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.

Effective Date: 01-08-1979

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4