128.55 Disbursement of government assistance fund monies.

(A) Prior to January 1, 2014, the steering committee shall disburse moneys from the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund to each county in the same manner as the 2012 disbursements, in accordance with divisions (A) and (B) of section 4931.64 of the Revised Code as those divisions existed prior to the effective date of H.B. 360 of the 129th general assembly, December 20, 2012.

(B) Beginning January 1, 2014:

(1) The tax commissioner, not later than the last day of each month, shall disburse moneys from the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund, plus any accrued interest on the fund, to each county treasurer.

(a) If there are sufficient funds in the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund, each county treasurer shall receive the same amount distributed to that county by the public utilities commission in the corresponding calendar month in 2013. If any excess remains after these distributions are made, the tax commissioner shall transfer that excess to the next generation 9-1-1 fund.

(b) If the funds available are insufficient to make the distributions as provided in division (B)(1)(a) of this section, each county's share shall be reduced in proportion to the amounts received in the corresponding calendar month in 2013, until the total amount to be distributed to the counties is equivalent to the amount available in the wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund.

(2) The tax commissioner shall disburse moneys from the next generation 9-1-1 fund in accordance with the guidelines established under section 128.022 of the Revised Code.

(C) Immediately upon receipt by a county treasurer of a disbursement under division (A) or (B)(1) of this section, the county shall disburse, in accordance with the allocation formula set forth in the final plan, the amount the county so received to any other subdivisions in the county and any regional councils of governments in the county that pay the costs of a public safety answering point providing wireless enhanced 9-1-1 under the plan.

(D) Nothing in this chapter affects the authority of a subdivision operating or served by a public safety answering point of a 9-1-1 system or a regional council of governments operating a public safety answering point of a 9-1-1 system to use, as provided in the final plan for the system or in an agreement under section 128.09 of the Revised Code, any other authorized revenue of the subdivision or the regional council of governments for the purposes of providing basic or enhanced 9-1-1.

History. Renumbered and amended from § 5507.55 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

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

Renumbered from § 4931.64 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.166, HB 360, §1, eff. 12/20/2012.