121.23 No award of contract to person found in contempt for failure to correct an unfair labor practice.

(A) The secretary of state shall establish and maintain a list of all persons against whom more than one final, unappealable finding of contempt of court by a federal court or court of appeals has been issued and has remained uncorrected by the court within the immediately preceding two-year period after the listing of the finding by the secretary of state for failure to correct an unfair labor practice prohibited by the "National Labor Relations Act," 49 Stat. 452 (1935), 29 U.S.C. 158 . The list shall be updated on the first day of each month. The secretary of state shall, within ten days after a person's name is added to the list pursuant to this division, issue written notice to such person stating that the person's name has been placed on the list pursuant to this division and setting forth the specific contempt finding of the court upon which the secretary of state based his determination. Any person who receives such notice may file an application with the secretary of state to have the person's name removed from the list. Upon receiving such application, the secretary of state shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and afford the applicant the opportunity to present evidence and arguments in support of the application. If after such hearing the secretary of state determines that the person's name was improperly included on the list or that the finding of contempt of court has been corrected by the court, the secretary of state shall immediately remove the person's name from the list.

(B) No department, office, institution, board, commission, or other state agency shall award a public improvement, service, or supply contract or subcontract to any person whose name appears on the most recent list established pursuant to this section and who has received written notice as provided in division (A) of this section.

(C) No person holding a public improvement, service, or supply contract with a state agency shall enter into any subcontract associated with this contract with a person whose name appears on the most recent list established pursuant to this section and who has received written notice as provided in division (A) of this section.

(D) During an emergency situation, a department, office, institution, board, commission, or other state agency may award a contract or subcontract to a person whose name appears on the list if the listed person is the sole source of supply for the goods or services needed by the state agency.

Effective Date: 01-15-1981