Chapter 107: GOVERNOR

107.01 Election - term.

The governor shall be elected quadrennially, jointly with the lieutenant governor, and shall hold his office for a term of four years. The term of office of the governor shall commence on the second Monday of January next after his election.

Cite as R.C. § 107.01

Effective Date: 03-10-1978

107.02 Secretaries and clerk.

The governor may appoint a secretary, and executive secretary, a commissioned clerk, and a correspondence secretary.

Cite as R.C. § 107.02

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

107.03 Governor shall submit budget and estimate of income.

The governor shall submit to the general assembly, not later than four weeks after its organization, a state budget containing a complete financial plan for the ensuing fiscal biennium, excluding items of revenue and expenditure described in section 126.022 of the Revised Code. However, in years of a new governor's inauguration, the budget shall be submitted not later than the fifteenth day of March. In years of a new governor's inauguration, only the new governor shall submit a budget to the general assembly. In addition to other things required by law, the governor's budget shall contain:

(A) A general budget summary by function and agency setting forth the proposed total expenses from each and all funds and the anticipated resources for meeting such expenses; such resources to include any available balances in the several funds at the beginning of the biennium and a classification by totals of all revenue receipts estimated to accrue during the biennium under existing law and proposed legislation.

(B) A detailed statement showing the amounts recommended to be appropriated from each fund for each fiscal year of the biennium for current expenses, including, but not limited to, personal services, supplies and materials, equipment, subsidies and revenue distribution, merchandise for resale, transfers, and nonexpense disbursements, obligations, interest on debt, and retirement of debt, and for the biennium for capital outlay, to the respective departments, offices, institutions, as defined in section 121.01 of the Revised Code, and all other public purposes; and, in comparative form, the actual expenses by source of funds during each fiscal year of the previous two bienniums for each such purpose. No alterations shall be made in the requests for the legislative and judicial branches of the state filed with the director of budget and management under section 126.02 of the Revised Code. If any amount of federal money is recommended to be appropriated or has been expended for a purpose for which state money also is recommended to be appropriated or has been expended, the amounts of federal money and state money involved shall be separately identified.

(C) A detailed estimate of the revenue receipts in each fund from each source under existing laws during each year of the biennium; and, in comparative form, actual revenue receipts in each fund from each source for each year of the two previous bienniums;

(D) The estimated cash balance in each fund at the beginning of the biennium covered by the budget; the estimated liabilities outstanding against each such balance; and the estimated net balance remaining and available for new appropriations;

(E) A detailed estimate of the additional revenue receipts in each fund from each source under proposed legislation, if enacted, during each year of the biennium;

(F) A description of each tax expenditure; a detailed estimate of the amount of revenues not available to the general revenue fund under existing laws during each fiscal year of the biennium covered by the budget due to the operation of each tax expenditure; and, in comparative form, the amount of revenue not available to the general revenue fund during each fiscal year of the immediately preceding biennium due to the operation of each tax expenditure. The report prepared by the department of taxation pursuant to section 5703.48 of the Revised Code shall be submitted to the general assembly as an appendix to the governor's budget. As used in this division, "tax expenditure" has the same meaning as in section 5703.48 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 107.03

Effective Date: 06-02-2000

107.031 School facilities commission minimum budget recommendations.

Until the first committee appointed under division (C) of section 3317.012 of the Revised Code to reexamine the cost of an adequate education makes its report to the office of budget and management and the general assembly, the governor shall ensure that among the various budget recommendations made by the governor and the director of budget and management to the general assembly each biennium there are recommendations for appropriations to the Ohio school facilities commission, aggregating not less than three hundred million dollars per fiscal year, excluding recommendations for appropriations from the education facilities trust fund, created in section 183.26 of the Revised Code, for constructing, acquiring, replacing, reconstructing, or adding to classroom facilities, as such term is defined in section 3318.01 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 107.031

Effective Date: 06-02-2000

107.032 Appropriations limitations definitions.

As used in sections 107.033 to 107.035 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Aggregate general revenue fund appropriations" means all general revenue fund appropriations made by the general assembly except for the following:

(1) Appropriations of money received from the federal government;

(2) Appropriations made for tax relief or refunds of taxes and other overpayments;

(3) Appropriations of money received as gifts.

(B) "Rate of inflation" means the percentage increase or decrease in the consumer price index over a one-year period, based on the most recent consumer price index for all urban consumers, midwest region, all items, as determined by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(C) "Rate of population change" means the percentage increase or decrease in the population of this state over a one-year period, based on the most recent population data available for the state published by the bureau of the census of the United States department of commerce, or its successor in responsibility, in the population estimates program, or its successive equivalent.

(D) "Recast fiscal year" means fiscal years 2012, 2016, 2020, and each fourth fiscal year thereafter.

Cite as R.C. § 107.032

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

107.033 Appropriations limitations to be included in budget.

As part of the state budget the governor submits to the general assembly under section 107.03 of the Revised Code, the governor shall include the state appropriation limitations the general assembly shall not exceed when making aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for each respective fiscal year of the biennium covered by that budget. The aggregate general revenue fund appropriations the governor proposes in the state budget also shall not exceed those limitations for each respective fiscal year of the biennium covered by that budget.

(A) For fiscal year 2008, the state appropriation limitation is the sum of the following:

(1) The aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for fiscal year 2007; plus

(2) The aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for fiscal year 2007 multiplied by either three and one-half per cent, or the sum of the rate of inflation plus the rate of population change, whichever is greater.

(B) For each fiscal year thereafter that is not a recast fiscal year, the state appropriation limitation is the sum of the following:

(1) The state appropriation limitation for the previous fiscal year; plus

(2) The state appropriation limitation for the previous fiscal year multiplied by either three and one-half per cent, or the sum of the rate of inflation plus the rate of population change, whichever is greater.

(C) For each recast fiscal year, the state appropriation limitation is the sum of the following:

(1) The aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for the previous fiscal year; plus

(2) The aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for the previous fiscal year multiplied by either three and one-half per cent, or the sum of the rate of inflation plus the rate of population change, whichever is greater.

(D) The state appropriation limitation for a fiscal year shall be increased by the amount of a nongeneral revenue fund appropriation made in the immediately preceding fiscal year, if all of the following apply to the nongeneral revenue fund appropriation:

(1) It was made on or after July 1, 2013.

(2) It is included in the aggregate general revenue fund appropriations proposed for that fiscal year.

(3) It is being made for the first time from the general revenue fund.

Cite as R.C. § 107.033

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

107.034 Determination of appropriation limitations.

(A)

(1) The governor, in determining the state appropriation limitation for fiscal year 2008, shall use estimates regarding the aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for fiscal year 2007. For the first fiscal year of any biennium, the governor shall use the most recent published data available regarding the rates of inflation and population change. For the second fiscal year of any biennium, the governor shall use estimated rates of inflation and population change.

(2) When determining the state appropriation limitations for each fiscal biennium after the 2008-2009 biennium that does not begin with a recast fiscal year, the governor shall update the rates of inflation and population change used in the determination of the state appropriation limitation for the second fiscal year of the previous biennium to reflect the most recent published data, shall recalculate that second fiscal year's limitation based on the update, and shall use the recalculated limitation for determining the state appropriation limitations for the ensuing biennium to be included in the budget submitted under section 107.03 of the Revised Code.

(3) When determining the state appropriation limitations for each fiscal biennium after the 2008-2009 biennium that begins with a recast fiscal year, the governor shall update the rates of inflation and population change used in the determination of the state appropriation limitation for the second fiscal year of the previous biennium to reflect the most recent published data, and also shall update the aggregate general revenue fund appropriations amount for the second fiscal year of the previous biennium. The governor then shall recalculate that second fiscal year's limitation based on the updates and shall use the recalculated limitation for determining the state appropriation limitations for the ensuing biennium to be included in the budget submitted under section 107.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) The governor may designate the director of budget and management to perform the governor's duties under this section.

Cite as R.C. § 107.034

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

107.035 Previous appropriations considered in determining limitations.

Any appropriation that, for fiscal year 2007, was an aggregate general revenue fund appropriation shall be considered an aggregate general revenue fund appropriation for each succeeding fiscal year with respect to the determination of the state appropriation limitation under section 107.033 of the Revised Code, even if it is made from a different fund. Any new general revenue fund appropriation made in a fiscal year after fiscal year 2007 shall be considered an aggregate general revenue fund appropriation for each succeeding fiscal year after it is first made with respect to the determination of the state appropriation limitation under section 107.033 of the Revised Code, even if it is made from a different fund.

Cite as R.C. § 107.035

Effective Date: 09-05-2006

107.04 Governor may issue warrant in certain cases.

When the governor requires the aid of a ministerial officer in exercising any of the powers granted in Section 11 of Article III, Ohio Constitution, or any authority vested in him by law, he may issue his warrant directed to the sheriff of any county in the state commanding such sheriff to execute his orders, and make return thereof in such manner as he directs. A sheriff who refuses or willfully fails to comply with such warrant shall pay to the state five hundred dollars, to be recovered in the name of the state by suit in the county where such sheriff resides.

Cite as R.C. § 107.04

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

107.05 Certain officers ineligible to perform duties until commissioned by governor.

A judge of a court of record, state officer, county officer, militia officer, or judge of a county court, shall be ineligible to perform any duty pertaining to his office until he presents to the proper officer a legal certificate of his election or appointment, and receives from the governor a commission to fill such office.

Cite as R.C. § 107.05

Effective Date: 01-01-1958

107.06 Fees for governor's commission.

Except militia officers, each officer designated in section 107.05 of the Revised Code, who receives compensation shall pay a fee to the secretary of state for making, recording, and forwarding his commission. A judge of a county court shall pay two dollars, and all other officers, five dollars.

Cite as R.C. § 107.06

Effective Date: 01-01-1958

107.07 Certificate and fee for commission sent to secretary of state.

When the result of the election of any officer mentioned in section 107.05 of the Revised Code is officially known to the board of elections of the proper county, and upon payment to such board of the fee prescribed in section 107.06 of the Revised Code, the board shall immediately forward by mail to the secretary of state a certificate of election of such officer and such fee. Upon receipt of the certificate and fee by the secretary of state, the governor shall issue a commission to the officer and for the office named in the certificate, and shall forward the commission to the clerk of the court of common pleas, who shall deliver the commission to the officer named therein. The fees received by the secretary of state shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

Cite as R.C. § 107.07

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

107.08 Filling vacancy in office of judge.

The office of a judge is vacant at the expiration of the term of the incumbent when no person has been elected as the judge's successor. The vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the governor. If the appointment is to a court of appeals, court of common pleas, or municipal court, the clerk of the court shall give written notice to the board of elections responsible for conducting elections for that court of the name of the appointee. A successor shall be elected for the unexpired term at the first general election for the office that occurs more than forty days after the vacancy occurs.

Cite as R.C. § 107.08

Effective Date: 2002 HB445 12-23-2002

107.09 Publication of decennial apportionment.

Immediately after the determination of each decennial apportionment for members of the general assembly the governor shall cause such apportionment to be published for four consecutive weeks, or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code, in three newspapers, one in Cincinnati, one in Cleveland, and one in Columbus.

Cite as R.C. § 107.09

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

107.10 Records to be kept in governor's office.

The following records shall be kept in the governor's office:

(A) A register of every bill passed by the general assembly that has been presented to the governor, in which is entered the number of the bill, the date the bill was presented to the governor, and the action taken on it by the governor and the date of the action;

(B) An appointment record in which is entered the name of each person appointed to an office by the governor, except commissioners, the office to which appointed, the date of the appointment, the date of the commission, the date of the beginning and expiration of the term, and the result and date of action by the senate, if required;

(C) A record of commissioners in which is entered the name, post-office address, the state, territory, or county where the appointee resides, the date of commission, and the beginning and expiration of term of each commissioner appointed;

(D) A record of requisitions in which is entered both of the following:

(1) An abstract of each application for a requisition, showing date, by whom made, the name of the alleged fugitive, the offense charged, upon the executive authority of what state, territory, or country the requisition is made, and whether granted or refused;

(2) An abstract of requisition received, showing date of receipt, from what state or territory issued, the name of the alleged fugitive, the offense charged, whether a warrant was issued or refused, and if issued, to the sheriff of what county, or the reason for refusing to issue a warrant.

(E) A pardon record in which is entered the date of each application for pardon, reprieve, or commutation, the name of the convict, of what crime, in what county, and at what term of court the convict was convicted, the sentence of the court, the action of the governor, the reason for that action, and the date of that action.

Cite as R.C. § 107.10

Effective Date: 06-06-2001

107.11 Index.

An index to each of the records named in section 107.10 of the Revised Code shall be kept. A transcript of any entry in a record or of an official paper, certified by an assistant to the governor, under the great seal of the state, shall be received as prima-facie evidence of the facts therein stated in any court or before any officer of the state.

Cite as R.C. § 107.11

Effective Date: 08-04-1961

107.12 Governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives.

(A) As used in this section, "organization" means a faith-based or other organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C. 1, as amended, and provides charitable services to needy residents of this state.

(B) There is hereby established within the office of the governor the governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives. The office shall:

(1) Serve as a clearinghouse of information on federal, state, and local funding for charitable services performed by organizations;

(2) Encourage organizations to seek public funding for their charitable services;

(3) Assist local, state, and federal agencies in coordinating their activities to secure maximum use of funds and efforts that benefit people receiving charitable services from organizations;

(4) Advise the governor, general assembly, and the advisory board of the governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives on the barriers that exist to collaboration between organizations and governmental entities and on ways to remove the barriers.

(C) The governor shall appoint an executive director and such other staff as may be necessary to manage the office and perform or oversee the performance of the duties of the office. Within sixty days after being appointed, and every twelve months thereafter, the executive director shall distribute to the advisory board and review with the board a strategic plan. The executive director shall report to the board at least quarterly on proposed initiatives and policies. A report shall include the condition of the budget and the finances of the office.

(D)

(1) There is hereby created the advisory board of the governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives. The board shall consist of the following members:

(a) The directors of aging, rehabilitation and correction, health, job and family services, developmental disabilities, mental health and addiction services, and youth services, or their designees;

(b) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint to the board two members of the house of representatives, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party and at least one of whom shall be from the legislative black caucus. The president of the senate shall appoint to the board two members of the senate, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party.

(c) The governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate shall each appoint to the board three representatives of the nonprofit, faith-based and other nonprofit community.

(2) Terms of the office shall be one year. Any vacancy that occurs on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(3) Members of the board are not entitled to compensation, but the members appointed by the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate who are representatives of the nonprofit, faith-based and other nonprofit community shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses that are incurred in relation to board meetings.

(4) The board shall be presided over by a chairperson and a vice-chairperson, who shall be the members of the board who are also members of the house of representatives or the senate. Annually on the first day of January, the chairpersonship and vice-chairpersonship shall alternate between the members of the house of representatives and the senate.

(E) The board shall have the following duties:

(1) Provide direction, guidance, and oversight to the office;

(2) Assist in the dissemination of information about, and in the stimulation of public awareness of, the service programs supported by the office;

(3) Review the budget and finances of the office, proposed initiatives and policies, and the executive director's annual strategic plan at board meetings;

(4) Provide feedback for and proposed modifications of the executive director's strategic plan. Within forty-five days after submitting a strategic plan, the executive director shall contact each advisory board member to obtain feedback. With the approval of the advisory board chairperson, the executive director shall lead a strategic plan discussion at the first board meeting following the distribution of the strategic plan.

(5) Publish a report of its activities and accomplishments on or before the first day of August of each year, and deliver copies of the report to the governor, the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives, and the president and minority leader of the senate.

(F) No member of the board or organization that the member is affiliated or involved with is eligible to receive any grant that the office administers or assists in administering.

Cite as R.C. § 107.12

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007; 2008 HB435 04-07-2009

107.13 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 107.13

Effective Date: 08-26-1977

107.14 Transfer authority of federal government to state concerning certain peaceful uses of atomic energy.

The governor may enter into an agreement with the government of the United States as is contemplated by the amendments to the "Atomic Energy Act of 1954," 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2011 , added in 1959, 73 Stat. 688, 42 U.S.C. 2021 , in order to transfer authority of the United States government to this state concerning certain peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Cite as R.C. § 107.14

Effective Date: 09-24-1963

107.15 Appointing authenticating officer to sign for governor.

The governor may appoint an authenticating officer and delegate to such officer power to sign for the governor any document except enrolled bills enacted by the general assembly, nominations to be submitted to the senate for confirmation, clemency actions, interstate compacts, and agreements with the federal government, which document, to have legal effect, requires the governor's signature and which is of a class which the governor has authorized for signature by his authenticating officer in a writing filed in the office of the secretary of state. The authenticating officer shall sign in the following manner:

". . . ., Authenticating Officer for Governor . . .."

The governor may also delegate to his authenticating officer power to use the governor's facsimile signature for signing any document except enrolled bills enacted by the general assembly, nominations to be submitted to the senate for confirmation, clemency actions, interstate compacts, and agreements with the federal government, which document, to have legal effect, requires the governor's signature and is of a class with respect to which the governor has authorized use of his facsimile signature by a writing filed in the office of the secretary of state. As used in this section, "facsimile signature" includes, but is not limited to, the reproduction of any authorized signature by a copper plate, a rubber stamp, or by a photographic, photostatic, or mechanical device.

The governor shall effect such appointment and delegation by filing in the office of the secretary of state in a single document the name of the person appointed as authenticating officer and said officer's signature, a list of the classes of documents the authenticating officer is authorized to sign for the governor, a copy of the governor's facsimile signature, and a list of the classes of documents which the authenticating officer may sign for the governor by affixing the governor's facsimile signature. The governor may revoke such appointment or delegation of powers by filing in the office of the secretary of state a new single document which expressly revokes the previous filing. He may in the same document state anew the appointment of an authenticating officer and the powers delegated to him. The secretary of state shall record and index documents filed by the governor pursuant to this section, and such documents shall be open for public inspection.

The authorized signature of the authenticating officer or an authorized facsimile signature of the governor shall have the same legal effect and validity as the genuine manual signature of the governor.

Cite as R.C. § 107.15

Effective Date: 03-16-1965

107.16 Putting into operation the federal highway safety act.

The governor, pursuant to the Constitution and laws of this state, shall do all things necessary in behalf of the state to secure the full benefits available to the state under the "Highway Safety Act of 1966," 80 Stat. 731, 23 U.S.C. 401 , and in so doing, to cooperate with federal and state agencies, political subdivisions of the state, agencies private and public, interested organizations, and with individuals, to effectuate the purposes of that enactment, and any and all subsequent amendments thereto. The governor is the official of the state having the ultimate responsibility for dealing with the federal government with respect to programs and activities pursuant to the "Highway Safety Act of 1966," and any amendments thereto. To that end he shall coordinate the activities of any and all departments and agencies of the state and its subdivisions, relating thereto.

Cite as R.C. § 107.16

Effective Date: 03-18-1969

107.17 Authorizing one year participation in federal program.

The governor, pursuant to the constitution and laws of this state, is empowered to commit the state to participation in any federal program not authorized by existing state law, where such program in the judgment of the governor will benefit this state and its citizens through grants of money or other provision for jobs or services. Such commitment may also entail both pledge and payment of a matching contribution from this state, whether in money or in kind, if such contribution, in the judgment of the governor, is available from existing appropriations and authorizations. All commitments for money shall be subject to the approval of the controlling board, which shall not be restricted for this purpose by the provisions of section 127.17 of the Revised Code. Action authorized by this section shall be taken by executive order, which shall identify the program in which the state will participate, designate the state officer, board, commission, or other agency that will participate on behalf of the state, and identify the source of moneys or contribution in kind that will constitute the state match for the program. Any commitment so made in exercise of the power granted to the governor by this section does not extend beyond one program year subject to earlier cancellation by action of the general assembly. The governor shall transmit to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate a copy of any such executive order upon its issuance and shall deposit the original with the secretary of state.

Cite as R.C. § 107.17

Effective Date: 01-08-1979

107.18 Qualifying state for federal programs.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in the Revised Code, the governor may, by executive order, designate or create such agency, commission, or advisory body, subject to his jurisdiction or otherwise, as a law or regulation of the United States may require to qualify the state, a department or agency thereof, or a unit of local government to participate in a federal program or activity specified in the executive order. The governor may appoint the administrator of such agency or the members of such commission or advisory body and grant to it such rank in state government and such powers as a federal law or regulation may require. Any executive order issued pursuant to this section shall specify its expiration date, which shall not be later than three years after its date of issuance, subject to earlier revocation by the governor. The governor shall transmit to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate a copy of each such executive order upon its issuance and shall deposit the original with the secretary of state.

(B) The governor may act for the state in making any application, certification, designation, identification, determination, assurance, or commitment that a law or regulation of the United States requires to be made by the governor to qualify the state, a department or agency thereof, or a unit of local government to receive complete or partial federal funding of a federal program, participation in which is authorized by Ohio law or by a governor's executive order issued pursuant to section 107.17 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 107.18

Effective Date: 01-08-1979

107.19 Executive orders in violation of anti-trust laws.

The governor shall have no power to issue any executive order that has previously been issued and that the federal trade commission, office of policy planning, bureau of economics, and bureau of competition has opined is anti-competitive and is in violation of anti-trust laws. Any such executive order shall be considered invalid and unenforceable.

Cite as R.C. § 107.19

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

107.21 Governor's office of Appalachian Ohio.

(A) As used in this section, "Appalachian region" means the following counties in this state that have been designated as part of Appalachia by the federal Appalachian regional commission and that have been geographically isolated and economically depressed: Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington.

(B) There is hereby created in the department of development the governor's office of Appalachian Ohio. The governor shall designate the director of the governor's office of Appalachian Ohio. The director shall report directly to the office of the governor. On January 1, 1987, the governor shall designate the director to represent this state on the federal Appalachian regional commission. The director may appoint such employees as are necessary to exercise the powers and duties of this office. The director shall maintain local development districts as established within the Appalachian region for the purpose of regional planning for the distribution of funds from the Appalachian regional commission within the Appalachian region.

(C) The governor's office of Appalachian Ohio shall represent the interests of the Appalachian region in the government of this state. The duties of the director of the office shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) To identify residents of the Appalachian region qualified to serve on state boards, commissions, and bodies and in state offices, and to bring these persons to the attention of the governor;

(2) To represent the interests of the Appalachian region in the general assembly and before state boards, commissions, bodies, and agencies;

(3) To assist in forming a consensus on public issues and policies among institutions and organizations that serve the Appalachian region;

(4) To act as an ombudsperson to assist in resolving differences between state or federal agencies and the officials of political subdivisions or private, nonprofit organizations located within the Appalachian region;

(5) To assist planning commissions, agencies, and organizations within the Appalachian region in distributing planning information and documents to the appropriate state and federal agencies and to assist in focusing attention on any findings and recommendations of these commissions, agencies, and organizations;

(6) To issue reports on the Appalachian region that describe progress achieved and the needs that still exist in the region;

(7) To assist the governor's office in resolving the problems of residents of the Appalachian region that come to the governor's attention.

(D) The amount of money from appropriated state funds allocated each year to pay administrative costs of a local development district existing on the effective date of this amendment shall not be decreased due to the creation and funding of additional local development districts. The amount of money allocated to each district shall be increased each year by the average percentage of increase in the consumer price index for the prior year.

As used in this division, "consumer price index" means the consumer price index for all urban consumers (United States city average, all items), prepared by the United States department of labor, bureau of labor statistics.

Cite as R.C. § 107.21

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 10-29-1991

107.25 Tribal state gaming compacts.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Tribal-state compact" means a tribal-state compact described in the "Indian Gaming Regulatory Act," 102 Stat. 2472 (1988), 25 U.S.C. 2710(d) .

(2) "Class I gaming," "class II gaming," "class III gaming," and "Indian tribe" have the same meanings as in the "Indian Gaming Regulatory Act," 102 Stat. 2472 (1988), 25 U.S.C. 2703 .

(B) Neither of the following shall be ratified or take effect until the general assembly approves it by passage of an act:

(1) Each tribal-state compact the governor enters into with an Indian tribe;

(2) Each authorization the governor grants for an Indian tribe to place land into trust to be used for class I, class II, or class III gaming.

(C) Each tribal-state compact approved under this section shall contain an expiration date, which shall be not later than ten years after the compact's effective date.

(D) Each tribal-state compact approved under this section shall contain a binding agreement for the collection and payment of state and local sales, use, or other excise or applicable taxes, or for the payment of amounts that may be in lieu of such taxes, levied on any item sold to any nonmember of the governing tribe by any business establishment located on the land to be taken into trust.

Cite as R.C. § 107.25

Effective Date: 10-14-1997

107.29 Gubernatorial transition committee.

Not later than the third Monday in November in each year in which a new governor is elected, a gubernatorial transition committee shall be appointed. The committee shall consist of the director of budget and management, who shall serve as chairman, and such other members as the governor, and the governor-elect, may select.

Cite as R.C. § 107.29

Effective Date: 06-25-1982

107.30 Appropriations for expenses of governor-elect.

The general assembly shall make an appropriation, in the operating budget for the fiscal year in which a new governor is elected, to the office of budget and management from the general revenue fund for the purchase of supplies, the payment of salaries for the governor-elect's immediate staff, rental or other charges for office space, the rental or purchase of equipment and furniture, printing and distribution of the inaugural address as required by section 149.04 of the Revised Code, and other reasonable expenses of the governor-elect during the period of transition.

Cite as R.C. § 107.30

Effective Date: 09-29-1997

107.35 [Effective 9/16/2014] Evaluation of state and local workforce programs.

Not later than December 31, 2014, the governor's office of workforce transformation, with staff support and assistance from the departments of job and family services and education and the Ohio board of regents, shall establish criteria to use for evaluating the performance of state and local workforce programs using basic, aligned workforce measures related to system efficiency and effectiveness. The office shall develop and make available on the internet through a web site a public dashboard to display metrics regarding the state's administration of primary workforce programs, including the following programs:

(A) The adult basic and literacy education program;

(B) Programs administered under the federal "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006," 120 Stat. 683, 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., as amended;

(C) State aid and scholarships within the Ohio board of regents;

(D) Programs administered under title I of the federal "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq., as amended.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 486, §1, eff. 9/16/2014.

107.36 to 107.38 Amended and Renumbered RC 3701.85, 3701.86, 3701.861.

Cite as R.C. § 107.36 to 107.38

Effective Date: 10-29-1995

107.40 Governor's residence advisory commission.

(A) There is hereby created the governor's residence advisory commission. The commission shall provide for the preservation, restoration, acquisition, and conservation of all decorations, objects of art, chandeliers, china, silver, statues, paintings, furnishings, accouterments, and other aesthetic materials that have been acquired, donated, loaned, or otherwise obtained by the state for the governor's residence and that have been approved by the commission. In addition, the commission shall provide for the maintenance of plants that have been acquired, donated, loaned, or otherwise obtained by the state for the governor's residence and that have been approved by the commission.

(B) The commission shall be responsible for the care, provision, repair, and placement of furnishings and other objects and accessories of the grounds and public areas of the first story of the governor's residence and for the care and placement of plants on the grounds. In exercising this responsibility, the commission shall preserve and seek to further establish all of the following:

(1) The authentic ambiance and decor of the historic era during which the governor's residence was constructed;

(2) The grounds as a representation of Ohio's natural ecosystems;

(3) The heritage garden for all of the following purposes:

(a) To preserve, sustain, and encourage the use of native flora throughout the state;

(b) To replicate the state's physiographic regions, plant communities, and natural landscapes;

(c) To serve as an educational garden that demonstrates the artistic, industrial, political, horticultural, and geologic history of the state through the use of plants;

(d) To serve as a reservoir of rare species of plants from the physiographic regions of the state.

These duties shall not affect the obligation of the department of administrative services to provide for and adopt policies and procedures regarding the use, general maintenance, and operating expenses of the governor's residence.

(C) The commission shall consist of eleven members. One member shall be the director of administrative services or the director's designee, who shall serve during the director's term of office and shall serve as chairperson. One member shall be the director of the Ohio historical society or the director's designee, who shall serve during the director's term of office and shall serve as vice-chairperson. One member shall represent the Columbus landmarks foundation. One member shall represent the Bexley historical society. One member shall be the mayor of the city of Bexley, who shall serve during the mayor's term of office. One member shall be the chief executive officer of the Franklin park conservatory joint recreation district, who shall serve during the term of employment as chief executive officer. The remaining five members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The five members appointed by the governor shall be persons with knowledge of Ohio history, architecture, decorative arts, or historic preservation, and one of those members shall have knowledge of landscape architecture, garden design, horticulture, and plants native to this state.

(D) Of the initial appointees, the representative of the Columbus landmarks foundation shall serve for a term expiring December 31, 1996, and the representative of the Bexley historical society shall serve for a term expiring December 31, 1997. Of the five members appointed by the governor, three shall serve for terms ending December 31, 1998, and two shall serve for terms ending December 31, 1999. Thereafter, each term shall be for four years, commencing on the first day of January and ending on the last day of December. The member having knowledge of landscape architecture, garden design, horticulture, and plants native to this state initially shall be appointed upon the first vacancy on the commission occurring on or after June 30, 2006.

Each member shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the end of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the term until the member's successor takes office.

(E) Six members of the commission constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote of six members is required for approval of any action by the commission.

(F) After each initial member of the commission has been appointed, the commission shall meet and select one member as secretary and another as treasurer. Organizational meetings of the commission shall be held at the time and place designated by call of the chairperson. Meetings of the commission may be held anywhere in the state and shall be in compliance with Chapters 121. and 149. of the Revised Code. The commission may adopt, pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code, rules necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(G) Members of the commission shall serve without remuneration, but shall be compensated for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

(H) All expenses incurred in carrying out this section are payable solely from money accrued under this section or appropriated for these purposes by the general assembly, and the commission shall incur no liability or obligation beyond such money.

(I) Except as otherwise provided in this division, the commission may accept any payment for the use of the governor's residence or may accept any donation, gift, bequest, or devise for the governor's residence or as an endowment for the maintenance and care of the garden on the grounds of the governor's residence in furtherance of its duties. The commission shall not accept any donation, gift, bequest, or devise from a person, individual, or member of an individual's immediate family if the person or individual is receiving payments under a contract with the state or a state agency for the purchase of supplies, services, or equipment or for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, alteration, repair, painting, or decoration of a public improvement, except for payments received under an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement. Any revenue received by the commission shall be deposited into the governor's residence fund, which is hereby established in the state treasury, for use by the commission in accordance with the performance of its duties. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Title to all property acquired by the commission shall be taken in the name of the state and shall be held for the use and benefit of the commission.

(J) Nothing in this section limits the ability of a person or other entity to purchase decorations, objects of art, chandeliers, china, silver, statues, paintings, furnishings, accouterments, plants, or other aesthetic materials for placement in the governor's residence or on the grounds of the governor's residence or donation to the commission. No such object or plant, however, shall be placed on the grounds or public areas of the first story of the governor's residence without the consent of the commission.

(K) The heritage garden established under this section shall be officially known as "the heritage garden at the Ohio governor's residence."

(L) As used in this section, "heritage garden" means the botanical garden of native plants established at the governor's residence.

Cite as R.C. § 107.40

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-30-1997; 06-30-2006; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007

107.41 Request for department goals and metrics.

(A) As used in this section, "department" has the same meaning as in section 121.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Whenever the governor finds necessary, the governor shall direct each department to establish goals and metrics that, when achieved, will further the governor's leadership agenda.

(C) To increase transparency, each department's performance measures, which shall be determined by assessing the department's adherence to the goals and metrics developed pursuant to this section, shall be periodically posted on the governor's web site.

Cite as R.C. § 107.41

Effective Date: 2008 HB420 12-30-2008

107.51 "Agency" and "draft rule" defined; construction of sections.

As used in sections 107.51 to 107.55 of the Revised Code, "agency" and "draft rule" have the meanings defined in section 121.81 of the Revised Code.

Sections 107.51 to 107.55 and 107.61 to 107.63 of the Revised Code are complementary to sections 121.81 to 121.83 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 107.51

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.52 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Draft rules with adverse impact on businesses.

A draft rule that affects businesses has an adverse impact on businesses if a provision of the draft rule that applies to businesses has any of the following effects:

(A) It requires a license, permit, or any other prior authorization to engage in or operate a line of business;

(B) It imposes a criminal penalty, a civil penalty, or another sanction, or creates a cause of action, for failure to comply with its terms; or

(C) It requires specific expenditures or the report of information as a condition of compliance.

Cite as R.C. § 107.52

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.52 [Effective 9/17/2014] Draft rules with adverse impact on businesses.

A draft or existing rule that affects businesses has an adverse impact on businesses if a provision of the draft or existing rule that applies to businesses has any of the following effects:

(A) It requires a license, permit, or any other prior authorization to engage in or operate a line of business;

(B) It imposes a criminal penalty, a civil penalty, or another sanction, or creates a cause of action, for failure to comply with its terms; or

(C) It requires specific expenditures or the report of information as a condition of compliance.

Cite as R.C. § 107.52

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.53 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Business impact analysis instrument.

The common sense initiative office shall develop, and as it becomes necessary or advisable shall improve, a business impact analysis instrument that shall be used as required by law to evaluate draft rules that might have an adverse impact on businesses. The instrument shall be in writing, and shall include the following:

(A) Standards that encourage agencies to propose draft rules, and proposed revisions thereto, in such a manner that the rules will be as easy to understand as their subject matter permits;

(B) Performance measures that can be applied to evaluate the likely efficiency and effectiveness of a draft rule in achieving its regulatory objectives;

(C) Standards for evaluating alternative means of regulation that might reduce or eliminate the adverse impact a draft rule might have on businesses;

(D) Standards that will promote transparency, predictability, consistency, and flexibility in the implementation and operation of a draft rule, as well as an overall balance in a draft rule between its regulatory objectives and the costs of compliance it imposes on regulated persons;

(E) Standards that require an agency to encourage businesses that might be adversely impacted by a draft rule to participate in the rule-making process, beginning at the earliest practicable stage, and that will encourage businesses that are or may be adversely impacted by a draft rule to offer advice and assistance to the agency when the draft rule is adopted and is being implemented and administered; and

(F) Any other standards or measures, or any other criteria, the office concludes will reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on businesses and foster improved regulation and economic development in the state.

Alternative means of regulation include, and are not limited to, less stringent compliance or reporting requirements, less stringent schedules or deadlines, consolidation or simplification of requirements, establishment of performance standards to replace operational standards, and exemption of businesses.

The instrument does not need to be adopted as a rule. The office shall publish the current instrument in the register of Ohio.

Cite as R.C. § 107.53

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.53 [Effective 9/17/2014] Business impact analysis instrument.

The common sense initiative office shall develop, and as it becomes necessary or advisable shall improve, a business impact analysis instrument that shall be used as required by law to evaluate draft and existing rules that might have an adverse impact on businesses. The instrument shall be in writing, and shall include the following:

(A) Standards that encourage agencies to propose draft rules, and to evaluate existing rules, and proposed revisions thereto, in such a manner that the rules will be as easy to understand as their subject matter permits;

(B) Performance measures that can be applied to evaluate the likely efficiency and effectiveness of a draft or existing rule in achieving its regulatory objectives;

(C) Standards for evaluating alternative means of regulation that might reduce or eliminate the adverse impact a draft or existing rule might have on businesses;

(D) Standards that will promote transparency, predictability, consistency, and flexibility in the implementation and operation of a draft or existing rule, as well as an overall balance in a draft or existing rule between its regulatory objectives and the costs of compliance it imposes on regulated persons;

(E) Standards that require an agency to encourage businesses that might be adversely impacted by a draft rule to participate in the rule-making process, beginning at the earliest practicable stage, and that will encourage businesses that are or may be adversely impacted by an existing rule to offer advice and assistance to the agency when the existing rule is being implemented and administered; and

(F) Any other standards or measures, or any other criteria, the office concludes will reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on businesses and foster improved regulation and economic development in the state.

Alternative means of regulation include, and are not limited to, less stringent compliance or reporting requirements, less stringent schedules or deadlines, consolidation or simplification of requirements, establishment of performance standards to replace operational standards, and exemption of businesses.

The instrument does not need to be adopted as a rule. The office shall publish the current instrument in the register of Ohio.

Cite as R.C. § 107.53

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.54 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Evaluation of draft rules; recommendations.

When the common sense initiative office receives a draft rule and business impact analysis from an agency, the office shall evaluate the draft rule and analysis against the business impact analysis instrument and any other relevant criteria, and may prepare and transmit recommendations to the agency on how the draft rule might be revised to eliminate or reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses.

The office shall transmit any such recommendations electronically to the agency. If the office fails to make such a transmission after receiving the draft rule and business impact analysis, it is as if the office had elected not to make any recommendations.

Cite as R.C. § 107.54

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.54 [Effective 9/17/2014] Evaluation of draft rules; recommendations.

(A)

(1) When the common sense initiative office receives a draft rule and business impact analysis from an agency, the office shall evaluate the draft rule and analysis against the business impact analysis instrument and any other relevant criteria, and may prepare and transmit recommendations to the agency on how the draft rule might be revised to eliminate or reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses.

(2) When the office receives an existing rule and business impact analysis from an agency under division (A)(2) of section 106.031 of the Revised Code, the office shall evaluate the existing rule and analysis against the business impact analysis instrument and any other relevant criteria, and may prepare and transmit recommendations to the agency on how the existing rule might be amended or rescinded to eliminate or reduce any adverse impact the existing rule has on businesses.

(B) The office shall transmit any such recommendations electronically to the agency. If the office fails to make such a transmission after receiving the draft or existing rule and business impact analysis, it is as if the office had elected not to make any recommendations.

Cite as R.C. § 107.54

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.55 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Annual report.

The common sense initiative office, annually not later than the first day of February, shall prepare a report of the activities of the office during the preceding calendar year. The report shall include:

(A) A statement of the number of draft rules reviewed during the calendar year;

(B) A description of the recommendations made to agencies with regard to draft rules;

(C) An assessment of the status of the recommendations made;

(D) An explanation of the performance measures developed to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the office;

(E) An evaluation of the work of the office judged against the performance measures; and

(F) Any other information the office believes will explain the work of the office.

The office shall transmit a copy of the report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the president and minority leader of the senate, and the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives.

Cite as R.C. § 107.55

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.55 [Effective 9/17/2014] Annual report.

The common sense initiative office, annually not later than the first day of February, shall prepare a report of the activities of the office during the preceding calendar year. The report shall include:

(A) A statement of the number of draft and existing rules reviewed during the calendar year;

(B) A description of the recommendations made to agencies with regard to draft and existing rules;

(C) An assessment of the status of the recommendations made;

(D) An explanation of the performance measures developed to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the office;

(E) An evaluation of the work of the office judged against the performance measures; and

(F) Any other information the office believes will explain the work of the office.

The office shall transmit a copy of the report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the president and minority leader of the senate, and the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives.

Cite as R.C. § 107.55

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.61 Common sense initiative office.

The common sense initiative office is established within the office of the governor. The governor shall organize, and as it becomes necessary or advisable may re-organize, the office. The governor shall appoint professional, technical, and clerical personnel who are necessary if the work of the office is to be carried out efficiently and successfully. The employees are in the unclassified service and serve at the pleasure of the governor. The governor shall provide the office with office space, and with furnishings, equipment, and resources, as is necessary if the work of the office is to be carried out efficiently and successfully. References in law authorizing or requiring action by the "common sense initiative office" imply action being taken by relevant personnel of the office. The governor may delegate any or all of the governor's responsibilities under this section as the governor deems appropriate.

Cite as R.C. § 107.61

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.62 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Establishment of comment system.

The common sense initiative office shall establish a system through which any person may comment concerning:

(A) The adverse impact on businesses a draft rule might have;

(B) The adverse impact on businesses that a rule currently in effect is having; or

(C) The adverse impact on businesses the implementation or administration of a rule currently in effect is having.

The office shall prepare a plan for the comment system, and shall revise or replace the plan to improve the comment system in light of learning, experience, or technological development. The office shall publish the current plan for the comment system in the register of Ohio.

At a minimum, the plan for the comment system shall provide for communication of comments as follows: The office shall accept comments in writing that are delivered to the office personally, by mail, or by express. The office shall establish a toll-free telephone number that a person may call to offer comments. (The telephone number shall be connected to a recording device at its answering point.) The office shall create a web site that enables a person to offer comments electronically. The web site also shall provide notification to the public of any draft rule that may have an adverse impact on businesses, which notification shall include copies of the draft rule and the business impact analysis of the draft rule.

The office shall forward written, telephoned, and electronically transmitted comments to the state agency having jurisdiction over the rule. The office has no other duty with regard to the comments.

Cite as R.C. § 107.62

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.62 [Effective 9/17/2014] Establishment of comment system.

The common sense initiative office shall establish a system through which any person may comment concerning:

(A) The adverse impact on businesses a draft rule might have;

(B) The adverse impact on businesses that a rule currently in effect is having; or

(C) The adverse impact on businesses the implementation or administration of a rule currently in effect is having.

The office shall prepare a plan for the comment system, and shall revise or replace the plan to improve the comment system in light of learning, experience, or technological development. The office shall publish the current plan for the comment system in the register of Ohio.

At a minimum, the plan for the comment system shall provide for communication of comments as follows: The office shall accept comments in writing that are delivered to the office personally, by mail, or by express. The office shall establish a toll-free telephone number that a person may call to offer comments. (The telephone number shall be connected to a recording device at its answering point.) The office shall create a web site that enables a person to offer comments electronically. The web site also shall provide notification to the public of any draft or existing rule that may have an adverse impact on businesses, which notification shall include copies of the draft or existing rule and the business impact analysis of the draft rule.

The office shall forward written, telephoned, and electronically transmitted comments to the state agency having jurisdiction over the rule. The office has no other duty with regard to the comments.

Cite as R.C. § 107.62

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.63 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Small business advisory council.

As used in this section, "small business" means an independently owned and operated for-profit or nonprofit business entity, including affiliates, that has fewer than five hundred full time employees or gross annual sales of less than six million dollars, and has operations located in the state.

The small business advisory council is established in the office of the governor. The council shall advise the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the common sense initiative office on the adverse impact draft rules might have on small businesses. The council shall meet at least quarterly.

The council consists of nine members. The governor, or the person to whom the governor has delegated responsibilities for the common sense initiative office under section 107.61 of the Revised Code, shall appoint five members, the president of the senate shall appoint two members, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two members. A member serves at the pleasure of the member's appointing authority. The appointing authorities shall consult with each other and appoint only individuals who are representative of small businesses, and shall do so in such a manner that the membership of the council is composed of representatives of small businesses that are of different sizes, engaged in different lines of business, and located in different parts of the state.

Cite as R.C. § 107.63

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.

107.63 [Effective 9/17/2014] Small business advisory council.

As used in this section, "small business" means an independently owned and operated for-profit or nonprofit business entity, including affiliates, that has fewer than five hundred full time employees or gross annual sales of less than six million dollars, and has operations located in the state.

The small business advisory council is established in the office of the governor. The council shall advise the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the common sense initiative office on the adverse impact draft and existing rules might have on small businesses. The council shall meet at least quarterly.

The council consists of nine members. The governor, or the person to whom the governor has delegated responsibilities for the common sense initiative office under section 107.61 of the Revised Code, shall appoint five members, the president of the senate shall appoint two members, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two members. A member serves at the pleasure of the member's appointing authority. The appointing authorities shall consult with each other and appoint only individuals who are representative of small businesses, and shall do so in such a manner that the membership of the council is composed of representatives of small businesses that are of different sizes, engaged in different lines of business, and located in different parts of the state.

Cite as R.C. § 107.63

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.