The general assembly hereby finds and declares that the "Tax Reform Act of 1986" (the "Act") establishes a unified volume ceiling on the aggregate amount of private activity bonds that can be issued in each state. The amount of the unified volume ceiling shall be the amount determined as set forth in section 146(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The general assembly further finds and declares that the Act requires the state to allocate its volume ceiling according to a specified formula unless a different procedure is established by the governor or general assembly.
The general assembly further finds and declares that pursuant to authorization of state legislation the general assembly has, by division (D)(3) of section 133.02 of the Revised Code, effective October 30, 1989, provided for delegating such function to the governor and for further delegation as therein provided, subject to such prospectively effective actions as may subsequently be taken by the general assembly.
The general assembly further finds and declares that it desires to by legislation provide for an efficient, effective, and equitable procedure under which the state will allocate the unified volume ceiling.
The general assembly therefore finds and declares that it is necessary to create the joint select committee on volume cap to create a process for the allocation of the unified volume ceiling.
(A) Pursuant to section 146(e)(2)(B)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides that a state may by law provide a different formula for allocating the state ceiling, there is hereby created the joint select committee on volume cap to provide for the allocation and the reallocation of the unified volume ceiling among the governmental units (or other authorities) in the state having authority to issue tax exempt private activity bonds.
(B) The committee shall consist of eight members. Two members shall be from the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; two members shall be from the senate appointed by the president of the senate; and four members shall be appointed by the governor. Each member shall be selected for the member's knowledge and experience in tax exempt private activity bonds. The members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(C) The purpose of the committee shall be to maximize the economic benefits of the unified volume ceiling to all citizens of the state. To this end, the joint select committee on volume cap shall:
(1) Set forth procedures for making allocations, reallocation and carry forward of the state's unified volume ceiling in accordance with the Act;
(2) Develop strategies for allocating and reallocating the unified volume ceiling which are designed to maximize the availability of tax exempt private activity bonds among competing sectors of the state.
(D) To provide for the orderly and prompt issuance of private activity bonds, the committee is authorized to allocate the unified volume ceiling among those governmental units (or other authorities) in the state having authority to issue tax exempt private activity bonds. The committee shall reserve a portion of the unified volume ceiling to be allocated for multi-family rental housing projects. The committee in determination of unified volume ceiling allocations and reallocations shall consider the following:
(1) The interest of the state with regard to long-term economic development, housing, education, redevelopment, and solid waste management;
(2) The projected increase of jobs in the state;
(3) The needs of political subdivisions.
(E) The director of development shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to carry out the purposes of this section.
(F) Any allocation of the state's unified volume ceiling pursuant to this section for the purposes of the issuance of student loan notes shall be awarded only to either of the following:
(1) The nonprofit corporation designated under division (B) of section 3351.07 of the Revised Code;
(2) The treasurer of state for the purposes of carrying out the student loan program described in Chapter 3366. of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39,SB 171, §4