130th Ohio General Assembly
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(127th General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 381)



AN ACT
To amend Sections 263.10, 263.20.90, and 375.10 of Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly, to amend Section 235.10.40 of Am. Sub. H.B. 699 of the 126th General Assembly, and to repeal Section 375.20.80 of Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly to increase the funds available for the Ohio Research Scholars Program and to permit a nonpublic four-year Ohio university to submit a proposal for the Ohio Research Scholars Program if the proposal is to be implemented in collaboration with a state college or university.

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

SECTION 1. That Sections 263.10, 263.20.90, and 375.10 of Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 263.10. DEV DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT

General Revenue Fund


GRF 195-401 Thomas Edison Program $ 19,404,838 $ 17,978,483
GRF 195-404 Small Business Development $ 1,740,722 $ 1,792,944
GRF 195-405 Minority Business Development Division $ 1,580,291 $ 1,627,700
GRF 195-407 Travel and Tourism $ 1,800,000 $ 1,800,000
GRF 195-410 Defense Conversion Assistance $ 5,000,000 $ 0
GRF 195-412 Rapid Outreach Grants $ 10,750,000 $ 10,000,000
GRF 195-415 Economic Development Division and Regional Offices $ 5,894,975 $ 6,071,824
GRF 195-416 Governor's Office of Appalachia $ 4,746,043 $ 4,746,043
GRF 195-422 Third Frontier Action Fund $ 18,790,000 $ 16,790,000
GRF 195-426 Clean Ohio Implementation $ 300,000 $ 309,000
GRF 195-432 International Trade $ 4,650,501 $ 4,650,501
GRF 195-434 Investment in Training Grants $ 12,227,500 $ 12,594,325
GRF 195-436 Labor/Management Cooperation $ 836,225 $ 836,225
GRF 195-497 CDBG Operating Match $ 1,072,184 $ 1,072,184
GRF 195-498 State Match Energy $ 96,820 $ 96,820
GRF 195-501 Appalachian Local Development Districts $ 391,482 $ 391,482
GRF 195-502 Appalachian Regional Commission Dues $ 254,208 $ 254,208
GRF 195-507 Travel and Tourism Grants $ 1,130,000 $ 1,115,000
GRF 195-516 Shovel Ready Sites $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
GRF 195-520 Ohio Main Street Program $ 750,000 $ 250,000
GRF 195-521 Discover Ohio! $ 7,182,845 $ 8,182,845
GRF 195-905 Third Frontier Research & Development General Obligation Debt Service $ 14,349,500 $ 24,523,400
GRF 195-912 Job Ready Site Development General Obligation Debt Service $ 4,359,400 $ 8,232,500
TOTAL GRF General Revenue Fund $ 118,307,534 $ 124,315,484

General Services Fund Group


135 195-684 Supportive Services $ 11,699,404 $ 11,321,444
5AD 195-667 Investment in Training Expansion $ 2,000,000 $ 0
5AD 195-668 Workforce Guarantee Program $ 1,000,000 $ 0
5AD 195-677 Economic Development Contingency $ 5,000,000 $ 24,400,000
5W5 195-690 Travel and Tourism Cooperative Projects $ 350,000 $ 350,000
5W6 195-691 International Trade Cooperative Projects $ 300,000 $ 300,000
685 195-636 Direct Cost Recovery Expenditures $ 800,000 $ 800,000
TOTAL GSF General Services Fund
Group $ 21,149,404 $ 37,171,444

Federal Special Revenue Fund Group


3AE 195-643 Workforce Development Initiatives $ 5,839,900 $ 5,860,000
3BJ 195-685 TANF Heating Assistance $ 45,000,000 $ 15,000,000
3K8 195-613 Community Development Block Grant $ 65,000,000 $ 65,000,000
3K9 195-611 Home Energy Assistance Block Grant $ 110,000,000 $ 110,000,000
3K9 195-614 HEAP Weatherization $ 22,000,000 $ 22,000,000
3L0 195-612 Community Services Block Grant $ 25,235,000 $ 25,235,000
3V1 195-601 HOME Program $ 40,000,000 $ 40,000,000
308 195-602 Appalachian Regional Commission $ 475,000 $ 475,000
308 195-603 Housing and Urban Development $ 6,000,000 $ 6,000,000
308 195-605 Federal Projects $ 27,000,000 $ 27,000,000
308 195-609 Small Business Administration $ 4,296,381 $ 4,396,381
308 195-618 Energy Federal Grants $ 3,400,000 $ 3,400,000
335 195-610 Energy Conservation and Emerging Technology $ 2,200,000 $ 2,200,000
TOTAL FED Federal Special Revenue
Fund Group $ 356,446,281 $ 326,566,381

State Special Revenue Fund Group


4F2 195-639 State Special Projects $ 518,393 $ 518,393
4F2 195-676 Marketing Initiatives $ 5,000,000 $ 1,000,000
4S0 195-630 Tax Incentive Programs $ 650,800 $ 650,800
4W1 195-646 Minority Business Enterprise Loan $ 2,580,597 $ 2,580,597
444 195-607 Water and Sewer Commission Loans $ 523,775 $ 523,775
450 195-624 Minority Business Bonding Program Administration $ 53,967 $ 53,967
451 195-625 Economic Development Financing Operating $ 3,233,311 $ 3,233,311
5AR 195-674 Industrial Site Improvements $ 4,500,000 $ 4,500,000
5CG 195-679 Alternative Fuel Transportation $ 1,500,000 $ 1,000,000
5DU 195-689 Energy Projects $ 840,000 $ 840,000
5M4 195-659 Low Income Energy Assistance $ 245,000,000 $ 245,000,000
5M5 195-660 Advanced Energy Programs $ 17,000,000 $ 17,000,000
5X1 195-651 Exempt Facility Inspection $ 25,000 $ 25,000
611 195-631 Water and Sewer Administration $ 15,713 $ 15,713
617 195-654 Volume Cap Administration $ 200,000 $ 200,000
646 195-638 Low- and Moderate- Income Housing Trust Fund $ 53,000,000 $ 53,000,000
TOTAL SSR State Special Revenue
Fund Group $ 334,641,556 $ 330,141,556

Facilities Establishment Fund Group


009 195-664 Innovation Ohio $ 50,000,000 $ 50,000,000
010 195-665 Research and Development $ 50,000,000 $ 50,000,000
037 195-615 Facilities Establishment $ 110,000,000 $ 110,000,000
4Z6 195-647 Rural Industrial Park Loan $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000
5D2 195-650 Urban Redevelopment Loans $ 5,475,000 $ 5,475,000
5S8 195-627 Rural Development Initiative $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000
5S9 195-628 Capital Access Loan Program $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000
TOTAL 037 Facilities
Establishment Fund Group $ 224,475,000 $ 224,475,000

Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund


003 195-663 Clean Ohio Operating $ 625,000 $ 550,000
TOTAL 003 Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund $ 625,000 $ 550,000

Third Frontier Research & Development Fund Group


011 195-686 Third Frontier Operating $ 1,932,056 $ 1,932,056
011 195-687 Third Frontier Research & Development Projects $ 94,000,000 88,000,000 $ 72,000,000 66,000,000
014 195-692 Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects $ 28,000,000 $ 28,000,000
TOTAL 011 Third Frontier Research & Development Fund Group $ 123,932,056 117,932,056 $ 101,932,056 95,932,056

Job Ready Site Development Fund Group


012 195-688 Job Ready Site Operating $ 1,246,155 $ 1,246,155
TOTAL 012 Job Ready Site Development Fund Group $ 1,246,155 $ 1,246,155


TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS $ 1,180,822,986 1,174,822,986 $ 1,146,398,076 1,140,398,076

Sec. 263.20.90. CLEAN OHIO OPERATING EXPENSES

The foregoing appropriation item 195-663, Clean Ohio Operating, shall be used by the Department of Development in administering sections 122.65 to 122.658 of the Revised Code.

THIRD FRONTIER OPERATING

The foregoing appropriation item 195-686, Third Frontier Operating, shall be used for operating expenses incurred by the Department of Development in administering sections 184.10 to 184.20 of the Revised Code.

THIRD FRONTIER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TAXABLE BOND PROJECTS

The foregoing appropriation items 195-687, Third Frontier Research & Development Projects, and 195-692, Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects, shall be used by the Department of Development to fund selected projects. These projects are designated as costs of research and development projects to which the proceeds of the Third Frontier Research and Development Fund (Fund 011) and the Research & Development Taxable Bond Project Fund (Fund 014) are to be applied.

Of the foregoing appropriation items 195-687, Third Frontier Research and Development Projects, and 195-692, Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects, up to $8,600,000 in fiscal year 2008, shall be used by the Office of Information Technology, in partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center's OSCnet, to acquire the equipment and services necessary to migrate state agencies' network to the existing OSCnet network backbone. This state network shall be known as the NextGen Network.

Notwithstanding sections 184.10 to 184.20 of the Revised Code, up to $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 from the total of the amounts in appropriation items 195-687, Third Frontier Research & Development Projects, and 195-692, Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects, and up to $12,000,000 in each fiscal year from appropriation item 195-687, Third Frontier Research & Development Projects, shall be used to fund the Ohio Research Scholars Program in the Board of Regents pursuant to sections 3333.60 to 3333.70 of the Revised Code.

Notwithstanding sections 184.10 to 184.20 of the Revised Code, at the direction of the Director of Budget and Management up to $18,000,000 in each fiscal year from appropriation item 195-687, Third Frontier Research & Development Projects, and appropriation item 195-692, Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects, shall be used to fund the Research Incentive Program in the Board of Regents.

On or before June 30, 2008, any unencumbered balances of the foregoing appropriation items 195-687, Third Frontier Research & Development Projects, and 195-692, Research & Development Taxable Bond Projects, for fiscal year 2008 are hereby appropriated for the same purposes for fiscal year 2009.

AUTHORITY TO ISSUE AND SELL ORIGINAL OBLIGATIONS

The Ohio Public Facilities Commission, upon request of the Department of Development, is hereby authorized to issue and sell, in accordance with Section 2p of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and particularly sections 151.01 and 151.10 of the Revised Code, original obligations of the State of Ohio in an aggregate amount not to exceed $150,000,000. The authorized obligations shall be issued and sold from time to time and in amounts necessary to ensure sufficient moneys to the credit of the Third Frontier Research & Development Fund (Fund 011) to pay costs of research and development projects.

JOB READY SITE OPERATING

The foregoing appropriation item 195-688, Job Ready Site Operating, shall be used for operating expenses incurred by the Department of Development in administering sections 122.085 to 122.0820 of the Revised Code. Operating expenses include, but are not limited to, certain expenses of the District Public Works Integrating Committees, audit and accountability activities, and costs associated with formal certifications verifying that site infrastructure is in place and is functional.

Sec. 375.10. BOR BOARD OF REGENTS

General Revenue Fund


GRF 235-321 Operating Expenses $ 3,141,351 $ 3,141,351
GRF 235-401 Lease Rental Payments $ 203,177,900 $ 136,017,500
GRF 235-402 Sea Grants $ 300,000 $ 300,000
GRF 235-406 Articulation and Transfer $ 2,900,000 $ 2,900,000
GRF 235-408 Midwest Higher Education Compact $ 95,000 $ 95,000
GRF 235-409 Information System $ 1,175,172 $ 1,175,172
GRF 235-414 State Grants and Scholarship Administration $ 1,707,881 $ 1,707,881
GRF 235-415 Jobs Challenge $ 9,348,300 $ 9,348,300
GRF 235-417 Ohio Learning Network $ 3,119,496 $ 3,119,496
GRF 235-418 Access Challenge $ 66,585,769 $ 66,585,769
GRF 235-420 Success Challenge $ 53,653,973 $ 53,653,973
GRF 235-428 Appalachian New Economy Partnership $ 1,176,068 $ 1,176,068
GRF 235-433 Economic Growth Challenge $ 17,186,194 $ 17,186,194
GRF 235-434 College Readiness and Access $ 12,655,425 $ 12,655,425
GRF 235-435 Teacher Improvement Initiatives $ 4,797,506 $ 11,297,506
GRF 235-436 AccelerateOhio $ 1,250,000 $ 2,500,000
GRF 235-438 Choose Ohio First Scholarship $ 50,000,000 $ 50,000,000
GRF 235-439 Ohio Research Scholars $ 30,000,000 $ 0 1,000,000
GRF 235-451 Eminent Scholars $ 0 $ 1,000,000
GRF 235-455 EnterpriseOhio Network $ 1,373,941 $ 1,373,941
GRF 235-474 Area Health Education Centers Program Support $ 1,571,756 $ 1,571,756
GRF 235-501 State Share of Instruction $ 1,678,877,952 $ 1,842,965,747
GRF 235-502 Student Support Services $ 795,790 $ 795,790
GRF 235-503 Ohio Instructional Grants $ 42,533,966 $ 18,315,568
GRF 235-504 War Orphans Scholarships $ 4,812,321 $ 4,812,321
GRF 235-507 OhioLINK $ 7,387,824 $ 7,387,824
GRF 235-508 Air Force Institute of Technology $ 2,050,345 $ 2,050,345
GRF 235-510 Ohio Supercomputer Center $ 4,271,195 $ 4,271,195
GRF 235-511 Cooperative Extension Service $ 26,273,260 $ 26,273,260
GRF 235-513 Ohio University Voinovich Center $ 669,082 $ 669,082
GRF 235-514 Central State Supplement $ 11,756,414 $ 12,109,106
GRF 235-515 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine $ 3,011,271 $ 3,011,271
GRF 235-518 Capitol Scholarship Program $ 125,000 $ 125,000
GRF 235-519 Family Practice $ 4,548,470 $ 4,548,470
GRF 235-520 Shawnee State Supplement $ 2,502,323 $ 2,577,393
GRF 235-521 The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs $ 619,082 $ 619,082
GRF 235-524 Police and Fire Protection $ 171,959 $ 171,959
GRF 235-525 Geriatric Medicine $ 750,110 $ 750,110
GRF 235-526 Primary Care Residencies $ 2,245,688 $ 2,245,688
GRF 235-527 Ohio Aerospace Institute $ 1,764,957 $ 1,764,957
GRF 235-530 Academic Scholarships $ 7,800,000 $ 7,800,000
GRF 235-531 Student Choice Grants $ 38,485,376 $ 38,485,376
GRF 235-535 Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center $ 37,174,292 $ 37,174,292
GRF 235-536 The Ohio State University Clinical Teaching $ 13,565,885 $ 13,565,885
GRF 235-537 University of Cincinnati Clinical Teaching $ 11,157,756 $ 11,157,756
GRF 235-538 University of Toledo Clinical Teaching $ 8,696,866 $ 8,696,866
GRF 235-539 Wright State University Clinical Teaching $ 4,225,107 $ 4,225,107
GRF 235-540 Ohio University Clinical Teaching $ 4,084,540 $ 4,084,540
GRF 235-541 Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Clinical Teaching $ 4,200,945 $ 4,200,945
GRF 235-543 Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Clinic Subsidy $ 100,000 $ 100,000
GRF 235-547 School of International Business $ 450,000 $ 650,000
GRF 235-552 Capital Component $ 19,306,442 $ 19,306,442
GRF 235-553 Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute $ 2,931,599 $ 2,931,599
GRF 235-554 Priorities in Collaborative Graduate Education $ 2,355,548 $ 2,355,548
GRF 235-555 Library Depositories $ 1,696,458 $ 1,696,458
GRF 235-556 Ohio Academic Resources Network $ 3,727,223 $ 3,727,223
GRF 235-558 Long-term Care Research $ 461,047 $ 461,047
GRF 235-561 Bowling Green State University Canadian Studies Center $ 100,015 $ 100,015
GRF 235-563 Ohio College Opportunity Grant $ 139,974,954 $ 151,113,781
GRF 235-567 Central State University Speed to Scale $ 4,400,000 $ 3,800,000
GRF 235-571 James A. Rhodes Scholarship $ 10,000,000 $ 0
GRF 235-572 The Ohio State University Clinic Support $ 1,277,019 $ 1,277,019
GRF 235-573 Ohio Humanities Council $ 25,000 $ 25,000
GRF 235-583 Urban University Program $ 5,825,937 $ 5,825,937
GRF 235-587 Rural University Projects $ 1,159,889 $ 1,159,889
GRF 235-596 Hazardous Materials Program $ 360,435 $ 360,435
GRF 235-599 National Guard Scholarship Program $ 16,611,063 $ 16,611,063
GRF 235-909 Higher Education General Obligation Debt Service $ 172,722,400 $ 208,747,200
TOTAL GRF General Revenue Fund $ 2,773,258,537 $ 2,861,908,923

General Services Fund Group


220 235-614 Program Approval and Reauthorization $ 800,000 $ 800,000
456 235-603 Sales and Services $ 700,000 $ 700,000
TOTAL GSF General Services
Fund Group $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000

Federal Special Revenue Fund Group


3BG 235-626 Star Schools $ 2,980,865 $ 2,990,746
3H2 235-608 Human Services Project $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000
3H2 235-622 Medical Collaboration Network $ 3,346,144 $ 3,346,144
3N6 235-605 State Student Incentive Grants $ 2,196,680 $ 2,196,680
3T0 235-610 National Health Service Corps - Ohio Loan Repayment $ 250,000 $ 250,000
312 235-609 Tech Prep $ 183,850 $ 183,850
312 235-611 Gear-up Grant $ 3,300,000 $ 3,300,000
312 235-612 Carl D. Perkins Grant/Plan Administration $ 112,960 $ 112,960
312 235-617 Improving Teacher Quality Grant $ 3,200,000 $ 3,200,000
312 235-621 Science Education Network $ 1,686,970 $ 1,686,970
TOTAL FED Federal Special Revenue
Fund Group $ 20,257,469 $ 20,267,350

State Special Revenue Fund Group


4E8 235-602 Higher Educational Facility Commission Administration $ 50,000 $ 45,000
4P4 235-604 Physician Loan Repayment $ 476,870 $ 476,870
649 235-607 The Ohio State University Highway/Transportation Research $ 760,000 $ 760,000
682 235-606 Nursing Loan Program $ 893,000 $ 893,000
5DT 235-627 American Diploma Project $ 250,000 $ 0
TOTAL SSR State Special Revenue
Fund Group $ 2,429,870 $ 2,174,870

Third Frontier Research & Development Fund Group


011 235-634 Research Incentive Third Frontier Fund $ 6,000,000 $ 6,000,000
TOTAL 011 Third Frontier Research & Development Fund Group $ 6,000,000 $ 6,000,000"
TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS $2,797,445,876 $2,891,851,143
$2,803,445,876 $2,891,851,143

SECTION 2. That existing Sections 263.10, 263.20.90, and 375.10 of Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. That Section 235.10.40 of Am. Sub. H.B. 699 of the 126th General Assembly be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 235.10.40. RESEARCH FACILITY ACTION AND INVESTMENT FUNDS

The Of the foregoing appropriation item CAP-032, Research Facility Action and Investment Funds, up to $3,000,000 shall be used to support the Ohio Research Scholars Program. Any money from this earmark used for capital projects under the Ohio Research Scholars Program shall not be subject to rule 3333-1-21 of the Administrative Code, but shall be subject to any rule adopted to administer the Ohio Research Scholars Program.

The remainder of foregoing appropriation item CAP-032, Research Facility Action and Investment Funds, shall be used for a program of grants to be administered by the Board of Regents to provide timely availability of capital facilities for research programs and research-oriented instructional programs at or involving state-supported and state-assisted institutions of higher education.

SECTION 4. That existing Section 235.10.40 of Am. Sub. H.B. 699 of the 126th General Assembly is hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. That Section 375.20.80 of Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly is hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. Notwithstanding section 3333.67 of the Revised Code, an institution of higher education shall not be required to deposit into an endowment fund the grants awarded under the Ohio Research Scholars Program other than those funded by GRF appropriation item 235-439, Ohio Research Scholars, as originally appropriated in Am. Sub. H.B. 119 of the 127th General Assembly. The grant agreement for an Ohio Research Scholars award shall specify, if applicable, the portion of the award that is required to be deposited in an endowment fund and the portion that is restricted for capital projects.

Notwithstanding sections 3333.61 to 3333.70 of the Revised Code, a nonpublic four-year Ohio institution of higher education may submit a proposal for the Ohio Research Scholars Program to recruit scientists to the faculty of the nonpublic institution if the proposal is to be implemented in collaboration with a state university or college, as defined in section 3333.60 of the Revised Code. If the Chancellor of the Board of Regents grants a nonpublic institution an award under the Ohio Research Scholars Program, the nonpublic institution shall comply with all requirements of sections 3333.61 to 3333.70 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under section 3333.61 of the Revised Code that apply to state universities or colleges awarded grants under the Ohio Research Scholars Program.

SECTION 7. The sections of law contained in this act, and the items of which they are composed, are not subject to referendum. Therefore, under Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1d and section 1.471 of the Revised Code, the sections and items of law go into immediate effect when this act becomes law.

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