131.57 Exceptions to aggregate general revenue fund appropriation limitations.

Notwithstanding section 131.56 of the Revised Code, the general assembly may make aggregate general revenue fund appropriations for a fiscal year that exceed the state appropriation limitation for that fiscal year if either of the following apply:

(A) The excess appropriations are made in response to the governor's proclamation of an emergency concerning such things as an act of God, a pandemic disease, an infestation of destructive organisms, repelling invasion, suppressing insurrection, defending the state in time of war, or responding to terrorist attacks, and can be used only for that emergency.

(B) The general assembly passes a bill by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of each house that does both of the following:

(1) Specifically identifies the purpose of each excess appropriation;

(2) States whether the appropriations are to be included as aggregate general revenue fund appropriations with respect to future determinations of the state appropriation limitation under section 107.033 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 09-05-2006