130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 141  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. B. No. 141


Representative Damschroder 



A BILL
To amend sections 1901.01, 1901.02, 1901.021, 1901.08, and 1901.311 of the Revised Code to abolish the Fostoria Municipal Court and the Tiffin Municipal Court, to create the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, and to declare an emergency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 1901.01, 1901.02, 1901.021, 1901.08, and 1901.311 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1901.01.  (A) There is hereby established a municipal court in each of the following municipal corporations:
Akron, Alliance, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Avon Lake, Barberton, Bedford, Bellefontaine, Bellevue, Berea, Bowling Green, Bryan, Bucyrus, Cambridge, Campbell, Canton, Carrollton, Celina, Chardon, Chesapeake, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Circleville, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Conneaut, Coshocton, Cuyahoga Falls, Dayton, Defiance, Delaware, East Cleveland, East Liverpool, Eaton, Elyria, Euclid, Fairborn, Fairfield, Findlay, Fostoria, Franklin, Fremont, Gallipolis, Garfield Heights, Georgetown, Girard, Greenville, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Huron, Ironton, Jackson, Kenton, Kettering, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lima, Logan, London, Lorain, Lyndhurst, Mansfield, Marietta, Marion, Marysville, Mason, Massillon, Maumee, Medina, Mentor, Miamisburg, Middletown, Millersburg, Mount Gilead, Mount Vernon, Napoleon, Newark, New Philadelphia, Newton Falls, Niles, Norwalk, Oakwood, Oberlin, Oregon, Ottawa, Painesville, Parma, Perrysburg, Port Clinton, Portsmouth, Ravenna, Rocky River, Sandusky, Shaker Heights, Shelby, Sidney, South Euclid, Springfield, Steubenville, Struthers, Sylvania, Tiffin, Toledo, Troy, Upper Sandusky, Urbana, Vandalia, Van Wert, Vermilion, Wadsworth, Wapakoneta, Warren, City of Washington in Fayette county, to be known as Washington Court House, Willoughby, Wilmington, Wooster, Xenia, Youngstown, and Zanesville.
(B) There is hereby established a municipal court within Clermont county in Batavia or in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Clermont county that is selected by the legislative authority of the Clermont county municipal court. The municipal court established by this division is a continuation of the municipal court previously established in Batavia by this section before the enactment of this division.
(C) There is hereby established a municipal court within Columbiana county in Lisbon or in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Columbiana county, except the municipal corporation of East Liverpool or Liverpool or St. Clair township, that is selected by the judges of the municipal court pursuant to division (I) of section 1901.021 of the Revised Code.
(D) Effective January 1, 2008, there is hereby established a municipal court within Erie county in Milan or in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Erie county that is within the territorial jurisdiction of the Erie county municipal court and is selected by the legislative authority of that court.
(E) The Cuyahoga Falls municipal court shall remain in existence until December 31, 2008, and shall be replaced by the Stow municipal court on January 1, 2009.
(F) Effective January 1, 2009, there is hereby established a municipal court in the municipal corporation of Stow.
(G) Effective July 1, 2010, there is hereby established a municipal court within Montgomery county in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Montgomery county, except the municipal corporations of Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Union, Vandalia, and West Carrollton and Butler, German, Harrison, Miami, and Washington townships, that is selected by the legislative authority of that court.
(H) Effective January 1, 2013, there is hereby established a municipal court within Sandusky county in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Sandusky county, except the municipal corporations of Bellevue and Fremont and Ballville, Sandusky, and York townships, that is selected by the legislative authority of that court.
Sec. 1901.02.  (A) The municipal courts established by section 1901.01 of the Revised Code have jurisdiction within the corporate limits of their respective municipal corporations, or, for the Clermont county municipal court, the Columbiana county municipal court, and, effective January 1, 2008, the Erie county municipal court, within the municipal corporation or unincorporated territory in which they are established, and are courts of record. Each of the courts shall be styled ".................................. municipal court," inserting the name of the municipal corporation, except the following courts, which shall be styled as set forth below:
(1) The municipal court established in Chesapeake that shall be styled and known as the "Lawrence county municipal court";
(2) The municipal court established in Cincinnati that shall be styled and known as the "Hamilton county municipal court";
(3) The municipal court established in Ravenna that shall be styled and known as the "Portage county municipal court";
(4) The municipal court established in Athens that shall be styled and known as the "Athens county municipal court";
(5) The municipal court established in Columbus that shall be styled and known as the "Franklin county municipal court";
(6) The municipal court established in London that shall be styled and known as the "Madison county municipal court";
(7) The municipal court established in Newark that shall be styled and known as the "Licking county municipal court";
(8) The municipal court established in Wooster that shall be styled and known as the "Wayne county municipal court";
(9) The municipal court established in Wapakoneta that shall be styled and known as the "Auglaize county municipal court";
(10) The municipal court established in Troy that shall be styled and known as the "Miami county municipal court";
(11) The municipal court established in Bucyrus that shall be styled and known as the "Crawford county municipal court";
(12) The municipal court established in Logan that shall be styled and known as the "Hocking county municipal court";
(13) The municipal court established in Urbana that shall be styled and known as the "Champaign county municipal court";
(14) The municipal court established in Jackson that shall be styled and known as the "Jackson county municipal court";
(15) The municipal court established in Springfield that shall be styled and known as the "Clark county municipal court";
(16) The municipal court established in Kenton that shall be styled and known as the "Hardin county municipal court";
(17) The municipal court established within Clermont county in Batavia or in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Clermont county that is selected by the legislative authority of that court that shall be styled and known as the "Clermont county municipal court";
(18) The municipal court established in Wilmington that, beginning July 1, 1992, shall be styled and known as the "Clinton county municipal court";
(19) The municipal court established in Port Clinton that shall be styled and known as "the "Ottawa county municipal court";
(20) The municipal court established in Lancaster that, beginning January 2, 2000, shall be styled and known as the "Fairfield county municipal court";
(21) The municipal court established within Columbiana county in Lisbon or in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory selected pursuant to division (I) of section 1901.021 of the Revised Code, that shall be styled and known as the "Columbiana county municipal court";
(22) The municipal court established in Georgetown that, beginning February 9, 2003, shall be styled and known as the "Brown county municipal court";
(23) The municipal court established in Mount Gilead that, beginning January 1, 2003, shall be styled and known as the "Morrow county municipal court";
(24) The municipal court established in Greenville that, beginning January 1, 2005, shall be styled and known as the "Darke county municipal court";
(25) The municipal court established in Millersburg that, beginning January 1, 2007, shall be styled and known as the "Holmes county municipal court";
(26) The municipal court established in Carrollton that, beginning January 1, 2007, shall be styled and known as the "Carroll county municipal court";
(27) The municipal court established within Erie county in Milan or established in any other municipal corporation or unincorporated territory that is within Erie county, is within the territorial jurisdiction of that court, and is selected by the legislative authority of that court that, beginning January 1, 2008, shall be styled and known as the "Erie county municipal court";
(28) The municipal court established in Ottawa that, beginning January 1, 2011, shall be styled and known as the "Putnam county municipal court";
(29) The municipal court established within Montgomery county in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Montgomery county, except the municipal corporations of Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Union, Vandalia, and West Carrollton and Butler, German, Harrison, Miami, and Washington townships, that is selected by the legislative authority of that court and that, beginning July 1, 2010, shall be styled and known as the "Montgomery county municipal court";
(30) The municipal court established within Sandusky county in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Sandusky county, except the municipal corporations of Bellevue and Fremont and Ballville, Sandusky, and York townships, that is selected by the legislative authority of that court and that, beginning January 1, 2013, shall be styled and known as the "Sandusky county municipal court.";
(31) The municipal court established in Tiffin that, beginning January 1, 2014, shall be styled and known as the "Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court."
(B) In addition to the jurisdiction set forth in division (A) of this section, the municipal courts established by section 1901.01 of the Revised Code have jurisdiction as follows:
The Akron municipal court has jurisdiction within Bath, Richfield, and Springfield townships, and within the municipal corporations of Fairlawn, Lakemore, and Mogadore, in Summit county.
The Alliance municipal court has jurisdiction within Lexington, Marlboro, Paris, and Washington townships in Stark county.
The Ashland municipal court has jurisdiction within Ashland county.
The Ashtabula municipal court has jurisdiction within Ashtabula, Plymouth, and Saybrook townships in Ashtabula county.
The Athens county municipal court has jurisdiction within Athens county.
The Auglaize county municipal court has jurisdiction within Auglaize county.
The Avon Lake municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Avon and Sheffield in Lorain county.
The Barberton municipal court has jurisdiction within Coventry, Franklin, and Green townships, within all of Copley township except within the municipal corporation of Fairlawn, and within the municipal corporations of Clinton and Norton, in Summit county.
The Bedford municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Glenwillow, Solon, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Orange, Warrensville Heights, North Randall, and Woodmere, and within Warrensville and Chagrin Falls townships, in Cuyahoga county.
The Bellefontaine municipal court has jurisdiction within Logan county.
The Bellevue municipal court has jurisdiction within Lyme and Sherman townships in Huron county and within York township in Sandusky county.
The Berea municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Strongsville, Middleburgh Heights, Brook Park, Westview, and Olmsted Falls, and within Olmsted township, in Cuyahoga county.
The Bowling Green municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Bairdstown, Bloomdale, Bradner, Custar, Cygnet, Grand Rapids, Haskins, Hoytville, Jerry City, Milton Center, North Baltimore, Pemberville, Portage, Rising Sun, Tontogany, Wayne, West Millgrove, and Weston, and within Bloom, Center, Freedom, Grand Rapids, Henry, Jackson, Liberty, Middleton, Milton, Montgomery, Plain, Portage, Washington, Webster, and Weston townships in Wood county.
Beginning February 9, 2003, the Brown county municipal court has jurisdiction within Brown county.
The Bryan municipal court has jurisdiction within Williams county.
The Cambridge municipal court has jurisdiction within Guernsey county.
The Campbell municipal court has jurisdiction within Coitsville township in Mahoning county.
The Canton municipal court has jurisdiction within Canton, Lake, Nimishillen, Osnaburg, Pike, Plain, and Sandy townships in Stark county.
The Carroll county municipal court has jurisdiction within Carroll county.
The Celina municipal court has jurisdiction within Mercer county.
The Champaign county municipal court has jurisdiction within Champaign county.
The Chardon municipal court has jurisdiction within Geauga county.
The Chillicothe municipal court has jurisdiction within Ross county.
The Circleville municipal court has jurisdiction within Pickaway county.
The Clark county municipal court has jurisdiction within Clark county.
The Clermont county municipal court has jurisdiction within Clermont county.
The Cleveland municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Bratenahl in Cuyahoga county.
Beginning July 1, 1992, the Clinton county municipal court has jurisdiction within Clinton county.
The Columbiana county municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Columbiana county except within the municipal corporation of East Liverpool and except within Liverpool and St. Clair townships.
The Coshocton municipal court has jurisdiction within Coshocton county.
The Crawford county municipal court has jurisdiction within Crawford county.
Until December 31, 2008, the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court has jurisdiction within Boston, Hudson, Northfield Center, Sagamore Hills, and Twinsburg townships, and within the municipal corporations of Boston Heights, Hudson, Munroe Falls, Northfield, Peninsula, Reminderville, Silver Lake, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, and Macedonia, in Summit county.
Beginning January 1, 2005, the Darke county municipal court has jurisdiction within Darke county except within the municipal corporation of Bradford.
The Defiance municipal court has jurisdiction within Defiance county.
The Delaware municipal court has jurisdiction within Delaware county.
The East Liverpool municipal court has jurisdiction within Liverpool and St. Clair townships in Columbiana county.
The Eaton municipal court has jurisdiction within Preble county.
The Elyria municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Grafton, LaGrange, and North Ridgeville, and within Elyria, Carlisle, Eaton, Columbia, Grafton, and LaGrange townships, in Lorain county.
Beginning January 1, 2008, the Erie county municipal court has jurisdiction within Erie county except within the townships of Florence, Huron, Perkins, and Vermilion and the municipal corporations of Bay View, Castalia, Huron, Sandusky, and Vermilion.
The Fairborn municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Beavercreek and within Bath and Beavercreek townships in Greene county.
Beginning January 2, 2000, the Fairfield county municipal court has jurisdiction within Fairfield county.
The Findlay municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Hancock county except within Washington township.
The Fostoria municipal court has jurisdiction within Loudon and Jackson townships in Seneca county, within Washington township in Hancock county, and within Perry township, except within the municipal corporation of West Millgrove, in Wood county.
The Franklin municipal court has jurisdiction within Franklin township in Warren county.
The Franklin county municipal court has jurisdiction within Franklin county.
The Fremont municipal court has jurisdiction within Ballville and Sandusky townships in Sandusky county.
The Gallipolis municipal court has jurisdiction within Gallia county.
The Garfield Heights municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Maple Heights, Walton Hills, Valley View, Cuyahoga Heights, Newburgh Heights, Independence, and Brecksville in Cuyahoga county.
The Girard municipal court has jurisdiction within Liberty, Vienna, and Hubbard townships in Trumbull county.
The Hamilton municipal court has jurisdiction within Ross and St. Clair townships in Butler county.
The Hamilton county municipal court has jurisdiction within Hamilton county.
The Hardin county municipal court has jurisdiction within Hardin county.
The Hillsboro municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Highland county except within Madison township.
The Hocking county municipal court has jurisdiction within Hocking county.
The Holmes county municipal court has jurisdiction within Holmes county.
The Huron municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Huron township in Erie county except within the municipal corporation of Sandusky.
The Ironton municipal court has jurisdiction within Aid, Decatur, Elizabeth, Hamilton, Lawrence, Upper, and Washington townships in Lawrence county.
The Jackson county municipal court has jurisdiction within Jackson county.
The Kettering municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Centerville and Moraine, and within Washington township, in Montgomery county.
Until January 2, 2000, the Lancaster municipal court has jurisdiction within Fairfield county.
The Lawrence county municipal court has jurisdiction within the townships of Fayette, Mason, Perry, Rome, Symmes, Union, and Windsor in Lawrence county.
The Lebanon municipal court has jurisdiction within Turtlecreek township in Warren county.
The Licking county municipal court has jurisdiction within Licking county.
The Lima municipal court has jurisdiction within Allen county.
The Lorain municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Sheffield Lake, and within Sheffield township, in Lorain county.
The Lyndhurst municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Mayfield Heights, Gates Mills, Mayfield, Highland Heights, and Richmond Heights in Cuyahoga county.
The Madison county municipal court has jurisdiction within Madison county.
The Mansfield municipal court has jurisdiction within Madison, Springfield, Sandusky, Franklin, Weller, Mifflin, Troy, Washington, Monroe, Perry, Jefferson, and Worthington townships, and within sections 35-36-31 and 32 of Butler township, in Richland county.
The Marietta municipal court has jurisdiction within Washington county.
The Marion municipal court has jurisdiction within Marion county.
The Marysville municipal court has jurisdiction within Union county.
The Mason municipal court has jurisdiction within Deerfield township in Warren county.
The Massillon municipal court has jurisdiction within Bethlehem, Perry, Sugar Creek, Tuscarawas, Lawrence, and Jackson townships in Stark county.
The Maumee municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Waterville and Whitehouse, within Waterville and Providence townships, and within those portions of Springfield, Monclova, and Swanton townships lying south of the northerly boundary line of the Ohio turnpike, in Lucas county.
The Medina municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Briarwood Beach, Brunswick, Chippewa-on-the-Lake, and Spencer and within the townships of Brunswick Hills, Chatham, Granger, Hinckley, Lafayette, Litchfield, Liverpool, Medina, Montville, Spencer, and York townships, in Medina county.
The Mentor municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Mentor-on-the-Lake in Lake county.
The Miami county municipal court has jurisdiction within Miami county and within the part of the municipal corporation of Bradford that is located in Darke county.
The Miamisburg municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Germantown and West Carrollton, and within German and Miami townships in Montgomery county.
The Middletown municipal court has jurisdiction within Madison township, and within all of Lemon township, except within the municipal corporation of Monroe, in Butler county.
Beginning July 1, 2010, the Montgomery county municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Montgomery county except for the municipal corporations of Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Union, Vandalia, and West Carrollton and Butler, German, Harrison, Miami, and Washington townships.
Beginning January 1, 2003, the Morrow county municipal court has jurisdiction within Morrow county.
The Mount Vernon municipal court has jurisdiction within Knox county.
The Napoleon municipal court has jurisdiction within Henry county.
The New Philadelphia municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Dover, and within Auburn, Bucks, Fairfield, Goshen, Jefferson, Warren, York, Dover, Franklin, Lawrence, Sandy, Sugarcreek, and Wayne townships in Tuscarawas county.
The Newton Falls municipal court has jurisdiction within Bristol, Bloomfield, Lordstown, Newton, Braceville, Southington, Farmington, and Mesopotamia townships in Trumbull county.
The Niles municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of McDonald, and within Weathersfield township in Trumbull county.
The Norwalk municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Huron county except within the municipal corporation of Bellevue and except within Lyme and Sherman townships.
The Oberlin municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Amherst, Kipton, Rochester, South Amherst, and Wellington, and within Henrietta, Russia, Camden, Pittsfield, Brighton, Wellington, Penfield, Rochester, and Huntington townships, and within all of Amherst township except within the municipal corporation of Lorain, in Lorain county.
The Oregon municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of Harbor View, and within Jerusalem township, in Lucas county, and north within Maumee Bay and Lake Erie to the boundary line between Ohio and Michigan between the easterly boundary of the court and the easterly boundary of the Toledo municipal court.
The Ottawa county municipal court has jurisdiction within Ottawa county.
The Painesville municipal court has jurisdiction within Painesville, Perry, Leroy, Concord, and Madison townships in Lake county.
The Parma municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Parma Heights, Brooklyn, Linndale, North Royalton, Broadview Heights, Seven Hills, and Brooklyn Heights in Cuyahoga county.
The Perrysburg municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Luckey, Millbury, Northwood, Rossford, and Walbridge, and within Perrysburg, Lake, and Troy townships, in Wood county.
The Portage county municipal court has jurisdiction within Portage county.
The Portsmouth municipal court has jurisdiction within Scioto county.
The Putnam county municipal court has jurisdiction within Putnam county.
The Rocky River municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Bay Village, Westlake, Fairview Park, and North Olmsted, and within Riveredge township, in Cuyahoga county.
The Sandusky municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Castalia and Bay View, and within Perkins township, in Erie county.
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Sandusky county municipal court has jurisdiction within all of Sandusky county except within the municipal corporations of Bellevue and Fremont and Ballville, Sandusky, and York townships.
The Shaker Heights municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of University Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, and Hunting Valley in Cuyahoga county.
The Shelby municipal court has jurisdiction within Sharon, Jackson, Cass, Plymouth, and Blooming Grove townships, and within all of Butler township except sections 35-36-31 and 32, in Richland county.
The Sidney municipal court has jurisdiction within Shelby county.
Beginning January 1, 2009, the Stow municipal court has jurisdiction within Boston, Hudson, Northfield Center, Sagamore Hills, and Twinsburg townships, and within the municipal corporations of Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Munroe Falls, Northfield, Peninsula, Reminderville, Silver Lake, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, and Macedonia, in Summit county.
The Struthers municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Lowellville, New Middleton, and Poland, and within Poland and Springfield townships in Mahoning county.
The Sylvania municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Berkey and Holland, and within Sylvania, Richfield, Spencer, and Harding townships, and within those portions of Swanton, Monclova, and Springfield townships lying north of the northerly boundary line of the Ohio turnpike, in Lucas county.
The Beginning January 1, 2014, the Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court has jurisdiction within Adams, Big Spring, Bloom, Clinton, Eden, Hopewell, Jackson, Liberty, Loudon, Pleasant, Reed, Scipio, Seneca, Thompson, and Venice townships in Seneca county, within Washington township in Hancock county, and within Perry township, except within the municipal corporation of West Millgrove, in Wood county.
The Toledo municipal court has jurisdiction within Washington township, and within the municipal corporation of Ottawa Hills, in Lucas county.
The Upper Sandusky municipal court has jurisdiction within Wyandot county.
The Vandalia municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Clayton, Englewood, and Union, and within Butler, Harrison, and Randolph townships, in Montgomery county.
The Van Wert municipal court has jurisdiction within Van Wert county.
The Vermilion municipal court has jurisdiction within the townships of Vermilion and Florence in Erie county and within all of Brownhelm township except within the municipal corporation of Lorain, in Lorain county.
The Wadsworth municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Gloria Glens Park, Lodi, Seville, and Westfield Center, and within Guilford, Harrisville, Homer, Sharon, Wadsworth, and Westfield townships in Medina county.
The Warren municipal court has jurisdiction within Warren and Champion townships, and within all of Howland township except within the municipal corporation of Niles, in Trumbull county.
The Washington Court House municipal court has jurisdiction within Fayette county.
The Wayne county municipal court has jurisdiction within Wayne county.
The Willoughby municipal court has jurisdiction within the municipal corporations of Eastlake, Wickliffe, Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Waite Hill, Timberlake, and Lakeline, and within Kirtland township, in Lake county.
Through June 30, 1992, the Wilmington municipal court has jurisdiction within Clinton county.
The Xenia municipal court has jurisdiction within Caesarcreek, Cedarville, Jefferson, Miami, New Jasper, Ross, Silvercreek, Spring Valley, Sugarcreek, and Xenia townships in Greene county.
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Within a township" includes all land, including, but not limited to, any part of any municipal corporation, that is physically located within the territorial boundaries of that township, whether or not that land or municipal corporation is governmentally a part of the township.
(2) "Within a municipal corporation" includes all land within the territorial boundaries of the municipal corporation and any townships that are coextensive with the municipal corporation.
Sec. 1901.021.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (M) of this section, the judge or judges of any municipal court established under division (A) of section 1901.01 of the Revised Code having territorial jurisdiction outside the corporate limits of the municipal corporation in which it is located may sit outside the corporate limits of the municipal corporation within the area of its territorial jurisdiction.
(B) Two or more of the judges of the Hamilton county municipal court shall be assigned by the presiding judge of the court to sit outside the municipal corporation of Cincinnati.
(C) Two of the judges of the Portage county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporation of Ravenna, and one of the judges shall sit within the municipal corporation of Kent. The judges may sit in other incorporated areas of Portage county.
(D) One of the judges of the Wayne county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporation of Wooster, and one shall sit within the municipal corporation of Orrville. Both judges may sit in other incorporated areas of Wayne county.
(E) The judge of the Auglaize county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporations of Wapakoneta and St. Marys and may sit in other incorporated areas in Auglaize county.
(F) At least one of the judges of the Miami county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporations of Troy, Piqua, and Tipp City, and the judges may sit in other incorporated areas of Miami county.
(G) The judge of the Crawford county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporations of Bucyrus and Galion and may sit in other incorporated areas in Crawford county.
(H) The judge of the Jackson county municipal court shall sit within the municipal corporations of Jackson and Wellston and may sit in other incorporated areas in Jackson county.
(I) Each judge of the Columbiana county municipal court may sit within the municipal corporation of Lisbon, Salem, or East Palestine until the judges jointly select a central location within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. When the judges select a central location, the judges shall sit at that location.
(J) In any municipal court, other than the Hamilton county municipal court and the Montgomery county municipal court, that has more than one judge, the decision for one or more judges to sit outside the corporate limits of the municipal corporation shall be made by rule of the court as provided in division (C) of sections 1901.14 and 1901.16 of the Revised Code.
(K) The assignment of a judge to sit in a municipal corporation other than that in which the court is located does not affect the jurisdiction of the mayor except as provided in section 1905.01 of the Revised Code.
(L) The judges of the Clermont county municipal court may sit in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Clermont county.
(M) Beginning July 1, 2010, the judges of the Montgomery county municipal court shall sit in the same locations as the judges of the Montgomery county county court sat before the county court was abolished on that date. The legislative authority of the Montgomery county municipal court may determine after that date that the judges of the Montgomery county municipal court shall sit in any municipal corporation or unincorporated territory within Montgomery county.
(N) The judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court shall sit within each of the municipal corporations of Tiffin and Fostoria on a weekly basis. Cases that arise within the municipal corporation of Tiffin and within Adams, Big Spring, Bloom, Clinton, Eden, Hopewell, Liberty, Pleasant, Reed, Scioto, Seneca, Thompson, and Venice townships in Seneca county shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court located in the municipal corporation of Tiffin. Cases that arise in the municipal corporation of Fostoria and within Loudon and Jackson townships in Seneca county, within Washington township in Hancock county, and within Perry township, except within the municipal corporation of West Millgrove, in Wood county, shall be filed in the office of the special deputy clerk located in the municipal corporation of Fostoria.
Sec. 1901.08. The number of, and the time for election of, judges of the following municipal courts and the beginning of their terms shall be as follows:
In the Akron municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1951, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1953, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1967, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Alliance municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Ashland municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Ashtabula municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Athens county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1967.
In the Auglaize county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Avon Lake municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Barberton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1969, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Bedford municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1979.
In the Bellefontaine municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1993.
In the Bellevue municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Berea municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005.
In the Bowling Green municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1983.
In the Brown county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005. Beginning February 9, 2003, the part-time judge of the Brown county county court that existed prior to that date whose term commenced on January 2, 2001, shall serve as the full-time judge of the Brown county municipal court until December 31, 2005.
In the Bryan municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1965.
In the Cambridge municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Campbell municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Canton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1969, and two full-time judges shall be elected in 1977.
In the Carroll county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2009. Beginning January 1, 2007, the judge elected in 2006 to the part-time judgeship of the Carroll county county court that existed prior to that date shall serve as the full-time judge of the Carroll county municipal court until December 31, 2009.
In the Celina municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Champaign county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2001.
In the Chardon municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Chillicothe municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Circleville municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Clark county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1989, and two full-time judges shall be elected in 1991. The full-time judges of the Springfield municipal court who were elected in 1983 and 1985 shall serve as the judges of the Clark county municipal court from January 1, 1988, until the end of their respective terms.
In the Clermont county municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1991, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1999.
In the Cleveland municipal court, six full-time judges shall be elected in 1975, three full-time judges shall be elected in 1953, and four full-time judges shall be elected in 1955.
In the Cleveland Heights municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Clinton county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1997. The full-time judge of the Wilmington municipal court who was elected in 1991 shall serve as the judge of the Clinton county municipal court from July 1, 1992, until the end of that judge's term on December 31, 1997.
In the Columbiana county municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 2001.
In the Conneaut municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Coshocton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Crawford county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1967. Effective December 31, 2008, the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court shall cease to exist; however, the judges of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court who were elected pursuant to this section in 2003 and 2007 for terms beginning on January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2008, respectively, shall serve as full-time judges of the Stow municipal court until December 31, 2009, and December 31, 2013, respectively.
In the Darke county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005. Beginning January 1, 2005, the part-time judge of the Darke county county court that existed prior to that date whose term began on January 1, 2001, shall serve as the full-time judge of the Darke county municipal court until December 31, 2005.
In the Dayton municipal court, three full-time judges shall be elected in 1987, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on the first day of January next after their election, and two full-time judges shall be elected in 1955, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on the second day of January next after their election.
In the Defiance municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Delaware municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 2007.
In the East Cleveland municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the East Liverpool municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Eaton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1973.
In the Elyria municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1955, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1973.
In the Erie county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2007.
In the Euclid municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Fairborn municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Fairfield county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2003, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005.
In the Fairfield municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1989.
In the Findlay municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1955, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1993.
In the Fostoria municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Franklin municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Franklin county municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1969, three full-time judges shall be elected in 1971, seven full-time judges shall be elected in 1967, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1991, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1997.
In the Fremont municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Gallipolis municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1981.
In the Garfield Heights municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1981.
In the Girard municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Hamilton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Hamilton county municipal court, five full-time judges shall be elected in 1967, five full-time judges shall be elected in 1971, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1981, and two full-time judges shall be elected in 1983. All terms of judges of the Hamilton county municipal court shall commence on the first day of January next after their election, except that the terms of the additional judges to be elected in 1981 shall commence on January 2, 1982, and January 3, 1982, and that the terms of the additional judges to be elected in 1983 shall commence on January 4, 1984, and January 5, 1984.
In the Hardin county municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1989.
In the Hillsboro municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2011. On and after December 30, 2008, the part-time judge of the Hillsboro municipal court who was elected in 2005 shall serve as a full-time judge of the court until the end of that judge's term on December 31, 2011.
In the Hocking county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Holmes county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2007. Beginning January 1, 2007, the part-time judge of the Holmes county county court that existed prior to that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2007, shall serve as the full-time judge of the Holmes county municipal court until December 31, 2007.
In the Huron municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1967.
In the Ironton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Jackson county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2001. On and after March 31, 1997, the part-time judge of the Jackson county municipal court who was elected in 1995 shall serve as a full-time judge of the court until the end of that judge's term on December 31, 2001.
In the Kettering municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Lakewood municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1955.
In the Lancaster municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1979. Beginning January 2, 2000, the full-time judges of the Lancaster municipal court who were elected in 1997 and 1999 shall serve as judges of the Fairfield county municipal court until the end of those judges' terms.
In the Lawrence county municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1981.
In the Lebanon municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1955.
In the Licking county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Lima municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1967.
In the Lorain municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1973.
In the Lyndhurst municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Madison county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1981.
In the Mansfield municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1969.
In the Marietta municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Marion municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Marysville municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2011. On and after January 18, 2007, the part-time judge of the Marysville municipal court who was elected in 2005 shall serve as a full-time judge of the court until the end of that judge's term on December 31, 2011.
In the Mason municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1965.
In the Massillon municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Maumee municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Medina municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Mentor municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Miami county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1979.
In the Miamisburg municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Middletown municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Montgomery county municipal court:
One judge shall be elected in 2011 to a part-time judgeship for a term to begin on January 1, 2012. If any one of the other judgeships of the court becomes vacant and is abolished after July 1, 2010, this judgeship shall become a full-time judgeship on that date. If only one other judgeship of the court becomes vacant and is abolished as of December 31, 2021, this judgeship shall be abolished as of that date. Beginning July 1, 2010, the part-time judge of the Montgomery county county court that existed before that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2005, shall serve as a part-time judge of the Montgomery county municipal court until December 31, 2011.
One judge shall be elected in 2011 to a full-time judgeship for a term to begin on January 2, 2012, and this judgeship shall be abolished on January 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2010, the part-time judge of the Montgomery county county court that existed before that date whose term commenced on January 2, 2005, shall serve as a full-time judge of the Montgomery county municipal court until January 1, 2012.
One judge shall be elected in 2013 to a full-time judgeship for a term to begin on January 2, 2014. Beginning July 1, 2010, the part-time judge of the Montgomery county county court that existed before that date whose term commenced on January 2, 2007, shall serve as a full-time judge of the Montgomery county municipal court until January 1, 2014.
One judge shall be elected in 2013 to a judgeship for a term to begin on January 1, 2014. If no other judgeship of the court becomes vacant and is abolished by January 1, 2014, this judgeship shall be a part-time judgeship. When one or more of the other judgeships of the court becomes vacant and is abolished after July 1, 2010, this judgeship shall become a full-time judgeship. Beginning July 1, 2010, the part-time judge of the Montgomery county county court that existed before that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2007, shall serve as this judge of the Montgomery county municipal court until December 31, 2013.
If any one of the judgeships of the court becomes vacant before December 31, 2021, that judgeship is abolished on the date that it becomes vacant, and the other judges of the court shall be or serve as full-time judges. The abolishment of judgeships for the Montgomery county municipal court shall cease when the court has two full-time judgeships.
In the Morrow county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005. Beginning January 1, 2003, the part-time judge of the Morrow county county court that existed prior to that date shall serve as the full-time judge of the Morrow county municipal court until December 31, 2005.
In the Mount Vernon municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Napoleon municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2005.
In the New Philadelphia municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Newton Falls municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Niles municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Norwalk municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975.
In the Oakwood municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Oberlin municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1989.
In the Oregon municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Ottawa county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1995, and the full-time judge of the Port Clinton municipal court who is elected in 1989 shall serve as the judge of the Ottawa county municipal court from February 4, 1994, until the end of that judge's term.
In the Painesville municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Parma municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1967, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Perrysburg municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Portage county municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1979, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Port Clinton municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953. The full-time judge of the Port Clinton municipal court who is elected in 1989 shall serve as the judge of the Ottawa county municipal court from February 4, 1994, until the end of that judge's term.
In the Portsmouth municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1985.
In the Putnam county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2011. Beginning January 1, 2011, the part-time judge of the Putnam county county court that existed prior to that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2007, shall serve as the full-time judge of the Putnam county municipal court until December 31, 2011.
In the Rocky River municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Sandusky municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Sandusky county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2013. Beginning on January 1, 2013, the two part-time judges of the Sandusky county county court that existed prior to that date shall serve as part-time judges of the Sandusky county municipal court until December 31, 2013. If either judgeship becomes vacant before January 1, 2014, that judgeship is abolished on the date it becomes vacant, and the person who holds the other judgeship shall serve as the full-time judge of the Sandusky county municipal court until December 31, 2013.
In the Shaker Heights municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Shelby municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Sidney municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1995.
In the South Euclid municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1999. The part-time judge elected in 1993, whose term commenced on January 1, 1994, shall serve until December 31, 1999, and the office of that judge is abolished on January 1, 2000.
In the Springfield municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1985, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1983, all of whom shall serve as the judges of the Springfield municipal court through December 31, 1987, and as the judges of the Clark county municipal court from January 1, 1988, until the end of their respective terms.
In the Steubenville municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
In the Stow municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2009, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 2013. Beginning January 1, 2009, the judge of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court that existed prior to that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2008, shall serve as a full-time judge of the Stow municipal court until December 31, 2013. Beginning January 1, 2009, the judge of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court that existed prior to that date whose term commenced on January 1, 2004, shall serve as a full-time judge of the Stow municipal court until December 31, 2009.
In the Struthers municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Sylvania municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1963.
In the Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953 2013.
In the Toledo municipal court, two full-time judges shall be elected in 1971, four full-time judges shall be elected in 1975, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1973.
In the Upper Sandusky municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 2011. The part-time judge elected in 2005, whose term commenced on January 1, 2006, shall serve as a full-time judge on and after January 1, 2008, until the expiration of that judge's term on December 31, 2011, and the office of that judge is abolished on January 1, 2012.
In the Vandalia municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1959.
In the Van Wert municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1957.
In the Vermilion municipal court, one part-time judge shall be elected in 1965.
In the Wadsworth municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1981.
In the Warren municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1971.
In the Washington Court House municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1999. The part-time judge elected in 1993, whose term commenced on January 1, 1994, shall serve until December 31, 1999, and the office of that judge is abolished on January 1, 2000.
In the Wayne county municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1975, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 1979.
In the Willoughby municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951.
In the Wilmington municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1991, who shall serve as the judge of the Wilmington municipal court through June 30, 1992, and as the judge of the Clinton county municipal court from July 1, 1992, until the end of that judge's term on December 31, 1997.
In the Xenia municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1977.
In the Youngstown municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1951, and one full-time judge shall be elected in 2013.
In the Zanesville municipal court, one full-time judge shall be elected in 1953.
Sec. 1901.311.  (A) A municipal court may establish one or more branch offices and may appoint a special deputy clerk to administer each branch office. Each special deputy clerk shall take an oath of office before entering upon the duties of his office, and, when so qualified, may perform any one or more of the duties appertaining to the office of clerk, as the court prescribes. Special deputy clerks appointed by the court pursuant to this section shall receive such compensation payable in either biweekly installments or semimonthly installments, as determined by the payroll administrator, out of the city treasury as the court may prescribe, except that the compensation of any special deputy clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall be payable out of the treasury of the county in which the court is located. The court may require any of the special deputy clerks to give bond of not less than three thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties.
(B) The Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court shall establish a branch office in Fostoria and shall appoint a special deputy clerk to administer the branch office on a full-time basis. The special deputy clerk shall take the oath of office, perform the duties appertaining to the office of the clerk of court as the court prescribes, and receive compensation as provided in division (A) of this section.
Section 2.  That existing sections 1901.01, 1901.02, 1901.021, 1901.08, and 1901.311 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3. (A) Effective January 1, 2014, the Fostoria Municipal Court is abolished.
(B) All causes, judgments, executions, and other proceedings pending in the Fostoria Municipal Court at the close of business on December 31, 2013, shall be transferred to and proceed in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on January 1, 2014, as if originally instituted in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. Parties to those causes, judgments, executions, and proceedings may make any amendments to their pleadings that are required to conform to the rules of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. The Clerk of the Fostoria Municipal Court or other custodian shall transfer to the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court all pleadings, orders, entries, dockets, bonds, papers, records, books, exhibits, files, moneys, property, and persons that belong to, are in the possession of, or are subject to the jurisdiction of the Fostoria Municipal Court, or any officer of that court, at the close of business on December 31, 2013, and that pertain to those causes, judgments, executions, and proceedings.
(C) All employees of the Fostoria Municipal court shall be transferred to and shall become employees of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on January 1, 2014.
(D) Effective January 1, 2014, the full-time judgeship in the Fostoria Municipal court is abolished.
Section 4. (A) Effective January 1, 2014, the Tiffin Municipal Court is abolished.
(B) All causes, judgments, executions, and other proceedings pending in the Tiffin Municipal Court at the close of business on December 31, 2013, shall be transferred to and proceed in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on January 1, 2014, as if originally instituted in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. Parties to those causes, judgments, executions, and proceedings may make any amendments to their pleadings that are required to conform to the rules of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. The Clerk of the Tiffin Municipal Court or other custodian shall transfer to the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court all pleadings, orders, entries, dockets, bonds, papers, records, books, exhibits, files, moneys, property, and persons that belong to, are in the possession of, or are subject to the jurisdiction of the Tiffin Municipal Court, or any officer of that court, at the close of business on December 31, 2013, and that pertain to those causes, judgments, executions, and proceedings.
(C) All employees of the Tiffin Municipal Court shall be transferred to and shall become employees of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on January 1, 2014.
(D) Effective January 1, 2014, the full-time judgeship in the Tiffin Municipal Court is abolished.
Section 5. (A) The nomination of the new municipal court judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court created by this act and who is to be elected in 2013 shall be by nominating petition signed by at least fifty electors, shall be filed with the board of elections, and shall otherwise conform to the provisions of section 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The nominating petition shall designate the term of the office to which the candidate seeks election as provided in section 3513.28 of the Revised Code.
(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the nominating petition shall be filed not later than four p.m. of the ninetieth day prior to the general election in November, 2013. Notwithstanding section 3513.04 of the Revised Code, no person is prohibited from seeking election as a new judge created by this act because the person sought, by declaration of candidacy, a party nomination for an office or position at the May, 2013 primary election.
(C) The petitions for the office of municipal judge of the Fostoria Municipal Court to be elected in 2013, term to begin January 1, 2014, and the petitions for the office of municipal judge of the Tiffin Municipal Court to be elected in 2013, term to begin January 1, 2014, that contain signatures that were affixed prior to the effective date of this act shall be accepted for the office of municipal judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court to be elected in 2013, term to begin January 1, 2014, if those petitions meet the other requirements of Title XXXV of the Revised Code.
(D) Upon the effective date of this act, any nominating petitions that have been filed for the election of municipal court judge of the Fostoria Municipal Court to be elected in 2013 and any nominating petitions that have been filed for the election of municipal court judge of the Tiffin Municipal Court to be elected in 2013 shall be considered nominating petitions for the election of the municipal court judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court to be elected to a six-year term in 2013. This section does not prevent any other qualified persons from seeking, in 2013, the office of judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.
(E) If a person filed a declaration of candidacy and petition for the office of municipal judge of the Fostoria Municipal Court or a declaration of candidacy and petition for the office of municipal judge of the Tiffin Municipal Court and paid the fees required under section 3513.10 of the Revised Code, or filed a nominating petition for the office of municipal judge of the Fostoria Municipal Court or a nominating petition for the office of municipal judge of the Tiffin Municipal Court and paid the fees required under section 3513.261 of the Revised Code, that person is not required to pay the fee for filing a nominating petition for the office of municipal judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.
Section 6. This act is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. The reason for this necessity is that the judge for municipal court that is created by this act is necessary for the efficient administration of justice in the jurisdictions covered by the court and that the candidates for the judicial position cannot file the candidates' nominating petitions before the deadline created by this act unless this act immediately becomes effective. Therefore, this act shall go into immediate effect.
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