149.09 Distributing pamphlet laws.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the secretary of state shall distribute the pamphlet laws in the following manner: one copy of each pamphlet law shall be forwarded to each county law library, one copy of each pamphlet law shall be forwarded to each county auditor, and one hundred copies of each pamphlet law shall be forwarded to the state library board, which shall forward to each library that receives publications under section 149.12 of the Revised Code one copy of each pamphlet law received. The secretary of state shall distribute any remaining copies of each pamphlet law on the request of interested persons.

(B)

(1) If the secretary of state chooses to distribute the pamphlet laws in an electronic format instead of distributing copies as provided in division (A) of this section in a paper format, the secretary of state shall notify the clerk of the house of representatives and the clerk of the senate that the printing of paper copies for purposes of this section is no longer necessary and that the secretary of state intends to produce and distribute the pamphlet laws in an electronic format. The secretary of state shall be responsible for paying for the cost of producing and distributing the pamphlet laws in an electronic format.

(2) The secretary of state shall establish, by rule, a schedule for the distribution of pamphlet laws in an electronic format to county law libraries, county auditors, and the state library board.

(3) The secretary of state may compile one or more pamphlet laws in the same electronic distribution.

(4) The secretary of state shall maintain the ability to provide copies of the pamphlet laws in accordance with section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-19-2003