1501.08 State park maintenance fund.

(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the state park maintenance fund.

(1) Notwithstanding section 1546.21 of the Revised Code, on or after the first day of July of each fiscal year, the director of natural resources may request the director of budget and management to transfer money from the state park fund to the state park maintenance fund in an amount not exceeding five per cent of the annual average revenue deposited in the state park fund.

(2) The department of natural resources shall use money in the state park maintenance fund only for maintenance, repair, and renovation projects at state parks that are approved by the director. The department shall not use money in the fund to construct new facilities.

(B) The chief of the division of parks and watercraft shall submit to the director a list of projects in order to request disbursements from the state park maintenance fund. The chief shall include with each list a description of necessary maintenance, repair, and renovation at state park facilities. The director shall determine which projects are eligible for disbursement from the fund. The chief shall not begin any project for which disbursement is requested before obtaining the director's approval as required by this section.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.