131.35 Spending federal and certain nonfederal funds.

(A) With respect to the federal funds received into any fund of the state from which transfers may be made under division (D) of section 127.14 of the Revised Code:

(1) No state agency may make expenditures of any federal funds, whether such funds are advanced prior to expenditure or as reimbursement, unless such expenditures are made pursuant to specific appropriations of the general assembly , are authorized by the controlling board pursuant to division (A)(5) of this section, or are authorized by an executive order issued in accordance with section 107.17 of the Revised Code, and until an allotment has been approved by the director of budget and management. All federal funds received by a state agency shall be reported to the director within fifteen days of the receipt of such funds or the notification of award, whichever occurs first. The director shall prescribe the forms and procedures to be used when reporting the receipt of federal funds.

(2) If the federal funds received are greater than the amount of such funds appropriated by the general assembly for a specific purpose, the total appropriation of federal and state funds for such purpose shall remain at the amount designated by the general assembly, except that the expenditure of federal funds received in excess of such specific appropriation may be authorized by the controlling board.

(3) To the extent that the expenditure of excess federal funds is authorized, the controlling board may transfer a like amount of general revenue fund appropriation authority from the affected agency to the emergency purposes appropriation of the controlling board, if such action is permitted under federal regulations.

(4) Additional funds may be created by the controlling board to receive revenues not anticipated in an appropriations act for the biennium in which such new revenues are received. Expenditures from such additional funds may be authorized by the controlling board, but such authorization shall not extend beyond the end of the biennium in which such funds are created.

(5) Controlling board authorization for a state agency to make an expenditure of federal funds constitutes authority for the agency to participate in the federal program providing the funds, and the agency is not required to obtain an executive order under section 107.17 of the Revised Code to participate in the federal program.

(B) With respect to nonfederal funds received into the waterways safety fund, the wildlife fund, and any fund of the state from which transfers may be made under division (D) of section 127.14 of the Revised Code:

(1) No state agency may make expenditures of any such funds unless the expenditures are made pursuant to specific appropriations of the general assembly.

(2) If the receipts received into any fund are greater than the amount appropriated, the appropriation for that fund shall remain at the amount designated by the general assembly or as increased and approved by the controlling board.

(3) Additional funds may be created by the controlling board to receive revenues not anticipated in an appropriations act for the biennium in which such new revenues are received. Expenditures from such additional funds may be authorized by the controlling board, but such authorization shall not extend beyond the end of the biennium in which such funds are created.

(C) The controlling board shall not authorize more than ten per cent of additional spending from the occupational licensing and regulatory fund, created in section 4743.05 of the Revised Code, in excess of any appropriation made by the general assembly to a licensing agency except an appropriation for costs related to the examination or reexamination of applicants for a license. As used in this division, "licensing agency" and "license" have the same meanings as in section 4745.01 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 131.35

History. Effective Date: 09-26-2003