Chapter 127: CONTROLLING BOARD

127.01, 127.02 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 10-10-1989

127.03, 127.04 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-23-1977

127.05 Amended and Renumbered RC 127.02.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985

127.11 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-23-1977

127.12 Controlling board created.

There is hereby created a controlling board consisting of all of the following:

(A) The director of budget and management or an employee of the office of budget and management designated by the director ;

(B) The chairperson or vice-chairperson of the finance-appropriations committee of the house of representatives, as designated by the speaker;

(C) The chairperson or vice-chairperson of the finance committee of the senate, as designated by the president;

(D) Two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker, one from the majority party and one from the minority party ;

(E) Two members of the senate appointed by the president, one from the majority party and one from the minority party.

Notwithstanding section 101.26 of the Revised Code, the legislative members, when engaged in their duties as members of the controlling board, shall be paid at the per diem rate of one hundred fifty dollars, and their necessary traveling expenses, which shall be paid from the funds appropriated for the payment of expenses of legislative committees.

In the event of the absence, illness, disability, death, or resignation of a legislative member, the following persons may serve in the member's absence: for the chairperson or vice-chairperson of the finance-appropriations committee of the house of representatives, the speaker or a member of the house designated by the speaker; for the chairperson or vice-chairperson of the senate finance committee, the president or a member of the senate designated by the president; for a member of the board appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, or the president of the senate, the speaker or the president, as the case may be, or a member of the house of representatives or of the senate of the same party as such controlling board member, designated by such speaker or president.

As used in any statute, "controlling board," unless the context otherwise requires, means the controlling board created by this section.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.7, HB 114, §101.01, eff. 6/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993

127.13 Organization.

The director of budget and management or his designee shall be president of the controlling board. The president shall prepare the proposed agenda for the meetings of the board and shall provide, at least seven days prior to the meeting, copies of the proposed agenda and supporting documentation to the members of the board and to the legislative budget office of the legislative service commission.

The director shall designate an employee of the office of budget and management to serve as secretary of the controlling board. The secretary shall assist the president of the board and shall make and keep a record of each request received by the board and of its action thereon. The secretary shall certify a copy of the record of each action to each member of the board and to the director.

The controlling board may adopt procedural rules for the conduct of the business of the board, may approve, disapprove, modify as to specific dollar amounts, or defer requests, and may require that a request from the senate, the house of representatives, the supreme court, or an elected member of the executive department as defined in Section 1 of Article III, Ohio Constitution, not currently before the controlling board be added to the agenda for a specified future meeting of the board, provided that such request has been previously submitted to the president for inclusion in the agenda for a board meeting. The controlling board also may adopt rules authorizing the president to act on its behalf in exigent circumstances affecting the public health, safety, or welfare.

The affirmative vote of no fewer than four members of the controlling board shall be required for any action of the board. The board shall meet at least once a month.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993

127.14 Transfer of funds.

The controlling board may, at the request of any state agency or the director of budget and management, authorize, with respect to the provisions of any appropriation act:

(A) Transfers of all or part of an appropriation within but not between state agencies, except such transfers as the director of budget and management is authorized by law to make, provided that no transfer shall be made by the director for the purpose of effecting new or changed levels of program service not authorized by the general assembly;

(B) Transfers of all or part of an appropriation from one fiscal year to another;

(C) Transfers of all or part of an appropriation within or between state agencies made necessary by administrative reorganization or by the abolition of an agency or part of an agency;

(D) Transfers of all or part of cash balances in excess of needs from any fund of the state to the general revenue fund or to such other fund of the state to which the money would have been credited in the absence of the fund from which the transfers are authorized to be made, except that the controlling board may not authorize such transfers from the accrued leave liability fund, auto registration distribution fund, local motor vehicle license tax fund, budget stabilization fund, building improvement fund, development bond retirement fund, facilities establishment fund, gasoline excise tax fund, general revenue fund, higher education improvement fund, highway improvement bond retirement fund, highway obligations bond retirement fund, highway capital improvement fund, highway operating fund, horse racing tax fund, improvements bond retirement fund, public library fund, liquor control fund, local government fund, local transportation improvement program fund, mental health facilities improvement fund, Ohio fairs fund, parks and recreation improvement fund, public improvements bond retirement fund, school district income tax fund, state agency facilities improvement fund, state and local government highway distribution fund, state highway safety fund, state lottery fund, undivided liquor permit fund, Vietnam conflict compensation bond retirement fund, volunteer fire fighters' dependents fund, waterways safety fund, wildlife fund, workers' compensation fund, or any fund not specified in this division that the director of budget and management determines to be a bond fund or bond retirement fund;

(E) Transfers of all or part of those appropriations included in the emergency purposes account of the controlling board;

(F) Temporary transfers of all or part of an appropriation or other moneys into and between existing funds, or new funds, as may be established by law when needed for capital outlays for which notes or bonds will be issued;

(G) Transfer or release of all or part of an appropriation to a state agency requiring controlling board approval of such transfer or release as provided by law;

(H) Temporary transfer of funds included in the emergency purposes appropriation of the controlling board. Such temporary transfers may be made subject to conditions specified by the controlling board at the time temporary transfers are authorized. No transfers shall be made under this division for the purpose of effecting new or changed levels of program service not authorized by the general assembly.

As used in this section, "request" means an application by a state agency or the director of budget and management seeking some action by the controlling board.

When authorizing the transfer of all or part of an appropriation under this section, the controlling board may authorize the transfer to an existing appropriation item and the creation of and transfer to a new appropriation item.

Whenever there is a transfer of all or part of funds included in the emergency purposes appropriation by the controlling board, pursuant to division (E) of this section, the state agency or the director of budget and management receiving such transfer shall keep a detailed record of the use of the transferred funds. At the earliest scheduled meeting of the controlling board following the accomplishment of the purposes specified in the request originally seeking the transfer, or following the total expenditure of the transferred funds for the specified purposes, the state agency or the director of budget and management shall submit a report on the expenditure of such funds to the board. The portion of any appropriation so transferred which is not required to accomplish the purposes designated in the original request to the controlling board shall be returned to the proper appropriation of the controlling board at this time.

Notwithstanding any provisions of law providing for the deposit of revenues received by a state agency to the credit of a particular fund in the state treasury, whenever there is a temporary transfer of funds included in the emergency purposes appropriation of the controlling board pursuant to division (H) of this section, revenues received by any state agency receiving such a temporary transfer of funds shall, as directed by the controlling board, be transferred back to the emergency purposes appropriation.

The board may delegate to the director of budget and management authority to approve transfers among items of appropriation under division (A) of this section.

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

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 7, HB 51, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §1, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Effective Date: 06-30-2000; 2008 SB185 06-20-2008; 2008 HB79 01-06-2009

127.15 Hearing on transfers.

The controlling board may authorize any state agency for which an appropriation is made, in any act making appropriations for capital improvements, to expend the moneys appropriated otherwise than in accordance with the items set forth, and for such purpose may authorize transfers among items or create new items and authorize transfers thereto, provided that prior to such transfers the agency seeking the same shall notify by mail the elected representatives to the general assembly from the counties affected by such transfers, stating the time and place of the hearing on the proposed transfers thereto. Such transfers among items shall not alter in total the appropriation to any state agency except as otherwise provided by the general assembly. The board may not authorize the transfer of a capital appropriation item of any state agency for use by such agency for operating expenses, except as otherwise provided by the general assembly.

Effective Date: 07-30-1975

127.16 Purchasing by competitive selection.

(A) Upon the request of either a state agency or the director of budget and management and after the controlling board determines that an emergency or a sufficient economic reason exists, the controlling board may approve the making of a purchase without competitive selection as provided in division (B) of this section.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no state agency, using money that has been appropriated to it directly, shall:

(1) Make any purchase from a particular supplier, that would amount to fifty thousand dollars or more when combined with both the amount of all disbursements to the supplier during the fiscal year for purchases made by the agency and the amount of all outstanding encumbrances for purchases made by the agency from the supplier, unless the purchase is made by competitive selection or with the approval of the controlling board;

(2) Lease real estate from a particular supplier, if the lease would amount to seventy-five thousand dollars or more when combined with both the amount of all disbursements to the supplier during the fiscal year for real estate leases made by the agency and the amount of all outstanding encumbrances for real estate leases made by the agency from the supplier, unless the lease is made by competitive selection or with the approval of the controlling board.

(C) Any person who authorizes a purchase in violation of division (B) of this section shall be liable to the state for any state funds spent on the purchase, and the attorney general shall collect the amount from the person.

(D) Nothing in division (B) of this section shall be construed as:

(1) A limitation upon the authority of the director of transportation as granted in sections 5501.17, 5517.02, and 5525.14 of the Revised Code;

(2) Applying to medicaid provider agreements under the medicaid program;

(3) Applying to the purchase of examinations from a sole supplier by a state licensing board under Title XLVII of the Revised Code;

(4) Applying to entertainment contracts for the Ohio state fair entered into by the Ohio expositions commission, provided that the controlling board has given its approval to the commission to enter into such contracts and has approved a total budget amount for such contracts as agreed upon by commission action, and that the commission causes to be kept itemized records of the amounts of money spent under each contract and annually files those records with the clerk of the house of representatives and the clerk of the senate following the close of the fair;

(5) Limiting the authority of the chief of the division of mineral resources management to contract for reclamation work with an operator mining adjacent land as provided in section 1513.27 of the Revised Code;

(6) Applying to investment transactions and procedures of any state agency, except that the agency shall file with the board the name of any person with whom the agency contracts to make, broker, service, or otherwise manage its investments, as well as the commission, rate, or schedule of charges of such person with respect to any investment transactions to be undertaken on behalf of the agency. The filing shall be in a form and at such times as the board considers appropriate.

(7) Applying to purchases made with money for the per cent for arts program established by section 3379.10 of the Revised Code;

(8) Applying to purchases made by the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency of services, or supplies, that are provided to persons with disabilities, or to purchases made by the agency in connection with the eligibility determinations it makes for applicants of programs administered by the social security administration;

(9) Applying to payments by the department of medicaid under section 5164.85 of the Revised Code for group health plan premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other cost-sharing expenses;

(10) Applying to any agency of the legislative branch of the state government;

(11) Applying to agreements or contracts entered into under section 5101.11, 5101.20, 5101.201, 5101.21, or 5101.214 of the Revised Code;

(12) Applying to purchases of services by the adult parole authority under section 2967.14 of the Revised Code or by the department of youth services under section 5139.08 of the Revised Code;

(13) Applying to dues or fees paid for membership in an organization or association;

(14) Applying to purchases of utility services pursuant to section 9.30 of the Revised Code;

(15) Applying to purchases made in accordance with rules adopted by the department of administrative services of motor vehicle, aviation, or watercraft fuel, or emergency repairs of such vehicles;

(16) Applying to purchases of tickets for passenger air transportation;

(17) Applying to purchases necessary to provide public notifications required by law or to provide notifications of job openings;

(18) Applying to the judicial branch of state government;

(19) Applying to purchases of liquor for resale by the division of liquor control;

(20) Applying to purchases of motor courier and freight services made in accordance with department of administrative services rules;

(21) Applying to purchases from the United States postal service and purchases of stamps and postal meter replenishment from vendors at rates established by the United States postal service;

(22) Applying to purchases of books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, maintenance subscriptions, and other published materials;

(23) Applying to purchases from other state agencies, including state-assisted institutions of higher education or the Ohio historical society;

(24) Limiting the authority of the director of environmental protection to enter into contracts under division (D) of section 3745.14 of the Revised Code to conduct compliance reviews, as defined in division (A) of that section;

(25) Applying to purchases from a qualified nonprofit agency pursuant to sections 125.60 to 125.6012 or 4115.31 to 4115.35 of the Revised Code;

(26) Applying to payments by the department of job and family services to the United States department of health and human services for printing and mailing notices pertaining to the tax refund offset program of the internal revenue service of the United States department of the treasury;

(27) Applying to contracts entered into by the department of developmental disabilities under section 5123.18 of the Revised Code;

(28) Applying to payments made by the department of mental health and addiction services under a physician recruitment program authorized by section 5119.185 of the Revised Code;

(29) Applying to contracts entered into with persons by the director of commerce for unclaimed funds collection and remittance efforts as provided in division (F) of section 169.03 of the Revised Code. The director shall keep an itemized accounting of unclaimed funds collected by those persons and amounts paid to them for their services.

(30) Applying to purchases made by a state institution of higher education in accordance with the terms of a contract between the vendor and an inter-university purchasing group comprised of purchasing officers of state institutions of higher education;

(31) Applying to the department of medicaid's purchases of health assistance services under the children's health insurance program ;

(32) Applying to payments by the attorney general from the reparations fund to hospitals and other emergency medical facilities for performing medical examinations to collect physical evidence pursuant to section 2907.28 of the Revised Code;

(33) Applying to contracts with a contracting authority or administrative receiver under division (B) of section 5126.056 of the Revised Code;

(34) Applying to purchases of goods and services by the department of veterans services in accordance with the terms of contracts entered into by the United States department of veterans affairs;

(35) Applying to payments by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to the federal bureau of investigation for criminal records checks pursuant to section 109.572 of the Revised Code;

(36) Applying to contracts entered into by the department of medicaid under section 5164.47 of the Revised Code;

(37) Applying to contracts entered into under section 5160.12 of the Revised Code;

(38) Applying to payments to the Ohio historical society from other state agencies.

(E) When determining whether a state agency has reached the cumulative purchase thresholds established in divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section, all of the following purchases by such agency shall not be considered:

(1) Purchases made through competitive selection or with controlling board approval;

(2) Purchases listed in division (D) of this section;

(3) For the purposes of the threshold of division (B)(1) of this section only, leases of real estate.

(F) As used in this section, "competitive selection," "purchase," "supplies," and "services" have the same meanings as in section 125.01 of the Revised Code.

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 10/1/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009 and 10/16/2009.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 12-18-2003; 07-01-2005; 04-06-2007; 07-01-2007; 2007 HB119 07-01-2007; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008

127.161 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-15-1981

127.162 Approval of purchase by controlling board.

(A) Upon the request of a state agency or the director of budget and management, the controlling board may approve the making of a purchase if the agency seeking to make the purchase has met both of the following requirements:

(1) The agency has utilized one of the following competitive selection or evaluation and selection processes:

(a) The requirements for competitive sealed bidding under section 125.07 of the Revised Code;

(b) The requirements for competitive sealed proposals under section 125.071 of the Revised Code;

(c) The requirements for reverse auctions under section 125.072 of the Revised Code;

(d) The evaluation and selection requirements for professional design services under section 153.69 of the Revised Code;

(e) Agency released competitive opportunity that demonstrates a competitive process involving a request for proposals, request for qualifications, or request for information.

(2) The agency has provided in its request to the board a detailed explanation of the competitive selection or evaluation and selection process it utilized.

(B) The controlling board, by a majority vote, may disapprove or defer a request submitted under this section or request that the agency resubmit the request pursuant to section 127.16 of the Revised Code if the agency fails to demonstrate it utilized one of the competitive selection or evaluation and selection requirements described in division (A)(1) of this section.

(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify the cumulative purchasing thresholds established in divisions (B) and (E) of section 127.16 of the Revised Code.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

127.17 Actions to carry out legislative intent.

The controlling board shall take no action which does not carry out the legislative intent of the general assembly regarding program goals and levels of support of state agencies as expressed in the prevailing appropriation acts of the general assembly.

Effective Date: 07-30-1975

127.18 Summary and fiscal analysis of each proposed rule.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Rule-making agency" has the same meaning as in division (I) of section 119.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Rule" includes the adoption, amendment, or rescission of a rule.

(3) "Proposed rule" means the original version of a proposed rule, and each revised version of the same proposed rule, that is filed with the joint committee on agency rule review under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) A rule-making agency shall prepare, in the form prescribed by the joint committee on agency rule review under division (E) of this section, a complete and accurate rule summary and fiscal analysis of each proposed rule that it files under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The rule summary and fiscal analysis shall include all of the following information:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the rule-making agency, and the name and telephone number of an individual or office within the agency designated by that agency to be responsible for coordinating and making available information in the possession of the agency regarding the proposed rule;

(2) The Ohio Administrative Code rule number of the proposed rule;

(3) A brief summary of, and the legal basis for, the proposed rule, including citations identifying the statute that prescribes the procedure in accordance with which the rule-making agency is required to adopt the proposed rule, the statute that authorizes the agency to adopt the proposed rule, and the statute that the agency intends to amplify or implement by adopting the proposed rule;

(4) An estimate, in dollars, of the amount by which the proposed rule would increase or decrease revenues or expenditures during the current biennium;

(5) A citation identifying the appropriation that authorizes each expenditure that would be necessitated by the proposed rule;

(6) A summary of the estimated cost of compliance with the rule to all directly affected persons;

(7) The reasons why the rule is being proposed;

(8) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations, an estimate in dollars of the cost of compliance with the rule, or, if dollar amounts cannot be determined, a written explanation of why it was not possible to ascertain dollar amounts;

(9) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations and is the result of a federal requirement, a clear explanation that the proposed state rule does not exceed the scope and intent of the requirement, or, if the state rule does exceed the minimum necessary federal requirement, a justification of the excess cost, and an estimate of the costs, including those costs for local governments, exceeding the federal requirement;

(10) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations, a comprehensive cost estimate that includes the procedure and method of calculating the costs of compliance and identifies major cost categories including personnel costs, new equipment or other capital costs, operating costs, and indirect central service costs related to the rule. The fiscal analysis shall also include a written explanation of the agency's and the affected local government's ability to pay for the new requirements and a statement of any impact the rule will have on economic development.

(11) If the rule incorporates a text or other material by reference, and the agency claims the incorporation by reference is exempt from compliance with sections 121.71 to 121.74 of the Revised Code because the text or other material is generally available to persons who reasonably can be expected to be affected by the rule, an explanation of how the text or other material is generally available to those persons;

(12) If the rule incorporates a text or other material by reference, and it was infeasible for the agency to file the text or other material electronically, an explanation of why filing the text or other material electronically was infeasible;

(13) If the rule is being rescinded and incorporates a text or other material by reference, and it was infeasible for the agency to file the text or other material, an explanation of why filing the text or other material was infeasible;

(14) Any other information the joint committee on agency rule review considers necessary to make the proposed rule or the fiscal effect of the proposed rule fully understandable.

(C) The rule-making agency shall file the rule summary and fiscal analysis in electronic form along with the proposed rule that it files under divisions (D) and (E) of section 111.15 or divisions (B) and (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The joint committee on agency rule review shall not accept any proposed rule for filing unless a copy of the rule summary and fiscal analysis of the proposed rule, completely and accurately prepared, is filed along with the proposed rule.

(D) The joint committee on agency rule review shall review the fiscal effect of each proposed rule that is filed under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.

(E) The joint committee on agency rule review shall prescribe the form in which each rule-making agency shall prepare its rule summary and fiscal analysis of a proposed rule.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 18, SB 67, §1, eff. 9/4/2013.

Effective Date: 09-17-2002

127.19 Controlling board emergency purposes fund.

There is hereby created in the state treasury the controlling board emergency purposes fund, consisting of transfers from the general revenue fund and any other funds appropriated by the general assembly. Moneys in the fund may be used by the controlling board at the request of a state agency or the director of budget and management for the purpose of providing disaster and emergency aid to state agencies and political subdivisions or for other purposes approved by the controlling board.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

127.21 Amended and Renumbered RC 126.10.

Effective Date: 06-29-1975

127.22, 127.23 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-04-1959

127.26 Amended and Renumbered RC 126.11.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985