When the chief of the division of water resources and the owners of the lands, waters, or riparian rights are unable to agree upon the terms, purchase price, and sale thereof, the chief may acquire the lands by appropriation proceedings in the manner provided by sections 163.01 to 163.22 of the Revised Code.
The title or lease to any such lands, waters, or riparian rights shall be taken by the chief, subject to the approval of the governor and the attorney general, in the name of the state. The lease rentals or purchase price of any such lands, waters, or riparian rights, as well as all costs and expenses of constructing any such reservoirs, ponds, water parks, basins, lakes, or other incidental works on those lands, may be paid for from any funds appropriated for the use of or paid into the division of water resources and available for that purpose. The chief may accept contributions to those funds from individuals, associations, clubs, organizations, and corporations.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-1989