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.
Effective Date: 01-08-1979 .