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(122nd General Assembly)(Amended House Bill Number 202)
To enact section 125.30 of the Revised Code to
require the Department of Administrative Services
to create a business reply form to be used by
certain state agencies under a two-year pilot program
to obtain information from private
businesses and to require the Department to create an
on-line computer network
system to allow private businesses to electronically
file the business reply
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 .
That section 125.30 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 125.30. (A) The department of administrative services shall
do both of the following:
(1) Create a business reply form that is capable of containing
information that a private business is required to provide to state
agencies on a regular basis. The director of administrative services shall
adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. Of the Revised Code specifying the
information that the form shall contain. Subject to division (E) of
this section, state agencies shall use the business
reply form to obtain information from private businesses.
(2) Create an on-line computer network system to allow private businesses
to electronically file the business reply form.
In creating the business reply form described in division (A)(1)
of this section, the director may consider the recommendations of interested
parties from the small business community who have direct knowledge of and
familiarity with the current state reporting requirements that apply to and
the associated forms that are filed by small businesses.
(B) The director shall establish
procedures by which state agencies may share the information that is collected
through the form established under division (A) of this
These procedures shall provide that information that has been
confidential by any state agency shall not be made available to
state agencies having access to the business reply form.
(C) Not later than September 30, 1999, the
director may report to the
director of budget
and management and to the committees that handle finance and the committees
state government affairs in the house of representatives and the
senate on the
progress of state agencies in complying with division (A)(1) of this
section. The director may recommend a five per cent reduction in the
future appropriations of any state agency that has failed to comply with that
division without good cause.
(D) As used in this section:
(1) "State agency" means the secretary of state, the bureau of employment
services, the bureau of
workers' compensation, the department of administrative services, and any
other state agency that elects to participate in the pilot program as
provided in division (E) of this section.
(2) "Form" has the same meaning as in division (B) of section
125.91 Of the Revised Code.
(E) The provisions of this section pertaining to the business
reply form constitute a two-year pilot program. Not later than one year after
the effective date of this section, the department of administrative services
shall complete the planning and preparation that is necessary to implement the
pilot program. The director of administrative services may request other
state agencies, as defined in division (A) of section 125.91 Of the Revised Code, to
participate in the pilot program. If the director so requests, the state
agency may participate in the program. The provisions of this section shall
cease to have effect three years after the effective date of this section.
Within ninety days after the completion of the pilot program, the director of
administrative services shall report to the director of budget and management
and the committees described in division (C) of this section on the
effectiveness of the pilot program.