126.35 Warrants or electronic fund transfers for payments - electronic benefit transfers.

(A) The director of budget and management shall draw warrants or process electronic funds transfers against the treasurer of state pursuant to all requests for payment that the director has approved under section 126.07 of the Revised Code.

(B) Unless a cash assistance payment is to be made by electronic benefit transfer, payment by the director of budget and management to a participant in the Ohio works first program pursuant to Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code, a recipient of disability financial assistance pursuant to Chapter 5115. of the Revised Code, or a recipient of cash assistance provided under the refugee assistance program established under section 5101.49 of the Revised Code shall be made by direct deposit to the account of the participant or recipient in the financial institution designated under section 329.03 of the Revised Code. Payment by the director of budget and management to a recipient of benefits distributed through the medium of electronic benefit transfer pursuant to section 5101.33 of the Revised Code shall be by electronic benefit transfer. Payment by the director of budget and management as compensation to an employee of the state who has, pursuant to section 124.151 of the Revised Code, designated a financial institution and account for the direct deposit of such payments shall be made by direct deposit to the account of the employee. Payment to any other payee who has designated a financial institution and account for the direct deposit of such payment may be made by direct deposit to the account of the payee in the financial institution as provided in section 9.37 of the Revised Code. Accounts maintained by the director of budget and management or the director's agent in a financial institution for the purpose of effectuating payment by direct deposit or electronic benefit transfer shall be maintained in accordance with section 135.18 of the Revised Code.

(C) All other payments from the state treasury shall be made by paper warrants, electronic funds transfers, or by direct deposit payable to the respective payees. The director of budget and management may mail the paper warrants to the respective payees or distribute them through other state agencies, whichever the director determines to be the better procedure.

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

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

Effective Date: 12-01-2006