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.

Effective Date: 09-05-2006