1311.25 Public improvement definitions.

As used in sections 1311.25 to 1311.32 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Public improvement" means any construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, alteration, demolition, or repair of a building, highway, drainage system, water system, road, street, alley, sewer, ditch, sewage disposal plant, water works, and any other structure or work of any nature by a public authority.

(B) "Public authority" includes the state, and a county, township, municipal corporation, school district, or other political subdivision of the state, and any public agency, authority, board, commission, instrumentality, or special district of or in the state or a county, township, municipal corporation, school district, or other political subdivision of the state, and any officer or agent thereof.

(C) " Material supplier" includes any person by whom any materials are furnished in furtherance of a public improvement.

(D) "Laborer" includes any mechanic, worker, artisan, or other individual who performs labor or work in furtherance of any public improvement.

(E) "Subcontractor" includes any person who undertakes to construct, alter, erect, improve, repair, demolish, remove, dig, or drill any part of any public improvement under a contract with any person other than the public authority.

(F) "Principal contractor" includes any person who undertakes to construct, alter, erect, improve, repair, demolish, remove, dig, or drill any part of any public improvement under a contract with a public authority.

(G) "Materials" means all products and substances including, without limitation, any gasoline, lubricating oil, petroleum products, powder, dynamite, blasting supplies and other explosives, tools, equipment, or machinery furnished in furtherance of a public improvement.

(H) "Wages" has the same meaning as "prevailing wage" in division (E) of section 4115.03 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Notice of commencement" means the notice specified in section 1311.252 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Notice of furnishing" means the notice specified in section 1311.261 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1311.25

History. Effective Date: 03-14-2003; 03-30-2007