(128th General Assembly)
(Amended Senate Bill Number 51)

To enact section 5.2239 of the Revised Code to designate the last week of May as "Ohio Turfgrass Week."

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 5.2239 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 5.2239. The last week of May is designated as "Ohio Turfgrass Week," in order to increase awareness of the importance of turfgrass to this state's economy and environment. The General Assembly finds that the turfgrass industry in this state employs thousands of people and generates billions of dollars in revenue each year. The General Assembly also finds that turfgrass acts as an environmental filter absorbing pollutants such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide and prevents soil erosion.

As used in this section, "turfgrass" means a natural sod that has multiple uses.