126.14 Controlling board to approve release of appropriation for purchase of real estate or other capital project.

The release of any money appropriated for the purchase of real estate shall be approved by the controlling board. The release of money appropriated for all other capital projects is also subject to the approval of the controlling board, except that the director of budget and management may approve the release of money appropriated for specific projects in accordance with the requirements of this section and except that the director of budget and management may approve the release of unencumbered capital balances, for a project to repair, remove, or prevent a public exigency declared to exist by the executive director of the Ohio facilities construction commission under section 123.10 of the Revised Code in the amount designated in that declaration.

Within sixty days after the effective date of any act appropriating money for capital projects, the director shall determine which appropriations are for general projects and which are for specific projects. Specific projects may include specific higher education projects that are to be funded from general purpose appropriations from the higher education improvement fund or the higher education improvement taxable fund created in section 154.21 of the Revised Code. Upon determining which projects are general and which are specific, the director shall submit to the controlling board a list that includes a brief description of and the estimated expenditures for each specific project. The release of money for any specific higher education projects that are to be funded from general purpose appropriations from the higher education improvement fund or the higher education improvement taxable fund but that are not included on the list, and the release of money for any specific higher education projects included on the list that will exceed the estimated expenditures by more than ten per cent, are subject to the approval of the controlling board.

The director may create new appropriation items and make transfers of appropriations to them for specific higher education projects included on the list that are to be funded from general purpose appropriations for basic renovations that are made from the higher education improvement fund or the higher education improvement taxable fund.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.93, HB 482, §101.01, eff. 7/3/2012.

Effective Date: 09-14-2000