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(123rd General Assembly)(Substitute House Bill Number 181)
To amend section 4121.06 of the
Revised Code to revise the meeting requirements of the Services Committee of
the Workers' Compensation System and to make appropriations for the Industrial
Commission for the biennium
beginning July 1, 1999, and ending June 30, 2001.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 . That section 4121.06 of the Revised Code be amended to read as
Sec. 4121.06. (A) There is hereby created the services
committee of the workers' compensation system, consisting of one
member of the bureau of workers' compensation appointed by the
administrator of workers' compensation, one member of the industrial
commission, appointed by the chairperson of the commission, and
one member appointed
by the governor, who shall serve as
chairman chairperson of the
(B) The committee shall meet
at least monthly and other
times upon the request of the chairperson of the commission or the
administrator , or
call of the chairman. The committee shall:
(1) Provide a formal avenue to coordinate the provision of
data processing, mail room, and facilities management services
between the bureau and the commission;
(2) Resolve conflicts between the bureau and commission;
(3) Assure that the bureau and commission data processing
and facilities needs are coordinated and integrated.
SECTION 2 . That existing section 4121.06 of the Revised Code is hereby
SECTION 3 . All items in this section are hereby appropriated out of any
moneys in the state treasury to the credit of the designated fund. For all
appropriations made in this section, those in the first column are for fiscal
year 2000, and those in the second column are for fiscal year 2001.
OIC INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
|FND||ALI||ALI TITLE||FY 2000||FY 2001
Workers' Compensation Fund Group
|023||845-410||Attorney General Payments||$||2,955,424||$||3,020,270
|023||845-402||Rent - William Green Building||$||4,791,355||$||4,982,679
|TOTAL WCF Workers' Compensation||
| Fund Group||$||52,450,358||$||53,193,305
|TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS||$||52,450,358||$||53,193,305
Rent - William Green Building
The foregoing appropriation item 845-402, Rent - William Green Building, shall
be used for rent and operating expenses for the space occupied by the
Industrial Commission in the William Green Building.
The foregoing appropriation item 845-605, Service Account, shall be used for
any expense related to revenues collected and deposited in Fund 821, such as
copier expense, coin changer purchases, expenses related to conferences that
produce revenue, publications that produce revenue, and replacement of
furniture and equipment.
SECTION 4 .
Within the limits set forth in this act, the Director of Budget and
Management shall establish accounts indicating the source and amount of funds
for each appropriation made in this act and shall determine the form and
manner in which appropriation accounts shall be maintained.
The appropriations made in this act are subject to all provisions of the main
operating appropriations act of the 123rd General Assembly that are generally
applicable to such
SECTION 5 .
Reissuance of Voided Warrants
In order to provide funds for the reissuance of voided warrants pursuant to
section 117.47 of the Revised Code, there is hereby appropriated, out of
moneys in the state treasury from the fund credited as provided in section
117.47 of the Revised Code, that amount sufficient to pay such warrants when
approved by the Office of Budget and Management.
SECTION 6 .
Judgments Against State
Any appropriations contained in this act, except those to be applied to or
used for payment of guarantees by or on behalf of the state or for debt
service on bonds, notes, or certificates of participation, may be used
purpose of satisfying judgments, settlements, or administrative awards ordered
or approved by the Court of Claims or any other court of competent
jurisdiction in connection with civil actions against
SECTION 7 .
Reappropriation of Unexpended Balances
Notwithstanding section 131.33 of the Revised Code, unexpended balances of
appropriations and reappropriations against which encumbrances have been
lawfully incurred by the Industrial Commission are, at the close of fiscal
years 1999 and 2000, to
the extent of such encumbrances, hereby reappropriated from the funds from
which they were originally appropriated and reappropriated and, except for
encumbrances for items of special order manufacture not available on term
contract or open market, made available for the purpose of discharging such
encumbrances for a period of five months from the end of the fiscal year.
Unexpended balances of appropriations and reappropriations against which
encumbrances for items of special order manufacture not available on term
contract or in the open market have been lawfully incurred are, at the close
of the fiscal year, to the extent of such encumbrances, hereby reappropriated
and made available for the purpose of discharging such encumbrances for a
period of five months from the end of the fiscal year or, if the Director of
Budget and Management approves, for a period of not more than twelve months
from the end of the fiscal year.
Any items for which unexpended balances are reappropriated beyond a five-month
period from the end of the fiscal year shall be reported to the Controlling
Board by the Director of Budget and Management. The report on each such item
shall include the item, the cost of the item, the vendor involved, and the
delivery date. Such reports to the board shall be updated on a quarterly
basis while the encumbrance remains open.
After any such period, reappropriations made for the purpose of discharging
encumbrances for operating expenses, defined as those encumbrances incurred
for personal services, maintenance, and equipment, are canceled.
Reappropriations for encumbrances other than operating expenses or items of
special manufacture not available on term contract or in the open market may
be extended by obtaining the approval of the Director of Budget and
SECTION 8 .
Responsibilities of the Chairperson
The Chairperson of the Industrial Commission shall, on or before
2000, and subsequently on or before July 31, 2000, January 31, 2001, and July
31, 2001, prepare and present a report to the chairperson and ranking members
of the standing committees of the House of Representatives and Senate to which
matters dealing with workers' compensation and the Industrial Commission are
normally referred, and to ranking members of both committees. Each report
contain information relative to the number of cases disposed of in the
preceding six-month period, the number of cases pending, and the
number of cases on appeal as well as the efforts the Commission has made in
maintaining and improving communication with the Administrator of Workers'
Compensation and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
SECTION 9 .
Independent and Severable Items
If any item of law that constitutes the whole or
part of a codified or uncodified section of law contained in this act, or if
any application of any item of law that constitutes the whole or
part of a codified or uncodified section of law contained in this act, is held
invalid, the invalidity does not affect other items of law or
applications of items of law that can be given effect without
the invalid item of law or application. To this end, the items
of law of which the codified and uncodified sections of law contained in this
act are composed, and their applications, are independent and severable.
SECTION 10 .
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this act, the
uncodified sections of law contained in this act, and the
items of law of which the uncodified sections of law contained in
are composed, are not subject to the referendum. Therefore,
under Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1d and section
1.471 of the Revised Code, the uncodified sections of law
contained in this act, and the items of law of which the
uncodified sections of law contained
in this act are composed, go into immediate effect when this act