130th Ohio General Assembly
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(127th General Assembly)
(Substitute Senate Bill Number 247)



AN ACT
To amend sections 109.572, 926.29, 1733.13, 1733.15, 1733.19, 1733.29, 1733.329, and 1733.34 and to enact sections 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1733.241, 1733.242, 1733.243, 1733.291, 1733.292, 1733.47, and 1761.26 of the Revised Code to make changes in the Credit Union Regulation Law and to require criminal background checks whenever the approval of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is required for a person to serve as a director, officer, or controlling person of a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, money transmitter, credit union, or credit union share guaranty corporation.

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

SECTION 1. That sections 109.572, 926.29, 1733.13, 1733.15, 1733.19, 1733.29, 1733.329, and 1733.34 be amended and sections 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1733.241, 1733.242, 1733.243, 1733.291, 1733.292, 1733.47, and 1761.26 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 109.572. (A)(1) Upon receipt of a request pursuant to section 121.08, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 5104.012, or 5104.013 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.05, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2925.05, 2925.06, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code, felonious sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, a violation of section 2919.23 of the Revised Code that would have been a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, had the violation been committed prior to that date, or a violation of section 2925.11 of the Revised Code that is not a minor drug possession offense;

(b) A violation of an existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(1)(a) of this section.

(2) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 5123.081 of the Revised Code with respect to an applicant for employment in any position with the department of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, pursuant to section 5126.28 of the Revised Code with respect to an applicant for employment in any position with a county board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, or pursuant to section 5126.281 of the Revised Code with respect to an applicant for employment in a direct services position with an entity contracting with a county board for employment, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2903.341, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.04, 2905.05, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.12, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code;

(b) An existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(2)(a) of this section.

(3) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 173.27, 173.394, 3712.09, 3721.121, or 3722.151 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check with respect to any person who has applied for employment in a position for which a criminal records check is required by those sections. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.11, 2905.12, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.12, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2911.13, 2913.02, 2913.03, 2913.04, 2913.11, 2913.21, 2913.31, 2913.40, 2913.43, 2913.47, 2913.51, 2919.25, 2921.36, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.11, 2925.13, 2925.22, 2925.23, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code;

(b) An existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(3)(a) of this section.

(4) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 3701.881 of the Revised Code with respect to an applicant for employment with a home health agency as a person responsible for the care, custody, or control of a child, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.04, 2905.05, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.12, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2925.05, 2925.06, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code or a violation of section 2925.11 of the Revised Code that is not a minor drug possession offense;

(b) An existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(4)(a) of this section.

(5) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 5111.032, 5111.033, or 5111.034 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of, has pleaded guilty to, or has been found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction for any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.041, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.05, 2905.11, 2905.12, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.24, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2911.13, 2913.02, 2913.03, 2913.04, 2913.11, 2913.21, 2913.31, 2913.40, 2913.43, 2913.47, 2913.48, 2913.49, 2913.51, 2917.11, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2921.13, 2921.36, 2923.02, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2923.32, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2925.05, 2925.06, 2925.11, 2925.13, 2925.14, 2925.22, 2925.23, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code, felonious sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, a violation of section 2919.23 of the Revised Code that would have been a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, had the violation been committed prior to that date;

(b) An existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(5)(a) of this section.

(6) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 3701.881 of the Revised Code with respect to an applicant for employment with a home health agency in a position that involves providing direct care to an older adult, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.11, 2905.12, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.12, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2911.13, 2913.02, 2913.03, 2913.04, 2913.11, 2913.21, 2913.31, 2913.40, 2913.43, 2913.47, 2913.51, 2919.25, 2921.36, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.11, 2925.13, 2925.22, 2925.23, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code;

(b) An existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(6)(a) of this section.

(7) When conducting a criminal records check upon a request pursuant to section 3319.39 of the Revised Code for an applicant who is a teacher, in addition to the determination made under division (A)(1) of this section, the superintendent shall determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense specified in section 3319.31 of the Revised Code.

(8) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 2151.86 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.05, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2909.02, 2909.03, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2925.05, 2925.06, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, a violation of section 2919.23 of the Revised Code that would have been a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, had the violation been committed prior to that date, a violation of section 2925.11 of the Revised Code that is not a minor drug possession offense, or felonious sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code;

(b) A violation of an existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(8)(a) of this section.

(9) When conducting a criminal records check on a request pursuant to section 5104.013 of the Revised Code for a person who is an owner, licensee, or administrator of a child day-care center or type A family day-care home, an authorized provider of a certified type B family day-care home, or an adult residing in a type A or certified type B home, or when conducting a criminal records check or a request pursuant to section 5104.012 of the Revised Code for a person who is an applicant for employment in a center, type A home, or certified type B home, the superintendent, in addition to the determination made under division (A)(1) of this section, shall determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2913.02, 2913.03, 2913.04, 2913.041, 2913.05, 2913.06, 2913.11, 2913.21, 2913.31, 2913.32, 2913.33, 2913.34, 2913.40, 2913.41, 2913.42, 2913.43, 2913.44, 2913.441, 2913.45, 2913.46, 2913.47, 2913.48, 2913.49, 2921.11, 2921.13, or 2923.01 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2923.02 or 2923.03 of the Revised Code that relates to a crime specified in this division or division (A)(1)(a) of this section, or a second violation of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code within five years of the date of application for licensure or certification.

(b) A violation of an existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses or violations described in division (A)(9)(a) of this section.

(10) Upon receipt of a request pursuant to section 5153.111 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.16, 2903.21, 2903.34, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.05, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2907.09, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.23, 2907.25, 2907.31, 2907.32, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2909.02, 2909.03, 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, 2919.12, 2919.22, 2919.24, 2919.25, 2923.12, 2923.13, 2923.161, 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2925.05, 2925.06, or 3716.11 of the Revised Code, felonious sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, a violation of section 2919.23 of the Revised Code that would have been a violation of section 2905.04 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to July 1, 1996, had the violation been committed prior to that date, or a violation of section 2925.11 of the Revised Code that is not a minor drug possession offense;

(b) A violation of an existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in division (A)(10)(a) of this section.

(11) On receipt of a request for a criminal records check from an individual pursuant to section 4749.03 or 4749.06 of the Revised Code, accompanied by a completed copy of the form prescribed in division (C)(1) of this section and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in a manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists indicating that the person who is the subject of the request has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony in this state or in any other state. If the individual indicates that a firearm will be carried in the course of business, the superintendent shall require information from the federal bureau of investigation as described in division (B)(2) of this section. The superintendent shall report the findings of the criminal records check and any information the federal bureau of investigation provides to the director of public safety.

(12) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 1322.03, 1322.031, or 4763.05 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check with respect to any person who has applied for a license, permit, or certification from the department of commerce or a division in the department. The superintendent shall conduct the criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the following: a violation of section 2913.02, 2913.11, 2913.31, 2913.51, or 2925.03 of the Revised Code; any other criminal offense involving theft, receiving stolen property, embezzlement, forgery, fraud, passing bad checks, money laundering, or drug trafficking, or any criminal offense involving money or securities, as set forth in Chapters 2909., 2911., 2913., 2915., 2921., 2923., and 2925. of the Revised Code; or any existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to those offenses.

(13) On receipt of a request for a criminal records check from the treasurer of state under section 113.041 of the Revised Code or from an individual under section 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, or 4779.091 of the Revised Code, accompanied by a completed form prescribed under division (C)(1) of this section and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal offense in this state or any other state. The superintendent shall send the results of a check requested under section 113.041 of the Revised Code to the treasurer of state and shall send the results of a check requested under any of the other listed sections to the licensing board specified by the individual in the request.

(14) On receipt of a request pursuant to section 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1733.47, or 1761.26 of the Revised Code, a completed form prescribed pursuant to division (C)(1) of this section, and a set of fingerprint impressions obtained in the manner described in division (C)(2) of this section, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall conduct a criminal records check in the manner described in division (B) of this section to determine whether any information exists that indicates that the person who is the subject of the request previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal offense under any existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States.

(15) Not later than thirty days after the date the superintendent receives a request of a type described in division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), or (12), or (14) of this section, the completed form, and the fingerprint impressions, the superintendent shall send the person, board, or entity that made the request any information, other than information the dissemination of which is prohibited by federal law, the superintendent determines exists with respect to the person who is the subject of the request that indicates that the person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense listed or described in division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), or (12), or (14) of this section, as appropriate. The superintendent shall send the person, board, or entity that made the request a copy of the list of offenses specified in division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), or (12), or (14) of this section, as appropriate. If the request was made under section 3701.881 of the Revised Code with regard to an applicant who may be both responsible for the care, custody, or control of a child and involved in providing direct care to an older adult, the superintendent shall provide a list of the offenses specified in divisions (A)(4) and (6) of this section.

Not later than thirty days after the superintendent receives a request for a criminal records check pursuant to section 113.041 of the Revised Code, the completed form, and the fingerprint impressions, the superintendent shall send the treasurer of state any information, other than information the dissemination of which is prohibited by federal law, the superintendent determines exist with respect to the person who is the subject of the request that indicates that the person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal offense in this state or any other state.

(B) The superintendent shall conduct any criminal records check requested under section 113.041, 121.08, 173.27, 173.394, 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1322.03, 1322.031, 1733.47, 1761.26, 2151.86, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 3701.881, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3722.151, 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4749.03, 4749.06, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, 4763.05, 4779.091, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5111.032, 5111.033, 5111.034, 5123.081, 5126.28, 5126.281, or 5153.111 of the Revised Code as follows:

(1) The superintendent shall review or cause to be reviewed any relevant information gathered and compiled by the bureau under division (A) of section 109.57 of the Revised Code that relates to the person who is the subject of the request, including any relevant information contained in records that have been sealed under section 2953.32 of the Revised Code;

(2) If the request received by the superintendent asks for information from the federal bureau of investigation, the superintendent shall request from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has with respect to the person who is the subject of the request and shall review or cause to be reviewed any information the superintendent receives from that bureau.

(3) The superintendent or the superintendent's designee may request criminal history records from other states or the federal government pursuant to the national crime prevention and privacy compact set forth in section 109.571 of the Revised Code.

(C)(1) The superintendent shall prescribe a form to obtain the information necessary to conduct a criminal records check from any person for whom a criminal records check is requested under section 113.041 of the Revised Code or required by section 121.08, 173.27, 173.394, 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1322.03, 1322.031, 1733.47, 1761.26, 2151.86, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 3701.881, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3722.151, 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4749.03, 4749.06, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, 4763.05, 4779.091, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5111.032, 5111.033, 5111.034, 5123.081, 5126.28, 5126.281, or 5153.111 of the Revised Code. The form that the superintendent prescribes pursuant to this division may be in a tangible format, in an electronic format, or in both tangible and electronic formats.

(2) The superintendent shall prescribe standard impression sheets to obtain the fingerprint impressions of any person for whom a criminal records check is requested under section 113.041 of the Revised Code or required by section 121.08, 173.27, 173.394, 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1322.03, 1322.031, 1733.47, 1761.26, 2151.86, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 3701.881, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3722.151, 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4749.03, 4749.06, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, 4763.05, 4779.091, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5111.032, 5111.033, 5111.034, 5123.081, 5126.28, 5126.281, or 5153.111 of the Revised Code. Any person for whom a records check is requested under or required by any of those sections shall obtain the fingerprint impressions at a county sheriff's office, municipal police department, or any other entity with the ability to make fingerprint impressions on the standard impression sheets prescribed by the superintendent. The office, department, or entity may charge the person a reasonable fee for making the impressions. The standard impression sheets the superintendent prescribes pursuant to this division may be in a tangible format, in an electronic format, or in both tangible and electronic formats.

(3) Subject to division (D) of this section, the superintendent shall prescribe and charge a reasonable fee for providing a criminal records check requested under section 113.041, 121.08, 173.27, 173.394, 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1322.03, 1322.031, 1733.47, 1761.26, 2151.86, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 3701.881, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3722.151, 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4749.03, 4749.06, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, 4763.05, 4779.091, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5111.032, 5111.033, 5111.034, 5123.081, 5126.28, 5126.281, or 5153.111 of the Revised Code. The person making a criminal records request under section 113.041, 121.08, 173.27, 173.394, 1322.03, 1322.031, 2151.86, 3301.32, 3301.541, 3319.39, 3701.881, 3712.09, 3721.121, 3722.151, 4701.08, 4715.101, 4717.061, 4725.121, 4725.501, 4729.071, 4730.101, 4730.14, 4730.28, 4731.081, 4731.15, 4731.171, 4731.222, 4731.281, 4731.296, 4731.531, 4732.091, 4734.202, 4740.061, 4741.10, 4749.03, 4749.06, 4755.70, 4757.101, 4759.061, 4760.032, 4760.06, 4761.051, 4762.031, 4762.06, 4763.05, 4779.091, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5111.033, 5111.034, 5123.081, 5126.28, 5126.281, or 5153.111 of the Revised Code shall pay the fee prescribed pursuant to this division. A person making a request under section 3701.881 of the Revised Code for a criminal records check for an applicant who may be both responsible for the care, custody, or control of a child and involved in providing direct care to an older adult shall pay one fee for the request. In the case of a request under section 1121.23, 1155.03, 1163.05, 1315.141, 1733.47, 1761.26, or 5111.032 of the Revised Code, the fee shall be paid in the manner specified in that section.

(4) The superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation may prescribe methods of forwarding fingerprint impressions and information necessary to conduct a criminal records check, which methods shall include, but not be limited to, an electronic method.

(D) A determination whether any information exists that indicates that a person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense listed or described in division (A)(1)(a) or (b), (A)(2)(a) or (b), (A)(3)(a) or (b), (A)(4)(a) or (b), (A)(5)(a) or (b), (A)(6)(a) or (b), (A)(7), (A)(8)(a) or (b), (A)(9)(a) or (b), (A)(10)(a) or (b), or (A)(12), or (A)(14) of this section, or that indicates that a person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal offense in this state or any other state regarding a criminal records check of a type described in division (A)(13) of this section, and that is made by the superintendent with respect to information considered in a criminal records check in accordance with this section is valid for the person who is the subject of the criminal records check for a period of one year from the date upon which the superintendent makes the determination. During the period in which the determination in regard to a person is valid, if another request under this section is made for a criminal records check for that person, the superintendent shall provide the information that is the basis for the superintendent's initial determination at a lower fee than the fee prescribed for the initial criminal records check.

(E) As used in this section:

(1) "Criminal records check" means any criminal records check conducted by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with division (B) of this section.

(2) "Minor drug possession offense" has the same meaning as in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Older adult" means a person age sixty or older.

Sec. 926.29.  (A) A delayed price agreement is an executory contract that shall be in such a form and contain such terms as the director of agriculture shall adopt by rule under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The agreement shall be executed by and between the licensed handler and the depositor or by their authorized representatives not later than fifteen days after the first delivery of an agricultural commodity is received for delayed pricing under the agreement. The handler shall maintain a file of executed agreements that are available for inspection at any reasonable time by the director or the director's designated representative. The handler also shall keep records and ledgers the director considers necessary to document the handler's obligation to the depositor under a delayed price agreement. The handler also shall provide reports, forms, and other evidence the director shall adopt by rule to document the storage and marketing of commodities under the delayed price agreement.

(B) Subject to the lien that attaches under section 926.021 of the Revised Code and except as otherwise provided in division (C) of this section, a licensed handler who purchases any agricultural commodity under a delayed price agreement at all times shall maintain the commodity, rights in the commodity, proceeds from the sale of the commodity, or a combination of the commodity, rights, and proceeds equal to at least ninety per cent of the value of the handler's obligation for all commodities that the handler has purchased that are not priced under delayed price agreements. The obligation shall be secured or represented by one or more of the following:

(1) Maintenance of the commodity in storage in the handler's warehouse;

(2) Rights in commodities as evidenced by a receipt or ticket for storage of the commodities under a bailment agreement in another warehouse approved by the director;

(3) Proceeds from the sale of commodities as evidenced or represented by one or more of the following:

(a) Cash on hand or held on account in a state or federally licensed financial institution or a lending agency of the farm credit administration;

(b) Short-term investments held in time accounts with state or federally licensed financial institutions or a lending agency of the farm credit administration;

(c) Balances in commodity margin accounts;

(d) Commodities sold and shipped by the handler under delayed price agreements that have not been priced less any payments or advances that have been received by the handler;

(e) Such other evidence of unencumbered assets as may be acceptable to the director, including an irrevocable letter of credit.

(C) In addition to the lien that attaches under section 926.021 of the Revised Code, a depositor who sells an agricultural commodity to a licensed handler under a delayed price agreement, upon giving notice to the handler either at or prior to the time of delivery, may demand as security for payment for the commodity an amount that, at the time of delivery, is equal to one hundred per cent of the national loan rate value of the commodity under the United States department of agriculture price support program, or seventy-five per cent of the average price being paid for the commodity in the state on the date of demand as published by the market news service of the department of agriculture, whichever is less. The handler shall satisfy a demand for security on a commodity sold under a delayed price agreement at the handler's option by one of the following:

(1) Payment to the depositor by cash or bank draft on the account of the handler;

(2) Causing an irrevocable letter of credit to be issued to the depositor by a bank financial institution designated by the handler securing payment in the specified amount. The letter of credit shall be subject to Chapter 1305. of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the director pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Sec. 1121.23. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of financial institutions is required under Chapters 1101. to 1127. of the Revised Code, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under those chapters, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, executive officer, or controlling shareholder of a bank, or to otherwise have a substantial interest in or participate in the management of a bank, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of financial institutions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

Sec. 1155.03. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of financial institutions is required under Chapters 1151. to 1157. of the Revised Code, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under those chapters, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, executive officer, or controlling person of a savings and loan association, or to otherwise have a substantial interest in or participate in the management of a savings and loan association, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of financial institutions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

Sec. 1163.05. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of financial institutions is required under Chapters 1161. to 1165. of the Revised Code, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under those chapters, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, executive officer, or controlling person of a savings bank, or to otherwise have a substantial interest in or participate in the management of a savings bank, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of financial institutions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

Sec. 1315.141. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of financial institutions is required under sections 1315.01 to 1315.18 of the Revised Code, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under those sections, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, executive officer, or controlling person of a licensee, or to otherwise have a substantial interest in or participate in the management of a licensee, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of financial institutions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

Sec. 1733.13.  (A) Each voting member present in person, by proxy, or by mail ballot is entitled to cast one vote, irrespective of the number of shares he the member owns, on each matter properly submitted to the members for their vote, consent, waiver, release, or other action.

(B) The chairman chairperson of the board, the president, any vice-president, secretary, or treasurer of any association member of the credit union shall conclusively be presumed to have authority to cast the vote of such association member and to appoint proxies and execute consents, waivers, releases, on its behalf, unless before a vote is taken or a consent, waiver, or release is acted upon, it appears by a certified copy of the code of regulations, bylaws, or a resolution of the trustees, directors, or executive committee of the said association member, that such authority does not exist or is vested in some other officer or person. For the purposes of this section, a person exercising such authority as such officer is prima-facie to be considered duly elected, qualified, and acting as such officer.

(C) If the articles or regulations so provide, any person, who is entitled to attend a members' meeting to vote thereat, or to execute consents, waivers, or releases, may:

(1) Vote thereat, and execute consents, waivers, and releases, and exercise any of his the person's other rights, by mail ballot delivered to the office of the credit union at least seven days prior to the date set for the meeting. At least thirty days' notice shall be given to all eligible members of the date set for such meeting. No mail ballot shall be valid after the expiration of eleven months after delivery to the credit union. The form of any mail ballot must shall comply with criteria established by the superintendent or have the prior written approval of the superintendent of credit unions.

(2) Be represented at such meeting or vote thereat, and execute consents, waivers, and releases, and exercise any of his the person's other rights, by proxy or proxies appointed by a writing signed by such person. No appointment of a proxy shall be valid after the expiration of eleven months after it is made. The form of any proxy must shall comply with criteria established by the superintendent or have the prior written approval of the superintendent.

Sec. 1733.15.  (A) Except as otherwise provided by law, the articles, or regulations, the corporate powers of a credit union shall be exercised, its business conducted, and its property controlled by a board of directors, provided that the number of directors fixed by the articles or regulations shall not be less than five.

(B) All directors shall be voting members of the credit union.

(C) The articles or regulations may divide directors into two or more classes whose terms of office shall expire at different times and may fix the term of office of the directors or of any class of directors at not more than three years from the date of their election.

(D) For their own government, the directors may adopt or amend bylaws or adopt amended bylaws not inconsistent with the articles or regulations.

(E) In discharging his official duties, a director may, when acting with reasonable care and in good faith, rely upon the books and records of the credit union, upon reports made to the credit union by an officer or employee or by any other person selected for the purpose with reasonable care by the credit union, and upon financial statements or written reports prepared by an officer or employee of the credit union in charge of its accounts or certified by a public accountant or firm of public accountants.

(F) A credit union shall not elect or appoint a person to its board of directors who is presently serving as a director of another credit union, unless either of the following conditions has been met:

(1) If the person presently serves on the board of directors of a credit union having assets of less than five million dollars, the credit union, prior to retaining the person's services, notifies the superintendent of credit unions in writing of the person's candidacy or appointment as a director.

(2) If the person presently serves on the board of directors of a credit union having assets of five million dollars or more, the superintendent has approved the person's candidacy or appointment.

(G) If the number of candidates for the board of directors does not exceed the number of director positions being elected, those candidates shall be deemed elected and shall serve as set forth in the articles or regulations.

Sec. 1733.19.  (A) The regulations may provide for the creation by the directors of an executive committee consisting of not less than three directors, and may authorize the delegation to any such committee of any of the authority of directors other than any action requiring more than a majority vote of the board of directors; provided, that the executive committee shall exercise only such authority in the interim between the meetings of the board and shall make a full report of, and the board shall review, all actions taken at any meeting of such committee at the next regular meeting of the board of directors following the meeting of the executive committee.

(B) Unless the articles or regulations provide a different method for the establishment of a supervisory audit committee, the board of directors shall appoint a supervisory audit committee of not less than three individual voting members for such term as is provided in the regulations. The committee shall audit the books of the credit union at least annually, using generally accepted auditing procedures and standards, and shall report its findings to the board. Under the supervision of the supervisory audit committee, accounts showing installment payments by members upon shares of the credit union shall be verified at least annually.

(C) In lieu of the appointment of a supervisory audit committee as provided in division (B) of this section, the board of directors may employ a public accountant or a firm of public accountants to perform the functions of a supervisory audit committee. The board of directors may appoint an audit committee to oversee the public accountant or firm of public accountants.

(D) The superintendent of credit unions may require at any time that a credit union have its accounts audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an outside auditor. The outside auditor shall be retained, and expense of any such audit shall be paid, by the credit union.

(E) Unless the articles or regulations provide for the appointment of loan officers in lieu of a credit committee, the board of directors shall appoint, or the members shall elect, a credit committee composed of not less than three individual voting members, which committee shall have such powers in the granting of loans and the supervision of lending practices as shall be delegated to it by the articles, regulations, or resolutions of the board of directors. The credit committee shall make regular reports of their activities to the board of directors, and the board of directors shall review the reports.

(F) If the articles or regulations so provide, a credit union may establish an advisory board consisting of persons selected by the board of directors or their designee. Persons serving on the advisory board need not be members of the credit union, they may be paid per diem not exceeding thirty dollars per day and expenses for their services on such board, and their duties shall be to make recommendations on financial and policy matters of the credit union.

(G) A credit union may establish such other committee or committees as shall be provided for in the articles, regulations, bylaws, or by resolution of the board of directors.

Sec. 1733.241.  (A) When a share, share account, or deposit is made in the name of two or more persons, payable to either or the survivor, the credit union may pay all of the share, share account, deposit, any part of the share, share account, deposit, or any interest earned on the share, share account, or deposit, to either of the named persons, or the guardian of the estate of either of the named persons, whether or not the other person is living. The receipt or acquittance of the person paid is a sufficient release and discharge of the credit union for any payments made from the account to that person.

(B) A credit union may enter into a written contract with a natural person for the proceeds of the person's shares, share accounts, or deposits to be payable on the death of that person to another person or to any entity or organization in accordance with the terms, restrictions, and limitations set forth in sections 2131.10 and 2131.11 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 1733.242. (A) On the terms and conditions the credit union prescribes, a credit union may do all of the following:

(1) Provide safes, vaults, safe deposit boxes, night depositories, and other secure receptacles for the uses, purposes, and benefits of its members;

(2) Receive tangible property and evidence of tangible or intangible property for safekeeping using the credit union's safes, vaults, secure receptacles, or safekeeping system; the safes, vaults, secure receptacles, or safekeeping system of another credit union; or the safekeeping system of a safekeeping agent or custodian.

(B)(1) A credit union may enter into an agreement to rent a safe deposit box to a minor and accept the appointment of a minor as agent or deputy on any deposit or safe deposit box by any person, including a minor, maintaining the deposit or safe deposit box.

(2) When a credit union enters into a safe deposit box rental agreement with a minor pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section, all of the following apply:

(a) The terms and conditions of the safe deposit box rental agreement are binding on the minor the same as a person of legal age who rents a safe deposit box.

(b) The relationship between the credit union and the minor regarding the safe deposit box rental agreement is in all respects the same as if the minor were a person of legal age.

(c) The credit union shall incur no liability for any transaction regarding the safe deposit box solely because of doing business with a minor.

(3) Nothing in divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section shall be construed to limit the parental rights provided under section 2111.08 of the Revised Code or to limit the rights of a guardian appointed pursuant to Chapter 2111. of the Revised Code.

(C) The superintendent of financial institutions shall promulgate rules to qualify a credit union, safekeeping agent, or custodian that may receive from another credit union tangible property and evidence of tangible or intangible property for safekeeping pursuant to division (A) of this section.

Sec. 1733.243. If any claim is made to any share, share account, deposit, safe deposit box, property held in safekeeping, security, obligation, or other property in the credit union's possession or control, in whole or in part, by any person, including any member, depositor, individual, or group of individuals, without clear authority to draw on or exercise any right or control with respect to the property, the credit union is not required to recognize the claim without one of the following:

(A) A court order, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction and served on the credit union, enjoining or restraining the credit union from taking any action with respect to the property or instructing the credit union to pay the balance of the account, provide access to the safe deposit box, or deliver the property as provided in the order;

(B) A bond, provided by the person making the claim, in the form and amount and with sureties satisfactory to the credit union, indemnifying the credit union against any liabilities, loss, and expenses the credit union might incur because of its recognition of the claim or because of its refusal, due to the claim, to honor or recognize any right with respect to the property.

Sec. 1733.29.  (A) A credit union shall keep a permanent record including:

(1) The original articles and regulations and amendments thereto and any amended articles or regulations and amendments thereto, all bearing the approval of the superintendent of credit unions, and the articles shall bear the certification of the secretary of state;

(2) The minutes of the incorporators, members, and board of directors.

(B) A credit union shall keep for a period of not less than six years the minutes of all committees of the board.

(C) A credit union shall keep and maintain such financial records as the superintendent shall stipulate in rules issued by the superintendent, which shall also include the minimum length of time such records must be retained.

(D) A credit union shall maintain an alphabetical listing or classified listing of the addresses of members of the credit union.

(E) A credit union shall maintain a copy of any suspicious activity report it files pursuant to rules adopted by the superintendent or national credit union administration regulation, and the original of all attachments to the report, for a period of five years from the date the report is filed.

(F) A credit union shall keep any other records of its business and transactions and maintain the authorized processes for recording or storing documents or instruments, as may be required by rules promulgated by the superintendent.

(F)(G) A credit union may keep documents in electronic form if, in the regular course of business, a credit union possesses, records, or generates any document, representation, image, reproduction, or combination thereof, of any agreement, transaction, act, occurrence, or event, then the recording, comprising, or reproduction shall have the same force and effect as one comprised, recorded, or created on paper or other tangible form by writing, typing, printing, or similar means.

(G)(H)(1) A credit union may make use of digital signatures in any communication, acknowledgment, agreement, or contract between a credit union and its member or any other person, in which a signature is required or used.

(2)(a) Any party to the communication, acknowledgment, agreement, or contract may affix a signature by use of a digital signature.

(b) The digital signature, when lawfully used by the person whose signature it purports to be, shall have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature if it is unique to the person using it, is capable of verification, is under the sole control of the person using it, and is linked to data in such a manner that if the data are changed, the digital signature is invalidated.

(c) Nothing in this section requires any credit union to use or permit the use of a digital signature.

(d) As used in division (G)(H) of this section, "digital signature" means an encrypted electronic identifier, created by computer, intended by the party using it to have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature.

(H) Recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records made in accordance with this section, or reproductions of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records produced from recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations made in accordance with this section, when properly identified by the officer by whom or under whose supervision they were made or who has custody of them, have the same effect at law as the original records or records made by any other legally authorized means. They may be offered in the same manner and shall be received in evidence in any court where the original records, or records made by other legally authorized means, could have been introduced and received. Certified or authenticated duplicates of recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records made in accordance with this section, or of reproductions of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records produced from recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations made in accordance with this section, shall be admitted in evidence in the same manner as the original documents, papers, or other instruments or records.

Sec. 1733.291.  (A) Every credit union shall retain or preserve the following credit union records and supporting documents for only the following periods of time:

(1) For one year:

(a) Broker's confirmations, invoices, and statements relating to security transactions of the credit union or for or with its customers, after the date of transaction;

(b) Corporate resolutions, partnership authorizations, and similar authorizations relating to closed accounts, loans that have been paid, or other completed transactions, after the date of closing, payment, or completion;

(c) Ledger records of safe deposit accounts, after the date of last entry on the ledger;

(d) Night depository records, after the date of transaction;

(e) Records relating to closed Christmas club or similar limited duration special purpose accounts, after the date of closing;

(f) Records relating to customer collection accounts, after the date of transaction;

(g) Stop payment orders, after the effective date;

(h) All records relating to closed consumer credit loans and discounts, after the date of closing;

(i) Deposit tickets relating to demand deposit accounts, after the date of deposit.

(2) For six years:

(a) Deposit and withdrawal tickets relating to open or closed savings accounts, after the date of transaction;

(b) Individual ledger sheets or other records serving the same purpose that show a zero balance and that relate to demand, time, or savings deposit accounts, and safekeeping accounts, after the date of last entry, or, where the ledger sheets or other records show an open balance, after the date of transfer of the amount of the balance to another ledger sheet or record;

(c) Official checks, drafts, money orders, and other instruments for the payment of money issued by the credit union and that have been canceled, after the date of issue;

(d) Records relating to closed escrow accounts, after the date of closing;

(e) Records, other than corporate resolutions, partnership authorizations, and similar authorizations relating to closed loans and discounts other than consumer credit loans and discounts, after the date of closing;

(f) Safe deposit access tickets and correspondence or documents relating to access, after the date of transaction;

(g) Lease or contract records relating to closed safe deposit accounts, after the date of closing;

(h) Signature cards relating to closed demand, savings, or time accounts, closed safe deposit accounts, and closed safekeeping accounts, after the date of closing;

(i) Undelivered statements for demand deposit, negotiable order of withdrawal, savings, agency, brokerage, or other accounts for which customer statements are prepared, and canceled checks or other items, after the date of statement, provided the credit union has attempted to send the statements and checks or other items to its customer, has held them pursuant to the instructions of or an agreement with its customer, or has made them available to its customer.

(B) The superintendent of financial institutions may designate a retention period of either one year or six years for any record maintained by a credit union but not listed in division (A) of this section. The credit union shall retain or preserve records that are not listed in division (A) of this section and for which the superintendent has not designated a retention period for six years from the date of completion of the transaction to which the record relates or, if the last entry has been transferred to a new record showing the continuation of a transaction not yet completed, from the date of the last entry.

(C) The requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section may be complied with by the preservation of records in the manner prescribed in section 1733.29 of the Revised Code.

(D) In construing the terms set forth in division (A) of this section, reference may be made to general credit union usage.

(E) A credit union may dispose of any records that have been retained or preserved for the period set forth in divisions (A) and (B) of this section.

(F) Any action by or against a credit union based on, or the determination of which would depend on, the contents of records for which a period of retention or preservation is set forth in divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall be brought within the time for which the record must be retained or preserved.

(G) Where a record may be classified under either division (A)(1) or (2) of this section, the credit union shall retain or preserve the record for the period set forth in division (A)(2) of this section.

Sec. 1733.292.  (A) A credit union may, for any business purpose, retain a document, paper, or other instrument or record by use of a process to record, copy, photograph, or store a representation of the original document, paper, or other instrument or record, if all of the following apply:

(1) The process correctly and accurately copies or reproduces, or provides a means for correctly and accurately copying or reproducing, the original document, paper, or other instrument or record with regard to both its substance and appearance, except the copy or reproduction need not reflect the original paper or other medium, size, or color, unless the medium, size, or color is necessary to establish the authenticity of the original.

(2) The process does not permit the recording, copy, photographic image, or stored representation of the original document, paper, or other instrument or record to be altered or manipulated.

(3) Any medium the process uses to record, copy, photograph, or store a representation of the original document, paper, or other instrument or record is a durable medium for retaining and reproducing records.

(B) The superintendent of financial institutions shall identify and publish a list of processes that satisfy the conditions of division (A) of this section.

(C) Each credit union that uses a process authorized by this section to preserve any of its records shall also provide for safekeeping and for examining, viewing, or projecting the records preserved, and for producing reproductions of the original records.

(D) Recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records made in accordance with this section, or reproductions of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records produced from recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations made in accordance with this section, when properly identified by the officer by whom or under whose supervision they were made or who has custody of them, have the same effect at law as the original records or records made by any other legally authorized means. They may be offered in the same manner and shall be received in evidence in any court where the original records, or records made by other legally authorized means, could have been introduced and received. Certified or authenticated duplicates of recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records made in accordance with this section, or of reproductions of original documents, papers, or other instruments or records produced from recordings, copies, photographic images, or stored representations made in accordance with this section, shall be admitted in evidence in the same manner as the original documents, papers, or other instruments or records.

Sec. 1733.329.  (A) There is hereby created in the division of financial institutions the credit union council, which shall consist of seven members. The deputy superintendent for credit unions shall be a member of the council and its chairperson. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint the remaining six members.

(B)(1) At least five of the six members appointed to the council shall have had credit union experience.

(2) At least four of the six members appointed to the council shall be, at the time of appointment, individuals currently engaged in the exercise of duties, responsibilities, rights, and powers of a director or chief executive officer of a state-chartered credit union having its principal office in this state and doing business in this state pursuant to this chapter under the authority of the superintendent of financial institutions.

(3) At least one of the six members appointed to the council shall be a director or chief executive officer of a state-chartered, federally insured credit union.

(4) At least one of the six members appointed to the council shall be a director or chief executive officer of a state-chartered, privately insured credit union.

(5) At least one of the six members appointed to the council shall be a director or chief executive officer of a state-chartered credit union with five thirty-five million dollars or less in assets.

(6) At least one of the six members appointed to the council shall be a director or chief executive officer of a state-chartered credit union with more than five fifty million dollars in assets.

(C)(1) Initial appointments to the council shall be made within sixty days after the effective date of this section. Of the initial appointments, two shall expire one year after the effective date of this section, two shall expire two years after the effective date of this section, and two shall expire three years after the effective date of this section. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for three years.

(2) Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. In the case of a vacancy in the office of any member, the governor shall appoint a successor, who shall hold office for the remainder of the term for which the successor's predecessor was appointed. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

(3) If during a member's term on the council, the member ceases to be a director or chief executive officer of a credit union as described in divisions (B)(2) to (6) of this section for a period exceeding ninety days, the member shall be ineligible to continue to serve as a member of the council, and the member's position on the council shall be considered vacant.

(D) No person appointed as a member of the credit union council may serve more than two consecutive full terms. However, a member may serve two consecutive full terms following the remainder of a term for which the member was appointed to fill a vacancy or following any term for which the member was appointed prior to the effective date of this section.

(E)(1) The council shall hold regular meetings at the time and place it fixes, but at least once every six months, and shall meet at any time on call of the deputy superintendent to conduct its business and to decide by vote of the members the location of future meetings. Each member shall be provided with written notice of the time and location of each council meeting at least two days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting, unless the council by resolution provides for a shorter time. Four of the members of the council constitute a quorum to transact and vote on all business coming before the council.

(2) The council, by a majority vote of those present at a meeting at which there is a quorum, may adopt and amend bylaws and rules the council considers necessary and proper. The council shall select one of its members as secretary, who shall keep a record of all its proceedings.

(3) No member shall participate in a proceeding before the council involving any credit union of which the member is or was at any time in the preceding twelve months a member of the board of directors, an officer, an employee, or a shareholder. A member may refrain from participating in the proceedings of the council for any other cause the member considers sufficient.

(F) The members of the council shall receive no salary, but their expenses incurred in performance of their duties shall be paid from funds appropriated for that purpose.

(G) The governor may remove any of the six members appointed to the council whenever in the governor's judgment the public interest requires removal. Upon removing a member of the council, the governor shall file with the superintendent of financial institutions a statement of the cause for the removal.

Sec. 1733.34.  (A) Any credit union may, with the approval of the superintendent of credit unions, merge with any other credit union under the existing charter of the other credit union, pursuant to any plan approved by the board of directors of each credit union joining in the merger, and approved by two-thirds a majority of the members of each credit union represented at a meeting of members in person, by ballot, or by proxy, duly called for such purpose, at which a minimum of ten per cent quorum of the entire membership is present, unless such meeting of members of either credit union has been waived by the superintendent. The superintendent may waive the members' vote if it is in the interest of the members, credit union, or for any other reason the superintendent deems proper. After such approval of the board and members of each credit union, the president or chairman chairperson of the board and secretary of each credit union shall execute a certificate of merger, which shall set forth all of the following:

(1) The time and place of the meeting of the board of directors at which the plan was agreed upon;

(2) The vote in favor of adoption of the plan;

(3) A copy of the resolution or other action by which the plan was agreed upon;

(4) The time and place of the meeting of the members at which the plan agreed upon was approved;

(5) The vote by which the plan was approved by the members.

(B) Such certificates and a copy of the plan of merger agreed upon shall be forwarded to the superintendent and, upon approval, returned to the merging credit unions.

(C) Upon any such merger so effected, all property, property rights, and interests of the merged credit unions shall vest in the surviving credit union without deed, endorsement, or other instrument of transfer, and all debts, obligations, and liabilities of the merged credit unions shall be deemed to have been assumed by the surviving credit union under whose charter the merger was effected.

(D) This section shall be construed, whenever possible, to permit a credit union chartered under any other act to merge with one chartered under this act.

(E) All persons and associations eligible for membership, as provided in section 1733.05 of the Revised Code, of both credit unions effecting a merger shall be deemed to have a common bond of association.

Sec. 1733.47. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of credit unions is required under this chapter, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under this chapter, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, or executive officer of a credit union, or to otherwise participate in the management of a credit union, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of credit unions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

Sec. 1761.26. Whenever the approval of the superintendent of credit unions is required under this chapter, or under an order or supervisory action issued or taken under this chapter, for a person to serve as an organizer, incorporator, director, or executive officer of a credit union share guaranty corporation, or to otherwise participate in the management of such a corporation, the superintendent shall request the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, or a vendor approved by the bureau, to conduct a criminal records check based on the person's fingerprints in accordance with division (A)(14) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of credit unions shall request that criminal record information from the federal bureau of investigation be obtained as part of the criminal records check. Any fee required under division (C)(3) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code shall be paid by the person who is the subject of the request.

SECTION 2.  That existing sections 109.572, 926.29, 1733.13, 1733.15, 1733.19, 1733.29, 1733.329, and 1733.34 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.

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