall compute and pay in accordance with this division additional state aid to school districts for students in category three categories two through six special education ADM. If a district's costs for the fiscal year for a student in its category three categories two through six special education ADM are twenty-five thousand dollars or more, the district may submit to the superintendent of public instruction documentation, as prescribed by the superintendent, of all its costs for that student. Upon submission of documentation for a student of the type and in the manner prescribed, the department shall pay to the district an amount equal to the sum of the following:
(a) One-half of the district's costs for the student in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars;
(b) The product of one-half of the district's costs for the student in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars multiplied by the district's state share percentage.
The district shall only report, and the department shall only pay for, the costs of educational expenses and the related services provided to the student in accordance with the student's individualized education program. Any legal fees, court costs, or other costs associated with any cause of action relating to the student may not be included in the amount.
(5)(4)(a) As used in this division, the "personnel allowance" means twenty-five thousand dollars in fiscal year 2000 and thirty thousand dollars in fiscal year 2001 years 2002 and 2003.
(b) For the provision of speech services to students, including students who do not have individualized education programs prepared for them under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code, and for no other purpose, the department of education shall pay each school district an amount calculated under the following formula:
(formula ADM divided by 2000) X
the personnel allowance X the state share percentage
(6)(5) In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (C)(1) of this section shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for special education and related services expenses at least the amount calculated as follows:
(cost-of-doing-business factor X
formula amount X the sum of categories
one through six special education ADM) +
(total special education weight X formula amount)
The purposes approved by the department for special education expenses shall include, but shall not be limited to, identification of handicapped children, compliance with state rules governing the education of handicapped children and prescribing the continuum of program options for handicapped children, and the portion of the school district's overall administrative and overhead costs that are attributable to the district's special education student population.
The department shall require school districts to report data annually to allow for monitoring compliance with division (C)(5) of this section. The department shall annually report to the governor and the general assembly the amount of money spent by each school district for special education and related services.
(D)(1) As used in this division:
(a) "Daily bus miles per student" equals the number of bus miles traveled per day, divided by transportation base.
(b) "Transportation base" equals total student count as defined in section 3301.011 of the Revised Code, minus the number of students enrolled in preschool handicapped units, plus the number of nonpublic school students included in transportation ADM.
(c) "Transported student percentage" equals transportation ADM divided by transportation base.
(d) "Transportation cost per student" equals total operating costs for board-owned or contractor-operated school buses divided by transportation base.
(2) Analysis of student transportation cost data has resulted in a finding that an average efficient transportation use cost per student can be calculated by means of a regression formula that has as its two independent variables the number of daily bus miles per student and the transported student percentage. For fiscal year 1998 transportation cost data, the average efficient transportation use cost per student is expressed as follows:
51.79027 + (139.62626 X daily bus miles per student) +
(116.25573 X transported student percentage)
The department of education shall annually determine the average efficient transportation use cost per student in accordance with the principles stated in division (D)(2) of this section, updating the intercept and regression coefficients of the regression formula modeled in this division, based on an annual statewide analysis of each school district's daily bus miles per student, transported student percentage, and transportation cost per student data. The department shall conduct the annual update using data, including daily bus miles per student, transported student percentage, and transportation cost per student data, from the prior fiscal year. The department shall notify the office of budget and management of such update by the fifteenth day of February of each year.
(3) In addition to funds paid under divisions (A), (C), and (E) of this section, each district with a transported student percentage greater than zero shall receive a payment equal to a percentage of the product of the district's transportation base from the prior fiscal year times the annually updated average efficient transportation use cost per student, times an inflation factor of two and eight tenths per cent to account for the one-year difference between the data used in updating the formula and calculating the payment and the year in which the payment is made. The percentage shall be the following percentage of that product specified for the corresponding fiscal year:
FISCAL YEAR PERCENTAGE
2000 52.5%
2001 55%
2002 57.5%
2003 and thereafter The greater of 60% or the district's state share percentage

The payments made under division (D)(3) of this section each year shall be calculated based on all of the same prior year's data used to update the formula.
(4) In addition to funds paid under divisions (D)(2) and (3) of this section, a school district shall receive a rough road subsidy if both of the following apply:
(a) Its county rough road percentage is higher than the statewide rough road percentage, as those terms are defined in division (D)(5) of this section;
(b) Its district student density is lower than the statewide student density, as those terms are defined in that division.
(5) The rough road subsidy paid to each district meeting the qualifications of division (D)(4) of this section shall be calculated in accordance with the following formula:
(per rough mile subsidy X total rough road miles) X
density multiplier
where:
(a) "Per rough mile subsidy" equals the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula:
0.75 - {0.75 X [(maximum rough road percentage -
county rough road percentage)/(maximum rough road percentage -
statewide rough road percentage)]}
(i) "Maximum rough road percentage" means the highest county rough road percentage in the state.
(ii) "County rough road percentage" equals the percentage of the mileage of state, municipal, county, and township roads that is rated by the department of transportation as type A, B, C, E2, or F in the county in which the school district is located or, if the district is located in more than one county, the county to which it is assigned for purposes of determining its cost-of-doing-business factor.
(iii) "Statewide rough road percentage" means the percentage of the statewide total mileage of state, municipal, county, and township roads that is rated as type A, B, C, E2, or F by the department of transportation.
(b) "Total rough road miles" means a school district's total bus miles traveled in one year times its county rough road percentage.
(c) "Density multiplier" means a figure calculated in accordance with the following formula:
1 - [(minimum student density - district student
density)/(minimum student density -
statewide student density)]
(i) "Minimum student density" means the lowest district student density in the state.
(ii) "District student density" means a school district's transportation base divided by the number of square miles in the district.
(iii) "Statewide student density" means the sum of the transportation bases for all school districts divided by the sum of the square miles in all school districts.
(6) In addition to funds paid under divisions (D)(2) to (5) of this section, each district shall receive in accordance with rules adopted by the state board of education a payment for students transported by means other than board-owned or contractor-operated buses and whose transportation is not funded under division (J) of section 3317.024 of the Revised Code. The rules shall include provisions for school district reporting of such students.
(7) Notwithstanding divisions (D)(1) to (6) of this section, in fiscal year 2000 only, each school district shall receive the greater of the total amount calculated for it under those divisions and division (J) of section 3317.024 of the Revised Code or the total amount calculated for it for types one through six student transportation operating funds in fiscal year 1999. For purposes of division (D)(7) of this section, the fiscal year 1999 guaranteed total amount does not include subsidies for school bus purchases.
(E)(1) The department shall compute and distribute state vocational education additional weighted costs funds to each school district in accordance with the following formula:
state share percentage X
the formula amount X
total vocational education weight
In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (E)(1) of this section shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for vocational education expenses.
(2) The department shall compute for each school district state funds for vocational education associated services in accordance with the following formula:
state share percentage X .05 X
the formula amount X the sum of categories one and two
vocational education ADM
In any fiscal year, a school district receiving funds under division (E)(2) of this section, or through a transfer of funds pursuant to division (L) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code, shall spend those funds only for the purposes that the department designates as approved for vocational education associated services expenses, which may include such purposes as apprenticeship coordinators, coordinators for other vocational education services, vocational evaluation, and other purposes designated by the department. The department may deny payment under division (E)(2) of this section to any district that the department determines is not operating those services or is using funds paid under division (E)(2) of this section, or through a transfer of funds pursuant to division (L) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code, for other purposes.
In fiscal years 2000 and 2001, each school district shall continue to offer the same number of the vocational education programs that the district offered in fiscal year 1999, unless the department of education expressly agrees that the district may offer fewer programs in either fiscal year 2000 or 2001 or both.
(F) Beginning in fiscal year 2003, the actual local share in any fiscal year for the combination of special education and related services additional weighted costs funding calculated under division (C)(1) of this section, transportation funding calculated under divisions (D)(2) and (3) of this section, and vocational education and associated services additional weighted costs funding calculated under divisions (E)(1) and (2) of this section shall not exceed for any school district the product of three mills times the district's recognized valuation. Beginning in fiscal year 2003, the department annually shall pay each school district as an excess cost supplement any amount by which the sum of the district's attributed local shares for that funding exceeds that product. For purposes of calculating the excess cost supplement:
(1) The attributed local share for special education and related services additional weighted costs funding is the amount specified in division (C)(2) of this section.
(2) The attributed local share of transportation funding equals the difference of the total amount calculated for the district using the formula developed under division (D)(2) of this section minus the actual amount paid to the district after applying the percentage specified in division (D)(3) of this section.
(3) The attributed local share of vocational education and associated services additional weighted costs funding is the amount determined as follows:
(1 - state share percentage) X
[(total vocational education weight X the formula amount) +
the payment under division (E)(2) of this section]
Sec. 3317.023.  (A) Notwithstanding section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, the amounts required to be paid to a district under this chapter shall be adjusted by the amount of the computations made under divisions (B) to (K)(L) of this section.
As used in this section:
(1) "Classroom teacher" means a licensed employee who provides direct instruction to pupils, excluding teachers funded from money paid to the district from federal sources; educational service personnel; and vocational and special education teachers.
(2) "Educational service personnel" shall not include such specialists funded from money paid to the district from federal sources or assigned full-time to vocational or special education students and classes and may only include those persons employed in the eight specialist areas in a pattern approved by the department of education under guidelines established by the state board of education.
(3) "Annual salary" means the annual base salary stated in the state minimum salary schedule for the performance of the teacher's regular teaching duties that the teacher earns for services rendered for the first full week of October of the fiscal year for which the adjustment is made under division (C) of this section. It shall not include any salary payments for supplemental teachers contracts.
(4) "Regular student population" means the formula ADM plus the number of students reported as enrolled in the district pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 3313.981 of the Revised Code; minus the number of students reported under division (A)(2) of section 3317.03 of the Revised Code; minus the FTE of students reported under division (B)(5), (6), (7), (8), or (9), (10), (11), or (12) of that section who are enrolled in a vocational education class or receiving special education; and minus one-fourth of the students enrolled concurrently in a joint vocational school district.
(5) "State share percentage" has the same meaning as in section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
(6) "VEPD" means a school district or group of school districts designated by the department of education as being responsible for the planning for and provision of vocational education services to students within the district or group.
(7) "Lead district" means a school district, including a joint vocational school district, designated by the department as a VEPD, or designated to provide primary vocational education leadership within a VEPD composed of a group of districts.
(B) If the district employs less than one full-time equivalent classroom teacher for each twenty-five pupils in the regular student population in any school district, deduct the sum of the amounts obtained from the following computations:
(1) Divide the number of the district's full-time equivalent classroom teachers employed by one twenty-fifth;
(2) Subtract the quotient in (1) from the district's regular student population;
(3) Multiply the difference in (2) by seven hundred fifty-two dollars.
(C) If a positive amount, add one-half of the amount obtained by multiplying the number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers by:
(1) The mean annual salary of all full-time equivalent classroom teachers employed by the district at their respective training and experience levels minus;
(2) The mean annual salary of all such teachers at their respective levels in all school districts receiving payments under this section.
The number of full-time equivalent classroom teachers used in this computation shall not exceed one twenty-fifth of the district's regular student population. In calculating the district's mean salary under this division, those full-time equivalent classroom teachers with the highest training level shall be counted first, those with the next highest training level second, and so on, in descending order. Within the respective training levels, teachers with the highest years of service shall be counted first, the next highest years of service second, and so on, in descending order.
(D) This division does not apply to a school district that has entered into an agreement under division (A) of section 3313.42 of the Revised Code. Deduct the amount obtained from the following computations if the district employs fewer than five full-time equivalent educational service personnel, including elementary school art, music, and physical education teachers, counselors, librarians, visiting teachers, school social workers, and school nurses for each one thousand pupils in the regular student population:
(1) Divide the number of full-time equivalent educational service personnel employed by the district by five one-thousandths;
(2) Subtract the quotient in (1) from the district's regular student population;
(3) Multiply the difference in (2) by ninety-four dollars.
(E) If a local school district, or a city or exempted village school district to which a governing board of an educational service center provides services pursuant to section 3313.843 of the Revised Code, deduct the amount of the payment required for the reimbursement of the governing board under section 3317.11 of the Revised Code.
(F)(1) If the district is required to pay to or entitled to receive tuition from another school district under division (C)(2) or (3) of section 3313.64 or section 3313.65 of the Revised Code, or if the superintendent of public instruction is required to determine the correct amount of tuition and make a deduction or credit under section 3317.08 of the Revised Code, deduct and credit such amounts as provided in division (I) of section 3313.64 or section 3317.08 of the Revised Code.
(2) For each child for whom the district is responsible for tuition or payment under division (A)(1) of section 3317.082 or section 3323.091 of the Revised Code, deduct the amount of tuition or payment for which the district is responsible.
(G) If the district has been certified by the superintendent of public instruction under section 3313.90 of the Revised Code as not in compliance with the requirements of that section, deduct an amount equal to ten per cent of the amount computed for the district under section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
(H) If the district has received a loan from a commercial lending institution for which payments are made by the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to division (E)(3) of section 3313.483 of the Revised Code, deduct an amount equal to such payments.
(I)(1) If the district is a party to an agreement entered into under division (D), (E), or (F) of section 3311.06 or division (B) of section 3311.24 of the Revised Code and is obligated to make payments to another district under such an agreement, deduct an amount equal to such payments if the district school board notifies the department in writing that it wishes to have such payments deducted.
(2) If the district is entitled to receive payments from another district that has notified the department to deduct such payments under division (I)(1) of this section, add the amount of such payments.
(J) If the district is required to pay an amount of funds to a cooperative education district pursuant to a provision described by division (B)(4) of section 3311.52 or division (B)(8) of section 3311.521 of the Revised Code, deduct such amounts as provided under that provision and credit those amounts to the cooperative education district for payment to the district under division (B)(1) of section 3317.19 of the Revised Code.
(K)(1) If a district is educating a student entitled to attend school in another district pursuant to a shared education contract, compact, or cooperative education agreement other than an agreement entered into pursuant to section 3313.842 of the Revised Code, credit to that educating district on an FTE basis both of the following:
(a) An amount equal to the formula amount times the cost of doing business factor of the school district where the student is entitled to attend school pursuant to section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code;
(b) An amount equal to the formula amount times the state share percentage times any multiple applicable to the student pursuant to section 3317.013 or 3317.014 of the Revised Code.
(2) Deduct any amount credited pursuant to division (K)(1) of this section from amounts paid to the school district in which the student is entitled to attend school pursuant to section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code.
(3) If the district is required by a shared education contract, compact, or cooperative education agreement to make payments to an educational service center, deduct the amounts from payments to the district and add them to the amounts paid to the service center pursuant to section 3317.11 of the Revised Code.
(L)(1) If a district, including a joint vocational school district, is a lead district of a VEPD, credit to that district the amounts calculated for all the school districts within that VEPD pursuant to division (E)(2) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code.
(2) Deduct from each appropriate district that is not a lead district, the amount attributable to that district that is credited to a lead district under division (L)(1) of this section.
Sec. 3317.024.  In addition to the moneys paid to eligible school districts pursuant to section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, moneys appropriated for the education programs in divisions (A) to (H), (J) to (L), (O), (P), and (R) of this section shall be distributed to school districts meeting the requirements of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code; in the case of divisions (J) and (P) of this section, to educational service centers as provided in section 3317.11 of the Revised Code; in the case of divisions (E), (M), and (N) of this section, to county MR/DD boards; in the case of division (R) of this section, to joint vocational school districts; in the case of division (K) of this section, to cooperative education school districts; and in the case of division (Q) of this section, to the institutions defined under section 3317.082 of the Revised Code providing elementary or secondary education programs to children other than children receiving special education under section 3323.091 of the Revised Code. The following shall be distributed monthly, quarterly, or annually as may be determined by the state board of education:
(A) A per pupil amount to each school district that establishes a summer school remediation program that complies with rules of the state board of education.
(B) An amount for each island school district and each joint state school district for the operation of each high school and each elementary school maintained within such district and for capital improvements for such schools. Such amounts shall be determined on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education.
(C) An amount for each school district operating classes for children of migrant workers who are unable to be in attendance in an Ohio school during the entire regular school year. The amounts shall be determined on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education, except that payment shall be made only for subjects regularly offered by the school district providing the classes.
(D) An amount for each school district with guidance, testing, and counseling programs approved by the state board of education. The amount shall be determined on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education.
(E) An amount for the emergency purchase of school buses as provided for in section 3317.07 of the Revised Code;
(F) An amount for each school district required to pay tuition for a child in an institution maintained by the department of youth services pursuant to section 3317.082 of the Revised Code, provided the child was not included in the calculation of the district's average daily membership for the preceding school year.
(G) In fiscal year 2000 only, an amount to each school district for supplemental salary allowances for each licensed employee except those licensees serving as superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, or assistant principals, whose term of service in any year is extended beyond the term of service of regular classroom teachers, as described in section 3301.0725 of the Revised Code;
(H) An amount for adult basic literacy education for each district participating in programs approved by the state board of education. The amount shall be determined on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education.
(I) Notwithstanding section 3317.01 of the Revised Code, but only until June 30, 1999, to each city, local, and exempted village school district, an amount for conducting driver education courses at high schools for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards and to joint vocational and cooperative education school districts and educational service centers, an amount for conducting driver education courses to pupils enrolled in a high school for which the state board prescribes minimum standards. No payments shall be made under this division after June 30, 1999.
(J) An amount for the approved cost of transporting developmentally handicapped pupils whom it is impossible or impractical to transport by regular school bus in the course of regular route transportation provided by the district or service center. No district or service center is eligible to receive a payment under this division for the cost of transporting any pupil whom it transports by regular school bus and who is included in the district's transportation ADM. The state board of education shall establish standards and guidelines for use by the department of education in determining the approved cost of such transportation for each district or service center.
(K) An amount to each school district, including each cooperative education school district, pursuant to section 3313.81 of the Revised Code to assist in providing free lunches to needy children and an amount to assist needy school districts in purchasing necessary equipment for food preparation. The amounts shall be determined on the basis of rules adopted by the state board of education.
(L) An amount to each school district, for each pupil attending a chartered nonpublic elementary or high school within the district. The amount shall equal the amount appropriated for the implementation of section 3317.06 of the Revised Code divided by the average daily membership in grades kindergarten through twelve in nonpublic elementary and high schools within the state as determined during the first full week in October of each school year.
(M) An amount for each county MR/DD board, distributed on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education, for the approved cost of transportation required for children attending special education programs operated by the county MR/DD board under section 3323.09 of the Revised Code;
(N) An amount for each county MR/DD board, distributed on the basis of standards adopted by the state board of education, for supportive home services for preschool children;
(O) An amount for each school district that establishes a mentor teacher program that complies with rules of the state board of education. No school district shall be required to establish or maintain such a program in any year unless sufficient funds are appropriated to cover the district's total costs for the program.
(P) An amount to each school district or educational service center for the total number of gifted units approved pursuant to section 3317.05 of the Revised Code. The amount for each such unit shall be the sum of the minimum salary for the teacher of the unit, calculated on the basis of the teacher's training level and years of experience pursuant to the salary schedule prescribed in the version of section 3317.13 of the Revised Code in effect prior to the effective date of this amendment, plus fifteen per cent of that minimum salary amount, plus two thousand six hundred seventy-eight dollars.
(Q) An amount to each institution defined under section 3317.082 of the Revised Code providing elementary or secondary education to children other than children receiving special education under section 3323.091 of the Revised Code. This amount for any institution in any fiscal year shall equal the total of all tuition amounts required to be paid to the institution under division (A)(1) of section 3317.082 of the Revised Code.
(R) A grant to each school district and joint vocational school district that operates a "graduation, reality, and dual-role skills" (GRADS) program for pregnant and parenting students that is approved by the department. The amount of the payment shall be the district's state share percentage, as defined in section 3317.022 or 3317.16 of the Revised Code, times the GRADS personnel allowance times the full-time-equivalent number of GRADS teachers approved by the department. The GRADS personnel allowance is $45,000 in fiscal year 2000 and $46,260 in fiscal year 2001 years 2002 and 2003.
The state board of education or any other board of education or governing board may provide for any resident of a district or educational service center territory any educational service for which funds are made available to the board by the United States under the authority of public law, whether such funds come directly or indirectly from the United States or any agency or department thereof or through the state or any agency, department, or political subdivision thereof.
Sec. 3317.029.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "DPIA percentage" means the quotient obtained by dividing the five-year average number of children ages five to seventeen residing in the school district and living in a family receiving family assistance, as certified or adjusted under section 3317.10 of the Revised Code, by the district's three-year average formula ADM.
(2) "Family assistance" means assistance received under the Ohio works first program or, for the purpose of determining the five-year average number of recipients of family assistance in fiscal years 1999 through 2002, assistance received under an antecedent program known as TANF or ADC.
(3) "Statewide DPIA percentage" means the five-year average of the total number of children ages five to seventeen years residing in the state and receiving family assistance, divided by the sum of the three-year average formula ADMs for all school districts in the state.
(4) "DPIA index" means the quotient obtained by dividing the school district's DPIA percentage by the statewide DPIA percentage.
(5) "Kindergarten ADM" means the number of students reported under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code as enrolled in kindergarten.
(6) "Kindergarten through third grade ADM" means the amount calculated as follows:
(a) Multiply the kindergarten ADM by the sum of one plus the all-day kindergarten percentage;
(b) Add the number of students in grades one through three;
(c) Subtract from the sum calculated under division (A)(6)(b) of this section the number of special education students in grades kindergarten through three.
(7) "Statewide average teacher salary" means forty forty-two thousand one four hundred eighty-seven sixty-nine dollars in fiscal year 2000 2002, and forty-one forty-three thousand three six hundred twelve fifty-eight dollars in fiscal year 2001 2003, which includes an amount for the value of fringe benefits.
(8) "All-day kindergarten" means a kindergarten class that is in session five days per week for not less than the same number of clock hours each day as for pupils in grades one through six.
(9) "All-day kindergarten percentage" means the percentage of a district's actual total number of students enrolled in kindergarten who are enrolled in all-day kindergarten.
(10) "Buildings with the highest concentration of need" means the school buildings in a district with percentages of students receiving family assistance in grades kindergarten through three at least as high as the district-wide percentage of students receiving family assistance. If, however, the information provided by the department of job and family services under section 3317.10 of the Revised Code is insufficient to determine the family assistance percentage in each building, "buildings with the highest concentration of need" has the meaning given in rules that the department of education shall adopt. The rules shall base the definition of "buildings with the highest concentration of need" on family income of students in grades kindergarten through three in a manner that, to the extent possible with available data, approximates the intent of this division and division (G) of this section to designate buildings where the family assistance percentage in those grades equals or exceeds the district-wide family assistance percentage.
(B) In addition to the amounts required to be paid to a school district under section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, a school district shall receive the greater of the amount the district received in fiscal year 1998 pursuant to division (B) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code as it existed at that time or the sum of the computations made under divisions (C) to (E) of this section.
(C) A supplemental payment that may be utilized for measures related to safety and security and for remediation or similar programs, calculated as follows:
(1) If the DPIA index of the school district is greater than or equal to thirty-five-hundredths, but less than one, an amount obtained by multiplying the five-year average number of pupils in a district receiving family assistance by two hundred thirty dollars;
(2) If the DPIA index of the school district is greater than or equal to one, an amount obtained by multiplying the DPIA index by two hundred thirty dollars and multiplying that product by the five-year average number of pupils in a district receiving family assistance.
Except as otherwise provided in division (F) of this section, beginning with the school year that starts July 1, 2002, each school district annually shall use at least twenty per cent of the funds calculated for the district under this division for intervention services required by section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.
(D) A payment for all-day kindergarten if the DPIA index of the school district is greater than or equal to one or if the district's three-year average formula ADM exceeded seventeen thousand five hundred, calculated by multiplying the all-day kindergarten percentage by the kindergarten ADM and multiplying that product by the formula amount.
(E) A class-size reduction payment based on calculating the number of new teachers necessary to achieve a lower student-teacher ratio, as follows:
(1) Determine or calculate a formula number of teachers per one thousand students based on the DPIA index of the school district as follows:
(a) If the DPIA index of the school district is less than six-tenths, the formula number of teachers is 43.478, which is the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of twenty-three to one;
(b) If the DPIA index of the school district is greater than or equal to six-tenths, but less than two and one-half, the formula number of teachers is calculated as follows:
43.478 + {[(DPIA index-0.6)/ 1.9] X 23.188}
Where 43.478 is the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of twenty-three to one; 1.9 is the interval from a DPIA index of six-tenths to a DPIA index of two and one-half; and 23.188 is the difference in the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of fifteen to one and the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of twenty-three to one.
(c) If the DPIA index of the school district is greater than or equal to two and one-half, the formula number of teachers is 66.667, which is the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of fifteen to one.
(2) Multiply the formula number of teachers determined or calculated in division (E)(1) of this section by the kindergarten through third grade ADM for the district and divide that product by one thousand;
(3) Calculate the number of new teachers as follows:
(a) Multiply the kindergarten through third grade ADM by 43.478, which is the number of teachers per one thousand students at a student-teacher ratio of twenty-three to one, and divide that product by one thousand;
(b) Subtract the quotient obtained in division (E)(3)(a) of this section from the product in division (E)(2) of this section.
(4) Multiply the greater of the difference obtained under division (E)(3) of this section or zero by the statewide average teachers salary.
(F) This division applies only to school districts whose DPIA index is one or greater.
(1) Each school district subject to this division shall first utilize funds received under this section so that, when combined with other funds of the district, sufficient funds exist to provide all-day kindergarten to at least the number of children in the district's all-day kindergarten percentage.
(2) Up to an amount equal to the district's DPIA index multiplied by the five-year average number of pupils in a district receiving family assistance multiplied by two hundred thirty dollars of the money distributed under this section may be utilized for one or both of the following:
(a) Programs designed to ensure that schools are free of drugs and violence and have a disciplined environment conducive to learning;
(b) Remediation for students who have failed or are in danger of failing any of the proficiency tests administered pursuant to section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
Beginning with the school year that starts on July 1, 2002, each school district shall use at least twenty per cent of the funds set aside for the purposes of divisions (F)(2)(a) and (b) of this section to provide intervention services required by section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.
(3) Except as otherwise required by division (G) or permitted under division (K) of this section, all other funds distributed under this section to districts subject to this division shall be utilized for the purpose of the third grade guarantee. The third grade guarantee consists of increasing the amount of instructional attention received per pupil in kindergarten through third grade, either by reducing the ratio of students to instructional personnel or by increasing the amount of instruction and curriculum-related activities by extending the length of the school day or the school year.
School districts may implement a reduction of the ratio of students to instructional personnel through any or all of the following methods:
(a) Reducing the number of students in a classroom taught by a single teacher;
(b) Employing full-time educational aides or educational paraprofessionals issued a permit or license under section 3319.088 of the Revised Code;
(c) Instituting a team-teaching method that will result in a lower student-teacher ratio in a classroom.
Districts may extend the school day either by increasing the amount of time allocated for each class, increasing the number of classes provided per day, offering optional academic-related after-school programs, providing curriculum-related extra curricular activities, or establishing tutoring or remedial services for students who have demonstrated an educational need. In accordance with section 3319.089 of the Revised Code, a district extending the school day pursuant to this division may utilize a participant of the work experience program who has a child enrolled in a public school in that district and who is fulfilling the work requirements of that program by volunteering or working in that public school. If the work experience program participant is compensated, the school district may use the funds distributed under this section for all or part of the compensation.
Districts may extend the school year either through adding regular days of instruction to the school calendar or by providing summer programs.
(G) Each district subject to division (F) of this section shall not expend any funds received under division (E) of this section in any school buildings that are not buildings with the highest concentration of need, unless there is a ratio of instructional personnel to students of no more than fifteen to one in each kindergarten and first grade class in all buildings with the highest concentration of need. This division does not require that the funds used in buildings with the highest concentration of need be spent solely to reduce the ratio of instructional personnel to students in kindergarten and first grade. A school district may spend the funds in those buildings in any manner permitted by division (F)(3) of this section, but may not spend the money in other buildings unless the fifteen-to-one ratio required by this division is attained.
(H)(1) By the first day of August of each fiscal year, each school district wishing to receive any funds under division (D) of this section shall submit to the department of education an estimate of its all-day kindergarten percentage. Each district shall update its estimate throughout the fiscal year in the form and manner required by the department, and the department shall adjust payments under this section to reflect the updates.
(2) Annually by the end of December, the department of education, utilizing data from the information system established under section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code and after consultation with the legislative office of education oversight, shall determine for each school district subject to division (F) of this section whether in the preceding fiscal year the district's ratio of instructional personnel to students and its number of kindergarten students receiving all-day kindergarten appear reasonable, given the amounts of money the district received for that fiscal year pursuant to divisions (D) and (E) of this section. If the department is unable to verify from the data available that students are receiving reasonable amounts of instructional attention and all-day kindergarten, given the funds the district has received under this section and that class-size reduction funds are being used in school buildings with the highest concentration of need as required by division (G) of this section, the department shall conduct a more intensive investigation to ensure that funds have been expended as required by this section. The department shall file an annual report of its findings under this division with the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the general assembly dealing with finance and education.
(I) Any school district with a DPIA index less than one and a three-year average formula ADM exceeding seventeen thousand five hundred shall first utilize funds received under this section so that, when combined with other funds of the district, sufficient funds exist to provide all-day kindergarten to at least the number of children in the district's all-day kindergarten percentage. Such a district shall expend at least seventy per cent of the remaining funds received under this section, and any other district with a DPIA index less than one shall expend at least seventy per cent of all funds received under this section, for any of the following purposes:
(1) The purchase of technology for instructional purposes;
(2) All-day kindergarten;
(3) Reduction of class sizes;
(4) Summer school remediation;
(5) Dropout prevention programs;
(6) Guaranteeing that all third graders are ready to progress to more advanced work;
(7) Summer education and work programs;
(8) Adolescent pregnancy programs;
(9) Head start or preschool programs;
(10) Reading improvement programs described by the department of education;
(11) Programs designed to ensure that schools are free of drugs and violence and have a disciplined environment conducive to learning;
(12) Furnishing, free of charge, materials used in courses of instruction, except for the necessary textbooks or electronic textbooks required to be furnished without charge pursuant to section 3329.06 of the Revised Code, to pupils living in families participating in Ohio works first in accordance with section 3313.642 of the Revised Code;
(13) School breakfasts provided pursuant to section 3313.813 of the Revised Code.
Each district shall submit to the department, in such format and at such time as the department shall specify, a report on the programs for which it expended funds under this division.
(J) If at any time the superintendent of public instruction determines that a school district receiving funds under division (D) of this section has enrolled less than the all-day kindergarten percentage reported for that fiscal year, the superintendent shall withhold from the funds otherwise due the district under this section a proportional amount as determined by the difference in the certified all-day kindergarten percentage and the percentage actually enrolled in all-day kindergarten.
The superintendent shall also withhold an appropriate amount of funds otherwise due a district for any other misuse of funds not in accordance with this section.
(K)(1) A district may use a portion of the funds calculated for it under division (D) of this section to modify or purchase classroom space to provide all-day kindergarten, if both of the following conditions are met:
(a) The district certifies to the department, in a manner acceptable to the department, that it has a shortage of space for providing all-day kindergarten.
(b) The district provides all-day kindergarten to the number of children in the all-day kindergarten percentage it certified under this section.
(2) A district may use a portion of the funds described in division (F)(3) of this section to modify or purchase classroom space to enable it to further reduce class size in grades kindergarten through two with a goal of attaining class sizes of fifteen students per licensed teacher. To do so, the district must certify its need for additional space to the department, in a manner satisfactory to the department.
Sec. 3317.0212.  Divisions Division (B) and (C) of this section do does not apply to a school district with a formula ADM of one hundred fifty or less.
(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Fundamental FY 1997 state aid" or "fundamental FY 1998 state aid" for a district means the total amount of state money received by the district for the applicable fiscal year as reported on the department of education's form "SF-12," adjusted as follows:
(a) Minus the amount for transportation;
(b) Minus any amounts for approved preschool handicapped units;
(c) Minus any additional amount attributable to the reappraisal guarantee of division (C) of section 3317.04 of the Revised Code;
(d) Plus the amount deducted for payments to an educational service center;
(e) Plus an estimated portion of the state money distributed in the applicable fiscal year to other school districts or educational service centers for approved units, other than preschool handicapped or gifted education units, attributable to the costs of providing services in those units to students entitled to attend school in the district;
(f) Minus an estimated portion of the state money distributed to the school district in the applicable fiscal year for approved units, other than preschool handicapped units or gifted education units, attributable to the costs of providing services in those units to students entitled to attend school in another school district;
(g) Plus any additional amount paid in the applicable fiscal year pursuant to the vocational education recomputation required by Section 45.12 of Amended Substitute House Bill No. 117 of the 121st general assembly or former Section 50.22 of Amended Substitute House Bill No. 215 of the 122nd general assembly;
(h) Plus any additional amount paid in the applicable fiscal year pursuant to the special education recomputation required by former division (I) of section 3317.023 of the Revised Code;
(i) Plus any amount paid for equity aid in the applicable fiscal year under section 3317.0213 of the Revised Code;
(j) Plus any amount received for the applicable fiscal year pursuant to section 3317.027 of the Revised Code;
(k) Plus any amount received for the applicable fiscal year resulting from a recomputation made under division (B) of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code, as that section existed in the applicable fiscal year.
(2) "State basic aid" for a district for any fiscal year after fiscal year 1999 means the sum of the following:
(a) The amount computed for the district for base cost funding, special education funding, and vocational education funding under divisions (A), (C)(1) and (5)(4), and (E) of section 3317.022 and sections 3317.025 and 3317.027 of the Revised Code and DPIA aid under section 3317.029 of the Revised Code in the current fiscal year before any deduction or credit required by division (B), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), (I), (J), (K), or (L) of section 3317.023 or division (J) of section 3317.029 of the Revised Code;
(b) Any amounts for which the district is eligible pursuant to division (C) of section 3317.023, divisions (G), (P), and (R) of section 3317.024, and the supplemental unit allowance paid for gifted units under division (B) of section 3317.162 3317.053 of the Revised Code;
(c) Any equity aid for which the district is eligible under section 3317.0213 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Adjusted FY 1999 actual aid" has the same meaning as in Section 18 of Am. Sub. H.B. 650 of the 122nd general assembly, as amended.
(4) "Vocational education set-aside" means the up to $24,193,118 earmarked for additional school district vocational education grants under appropriation item 200-545, vocational education enhancements, in Am. Sub. H.B. 770 of the 122nd general assembly.
(B) Upon request of the department of education, the treasurer of any school district or educational service center shall furnish data needed to calculate the amounts specified in divisions (A)(1)(e) and (f) of this section. The department shall compute and pay the state basic aid guarantee for each school district for the fiscal year as follows:
(1) Subtract the amount of state basic aid from the amount of fundamental FY 1998 state aid. If a negative number, this computation shall be deemed to be zero.
(2) Pay the district any positive amount calculated under division (B)(1) of this section.
(C) In fiscal year 2000, the department shall calculate for each district the sum of the district's state basic aid for that fiscal year, plus any amount calculated under division (B)(1) of this section, plus the transportation portion of state aid computed for the district for that fiscal year under division (D) of the version of section 3317.022 of the Revised Code in effect that fiscal year. If a district's adjusted FY 1999 actual aid is greater than that sum, then the department shall pay the district in that fiscal year one hundred per cent of the difference.
(D)(1) The state basic aid guarantee in any fiscal year for a school district with a formula ADM of one hundred fifty or less shall be the greatest of the following amounts:
(a) The district's state basic aid for the fiscal year;
(b) The district's fundamental FY 1998 state aid;
(c) The district's fundamental FY 1997 state aid.
(2) If in any fiscal year the state basic aid for a school district with a formula ADM of one hundred fifty or less is less than the guarantee amount determined for the district under division (D)(C)(1) of this section, the department of education shall pay the district the amount of the difference.
Sec. 3317.0213.  No money shall be distributed under this section after fiscal year 2002 2005.
(A) As used in this section:
(1) "ADM" for any school district means:
(a) In fiscal year 1999, the FY 1998 ADM;
(b) In fiscal years 2000 through 2002 2005, the formula ADM reported for the previous fiscal year.
(2) "Average taxable value" means the average of the amounts certified for a district in the second, third, and fourth preceding fiscal years under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of section 3317.021 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Valuation per pupil" for a district means:
(a) In fiscal year 1999, the district's average taxable value, divided by the district's FY 1998 ADM;
(b) In a fiscal year that occurs after fiscal year 1999, the district's average taxable value, divided by the district's formula ADM for the preceding fiscal year.
(4) "Threshold valuation" means:
(a) In fiscal year 1999, the adjusted valuation per pupil of the school district with the two hundred twenty-ninth lowest adjusted valuation per pupil in the state, according to data available at the time of the computation under division (B) of this section;
(b) In fiscal year 2000, the adjusted valuation per pupil of the district with the one hundred ninety-sixth lowest such valuation in the state;
(c) In fiscal year 2001, the adjusted valuation per pupil of the district with the one hundred sixty-third lowest such valuation in the state;
(d) In fiscal year years 2002 through 2005, the adjusted valuation per pupil of the district with the one-hundred-eighteenth lowest such valuation in the state.
(5) "Adjusted valuation per pupil" for a district means an amount calculated in accordance with the following formula:
The district's valuation per pupil -
($30,000 X (one minus the
district's income factor))
(6) "Millage rate" means .012 in fiscal year 1999, .011 in fiscal year 2000, .010 in fiscal y