(A) There is hereby established a fund for any marketing program that is established by the technical advisory council under this chapter. The fund shall be in the custody of the treasurer of state, but shall not be part of the state treasury. Except as authorized in division (B) of this section, all moneys collected pursuant to section 1510.08 of the Revised Code for the marketing program shall be paid into the fund for the marketing program and shall be disbursed only pursuant to a voucher signed by the chairperson of the council for use in defraying the costs of administration of the marketing program and for carrying out sections 1510.02, 1510.03, and 1510.11 of the Revised Code.
(B) In lieu of deposits in the fund established under division (A) of this section, the operating committee of a marketing program established under this chapter may deposit all moneys collected pursuant to section 1510.08 of the Revised Code with a bank or a savings and loan association as defined in sections 1101.01 and 1151.01 of the Revised Code. All moneys collected pursuant to section 1510.08 of the Revised Code for the marketing program and deposited pursuant to this division also shall be used only in defraying the costs of administration of the marketing program and for carrying out sections 1510.02, 1510.03, and 1510.11 of the Revised Code.
(C) An operating committee shall establish a fiscal year for its marketing program, shall publish an activity and financial report within sixty days of the end of each fiscal year, and shall make the report available to each independent producer who pays an assessment or otherwise contributes to the marketing program that the committee administers and to other interested persons.
(D) In addition to the report required by division (C) of this section, an operating committee that deposits moneys in accordance with division (B) of this section shall submit to the council both of the following:
(1) Annually, a financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant holding valid certification from the Ohio board of accountancy issued pursuant to Chapter 4701. of the Revised Code. The operating committee shall file the financial statement with the council not more than sixty days after the end of each fiscal year.
(2) Monthly, an unaudited financial statement.
Effective Date: 12-18-1997