130th Ohio General Assembly
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(125th General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 388)



AN ACT
To enact section 2503.45 of the Revised Code to authorize the Supreme Court to create a board, commission, or other entity to operate and maintain the facilities and attendant exterior grounds of the state-owned real estate located in Franklin County that this act conveys, to exempt that real estate from taxation and assessments, to authorize the conveyance of that real estate to the Supreme Court, and to declare an emergency.

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

SECTION 1. That section 2503.45 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 2503.45. (A) The supreme court may create a board, commission, or other entity to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facilities and attendant exterior grounds included within the real estate described in division (A) of Section 2 of Sub. House Bill No. 388 of the 125th general assembly. The supreme court may authorize any board, commission, or other entity so created to establish a trust for the purpose of receiving, restoring, maintaining, and displaying items of historic, artistic, or educational value in the facilities or on the grounds.

(B) The facilities and attendant exterior grounds granted to the supreme court pursuant to division (A) of Section 2 of Sub. House Bill No. 388 of the 125th general assembly, and any income from the possession or operation of those facilities and grounds, are exempt from taxation and assessments.

SECTION 2. (A) The Governor is hereby authorized to execute a deed in the name of the state conveying to the Supreme Court of Ohio, and its successors and assigns, all of the state's right, title, and interest in the following described real estate:

Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Franklin, Montgomery Township, City of Columbus and being part of Lots 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, and 126 of the Inlots to City of Columbus as platted and delineated in Plat Book 14, Page 27 and as recorded in Deed Book "F", Page 332 on file at the Recorder's Office, Franklin County, Ohio and being more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at a the northeasterly corner of Lot 26 of the said Inlots City of Columbus, said point also being on the southerly existing right of line of West Broad Street (120 feet in width) and on the westerly existing right of way line of South Front Street (82.50 feet in width);

Thence South 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds East, with the westerly existing right of way line of South Front Street, for a distance of 162.03 feet to a point, said point being the True Point of Beginning of the parcel herein described;

Thence South 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds East continuing with the said westerly existing right of way, for a distance of 831.79 feet to a point;

Thence leaving the said existing right of way line of South Front Street and through the said Inlots to City of Columbus for the next 25 courses:

1.) South 81 degrees 50 minutes 45 seconds West for a distance of 12.61 feet to a point;

2.) North 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds West for a distance of 7.62 feet to a point;

3.) South 81 degrees 57 minutes 34 seconds West for a distance of 44.42 feet to a point;

4.) South 05 degrees 22 minutes 06 seconds East for a distance of 0.52 feet to a point;

5.) South 81 degrees 53 minutes 29 seconds West for a distance of 24.65 feet to a point;

6.) North 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds West for a distance of 4.44 feet to a point;

7.) South 81 degrees 50 minutes 29 seconds West for a distance of 2.83 feet to a point;

8.) North 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds West for a distance of 47.47 feet to a point;

9.) With a curve to the left having a radius of 14.00 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees 17 minutes 22 seconds, said curve having a chord bearing of North 53 degrees 10 minutes 48 seconds West and a chord length of 19.85 feet to a point;

10.) North 08 degrees 02 minutes 07 seconds West for a distance of 49.81 feet to a point;

11.) With a curve to the left having a radius of 58.00 feet and a central angle of 69 degrees 25 minutes 59 seconds, said curve having a chord bearing of North 42 degrees 45 minutes 07 seconds West and a chord length of 66.06 feet to a point;

12.) North 77 degrees 28 minutes 07 seconds West for a distance of 14.08 feet to a point on the easterly existing right of way line of Civic Center Drive (80 feet in width);

13.) With the easterly existing right of way line of Civic Center Drive, on a curve to the left having a radius of 1262.44 feet and a central angle of 22 degrees 25 minutes 01 seconds, said curve having a chord bearing of North 08 degrees 54 minutes 59 seconds West and a chord length of 490.78 feet to a point;

14.) North 69 degrees 35 minutes 50 seconds East, leaving the said existing right of way line of Civic Center Drive, for a distance of 11.71 feet to a point;

15.) With a curve to the left having a radius of 58.00 feet and a central angle of 77 degrees 40 minutes 30 seconds, said curve having a chord bearing of North 30 degrees 45 minutes 35 seconds East and a chord length of 72.75 feet to a point;

16.) North 08 degrees 04 minutes 40 seconds West for a distance of 24.35 feet to a point;

17.) With a curve to the right having a radius of 14.00 feet and a central angle of 89 degrees 37 minutes 43 seconds, said curve having a chord bearing of North 36 degrees 44 minutes 12 seconds East and a chord length of 19.73 feet to a point;

18.) North 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds West for a distance of 50.12 feet to a point;

19.) North 81 degrees 50 minutes 29 seconds East for a distance of 3.08 feet to a point;

20.) North 08 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds West for a distance of 4.34 feet to a point;

21.) North 81 degrees 55 minutes 39 seconds East for a distance of 52.72 feet to a point;

22.) South 06 degrees 01 minutes 38 seconds East for a distance of 0.43 feet to a point;

23.) North 82 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East for a distance of 14.81 feet to a point;

24.) North 07 degrees 50 minutes 18 seconds West for a distance of 7.54 feet to a point;

25.) North 82 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East for a distance of 13.91 feet to the True Point of Beginning;

Containing 2.278 acres, more or less, all of which is out of Auditor's Parcel Number 010-002659, Franklin County, Ohio.

Subject to all applicable easements, conditions, restrictions and rights-of-way of record.

Bearings are based on the Ohio State Plane Coordinate System, Ohio South Zone, NAD 83 (1986 adjustment).

(B) Consideration for the conveyance of the real estate described in division (A) of this section is the purchase price of one dollar.

(C) Upon payment of the purchase price, the Auditor of State, with the assistance of the Attorney General, shall prepare a deed to the real estate described in division (A) of this section, which deed shall contain a reversionary clause providing for the re-conveyance of said real estate to the State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services, its successors and assigns, if said real estate shall not be used as the situs of the Supreme Court of Ohio and its related functions. The real estate is conveyed on the condition that any future conveyance of the real estate by the Supreme Court of Ohio is subject to the prior approval of the General Assembly, and is also conveyed on the condition that in the event of an emergency precluding the use of the Ohio Statehouse by the General Assembly, the Supreme Court shall use its best efforts to allow use of the building by the General Assembly provided such use does not interfere with the normal operation of the Supreme Court of Ohio. The deed shall state the consideration and the conditions of the conveyance. The deed shall be executed by the Governor in the name of the state, countersigned by the Secretary of State, sealed with the Great Seal of the State, presented in the Office of the Auditor of State for recording, and delivered to the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Supreme Court of Ohio shall present the deed for recording in the Office of the Franklin County Recorder.

(D) The Supreme Court of Ohio shall pay the costs of the conveyance of the real estate described in division (A) of this section.

(E) This section shall expire one year after its effective date.

SECTION 3. This act is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. The reason for the necessity is that immediate action is required to enable the Supreme Court of Ohio to relocate. Therefore, this act shall go into immediate effect.

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