102-5-05 Financial disclosure filing requirement; members of state boards and commissions.

This rule is adopted pursuant to division (B) of section 102.02 of the Revised Code.

(A) The commission, by vote, may require any public official or employee, who holds a position that involves a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion in the formulation of public policy, expenditure of public funds, enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations of state, or the execution of other public trusts, to file an annual financial disclosure statement.

(B) When the commission determines, pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, that the duly appointed board or commission members or their designees of any entity are required to file annual financial disclosure statements, it will add the name of the entity to a list of entities whose members are required to file pursuant to these administrative rules. The commission shall maintain the list in its office and on its web site.

(C) If an entity described in paragraph (B) of this rule changes its name, but members of the entity retain substantially the same powers, duties, or responsibilities under the new name, or if the powers, duties, or responsibilities are increased under the entity's new name, the commission's decision made pursuant to division (B) of section 102.02 of the Revised Code will apply to the members of the newly named board.

(D) Elected and appointed members of a governing board of a joint educational service center with a total student count of twelve thousand or more hold positions that involve a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion in the formulation of public policy, expenditure of public funds, enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations of state, or the execution of other public trusts. The commission requires the members or their designees of these boards to file an annual financial disclosure statement.

(E) Those required to file a financial disclosure statement pursuant to this rule must do so in compliance with section 102.02 or 102.022 of the Revised Code.

(F) The commission must send any person who is required to file a financial disclosure statement under this rule written notice of this requirement by the fifteenth day of February of each year the filing is required, unless the person is appointed after the fifteenth day of February.

(G) If a person who is required to file a financial disclosure statement under this rule is appointed after the fifteenth day of February in a given calendar year, the commission will send the person written notice of this requirement within thirty days after the commission is notified of the appointment. A person who is required to file a financial disclosure statement under this rule, and who is appointed after the fifteenth day of February, shall have ninety days from the date of appointment to file the financial disclosure statement.

(H) In satisfying the written notice requirement described in paragraphs (F) and (G) of this rule, the commission may send written notice of the financial disclosure filing requirement to the entity with which the person is or was associated during the financial disclosure statement filing period.

Effective: 02/26/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 11/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 102.02
Rule Amplifies: 102.02
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/77, 2/14/80, 5/27/85, 1/1/02