(A) Any person who claims a property interest in unclaimed funds paid or delivered to the director of commerce may file a claim to the funds under section 169.08 of the Revised Code. The claim shall be on a form prescribed by the director and shall be signed by the claimant before a notary as required by the director.
(B) The director shall consider each claim within one hundred twenty days after it is filed. The director shall consider matters relevant to any claim and is authorized to subpoena witnesses and documents to effectuate proper payment of any claim. The director may hold a hearing pursuant to division (B) of section 169.08 of the Revised Code to receive evidence concerning any claim if the director considers such hearing necessary, and shall hold such hearing if requested by the claimant.
(C) The director shall give written notice to the claimant, stating the substance of any evidence received and the reasons for disallowance of each claim denied in whole or in part. The decision shall be a public record.
(D) Such notice may be given by mailing it to the address stated in the claim. No notice of denial need be given if the claim fails to state the address of the claimant.
(E) The director shall certify the amount of all claims allowed to the office of budget and management for payment.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/10/2013 and 01/20/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 169.09
Rule Amplifies: RC 169.08
Prior Effective Dates: 12/20/1984; 10/14/1991; 7/29/2002; 4/30/2008