There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio history license plate contribution fund. The fund shall consist of the contributions that are paid to the registrar of motor vehicles by applicants who choose to obtain "Ohio history" license plates pursuant to section 4503.95 of the Revised Code.
The contributions deposited in the fund shall be used by the Ohio historical society to provide grants to historical organizations located in this state. An organization that receives a grant under this section shall use the grant only to host exhibits and increase access to its collection by the public.
The society shall establish and administer all aspects of the grant program, including eligibility requirements for receiving a grant under the program.
Not later than the last business day of January of each year, the society shall prepare and submit to the general assembly a written report, detailing all aspects of the grant program during the immediately preceding calendar year.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.