122.12 Definitions.

As used in this section and in section 122.121 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Endorsing county" means a county that contains a site selected by a site selection organization for one or more games.

(B) "Endorsing municipality" means a municipal corporation that contains a site selected by a site selection organization for one or more games.

(C) "Game support contract" means a joinder undertaking, joinder agreement, or similar contract executed by an endorsing municipality or endorsing county and a site selection organization.

(D) "Game" means a national or international competition of football, auto racing, rugby, cricket, horse racing, mixed martial arts, or any sport that is governed by an international federation and included in at least one of the following:

(1) Olympic games;

(2) Pan American games;

(3) Commonwealth games.

(E) "Joinder agreement" means an agreement entered into by a local organizing committee, endorsing municipality, or endorsing county, or more than one endorsing municipality or county acting collectively and a site selection organization setting out representations and assurances by each endorsing municipality or endorsing county in connection with the selection of a site in this state for the location of a game.

(F) "Joinder undertaking" means an agreement entered into by a local organizing committee, endorsing municipality, or endorsing county, or more than one endorsing municipality or county acting collectively and a site selection organization that each endorsing municipality or endorsing county will execute a joinder agreement in the event that the site selection organization selects a site in this state for a game.

(G) "Local organizing committee" means a nonprofit corporation or its successor in interest that:

(1) Has been authorized by an endorsing municipality, endorsing county, or more than one endorsing municipality or county acting collectively to pursue an application and bid on the applicant's behalf to a site selection organization for selection as the site of one or more games; or

(2) With the authorization of an endorsing municipality, endorsing county, or more than one endorsing municipality or county acting collectively, has executed an agreement with a site selection organization regarding a bid to host one or more games.

(H) "Site selection organization" means the national or international governing body of a sport that is recognized as such by the endorsing municipality, endorsing county, or local organizing committee.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.177, HB 347, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.47, SB 181, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-26-2003