In connection with capital facilities financed pursuant to this chapter and authorization by the general assembly, the commission may:
(A) Acquire by appropriation, subject to Chapter 163. of the Revised Code, or by gift, grant, lease, or purchase, or combination thereof, and hold, lease, and dispose of real estate and interests therein and personal property for the purposes of Chapter 154. of the Revised Code;
(B) Acquire, purchase, construct, reconstruct, equip, furnish, improve, alter, enlarge, remodel, renovate, rehabilitate, maintain, repair, and operate capital facilities for the purposes set forth in Chapter 154. of the Revised Code;
(C) Enter into agreements with the director of administrative services providing for the director to acquire by appropriation, subject to Chapter 163. of the Revised Code, real estate and interests therein on behalf of the commission for the purposes of Chapter 154. of the Revised Code and the director may enter into such agreements and appropriate pursuant thereto;
(D) Enter into leases or other agreements with governmental agencies upon such terms as are mutually satisfactory, which may include provisions, among others, for rental payments commencing at or at any time after execution of such lease and before completion of the capital facilities leased thereby, provisions relating to the disposition of such capital facilities, and provisions, if determined by the commission, for waiver of rights of repossession by the commission; and such governmental agencies may enter into such leases and agreements with the commission and into subleases and agreements between governmental agencies pertaining to capital facilities financed by the commission, upon terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the parties and without competitive bidding, and any agreement of such governmental agency to make rental, use, or other payments or payment of purchase price, in installments or otherwise, or repayments to or at the direction of the commission, and the obligations shall not be deemed to constitute indebtedness, bonded or otherwise, or bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness of such governmental agency for the purpose of Chapter 133. of the Revised Code or any other purpose; such lease and agreements requiring payments beyond the current year are continuing contracts for the purposes of sections 5705.41 and 5705.44 of the Revised Code;
(E) Contract for the services of financial consultants, appraisers, consulting engineers, architects, construction and accounting experts, and other consultants and independent contractors, as are necessary in its judgment to carry out its functions and responsibilities under Chapter 154. of the Revised Code;
(F) Enter into agreements with one or more governmental agencies or any combination thereof for the management or general custodial care and supervision of capital facilities, and such governmental agencies are authorized to enter into such agreements with the commission upon terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the parties;
(G) Borrow money or accept advances, loans, gifts, grants, devises, or bequests from, and enter into contracts or agreements therefor with, any governmental agency or person, and hold and apply advances, loans, gifts, grants, devises, or bequests, and the capital facilities to which the same relate, according to the terms thereof, which advances, loans, gifts, grants, or devises may, as to real estate be in fee simple or of any lesser estate and may be subject to reasonable reservations, and which advances or loans received from any governmental agency or person may be repaid in accordance with the terms of such advance or loan;
(H) Enter into agreements or arrangements with the appropriate governmental agency for the planning and installation of streets, roads, alleys, public parks and recreation areas, public utility facilities, and other necessary appurtenances to its capital facilities;
(I) Purchase or provide for fire and extended coverage insurance for its property and such other insurance the commission may agree to provide under applicable bond proceedings;
(J) Enter into contracts and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers and do all other acts necessary or proper to the fulfillment of its purposes and to carry out the powers expressly granted in Chapter 154. of the Revised Code.
Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-14-2000
This section is set out twice. See also § 154.06 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 497, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2014.