There is hereby created in the state treasury the geological mapping fund, to be administered by the chief of the division of geological survey. The fund shall be used for the purposes of performing the necessary field, laboratory, and administrative tasks to map and make public reports on the geology, geologic hazards, and energy and mineral resources of the state. The source of moneys for the fund shall include, but not be limited to, the mineral severance tax as specified in section 5749.02 of the Revised Code and the fees collected under rules adopted under section 1505.05 of the Revised Code. The chief may seek federal or other moneys in addition to the mineral severance tax and fees to carry out the purposes of this section. If the chief receives federal moneys for the purposes of this section, the chief shall deposit those moneys into the state treasury to the credit of a fund created by the controlling board to carry out those purposes. Other moneys received by the chief for the purposes of this section in addition to the mineral severance tax, fees, and federal moneys shall be credited to the geological mapping fund.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 07-01-1985 .