166.18 Applications for research and development financial assistance.

(A) Prior to entering into each agreement to provide research and development financial assistance, the director of development services shall determine whether the assistance will conform to the requirements of sections 166.17 to 166.21 , 5733.352 , and 5747.331 of the Revised Code. Such determination, and the facts upon which it is based, shall be set forth by the director in submissions made to the controlling board when the director seeks a release of moneys under section 166.17 of the Revised Code. An agreement to provide research and development financial assistance under section 166.17 or 166.21 of the Revised Code shall set forth the determination, which shall be conclusive for purposes of the validity and enforceability of the agreement, and any loans or other agreements entered into pursuant to the agreement, to provide research and development financial assistance.

(B) Whenever a person applies for research and development financial assistance, and the eligible research and development project for which that assistance is requested is to relocate an eligible research and development project that is currently being operated by the person and that is located in another county, municipal corporation, or township within the state, the director shall provide written notification to the appropriate local governmental bodies and state officials. The notification shall state all of the following:

(1) The name of the person applying for research and development financial assistance;

(2) The county, and the municipal corporation or township, in which the project for which research and development financial assistance is requested will be located;

(3) The county, and the municipal corporation or township, in which the eligible research and development project is located at the time such financial assistance is requested.

(C) As used in division (B) of this section:

(1) "Appropriate local governmental bodies" means all of the following:

(a) The board of county commissioners of or legislative authorities of special districts in the county in which the eligible research and development project for which research and development financial assistance is requested is located and of the county in which the project will be located;

(b) The legislative authority of the municipal corporation or the board of township trustees of the township in which the eligible research and development project for which research and development financial assistance is requested is located and of the municipal corporation or township in which the project will be located.

(2) "State officials" means both of the following:

(a) The state representative and state senator in whose district the eligible research and development project for which research and development financial assistance is requested is located;

(b) The state representative and state senator in whose district the eligible research and development project will be located.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.129, SB 314, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 07-09-2003