There is hereby created in the state treasury the forestry mineral royalties fund. The fund shall consist of money deposited into it under section 1509.73 of the Revised Code. Any investment proceeds earned on money in the fund shall be credited to the fund.
Money in the fund shall be used by the division of forestry to acquire land and to pay capital costs, including equipment and repairs and renovations of facilities, that are owned by the state and administered by the division. Expenditures from the fund for those purposes shall be approved by the director of natural resources.
The director of natural resources also may request the director of budget and management to transfer money from the forestry mineral royalties fund to the parks mineral royalties fund created in section 1541.26 of the Revised Code. The director of budget and management shall transfer the money pursuant to the request if the director consents to the request. Money that is transferred to the parks mineral royalties fund shall be used for the purposes specified in section 1541.26 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.35, HB 133, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.