130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 509  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 509


Representative Blair 



A BILL
To amend sections 118.023, 118.06, 120.53, 305.171, 319.59, 329.01, 329.40, 329.41, 329.42, 329.43, 329.44, 329.45, 329.46, 330.04, 723.52, 723.53, 731.141, 735.05, 737.03, 749.26, 749.28, 749.31, 753.15, 755.29, 755.30, 2907.27, 3316.04, 3316.06, 3709.08, 3709.28, 3709.34, 3709.36, 4123.41, 5101.01, 5705.392, and 6115.20, to enact section 319.09, and to repeal section 3709.081 of the Revised Code to make changes to the laws governing local governments, to modify the requirements of arresting authorities and courts regarding venereal disease testing of individuals accused of certain offenses, to modify the manner in which funds are allocated from the Ohio Legal Aid Fund, and to expand the ability of counties to form joint county boards of job and family services.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 118.023, 118.06, 120.53, 305.171, 319.59, 329.01, 329.40, 329.41, 329.42, 329.43, 329.44, 329.45, 329.46, 330.04, 723.52, 723.53, 731.141, 735.05, 737.03, 749.26, 749.28, 749.31, 753.15, 755.29, 755.30, 2907.27, 3316.04, 3316.06, 3709.08, 3709.28, 3709.34, 3709.36, 4123.41, 5101.01, 5705.392, and 6115.20 be amended and section 319.09 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 118.023.  (A) Upon determining that one or more of the conditions described in section 118.022 of the Revised Code are present, the auditor of state shall issue a written declaration of the existence of a fiscal watch to the municipal corporation, county, or township and the county budget commission. The fiscal watch shall be in effect until the auditor of state determines that none of the conditions are any longer present and cancels the watch, or until the auditor of state determines that a state of fiscal emergency exists. The auditor of state, or a designee, shall provide such technical and support services to the municipal corporation, county, or township after a fiscal watch has been declared to exist as the auditor of state considers necessary.
(B) Within one hundred twenty days after the day a written declaration of the existence of a fiscal watch is issued under division (A) of this section, the mayor of the municipal corporation, the board of county commissioners of the county, or the board of township trustees of the township for which a fiscal watch was declared shall submit to the auditor of state a financial recovery plan that shall identify actions to be taken, including entering into shared services agreements with other political subdivisions for the joint exercise of any power, performance of any function, or rendering of any service, if so authorized by statute, to eliminate all of the conditions described in section 118.022 of the Revised Code, and shall include a schedule detailing the approximate dates for beginning and completing the actions, and include a five-year forecast reflecting the effects of the actions. The financial recovery plan is subject to review and approval by the auditor of state. The auditor of state may extend the amount of time by which a financial recovery plan is required to be filed, for good cause shown.
(C) If a feasible financial recovery plan for a municipal corporation, county, or township for which a fiscal watch was declared is not submitted within the time period prescribed by division (B) of this section, or within any extension of time thereof, the auditor of state shall declare that a fiscal emergency condition exists under section 118.04 of the Revised Code in the municipal corporation, county, or township.
Sec. 118.06.  (A) Within one hundred twenty days after the first meeting of the commission, the mayor of the municipal corporation or the board of county commissioners or board of township trustees shall submit to the commission a detailed financial plan, as approved or amended and approved by ordinance or resolution of the legislative authority, containing the following:
(1) Actions to be taken by the municipal corporation, county, or township to:
(a) Eliminate all fiscal emergency conditions determined to exist pursuant to section 118.04 of the Revised Code;
(b) Satisfy any judgments, past due accounts payable, and all past due and payable payroll and fringe benefits;
(c) Eliminate the deficits in all deficit funds;
(d) Restore to construction funds and other special funds moneys from such funds that were used for purposes not within the purposes of such funds, or borrowed from such construction funds by the purchase of debt obligations of the municipal corporation, county, or township with the moneys of such funds, or missing from the construction funds or such special funds and not accounted for;
(e) Balance the budgets, avoid future deficits in any funds, and maintain current payments of payroll, fringe benefits, and all accounts;
(f) Avoid any fiscal emergency condition in the future;
(g) Restore the ability of the municipal corporation, county, or township to market long-term general obligation bonds under provisions of law applicable to municipal corporations, counties, or townships generally;
(h) Enter into shared services agreements with other political subdivisions for the joint exercise of any power, performance of any function, or rendering of any service, if so authorized by statute.
(2) The legal authorities permitting the municipal corporation, county, or township to take the actions enumerated pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section;
(3) The approximate dates of the commencement, progress upon, and completion of the actions enumerated pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section, a five-year forecast reflecting the effects of those actions, and a reasonable period of time expected to be required to implement the plan. The municipal corporation, county, or township, in consultation with the commission and the financial supervisor, shall prepare a reasonable time schedule for progress toward and achievement of the requirements for the financial plan and the financial plan shall be consistent with that time schedule.
(4) The amount and purpose of any issue of debt obligations that will be issued, together with assurances that any such debt obligations that will be issued will not exceed debt limits supported by appropriate certifications by the fiscal officer of the municipal corporation, county, or township and the county auditor;
(5) Assurances that the municipal corporation, county, or township will establish monthly levels of expenditures and encumbrances pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 118.07 of the Revised Code;
(6) Assurances that the municipal corporation, county, or township will conform to statutes with respect to tax budgets and appropriation measures;
(7) The detail, the form, and the supporting information that the commission may direct.
(B) The financial plan developed pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be filed with the financial supervisor and the financial planning and supervision commission and shall be updated annually. After consultation with the financial supervisor, the commission shall either approve or reject any initial or subsequent financial plan. If the commission rejects the initial or any subsequent financial plan, it shall forthwith inform the mayor and legislative authority of the municipal corporation or the board of county commissioners or board of township trustees of the reasons for its rejection. Within thirty days after the rejection of any plan, the mayor with the approval of the legislative authority by the passage of an ordinance or resolution, or the board of county commissioners or board of township trustees, shall submit another plan meeting the requirements of divisions (A)(1) to (7) of this section, to the commission and the financial supervisor for approval or rejection by the commission.
(C) Any initial or subsequent financial plan passed by the municipal corporation, county, or township shall be approved by the commission if it complies with divisions (A)(1) to (7) of this section, and if the commission finds that the plan is bona fide and can reasonably be expected to be implemented within the period specified in the plan.
(D) Any financial plan may be amended subsequent to its adoption in the same manner as the passage and approval of the initial or subsequent plan pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of this section.
(E) If a municipal corporation, county, or township fails to submit a financial plan as required by this section, or fails to substantially comply with an approved financial plan, upon certification of the commission, all state funding for that municipal corporation, county, or township other than benefit assistance to individuals shall be escrowed until a feasible plan is submitted and approved or substantial compliance with the plan is achieved, as the case may be.
Sec. 120.53.  (A) A legal aid society that operates within the state may apply to the Ohio legal assistance foundation for financial assistance from the legal aid fund established by section 120.52 of the Revised Code to be used for the funding of the society during the calendar year following the calendar year in which application is made.
(B) An application for financial assistance made under division (A) of this section shall be submitted by the first day of November of the calendar year preceding the calendar year for which financial assistance is desired and shall include all of the following:
(1) Evidence that the applicant is incorporated in this state as a nonprofit corporation;
(2) A list of the trustees of the applicant;
(3) The proposed budget of the applicant for these funds for the following calendar year;
(4) A summary of the services to be offered by the applicant in the following calendar year;
(5) A specific description of the territory or constituency served by the applicant;
(6) An estimate of the number of persons to be served by the applicant during the following calendar year;
(7) A general description of the additional sources of the applicant's funding;
(8) The amount of the applicant's total budget for the calendar year in which the application is filed that it will expend in that calendar year for legal services in each of the counties it serves;
(9) A specific description of any services, programs, training, and legal technical assistance to be delivered by the applicant or by another person pursuant to a contract with the applicant, including, but not limited to, by private attorneys or through reduced fee plans, judicare panels, organized pro bono programs, and mediation programs.
(C) The Ohio legal assistance foundation shall determine whether each applicant that filed an application for financial assistance under division (A) of this section in a calendar year is eligible for financial assistance under this section. To be eligible for such financial assistance, an applicant shall satisfy the criteria for being a legal aid society and shall be in compliance with the provisions of sections 120.51 to 120.55 of the Revised Code and with the rules and requirements the foundation establishes pursuant to section 120.52 of the Revised Code. The Ohio legal assistance foundation then, on or before the fifteenth day of December of the calendar year in which the application is filed, shall notify each such applicant, in writing, whether it is eligible for financial assistance under this section, and if it is eligible, estimate the amount that will be available for that applicant for each six-month distribution period, as determined under division (D) of this section.
(D) The Ohio legal assistance foundation shall allocate moneys contained in the legal aid fund monthly for distribution to applicants that filed their applications in the previous calendar year and are determined to be eligible applicants.
All moneys contained in the fund on the first day of each month shall be allocated, after deduction of the costs of administering sections 120.51 to 120.55 and sections 1901.26, 1907.24, 2303.201, 3953.231, 4705.09, and 4705.10 of the Revised Code that are authorized by section 120.52 of the Revised Code, according to this section and shall be distributed accordingly not later than the last day of the month following the month the moneys were received. In making the allocations under this section, the moneys in the fund that were generated pursuant to sections 1901.26, 1907.24, 2303.201, 3953.231, 4705.09, and 4705.10 of the Revised Code shall be apportioned as follows:
(1) After deduction of the amount authorized and used for actual, reasonable administrative costs under section 120.52 of the Revised Code:
(a) Five per cent of the moneys remaining in the fund shall be reserved for use in the manner described in division (A) of section 120.521 of the Revised Code or for distribution to legal aid societies that provide assistance to special population groups of their eligible clients, engage in special projects that have a substantial impact on their local service area or on significant segments of the state's poverty population, or provide legal training or support to other legal aid societies in the state;
(b) After deduction of the amount described in division (D)(1)(a) of this section, one and three-quarters per cent of the moneys remaining in the fund shall be apportioned among entities that received financial assistance from the legal aid fund prior to the effective date of this amendment July 1, 1993, but that, on and after the effective date of this amendment July 1, 1993, no longer qualify as a legal aid society that is eligible for financial assistance under this section.
(c) After deduction of the amounts described in divisions (D)(1)(a) and (b) of this section, fifteen per cent of the moneys remaining in the fund shall be placed in the legal assistance foundation fund for use in the manner described in division (A) of section 120.521 of the Revised Code.
(2) After deduction of the actual, reasonable administrative costs under section 120.52 of the Revised Code and after deduction of the amounts identified in divisions (D)(1)(a), (b), and (c) of this section, the remaining moneys shall be apportioned among the counties that are served by eligible legal aid societies that have applied for financial assistance under this section so that each such county is apportioned a portion of those moneys, based upon the ratio of the number of indigents who reside in that county to the total number of indigents who reside in all counties of this state that are served by eligible legal aid societies that have applied for financial assistance under this section. Subject to division (E) of this section, the moneys apportioned to a county under this division then shall be allocated to the eligible legal aid society that serves the county and that has applied for financial assistance under this section. For purposes of this division, the source of data identifying the number of indigent persons who reside in a county shall be the most recent decennial census selected by the Ohio legal assistance foundation from the best available figures from maintained by the United States department of commerce, division of census bureau.
(E) If the Ohio legal assistance foundation, in attempting to make an allocation of moneys under division (D)(2) of this section, determines that a county that has been apportioned money under that division is served by more than one eligible legal aid society that has applied for financial assistance under this section, the Ohio legal assistance foundation shall allocate the moneys that have been apportioned to that county under division (D)(2) of this section among all eligible legal aid societies that serve that county and that have applied for financial assistance under this section on a pro rata basis, so that each such eligible society is allocated a portion based upon the amount of its total budget expended in the prior calendar year for legal services in that county as compared to the total amount expended in the prior calendar year for legal services in that county by all eligible legal aid societies that serve that county and that have applied for financial assistance under this section.
(F) Moneys allocated to eligible applicants under this section shall be paid monthly beginning the calendar year following the calendar year in which the application is filed.
(G)(1) A legal aid society that receives financial assistance in any calendar year under this section shall file an annual report with the Ohio legal assistance foundation detailing the number and types of cases handled, and the amount and types of legal training, legal technical assistance, and other service provided, by means of that financial assistance. No information contained in the report shall identify or enable the identification of any person served by the legal aid society or in any way breach client confidentiality.
(2) The Ohio legal assistance foundation shall make an annual report to the governor, the general assembly, and the supreme court on the distribution and use of the legal aid fund. The foundation also shall include in the annual report an audited financial statement of all gifts, bequests, donations, contributions, and other moneys the foundation receives. No information contained in the report shall identify or enable the identification of any person served by a legal aid society, or in any way breach confidentiality.
(H) A legal aid society may enter into agreements for the provision of services, programs, training, or legal technical assistance for the legal aid society or to indigent persons.
Sec. 305.171.  The following applies until the department of administrative services implements for counties the health care plans under section 9.901 of the Revised Code. If those plans do not include or address any benefits listed in division (A) of this section, the following provisions continue in effect for those benefits.
(A) The board of county commissioners of any county may contract for, purchase, or otherwise procure and pay all or any part of the cost of any of the following insurance, coverage, or benefits issued by an insurance company or administered by a board of county commissioners or a contractor, for county officers and employees and their immediate dependents from the funds or budgets from which the county officers or employees are compensated for services:
(1) Group insurance policies that may provide any of the following:
(a) Benefits including, but not limited to, hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, eye care, medical care, hearing aids, or prescription drugs;
(b) Sickness and accident insurance;
(c) Group legal services;
(d) Group life insurance.
(2) Any other qualified benefit available under section 125 of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 26 U.S.C. 125;
(3) A health and wellness benefit program through which the county provides a benefit or incentive to county officers, employees, and their immediate dependents to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including, but not limited to, programs to encourage healthy eating and nutrition, exercise and physical activity, weight control or the elimination of obesity, and cessation of smoking or alcohol use.
(4) Any combination of any of the foregoing types of insurance, coverage, or benefits.
(B) The board of county commissioners also may negotiate and contract for any plan or plans of health care services with health insuring corporations holding a certificate of authority under Chapter 1751. of the Revised Code, provided that each county officer or employee shall be permitted to do both of the following:
(1) Exercise an option between a plan offered by an insurance company and a plan or plans offered by health insuring corporations under this division, on the condition that the county officer or employee shall pay any amount by which the cost of the plan chosen by the county officer or employee pursuant to this division exceeds the cost of the plan offered under division (A) of this section;
(2) Change from one of the plans to another at a time each year as determined by the board.
(C) Section 307.86 of the Revised Code does not apply to the purchase of benefits for county officers or employees under divisions (A) and (B) of this section when those benefits are provided through a jointly administered health and welfare trust fund in which the county or contracting authority and a collective bargaining representative of the county employees or contracting authority agree to participate.
(D) The board of trustees of a jointly administered trust fund that receives contributions pursuant to collective bargaining agreements entered into between the board of county commissioners of any county and a collective bargaining representative of the employees of the county may provide for self-insurance of all risk in the provision of fringe benefits, and may provide through the self-insurance method specific fringe benefits as authorized by the rules of the board of trustees of the jointly administered trust fund. The fringe benefits may include, but are not limited to, hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, vision care, medical care, hearing aids, prescription drugs, group life insurance, sickness and accident insurance, group legal services, or a combination of any of the foregoing types of insurance or coverage, for county employees and their dependents.
(E) The board of county commissioners may provide the benefits described in divisions (A) to (D) of this section through an individual self-insurance program or a joint self-insurance program as provided in section 9.833 of the Revised Code.
(F) When a board of county commissioners offers benefits authorized under this section to a county officer or employee, the board may offer the benefits through a cafeteria plan meeting the requirements of section 125 of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C.A. 125, as amended, and, as part of that plan, may offer the county officer or employee the option of receiving a cash payment in any form permissible under such cafeteria plans. A cash payment made to a county officer or employee under this division shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the cost of premiums or payments that otherwise would be paid by the board for benefits for the county officer or employee under a policy or plan.
(G) The board of county commissioners may establish a policy authorizing any county appointing authority to make a cash payment to any county officer or employee in lieu of providing a benefit authorized under this section if the county officer or employee elects to take the cash payment instead of the offered benefit. A cash payment made to a county officer or employee under this division shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the cost of premiums or payments that otherwise would be paid by the board for benefits for the county officer or employee under an offered policy or plan.
(H) No cash payment in lieu of a health benefit shall be made to a county officer or employee under division (F) or (G) of this section unless the county officer or employee signs a statement affirming that the county officer or employee is covered under another health insurance or health care policy, contract, or plan, and setting forth the name of the employer, if any, that sponsors the coverage, the name of the carrier that provides the coverage, and the identifying number of the policy, contract, or plan.
(I) The legislative authority of a county-operated municipal court, after consultation with the judges, or the clerk and deputy clerks, of the municipal court, shall negotiate and contract for, purchase, or otherwise procure, and pay the costs, premiums, or charges for, group health care coverage for the judges, and group health care coverage for the clerk and deputy clerks, in accordance with section 1901.111 or 1901.312 of the Revised Code.
(J) As used in this section:
(1) "County officer or employee" includes, but is not limited to, a member or employee of the county board of elections.
(2) "County-operated municipal court" and "legislative authority" have the same meanings as in section 1901.03 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Health care coverage" has the same meaning as in section 1901.111 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 319.09. The county auditor, if authorized by a resolution of the board of county commissioners, may serve as the fiscal officer of any department, office, or agency of the county.
Sec. 319.59.  (A)(1) Each county sealer of weights and measures shall appoint, by writing under his the county sealer's hand and seal, one or more inspectors, who shall compare weights and measures whereever wherever they are used or maintained for use within his the county sealer's county, or which are brought to the office of the county sealer for that purpose, with the copies of the standards in the possession of the county sealer. Such inspectors A county sealer may share the services of an inspector or inspectors appointed under this division with another county sealer, provided that the inspector remains a part-time employee of each county by whom the inspector is employed. If the inspector becomes a full-time employee of one county, the inspector's employment with the other county shall be terminated.
(2) In lieu of appointing or sharing inspectors under division (A)(1) of this section, the county sealer may enter into a contract with a private person to employ the person to perform the same services that an inspector appointed under this section would perform. Each person employed under this division shall meet the training and continuing education requirements established for weights and measures inspector personnel by the director of agriculture under Chapter 1327. of the Revised Code and under rules promulgated thereunder.
(B) Inspectors appointed under division (A)(1) of this section shall receive a salary fixed by the county sealer and private persons employed under division (A)(2) of this section shall receive the compensation specified in the contract, to be paid by the county, which shall be instead of all fees or charges otherwise allowed by law. Such inspectors and private persons shall also be employed by the county sealer to assist in the prosecution of all violations of law relating to weights and measures.
Sec. 329.01.  In each county, except as provided in section 329.40 of the Revised Code, there shall be a county department of job and family services which, when so established, shall be governed by this chapter. The department shall consist of a county director of job and family services appointed by the board of county commissioners, and such assistants and other employees as are necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of the county department. Before entering upon the discharge of the director's official duties, the director shall give a bond, conditioned for the faithful performance of those official duties, in such sum as fixed by the board. The director may require any assistant or employee under the director's jurisdiction to give a bond in such sum as determined by the board. All bonds given under this section shall be with a surety or bonding company authorized to do business in this state, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of such director, assistant, or employee. The expense or premium for any bond required by this section shall be paid from the appropriation for administrative expenses of the department. Such bond shall be deposited with the county treasurer and kept in the treasurer's office.
As used in the Revised Code:
(A) "County department of job and family services" means the county department of job and family services established under this section, including an entity designated a county department of job and family services under section 307.981 of the Revised Code, or the a joint county department of job and family services established under section 329.40 of the Revised Code.
(B) "County director of job and family services" means the county director of job and family services appointed under this section or under section 329.41 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 329.40.  (A)(1) The boards of county commissioners of the any two or more counties of Hocking, Ross, and Vinton, by entering into a written agreement, may form a joint county department of job and family services to perform the duties, provide the services, and operate the programs required under this chapter. The formation of this joint county department of job and family services is a pilot project. The agreement shall be ratified by resolution of the board of county commissioners of each county that entered into the agreement. Each board of county commissioners that enters into the an agreement shall give notice of the agreement to the Ohio department of job and family services at least ninety days before the agreement's effective date. The agreement shall take effect not earlier than the first day of the calendar quarter following the ninety-day notice period. The director of job and family services shall adopt, as an internal management rule under section 111.15 of the Revised Code, the form in which the notice shall be given.
(2) The boards of county commissioners of the counties forming the a joint county department shall constitute, collectively, the board of directors of the joint county department of job and family services. On the effective date of the agreement, the board of directors shall take control of and manage the joint county department subject to this chapter and all other sections of the Revised Code that govern the authority and responsibilities of a single board of county commissioners in the operation of a single county department of job and family services.
(B)(1) The An agreement to establish the a joint county department shall specify all of the following:
(a) The obligations of each board of county commissioners in operating the joint county department, including requiring each board to provide state, federal, and county funds to the operation of the joint county department and the schedule for provision of those funds;
(b) How and which facilities, equipment, and personnel will be shared;
(c) Procedures for the division of resources and obligations should a county if one or more counties withdraw from the joint county department, or should the department cease ceases to exist;
(d) Any contributions of participating counties establishing the joint county department and the rights of those counties in lands or personal property, or rights or interests therein, contributed to or otherwise acquired by the joint county department.
(2) The An agreement to establish the a joint county department may set forth any or all of the following:
(a) Quality, timeliness, and other standards to be met by each county;
(b) Which family service programs and functions are to be included in the joint county department;
(c) Procedures for the operation of the board of directors, including procedures governing the frequency of meetings and the number of members of the board required to constitute a quorum to take action;
(d) Any other procedures or standards necessary for the joint county department to perform its duties and operate efficiently.
(C) The An agreement may be amended by a majority vote of the board of directors of the joint county department, but no amendment shall divest a participating county of any right or interest in lands or personal property without its consent.
(D) Costs incurred in operating the a joint county department shall be paid from a joint general fund created by the board of directors, except as may be otherwise provided in the agreement.
Sec. 329.41.  (A) The board of directors of the a joint county department of job and family services formed under section 329.40 of the Revised Code shall appoint and fix the compensation of a the director of the department. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the board of directors. Under the direction and control of the board, the director shall have full charge of the department as set forth in section 329.02 of the Revised Code for the director of a single county department of job and family services.
(B) The board of directors may appoint up to three administrators to oversee services provided by the joint county department. Administrators shall be in the unclassified service.
(C) Employees of the a joint county department of job and family services shall be appointed by the director of the joint county department and, except as provided in this section, shall be in the classified service. The employees of the a joint county department shall be considered county employees for the purposes of Chapter 124. of the Revised Code and other provisions of state law applicable to county employees. Instead of or in addition to appointing these employees, the a board of directors may agree to use the employees of one or more of the counties that formed the a joint county department in the service of the joint county department and to share in their compensation in any manner that may be agreed upon.
(D) Notwithstanding any other section of the Revised Code, if an employee's separation from county service occurs in connection with a county joining or withdrawing from the a joint county department of job and family services, the board of county commissioners that initially appointed the employee shall have no obligation to pay any compensation with respect to unused vacation or sick leave accrued to the credit of the employee if the employee accepts employment with the joint county department or a withdrawing county. At the effective time of separation from county service, the joint county department or the withdrawing county, as the case may be, shall assume such unused vacation and sick leave accrued to the employee's credit.
Sec. 329.42.  The county auditor of the county with the largest population that formed the a joint county department of job and family services under section 329.40 of the Revised Code shall serve as the fiscal officer of the joint county department, and the county treasurer of that county shall serve as the treasurer of the joint county department, unless the counties that formed the joint county department agree to appoint the county auditor and county treasurer of another county that formed the department. In either case, these county officers shall perform any applicable duties for the joint county department as each typically performs for the county of which the individual is an officer. The board of directors of the joint county department may pay to that county any amount agreed upon by the board of directors and the board of county commissioners of that county to reimburse the county for the costs that are properly allocable to the service of its officers as fiscal officer and treasurer of the joint county department.
Sec. 329.43.  (A) The prosecuting attorney of the county with the largest population that formed the a joint county department of job and family services under section 329.40 of the Revised Code shall serve as the legal advisor of the board of directors of the joint county department, unless the counties that formed the joint county department agree to appoint the prosecuting attorney of another county that formed the joint county department as legal advisor of the board. The board of directors may pay to the county of the prosecuting attorney who is the legal advisor of the board any amount agreed upon by the board of directors and the board of county commissioners of that county to reimburse that county for the costs that are properly allocable to the service of its prosecuting attorney as the legal advisor of the board of directors.
(B) The prosecuting attorney shall provide such services to the board of directors as are required or authorized to be provided to other county boards under Chapter 309. of the Revised Code.
(C)(1) If the board of directors of the a joint county department wishes to employ other legal counsel on an annual basis to serve as the board's legal advisor in place of the prosecuting attorney, the board may do so with the agreement of the prosecuting attorney. If the prosecuting attorney does not agree, the board of directors may apply to the court of common pleas of the county with the largest population that formed the joint county department for authority to employ other legal counsel on an annual basis.
(2) If the board of directors of the a joint county department wishes to employ other legal counsel to represent or advise the board on a particular matter in place of the prosecuting attorney, the board may do so with the agreement of the prosecuting attorney. If the prosecuting attorney does not agree, the board of directors may apply to the court of common pleas of the county with the largest population that formed the joint county department for authority to employ other legal counsel for that particular matter.
(3) The prosecuting attorney who is the legal advisor of the board of directors shall be given notice of an application filed under division (C)(1) or (2) of this section and shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard. After the hearing, the court may authorize the board of directors to employ other legal counsel on an annual basis or for a particular matter only if it finds that the prosecuting attorney refuses or is unable to provide the legal services that the board requires. If the board of directors employs other legal counsel on an annual basis or for a particular matter, the board may not require the prosecuting attorney to provide legal advice, opinions, or other legal services during the period or to the extent that the board employs the other legal counsel.
Sec. 329.44.  (A) A The board of directors of the a joint county department of job and family services formed under section 329.40 of the Revised Code may acquire, by purchase or lease, real property, equipment, and systems to improve, maintain, or operate family service programs within the territory served by the joint county department. A board of county commissioners may acquire, within its county, real property or any estate, interest, or right therein, by appropriation or any other method, for use by the joint county department in connection with its provision of services. Appropriation proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 163. of the Revised Code.
(B) A board of county commissioners that formed the a joint county department may contribute lands or rights or interests therein, money, other personal property or rights or interests therein, or services to the joint county department. The board of county commissioners may issue bonds or bond anticipation notes of the county to pay the cost of acquiring real property and of constructing, modifying, or upgrading a facility to house employees of the joint county department. The board of directors of the a joint county department may reimburse the county for the use of such a facility if it is required to do so under the agreement entered into under section 329.40 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 329.45.  (A)(1) A board of county commissioners that has entered into an agreement under section 329.40 of the Revised Code establishing a joint county department of job and family services may pass adopt a resolution requesting to withdraw from the agreement establishing the joint county department of job and family services formed under section 329.40 of the Revised Code. Upon adopting such a resolution, the board of county commissioners shall deliver a copy of the resolution to the board of directors of the joint county department. Upon receiving the resolution, the board of directors shall deliver written notice of the requested withdrawal to the boards of county commissioners of the other county or counties that formed the joint county department. Within Not later than thirty days after receiving the notice, each of those boards of county commissioners shall adopt a resolution either accepting the withdrawal or objecting to the withdrawal, and shall deliver a copy of the resolution to the board of directors.
(2) If any of the boards of county commissioners that formed the a joint county department adopts a resolution objecting to the requested withdrawal, the board of directors shall deliver written notice of the objection to each other board of county commissioners of the counties that formed the joint county department, including the board of county commissioners of the county proposing withdrawal, and shall schedule. Not later than thirty days after sending the notice, the board of directors shall hold a meeting of the board of directors to be held within thirty days to discuss the objection. After the meeting, the board of directors shall determine whether the county requesting withdrawal desires to proceed with the withdrawal and, if the county does, the board of directors shall accept the withdrawal. Not later than thirty days after the determination was made, the board of directors shall deliver written notice of the withdrawal to the boards of county commissioners that formed the joint county department and to the board of county commissioners that requested withdrawal, and shall commence the withdrawal process under this section.
(3) If all of the boards of county commissioners that formed the a joint county department, except for the board of county commissioners requesting the withdrawal, each adopt a resolution accepting the withdrawal, the board of directors shall declare the withdrawal to be accepted. Not later than thirty days after the declaration, the board of directors shall deliver written notice of the withdrawal to all of the boards of county commissioners that formed the joint county department, including the board of county commissioners of the county requesting withdrawal, and shall commence the withdrawal process under this section.
(4) The board of directors shall give notice to the Ohio department of job and family services of the withdrawal of a county under this section at least ninety days before the withdrawal becomes final. The director of job and family services shall adopt, as an internal management rule under section 111.15 of the Revised Code, the form in which the notice shall be given.
(5) If a county requesting to withdraw decides to remain as a party to the agreement establishing the a joint county department, the board of county commissioners of that county shall rescind its original resolution requesting withdrawal and shall deliver a copy of the rescission to the board of directors of the joint county department within not later than thirty days after adopting the rescission.
(B) If a county withdraws from the an agreement under this section, the board of directors shall ascertain, apportion, and order a division of the funds on hand, credits, and real and personal property of the joint county department, either in money or in kind, on an equitable basis between the joint county department and the withdrawing county according to the agreement entered into under section 329.40 of the Revised Code and consistent with any prior contributions of the withdrawing county to the joint county department. Any debt incurred individually shall remain the responsibility of that county, unless otherwise specified in the agreement establishing the joint county department.
(C) A withdrawal becomes final not earlier than the first day of the calendar quarter following the ninety-day notice period required by division (A)(4) of this section. On and after that day, the withdrawing county ceases to be a part of the joint county department, and its members of the board of directors shall cease to be members of that board.
(D) If the withdrawal of one or more counties would leave only one county participating in the a joint county department, the board of directors shall ascertain, apportion, and order a final division of the funds on hand, credits, and real and personal property of the joint county department. On and after the day on which the latest withdrawal of a county becomes final, the joint county department is dissolved. When the a joint county department is dissolved and any indebtedness remains unpaid, the boards of county commissioners that formed the joint county department shall pay the indebtedness of the joint county department in the amounts established by the agreement at the time the indebtedness was incurred.
Sec. 329.46.  (A) A board of county commissioners that formed the a joint county department of job and family services under section 329.40 of the Revised Code, by adopting a resolution, may propose the removal of another county that formed the joint county department. The board of county commissioners shall send a copy of such a resolution to the board of directors of the joint county department. Within Not later than ten days after receiving the copy of the resolution, the board of directors shall send a copy of the resolution to each board of county commissioners that formed the joint county department, except the board of county commissioners proposing removal. Within Not later than thirty days after sending a copy of the resolution, the board of directors shall hold a hearing at which any county commissioner whose county formed the joint county department may present arguments for or against the removal. At the hearing, approval or disapproval of the removal shall be determined by a two-thirds vote of the county commissioners of the counties that formed the joint county department, with the exception of the county commissioners of the county proposed for removal.
(B) The board of directors of the a joint county department of job and family services, by adopting a resolution by a majority vote of the members of the board, may propose removal of a county that formed the joint county department. Within Not later than ten days after adopting such a resolution, the board of directors shall send a copy of the resolution to the board of county commissioners of each county that formed the joint county department, including the board of county commissioners of the county proposed for removal. Within Not later than thirty days after sending the copy of the resolution, the board of directors shall hold a hearing at which any member of the board may present arguments for or against the removal. At this hearing, approval or disapproval of the resolution proposing removal shall be determined by a two-thirds vote of the members of the board of directors, with the exception of the board members who represent the county proposed for removal.
(C) If removal of a county is approved under this section, the board of directors shall give written notice of the approval to the Ohio department of job and family services at least ninety days before the removal takes effect. The director of job and family services shall adopt, as an internal management rule under section 111.15 of the Revised Code, the form in which the notice shall be given.
(D) Removal of a county under this section shall take effect not earlier than the first day of the calendar quarter following the ninety-day notice period required by division (C) of this section.
(E) If, at any time, the county proposed for removal under division (A) or (B) of this section notifies the board of directors, by a majority vote of that county's board of county commissioners, that it chooses to withdraw from the joint county department, the withdrawal procedure established under section 329.45 of the Revised Code shall be put immediately into motion.
Sec. 330.04.  If, for the purpose of Chapter 6301. of the Revised Code, a county is the type of local area defined in division (A)(2) of section 6301.01 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners serving the county shall adopt a resolution establishing or designating a workforce development agency to provide workforce development activities for the county. The board shall adopt the resolution not later than July 1, 2000.
The board may establish or designate any of the following as the workforce development agency:
(A) The county department of job and family services;
(B) A separate agency under the direct control of the board and administered by an official appointed by the board;
(C) An entity serving the county on the effective date of this section March 14, 2000, in a capacity similar to the capacity in which a workforce development agency is to serve the county on and after the effective date of this section March 14, 2000;
(D) An entity located in or outside the county that provides workforce development activities in the county on the effective date of this section March 14, 2000;
(E) Any private or government entity designated under section 307.981 of the Revised Code;
(F) The A joint county department of job and family services established under section 329.40 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 723.52.  Before letting or making any contract for the construction, reconstruction, widening, resurfacing, or repair of a street or other public way, the director of public service in a city, or the legislative authority in a village, shall make an estimate of the cost of such work using the force account project assessment form developed by the auditor of state under section 117.16 of the Revised Code. In municipal corporations having an engineer, or an officer having a different title but the duties and functions of an engineer, the estimate shall be made by the engineer or other officer. Where the total estimated cost of any such work is thirty fifty thousand dollars or less, the proper officers may proceed by force account.
Where the total estimated cost of any such work exceeds thirty fifty thousand dollars, the proper officers of the municipal corporation shall be required to invite and receive competitive bids for furnishing all the labor, materials, and equipment and doing the work, after newspaper advertisement as provided by law. The officers shall consider and may reject such bids. If the bids are rejected, the officers may order the work done by force account or direct labor. When such bids are received, considered, and rejected, and the work done by force account or direct labor, such work shall be performed in compliance with the plans and specifications upon which the bids were based. It shall be unlawful to divide a street or connecting streets into separate sections for the purpose of defeating this section and section 723.53 of the Revised Code.
"Street," as used in such sections, includes portions of connecting streets on which the same or similar construction, reconstruction, widening, resurfacing, or repair is planned or projected.
Sec. 723.53.  Where the proper officers of any municipal corporation construct, reconstruct, widen, resurface, or repair a street or other public way by force account or direct labor, and the estimated cost of the work as defined in section 723.52 of the Revised Code exceeds thirty fifty thousand dollars, such municipal authorities shall cause to be kept by the engineer of the municipal corporation, or other officer or employee of the municipal corporation in charge of such work, a complete and accurate account, in detail, of the cost of doing the work. The account shall include labor, materials, freight, fuel, hauling, overhead expense, workers' compensation premiums, and all other items of cost and expense, including a reasonable allowance for the use of all tools and equipment used on or in connection with such work and for the depreciation on the tools and equipment. The engineer or other officer or employee shall keep such account, and within ninety days after the completion of any such work shall prepare a detailed and itemized statement of such cost and file the statement with the officer or board vested with authority to direct the doing of the work in question. Such officer or board shall thereupon examine the statement, correct it if necessary, and file it in the office of the officer or board. Such statement shall be kept on file for not less than two years and shall be open to public inspection.
This section and section 723.52 of the Revised Code do not apply to any municipal corporations having a charter form of government.
Sec. 731.141.  In those villages that have established the position of village administrator, as provided by section 735.271 of the Revised Code, the village administrator shall make contracts, purchase supplies and materials, and provide labor for any work under the administrator's supervision involving not more than twenty-five fifty thousand dollars. When an expenditure, other than the compensation of persons employed by the village, exceeds twenty-five fifty thousand dollars, the expenditure shall first be authorized and directed by ordinance of the legislative authority of the village. When so authorized and directed, except where the contract is for equipment, services, materials, or supplies to be purchased under division (D) of section 713.23 or section 125.04 or 5513.01 of the Revised Code, available from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code, or required to be purchased from a qualified nonprofit agency under sections 125.60 to 125.6012 of the Revised Code, the village administrator shall make a written contract with the lowest and best bidder after advertisement for not less than two nor more than four consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the village or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code. The bids shall be opened and shall be publicly read by the village administrator or a person designated by the village administrator at the time, date, and place as specified in the advertisement to bidders or specifications. The time, date, and place of bid openings may be extended to a later date by the village administrator, provided that written or oral notice of the change shall be given to all persons who have received or requested specifications no later than ninety-six hours prior to the original time and date fixed for the opening. All contracts shall be executed in the name of the village and signed on its behalf by the village administrator and the clerk.
The legislative authority of a village may provide, by ordinance, for central purchasing for all offices, departments, divisions, boards, and commissions of the village, under the direction of the village administrator, who shall make contracts, purchase supplies or materials, and provide labor for any work of the village in the manner provided by this section.
Sec. 735.05.  The director of public service may make any contract, purchase supplies or material, or provide labor for any work under the supervision of the department of public service involving not more than twenty-five fifty thousand dollars. When an expenditure within the department, other than the compensation of persons employed in the department, exceeds twenty-five fifty thousand dollars, the expenditure shall first be authorized and directed by ordinance of the city legislative authority. When so authorized and directed, except where the contract is for equipment, services, materials, or supplies to be purchased under division (D) of section 713.23 or section 125.04 or 5513.01 of the Revised Code or available from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code, the director shall make a written contract with the lowest and best bidder after advertisement for not less than two nor more than four consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the city or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 737.03.  The director of public safety shall manage and make all contracts with reference to police stations, fire houses, reform schools, infirmaries, hospitals other than municipal hospitals operated pursuant to Chapter 749. of the Revised Code, workhouses, farms, pesthouses, and all other charitable and reformatory institutions. In the control and supervision of those institutions, the director shall be governed by the provisions of Title VII of the Revised Code relating to those institutions.
The director may make all contracts and expenditures of money for acquiring lands for the erection or repairing of station houses, police stations, fire department buildings, fire cisterns, and plugs, that are required, for the purchase of engines, apparatus, and all other supplies necessary for the police and fire departments, and for other undertakings and departments under the director's supervision, but no obligation involving an expenditure of more than twenty-five fifty thousand dollars shall be created unless first authorized and directed by ordinance. In making, altering, or modifying those contracts, the director shall be governed by sections 735.05 to 735.09 of the Revised Code, except that all bids shall be filed with and opened by the director. The director shall make no sale or disposition of any property belonging to the city without first being authorized by resolution or ordinance of the city legislative authority.
Sec. 749.26.  The board of hospital trustees, before entering into any contract for the erection of a hospital building, or for the rebuilding or repair of a hospital building, the cost of which exceeds ten fifty thousand dollars, shall have plans, specifications, detailed drawings, and forms of bids prepared, and when adopted by the board it shall have them printed for distribution among the bidders.
Sec. 749.28.  The board of hospital trustees shall not enter into a contract for work or supplies where the estimated cost exceeds ten fifty thousand dollars, without first giving thirty days' notice in one newspaper of general circulation in the municipal corporation that sealed proposals will be received for doing the work or furnishing the materials and supplies.
Sec. 749.31.  Except where the contract is for equipment, services, materials, or supplies available from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code, the board of hospital trustees shall enter into a contract for work or supplies where the estimated cost exceeds ten fifty thousand dollars with the lowest and best bidder. Where the contract is for other than the construction, demolition, alteration, repair, or reconstruction of an improvement, the board shall enter into the contract when the bidder gives bond to the board, with such security as the board approves, that he the bidder will perform the work and furnish materials or supplies in accordance with the contract. On the failure of such bidder within a reasonable time, to be fixed by the board, to enter into bond with such security, a contract may be made with the next lowest and best bidder, and so on until a contract is effected by a contractor giving such bond. The board may reject any bid.
Sec. 753.15.  (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, in a city, a workhouse erected for the joint use of the city and the county in which such city is located shall be managed and controlled by a joint board composed of the board of county commissioners and the board of control of the city, and in a village by the board of county commissioners and the board of trustees of public affairs. Such joint board shall have all the powers and duties in the management, control, and maintenance of such workhouse as are conferred upon the director of public safety in cities, and in addition thereto it may construct sewers for such workhouse and pay therefor from funds raised by taxation for the maintenance of such institution.
The joint board may lease or purchase suitable property and buildings for a workhouse, or real estate for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a workhouse thereon, but it shall not expend more than ten fifty thousand dollars for any such purpose unless such amount is approved by a majority of the voters of the county, exclusive of the municipal corporation, voting at a general election.
(B) In lieu of forming a joint board to manage and control a workhouse erected for the joint use of the city and the county in which the city is located, the board of county commissioners and the legislative authority of the city may enter into a contract for the private operation and management of the workhouse as provided in section 9.06 of the Revised Code, but only if the workhouse is used solely for misdemeanant inmates. In order to enter into a contract under section 9.06 of the Revised Code, both the board and the legislative authority shall approve and be parties to the contract.
Sec. 755.29.  The board of park trustees, before entering into any contract for the performance of any work, the cost of which exceeds twenty-five fifty thousand dollars, shall cause plans and specifications and forms of bids to be prepared, and when adopted by the board, shall have them printed for distribution among bidders.
Sec. 755.30.  The board of park trustees shall not enter into any contract for work or supplies, where the estimated cost thereof exceeds ten fifty thousand dollars, without first giving thirty days' notice in one newspaper of general circulation in the municipal corporation that sealed proposals may be received for doing the work or furnishing such materials and supplies.
Sec. 2907.27.  (A)(1) If a person is charged with a violation of section 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.24, 2907.241, or 2907.25 of the Revised Code or with a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to any of those sections, the arresting authorities or a court, upon the request of the prosecutor in the case or upon the request of the victim and not later than forty-eight hours after the date on which the complaint, information, or indictment is filed against the accused, shall cause the accused to submit to one or more appropriate tests to determine if the accused is suffering from a venereal disease.
(2) If the accused is found to be suffering from a venereal disease in an infectious stage, the accused shall be required to submit to medical treatment for that disease. The cost of the medical treatment shall be charged to and paid by the accused who undergoes the treatment. If the accused is indigent, the court shall order the accused to report to a facility operated by a city health district or a general health district for treatment. If the accused is convicted of or pleads guilty to the offense with which the accused is charged and is placed under a community control sanction, a condition of community control shall be that the offender submit to and faithfully follow a course of medical treatment for the venereal disease. If the offender does not seek the required medical treatment, the court may revoke the offender's community control and order the offender to undergo medical treatment during the period of the offender's incarceration and to pay the cost of that treatment.
(B)(1)(a) If a person is charged with a violation of division (B) of section 2903.11 or of section 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.12, 2907.24, 2907.241, or 2907.25 of the Revised Code or with a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to that division or any of those sections, the court, upon the request of the prosecutor in the case, upon the request of the victim, or upon the request of any other person whom the court reasonably believes had contact with the accused in circumstances related to the violation that could have resulted in the transmission to that person the human immunodeficiency virus, shall cause the accused to submit to one or more tests designated by the director of health under section 3701.241 of the Revised Code to determine if the accused is infected with HIV. The court, upon the request of the prosecutor in the case, upon the request of the victim with the agreement of the prosecutor, or upon the request of any other person with the agreement of the prosecutor, may cause an accused who is charged with a violation of any other section of the Revised Code or with a violation of any other municipal ordinance to submit to one or more tests so designated by the director of health if the circumstances of the violation indicate probable cause to believe that the accused, if the accused is infected with HIV, might have transmitted HIV to any of the following persons in committing the violation:
(i) In relation to a request made by the prosecuting attorney, to the victim or to any other person;
(ii) In relation to a request made by the victim, to the victim making the request;
(iii) In relation to a request made by any other person, to the person making the request.
(b) The results of a test performed under division (B)(1)(a) of this section shall be communicated in confidence to the court, and the court shall inform the accused of the result. The court shall inform the victim that the test was performed and that the victim has a right to receive the results on request. If the test was performed upon the request of a person other than the prosecutor in the case and other than the victim, the court shall inform the person who made the request that the test was performed and that the person has a right to receive the results upon request. Additionally, regardless of who made the request that was the basis of the test being performed, if the court reasonably believes that, in circumstances related to the violation, a person other than the victim had contact with the accused that could have resulted in the transmission of HIV to that person, the court may inform that person that the test was performed and that the person has a right to receive the results of the test on request. If the accused tests positive for HIV, the test results shall be reported to the department of health in accordance with section 3701.24 of the Revised Code and to the sheriff, head of the state correctional institution, or other person in charge of any jail or prison in which the accused is incarcerated. If the accused tests positive for HIV and the accused was charged with, and was convicted of or pleaded guilty to, a violation of section 2907.24, 2907.241, or 2907.25 of the Revised Code or a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to any of those sections, the test results also shall be reported to the law enforcement agency that arrested the accused, and the law enforcement agency may use the test results as the basis for any future charge of a violation of division (B) of any of those sections or a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially equivalent to division (B) of any of those sections. No other disclosure of the test results or the fact that a test was performed shall be made, other than as evidence in a grand jury proceeding or as evidence in a judicial proceeding in accordance with the Rules of Evidence. If the test result is negative, and the charge has not been dismissed or if the accused has been convicted of the charge or a different offense arising out of the same circumstances as the offense charged, the court shall order that the test be repeated not earlier than three months nor later than six months after the original test.
(2) If an accused who is free on bond refuses to submit to a test ordered by the court pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section, the court may order that the accused's bond be revoked and that the accused be incarcerated until the test is performed. If an accused who is incarcerated refuses to submit to a test ordered by the court pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section, the court shall order the person in charge of the jail or prison in which the accused is incarcerated to take any action necessary to facilitate the performance of the test, including the forcible restraint of the accused for the purpose of drawing blood to be used in the test.
(3) A state agency, a political subdivision of the state, or an employee of a state agency or of a political subdivision of the state is immune from liability in a civil action to recover damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly caused by any act or omission in connection with the performance of the duties required under division (B)(2) of this section unless the acts or omissions are with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner.
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Community control sanction" has the same meaning as in section 2929.01 of the Revised Code.
(2) "HIV" means the human immunodeficiency virus.
Sec. 3316.04.  (A) Within sixty days of the auditor's declaration under division (A) of section 3316.03 of the Revised Code, the board of education of the school district shall prepare and submit to the superintendent of public instruction a financial plan delineating the steps the board will take to eliminate the district's current operating deficit and avoid incurring operating deficits in ensuing years, including the implementation of spending reductions and shared services agreements with other political subdivisions for the joint exercise of any power, performance of any function, or rendering of any service, if so authorized by statute. The superintendent of public instruction shall evaluate the initial financial plan, and either approve or disapprove it within thirty calendar days from the date of its submission. If the initial financial plan is disapproved, the state superintendent shall recommend modifications that will render the financial plan acceptable. No school district board shall implement a financial plan submitted to the superintendent of public instruction under this section unless the superintendent has approved the plan.
(B) Upon request of the board of education of a school district declared to be in a state of fiscal watch, the auditor of state and superintendent of public instruction shall provide technical assistance to the board in resolving the fiscal problems that gave rise to the declaration, including assistance in drafting the board's financial plan.
(C) A financial plan adopted under this section may be amended at any time with the approval of the superintendent. The board of education of the school district shall submit an updated financial plan to the superintendent, for the superintendent's approval, every year that the district is in a state of fiscal watch. The updated plan shall be submitted in a form acceptable to the superintendent. The superintendent shall approve or disapprove each updated plan no later than the anniversary of the date on which the first such plan was approved.
(D) A school district that has restructured or refinanced a loan under section 3316.041 of the Revised Code shall be declared to be in a state of fiscal emergency if any of the following occurs:
(1) An operating deficit is certified for the district under section 3313.483 of the Revised Code for any year prior to the repayment of the restructured or refinanced loan;
(2) The superintendent determines, in consultation with the auditor of state, that the school district is not satisfactorily complying with the terms of the financial plan required by this section;
(3) The board of education of the school district fails to submit an updated plan that is acceptable to the superintendent under division (C) of this section.
Sec. 3316.06.  (A) Within one hundred twenty days after the first meeting of a school district financial planning and supervision commission, the commission shall adopt a financial recovery plan regarding the school district for which the commission was created. During the formulation of the plan, the commission shall seek appropriate input from the school district board and from the community. This plan shall contain the following:
(1) Actions to be taken to:
(a) Eliminate all fiscal emergency conditions declared to exist pursuant to division (B) of section 3316.03 of the Revised Code;
(b) Satisfy any judgments, past-due accounts payable, and all past-due and payable payroll and fringe benefits;
(c) Eliminate the deficits in all deficit funds, except that any prior year deficits in the capital and maintenance fund established pursuant to section 3315.18 of the Revised Code shall be forgiven;
(d) Restore to special funds any moneys from such funds that were used for purposes not within the purposes of such funds, or borrowed from such funds by the purchase of debt obligations of the school district with the moneys of such funds, or missing from the special funds and not accounted for, if any;
(e) Balance the budget, avoid future deficits in any funds, and maintain on a current basis payments of payroll, fringe benefits, and all accounts;
(f) Avoid any fiscal emergency condition in the future;
(g) Restore the ability of the school district to market long-term general obligation bonds under provisions of law applicable to school districts generally;
(h) Entered into shared services agreements with other political subdivisions for the joint exercise of any power, performance of any function, or rendering of any service, if so authorized by statute.
(2) The management structure that will enable the school district to take the actions enumerated in division (A)(1) of this section. The plan shall specify the level of fiscal and management control that the commission will exercise within the school district during the period of fiscal emergency, and shall enumerate respectively, the powers and duties of the commission and the powers and duties of the school board during that period. The commission may elect to assume any of the powers and duties of the school board it considers necessary, including all powers related to personnel, curriculum, and legal issues in order to successfully implement the actions described in division (A)(1) of this section.
(3) The target dates for the commencement, progress upon, and completion of the actions enumerated in division (A)(1) of this section and a reasonable period of time expected to be required to implement the plan. The commission shall prepare a reasonable time schedule for progress toward and achievement of the requirements for the plan, and the plan shall be consistent with that time schedule.
(4) The amount and purpose of any issue of debt obligations that will be issued, together with assurances that any such debt obligations that will be issued will not exceed debt limits supported by appropriate certifications by the fiscal officer of the school district and the county auditor. Debt obligations issued pursuant to section 133.301 of the Revised Code shall include assurances that such debt shall be in an amount not to exceed the amount certified under division (B) of such section. If the commission considers it necessary in order to maintain or improve educational opportunities of pupils in the school district, the plan may include a proposal to restructure or refinance outstanding debt obligations incurred by the board under section 3313.483 of the Revised Code contingent upon the approval, during the period of the fiscal emergency, by district voters of a tax levied under section 718.09, 718.10, 5705.194, 5705.21, 5748.02, 5748.08, or 5748.09 of the Revised Code that is not a renewal or replacement levy, or a levy under section 5705.199 of the Revised Code, and that will provide new operating revenue. Notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 133. or sections 3313.483 to 3313.4811 of the Revised Code, following the required approval of the district voters and with the approval of the commission, the school district may issue securities to evidence the restructuring or refinancing. Those securities may extend the original period for repayment, not to exceed ten years, and may alter the frequency and amount of repayments, interest or other financing charges, and other terms of agreements under which the debt originally was contracted, at the discretion of the commission, provided that any loans received pursuant to section 3313.483 of the Revised Code shall be paid from funds the district would otherwise receive under Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code, as required under division (E)(3) of section 3313.483 of the Revised Code. The securities issued for the purpose of restructuring or refinancing the debt shall be repaid in equal payments and at equal intervals over the term of the debt and are not eligible to be included in any subsequent proposal for the purpose of restructuring or refinancing debt under this section.
(B) Any financial recovery plan may be amended subsequent to its adoption. Each financial recovery plan shall be updated annually.
(C) Each school district financial planning and supervision commission shall submit the financial recovery plan it adopts or updates under this section to the state superintendent of public instruction for approval immediately following its adoption or updating. The state superintendent shall evaluate the plan and either approve or disapprove it within thirty calendar days from the date of its submission. If the plan is disapproved, the state superintendent shall recommend modifications that will render it acceptable. No financial planning and supervision commission shall implement a financial recovery plan that is adopted or updated on or after April 10, 2001, unless the state superintendent has approved it.
Sec. 3709.08. (A) A city constituting board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code may enter into a contract for to provide some or all public health service with the chief executive services for a board of health of another city constituting a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code, if one of the following, as applicable, is the case:
(1) If the contract is with a city constituting a city health district, the chief executive of that city, with the approval of a the majority of the members of the legislative authority of such that city or with approves the contract.
(2) If the contract is with the board of health of a general health district, the chairman chairperson of the district advisory council of the general health district, with the approval of a majority of the members of the district advisory council, approves the contract.
(3) If the contract is with an authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code, the majority of the members of the authority's governing body approves the contract. Such proposal shall be made by the city seeking health service and shall be approved by a majority of the members of the legislative authority of such city. Such a
(B) Each contract entered into under division (A) of this section shall do all of the following:
(A)(1) State the amount of money or the proportion of expenses to be paid by the city board of health or authority having the duties of a board of health for such service services and how it is to be paid;
(B) Provide for (2) Specify the amount and character of health service services to be given to the city health district provided;
(C)(3) State the date on which such service the provision of services shall begin;
(D)(4) State the length of time such the contract shall will be in effect.
No such (C) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, no contract entered into under division (A) of this section shall be in effect until the department director of health determines that the health department or board of health of the city or general health district providing such service or authority having the duties of a board of health that is to provide the services is organized and equipped to provide adequate health service the services. After such contract has been approved by the department of health a determination is made, the board of health or health department of the city or general health district authority having the duties of a board of health providing such service the services shall have, within the city health district receiving such service the services, all the powers and shall perform all the duties required of the board of health of a city health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health.
(D) A contract entered into under division (A) of this section that is for not all but for only one or some public health services provided by a board of health or the authority having the duties of a board of health shall be effective immediately. The effectiveness of such a contract is not dependent on a determination made by the director of health that is described in division (C) of this section.
Sec. 3709.28.  The (A) If a general health district will receive any part of its revenue for a fiscal year from an appropriation apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district, the board of health of a general health the district shall, annually, on or before the first Monday of April, adopt an itemized appropriation measure. Such under this section for that fiscal year on or before the first day of April of the immediately preceding fiscal year. If a general health district will not receive any part of its revenue for a fiscal year from an appropriation apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district, the board of health of the district shall adopt an annual appropriation measure for that fiscal year under this section or sections 5705.38, 5705.39, and 5705.40 of the Revised Code.
(B) An appropriation measure adopted under this section shall set forth the amounts for the current expenses of such the district for the ensuing fiscal year beginning on the first day of January next ensuing. The appropriation measure, together with an estimate in itemized form, of the several sources of revenue available to the district, including the amount due from the state for the next fiscal year as provided in section 3709.32 of the Revised Code and the amount which the board anticipates will be collected in fees or from any tax levied for the benefit of the district under this chapter or Chapter 5705. of the Revised Code during the next ensuing fiscal year, shall be certified to the county auditor and by the county auditor submitted to the county budget commission, which may reduce any item in such the appropriation measure but may not increase any item or the aggregate of all items to be apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district in accordance with division (C) of this section.
(C) The aggregate appropriation, as fixed by the commission, less the amounts available to the general health district from the several all sources of revenue, including the estimated balance from the previous appropriation certified for the ensuing fiscal year, including any amounts in the district health fund that will be carried forward to the ensuing fiscal year as needed to fund ongoing operations in the ensuing fiscal year, shall be apportioned, by the county auditor among the townships and municipal corporations composing the health district on the basis of taxable valuations in such townships and municipal corporations. The auditor, when making the auditor's semiannual apportionment of funds, shall retain at each semiannual apportionment one-half of the amount apportioned to each township and municipal corporation. Such moneys and all other sources of revenue shall be placed in a separate fund, to be known as the "district health fund." When Unless otherwise required by a provision of the Revised Code or a rule adopted pursuant thereto, all other sources of revenue of the district shall be placed in the district health fund, provided that the revenue is used and maintained in accordance with the purpose for which the revenue was received.
(D) When a general health district is composed of townships and municipal corporations in two or more counties, the county auditor making the original apportionment shall certify to the auditor of each county concerned the amount apportioned to each township and municipal corporation in such county. Each auditor shall withhold from the semiannual apportionment to each such township or municipal corporation the amount certified, and shall pay the amounts withheld to the custodian of the funds of the health district concerned, to be credited to the district health fund. In making the apportionment under this paragraph for each year from 2002 through 2016, the county auditor shall add to the taxable valuation of each township and municipal corporation the tax value loss determined for each township and municipal corporation under divisions (D) and (E) of section 5727.84 of the Revised Code multiplied by the percentage used for that year in determining replacement payments under division (A)(1) of section 5727.86 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner shall certify to the county auditor the tax value loss for each township and municipal corporation for which the auditor must make an apportionment.
(E) Subject to the aggregate amount as has been apportioned among the townships and municipalities and as may become available from the several sources of revenue, the board of health may, by resolution, transfer funds from one item in their appropriation to another item, reduce or increase any item, create new items, and make additional appropriations or reduce the total appropriation. Any such action shall forthwith be certified by the secretary of the board of health to the auditor for submission to and approval by the budget commission.
(F) When any general health district has been united with or has contracted with a city health district located therein, the chief executive of the city shall, annually, on or before the first day of June, certify to the county auditor the total amount due for the ensuing fiscal year from the municipal corporations and townships in the district as provided in the contract between such city and the district advisory council of the original general health district. After approval by the county budget commission, the county auditor shall thereupon apportion the amount certified to the townships and municipal corporations, and shall withhold the sums apportioned as provided in this section.
Sec. 3709.34.  (A) The board of county commissioners or the legislative authority of any city may furnish suitable quarters for any board of health or health department having jurisdiction over all or a major part of such county or that city.
(B)(1) Subject to division (B)(6) of this section, a board of county commissioners shall provide office space and utilities through fiscal year 2013 for the board of health having jurisdiction over the county's general health district. Thereafter, subject to division (B)(6) of this section, the board of county commissioners shall make payments as provided in division (B)(3) of this section for the office space and utilities until fiscal year 2018. Starting in fiscal year 2018, the board has no duty to provide the office space or utilities, or to make payments for the office space or utilities, for the board of health of the county's general health district.
(2)(a) Not later than the thirtieth day of September 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the board of county commissioners shall make a written estimate of the total cost for the ensuing fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively, to provide office space and utilities to the board of health of the county's general health district. The estimate of total cost shall include all of the following:
(i) The total square feet of space to be used by the board of health;
(ii) The total square feet of any common areas that should be reasonably allocated to the board of health and the method for making this allocation;
(iii) The actual cost per square foot for both the space used by and the common areas allocated to the board of health;
(iv) An explanation of the method used to determine the actual cost per square foot;
(v) The estimated cost of providing utilities, including an explanation of how this cost was determined;
(vi) Any other estimated costs the board of county commissioners anticipates will be incurred to provide office space and utilities to the board of health, including a detailed explanation of those costs and the rationale used to determine them.
(b) The board of county commissioners shall forward a copy of the estimate of total cost to the director of the board of health not later than the fifth day of October 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The director shall review the estimate and, not later than twenty days after its receipt, notify the board of county commissioners that the director agrees with the estimate, or objects to it giving specific reasons for the objections.
(c) If the director agrees with the estimate, it shall become the final estimate of total cost. Failure of the director to make objections to the estimate by the twentieth day after its receipt shall be deemed to mean that the director is in agreement with the estimate.
(d) If the director timely objects to the estimate and provides specific objections to the board of county commissioners, the board shall review the objections and may modify the original estimate and send a revised estimate of total cost to the director within ten days after receipt of the objections. The director shall respond to a revised estimate within ten days after its receipt. If the director agrees with it, the revised estimate shall become the final estimate of total cost. If the director fails to respond within the ten-day period, the director shall be deemed to have agreed with the revised estimate. If the director disagrees with the revised estimate, the director shall send specific objections to the board of county commissioners within the ten-day period.
(e) If the director timely objected to the original estimate or sends specific objections to a revised estimate within the required time, or if there is no revised estimate, the probate judge of the county shall determine the final estimate of total cost and certify this amount to the director and the board of county commissioners before the first day of January 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016, as applicable.
(3)(a) Subject to division (B)(6) of this section, a board of county commissioners shall be responsible for the following percentages of the final estimate of total cost established by division (B)(2) of this section:
(i) Eighty per cent for fiscal year 2014;
(ii) Sixty per cent for fiscal year 2015;
(iii) Forty per cent for fiscal year 2016;
(iv) Twenty per cent for fiscal year 2017.
(b) In fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, the board of health of the county's general health district shall be responsible for the payment of the remainder of any costs incurred in excess of the amount payable under division (B)(3)(a)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this section, as applicable, for the provision of office space and utilities for the board of health, including any unanticipated or unexpected increases in costs beyond the final estimate of total cost.
(c) Beginning in fiscal year 2018, the board of county commissioners has no obligation to provide office space or utilities, or to make payments for office space or utilities, for the board of health.
(4) After fiscal year 2017, the board of county commissioners and the board of health of the county's general health district may enter into a contract for the board of county commissioners to provide office space for the use of the board of health and to provide utilities for that office space. The term of the contract shall not exceed four years and may be renewed for additional periods not to exceed four years.
(5) Notwithstanding divisions (B)(1) to (4) of this section, in any fiscal year the board of county commissioners, in its discretion, may provide office space and utilities for the board of health of the county's general health district free of charge.
(6) If the board of health of a general health district rents, leases, lease-purchases, or otherwise acquires office space to facilitate the performance of its functions, or constructs, enlarges, renovates, or otherwise modifies buildings or other structures to provide office space to facilitate the performance of its functions, the board of county commissioners of the county served by the general health district has no further obligation under division (B) of this section to provide office space or utilities, or to make payments for office space or utilities, for the board of health, unless the board of county commissioners enters into a contract with the board of health under division (B)(4) of this section, or exercises its option under division (B)(5) of this section.
Sec. 3709.36.  The board of health of a city or general health district hereby created shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties formerly conferred and imposed by law upon the board of health of a municipal corporation, and all such powers, duties, procedure, and penalties for violation of the sanitary regulations of a board of health of a municipal corporation are transferred to the board of health of a city or general health district by sections 3701.10, 3701.29, 3701.81, 3707.08, 3707.14, 3707.16, 3707.47, and 3709.01 to 3709.36 of the Revised Code.
The board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code shall, for the purpose of providing public health services, be a body politic and corporate. As such, it is capable of suing and being sued, contracting and being contracted with, acquiring, holding, possessing, and disposing of real and personal property, and taking and holding in trust for the use and benefit of such district or authority any grant or devise of land and any domain or bequest of money or other personal property.
Sec. 4123.41.  (A) By the first day of January of each year, the bureau of workers' compensation shall furnish to the county auditor of each county and the chief fiscal officer of each taxing district in a county and of each district activity and institution mentioned in section 4123.39 of the Revised Code forms containing the premium rates applicable to the county, district, district activity, or institution as an employer, on which to report the amount of money expended by the county, district, district activity, or institution during the previous twelve calendar months for the services of employees under this chapter.
(B) Each county auditor and each fiscal officer of a district, district activity, and institution shall calculate on the form it receives from the bureau under division (A) of this section the premium due as its proper contribution to the public insurance fund and issue a warrant in favor of the bureau for the amount due from the county, district, district activity, or institution to the public insurance fund according to the following schedule:
(1) On or before the fifteenth day of May of each year, no less than forty-five per cent of the amount due;
(2) On or before the first day of September of each year, no less than the total amount due.
(C) The legislative body of any county, district, district activity, or institution may reimburse the fund from which the contribution is workers' compensation payments are made by transferring to the fund from any other fund of the county, district, district activity, or institution, the proportionate amount of the contribution payments that should be chargeable to the fund, whether the fund is derived from taxation or otherwise. The proportionate amount of the contribution payments chargeable to the fund may be based on payroll, relative exposure, relative loss experience, or any combination of these factors, as determined by the legislative body. Within
(1) The workers' compensation program payments of any county, district, district activity, or institution may include any of the following:
(a) All payments required by any bureau of workers' compensation rating plan;
(b) Direct administrative costs incurred in the management of the county, district, district activity, or institution's workers' compensation program;
(c) Indirect costs that are necessary and reasonable for the proper and efficient administration of the workers' compensation program as documented in a cost allocation plan. The indirect cost plan shall conform to the United States office of management and budget circular A-87 "cost principles for state and local governments," 2 C.F.R. 225, as most recently amended on May 10, 2004. The plan shall not authorize payment from the fund of any general government expense required to carry out the overall governmental responsibilities.
(2) Within sixty days before a legislative body changes the method used for calculating the proportionate amount of the contribution payments chargeable to the fund, it shall notify, consult with, and give information supporting the change to any elected official affected by the change. A transfer made pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section is not subject to section 5705.16 of the Revised Code.
(C)(D) The bureau may investigate the correctness of the information provided by the county auditor and chief fiscal officer under division (B) of this section, and if the bureau determines at any time that the county, district, district activity, or institution has not reported the correct information, the administrator of workers' compensation may make deductions or additions as the facts warrant and take those facts into consideration in determining the current or future contributions to be made by the county, district, district activity, or institution. If the county, district, district activity, or institution does not furnish the report in the time required by this section, the administrator may fix the amount of contribution the county, district, district activity, or institution must make and certify that amount for payment.
(D)(E) The administrator shall provide a discount to any county, district, district activity, or institution that pays its total amount due to the public insurance fund on or before the fifteenth day of May of each year as its proper contribution for premiums. The administrator shall base the discount provided under this division on the savings generated by the early payment to the public insurance fund. The administrator may provide the discount through a refund to the county, district, district activity, or institution or an offset against the future contributions due to the public insurance fund from the county, district, district activity, or institution.
(E)(F) The administrator may impose an interest penalty for late payment of any amount due from a county, district, district activity, and institution at the interest rate established by the state tax commissioner pursuant to section 5703.47 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 5101.01. (A) As used in the Revised Code, the "department of public welfare" and the "department of human services" mean the department of job and family services and the "director of public welfare" and the "director of human services" mean the director of job and family services. Whenever the department or director of public welfare or the department or director of human services is referred to or designated in any statute, rule, contract, grant, or other document, the reference or designation shall be deemed to refer to the department or director of job and family services, as the case may be.
(B) As used in this chapter of the Revised Code:
(1) References to counties or to a county departments department of job and family services include the a joint county department of job and family services established under section 329.40 of the Revised Code.
(2) References to boards a board of county commissioners include boards the board of directors of the a joint county department of job and family services established under section 329.40 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 5705.392.  (A) A board of county commissioners may adopt as a part of its annual appropriation measure a spending plan, or in the case of an amended appropriation measure, an amended spending plan, setting forth a quarterly schedule of expenses and expenditures of all appropriations for the fiscal year from the county general fund. The spending plan shall be classified to set forth separately a quarterly schedule of expenses and expenditures for each office, department, and division, and within each, the amount appropriated for personal services. Each office, department, and division shall be limited in its expenses and expenditures of moneys appropriated from the general fund during any quarter by the schedule established in the spending plan. The schedule established in the spending plan shall serve as a limitation during a quarter on the making of contracts and giving of orders involving the expenditure of money during that quarter for purposes of division (D) of section 5705.41 of the Revised Code.
(B)(1) A board of county commissioners, by resolution, may adopt a spending plan or an amended spending plan setting forth separately a quarterly schedule of expenses and expenditures of appropriations from any county fund, except as provided in division (C) of this section, for the second half of a fiscal year and any subsequent fiscal year, for any county office, department, or division that has spent or encumbered more than six-tenths of the amount appropriated for personal services and payrolls during the first half of any fiscal year.
(2) During any fiscal year, a board of county commissioners, by resolution, may adopt a spending plan or an amended spending plan setting forth separately a quarterly schedule of expenses and expenditures of appropriations from any county fund, except as provided in division (C) of this section, for any county office, department, or division that, during the previous fiscal year, spent one hundred ten per cent or more of the total amount appropriated for personal services and payrolls by the board in its annual appropriation measure required by section 5705.38 of the Revised Code. The spending plan or amended spending plan shall remain in effect for not more than two fiscal years, or until. But if the county administrating officer of the office, department, or division for which the plan was adopted is no longer in office, including terms of office to which the county officer is re-elected, whichever is later an elected official, the spending plan shall not be in effect during a fiscal year in which that elected official is no longer the administrator of that office, department, or division.
(3) At least thirty days before adopting a resolution under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, the board of county commissioners shall provide written notice to each county office, department, or division for which it intends to adopt a spending plan or an amended spending plan. The notice shall be sent by regular first class mail or provided by personal service, and shall include a copy of the proposed spending plan or proposed amended spending plan. The county office, department, or division may meet with the board at any regular session of the board to comment on the notice, or to express concerns or ask questions about the proposed spending plan or proposed amended spending plan.
(C) Division (B) of this section shall not apply to any fund that is subject to rules adopted by the tax commissioner under division (O) of section 5703.05 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 6115.20.  (A) When it is determined to let the work relating to the improvements for which a sanitary district was established by contract, contracts in amounts to exceed ten fifty thousand dollars shall be advertised after notice calling for bids has been published once a week for five consecutive weeks completed on the date of last publication or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code, in a newspaper of general circulation within the sanitary district where the work is to be done. The board of directors of the sanitary district shall let bids as provided in this section or, if applicable, section 9.312 of the Revised Code. If the bids are for a contract for the construction, demolition, alteration, repair, or reconstruction of an improvement, the board of directors of the sanitary district shall let the contract to the lowest or best bidder who meets the requirements of section 153.54 of the Revised Code. If the bids are for a contract for any other work relating to the improvements for which a sanitary district was established, the board of directors of the sanitary district shall let the contract to the lowest or best bidder who gives a good and approved bond, with ample security, conditioned on the carrying out of the contract and the payment for all labor and material. The contract shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by or shall refer to plans and specifications for the work to be done prepared by the chief engineer. The plans and specifications at all times shall be made and considered a part of the contract. The contract shall be approved by the board and signed by the president of the board and by the contractor and shall be executed in duplicate. In case of emergency the advertising of contracts may be waived upon the consent of the board with the approval of the court or judge in vacation.
(B) In the case of a sanitary district organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use that includes two municipal corporations in two counties, any service to be purchased, including the services of an accountant, architect, attorney at law, physician, or professional engineer, at a cost in excess of ten fifty thousand dollars shall be obtained in the manner provided in sections 153.65 to 153.73 of the Revised Code. For the purposes of the application of those sections to division (B) of this section, all of the following apply:
(1) "Public authority," as used in those sections, shall be deemed to mean a sanitary district organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use that includes two municipal corporations in two counties;
(2) "Professional design firm," as used in those sections, shall be deemed to mean any person legally engaged in rendering professional design services as defined in division (B)(3) of this section;
(3) "Professional design services," as used in those sections, shall be deemed to mean accounting, architectural, legal, medical, or professional engineering services;
(4) The use of other terms in those sections shall be adapted accordingly, including, without limitation, for the purposes of division (D) of section 153.67 of the Revised Code;
(5) Divisions (A) to (C) of section 153.71 of the Revised Code do not apply.
(C) The board of directors of a district organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use may contract for, purchase, or otherwise procure for the benefit of employees of the district and pay all or any part of the cost of group insurance policies that may provide benefits, including, but not limited to, hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, vision care, medical care, hearing aids, or prescription drugs. Any group insurance policy purchased under this division shall be purchased from the health care corporation that the board of directors determines offers the most cost-effective group insurance policy.
Section 2. That existing sections 118.023, 118.06, 120.53, 305.171, 319.59, 329.01, 329.40, 329.41, 329.42, 329.43, 329.44, 329.45, 329.46, 330.04, 723.52, 723.53, 731.141, 735.05, 737.03, 749.26, 749.28, 749.31, 753.15, 755.29, 755.30, 2907.27, 3316.04, 3316.06, 3709.08, 3709.28, 3709.34, 3709.36, 4123.41, 5101.01, 5705.392, and 6115.20 and section 3709.081 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
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