118.27 [Effective Until 9/15/2014] Continued existence of commission.

(A) A financial planning and supervision commission with respect to a municipal corporation, county, or township, and its functions under this chapter, shall continue in existence until such time as a determination is made pursuant to division (B) of this section that the municipal corporation, county, or township has done all of the following:

(1) Planned, and is in the process of good faith implementation of, an effective financial accounting and reporting system in accordance with section 118.10 of the Revised Code, and it is reasonably expected that such implementation will be completed within two years;

(2) Corrected and eliminated or has planned and is in the process of good faith implementation of correcting and eliminating all of the fiscal emergency conditions determined pursuant to section 118.04 of the Revised Code, and no new fiscal emergency conditions have occurred. The auditor of state shall monitor the progress of the municipal corporation, county, or township in its plan of good faith implementation of correcting and eliminating all the fiscal emergency conditions. This monitoring is to secure full implementation at the earliest time feasible but within two years from such termination. If after a two-year period, the municipal corporation, county, or township has failed to secure full implementation, the auditor of state may redeclare the municipal corporation, county, or township to be in a fiscal emergency.

(3) Met the objectives of the financial plan described in section 118.06 of the Revised Code;

(4) The municipal corporation, county, or township prepares a financial forecast for a five-year period in accordance with the standards issued by the auditor of state. An opinion must be rendered by the auditor of state that the financial forecast is considered to be nonadverse.

(B) The determination that all of such conditions for the termination of the existence of the commission and its functions exist may be made either by the auditor of state or by the commission and shall be certified to the commission, the auditor of state, the governor, and the budget commission, whereupon such commission and its functions under this chapter shall terminate. Such determination shall be made by the auditor of state upon the filing with the auditor of state of a written request for such determination by the municipal corporation, county, or township, the governor, or the commission, or may be made by the auditor of state upon the auditor of state's own initiative.

(C) The commission shall prepare and submit with such certification a final report of its activities, in such form as is appropriate for the purpose of providing a record of its activities and assisting other commissions created under this chapter in the conduct of their functions. All of the books and records of the commission shall be delivered to the auditor of state for retention and safekeeping.

(D) Upon receipt of the certification provided for in division (B) of this section, the director shall follow the procedures set forth in section 126.29 of the Revised Code.

(E) If, at the time of termination of the commission, an effective financial accounting and reporting system has not been fully implemented, the auditor of state shall monitor the progress of implementation and shall exercise authority under Chapter 117. and section 118.10 of the Revised Code to secure full implementation at the earliest time feasible but within two years from such termination.

Cite as R.C. § 118.27

History. Effective Date: 09-03-1996

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 118.27 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.