131.024 Recovery of unclaimed funds.

(A) The attorney general may, not later than the first day of February of each year, send to the director of commerce a request containing the name, address, and social security number of any person who owes a claim that has been certified to the attorney general under section 131.02 of the Revised Code and request that the director provide information to the attorney general as required in division (B) of this section. If the information the director provides identifies or results in identifying unclaimed funds held by the state for an obligor in default, the attorney general may file a claim under section 169.08 of the Revised Code to recover the unclaimed funds. If the director allows the claim, the director shall pay the claim directly to the attorney general. The director shall not disallow a claim made by the attorney general because the attorney general is not the owner of the unclaimed funds according to the report made under section 169.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) The director of commerce shall provide the attorney general, not later than the first day of March of each year, the name, address, social security number, if the social security number is available, and any other identifying information for any individual included in a request sent by the attorney general pursuant to division (A) of this section who has unclaimed funds delivered or reported to the state under Chapter 169. of the Revised Code.

(C) The attorney general, in consultation with the department of commerce, may adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to aid in the implementation of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 131.024

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