128.54 Funds established for receipt, distribution, and accounting for amounts received from Wireless 9-1-1 charges.

(A)

(1) For the purpose of receiving, distributing, and accounting for amounts received from the wireless 9-1-1 charges imposed under section 128.42 of the Revised Code, the following funds are created in the state treasury:

(a) The wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund;

(b) The wireless 9-1-1 administrative fund;

(c) The wireless 9-1-1 program fund;

(d) The next generation 9-1-1 fund.

(2) Amounts remitted under section 128.46 of the Revised Code shall be paid to the treasurer of state for deposit as follows:

(a) Ninety-seven per cent to the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund. All interest earned on the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund shall be credited to the fund.

(b) One per cent to the wireless 9-1-1 administrative fund;

(c) Two per cent to the 9-1-1 program fund.

(3) The tax commissioner shall use the wireless 9-1-1 administrative fund to defray the costs incurred in carrying out this chapter.

(4) The steering committee shall use the 9-1-1 program fund to defray the costs incurred by the steering committee in carrying out this chapter.

(5) Annually, the tax commissioner , after paying administrative costs under division (A)(3) of this section, shall transfer any excess remaining in the wireless 9-1-1 administrative fund to the next generation 9-1-1 fund, created under this section.

(B) At the direction of the steering committee, the tax commissioner shall transfer the funds remaining in the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund to the credit of the next generation 9-1-1 fund. All interest earned on the next generation 9-1-1 fund shall be credited to the fund.

(C) From the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund, the director of budget and management shall, as funds are available, transfer to the tax refund fund, created under section 5703.052 of the Revised Code, amounts equal to the refunds certified by the tax commissioner under division (D) of section 128.47 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Renumbered and amended from § 5507.54 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.188, HB 472, §1, eff. 12/20/2012.