169.06 Publishing notice of unclaimed funds.

(A) Before the first day of November of each year immediately following the calendar year in which the filing of reports is required by section 169.03 of the Revised Code, the director of commerce shall cause notice to be published once in an English language newspaper of general circulation in the county in this state in which is located the last known address of any person to be named in the notice required by this section. If no address is listed, the notice shall be published in the county in which the holder of the unclaimed funds has its principal place of business within this state; or if the holder has no principal place of business within this state, publication shall be made as the director determines most effective. If the address is outside this state, notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or parish of any state in the United States in which such last known address is located. If the last known address is in a foreign country, publication shall be made as the director determines most effective.

If the name of the owner is not available, the director may publish notice by class, identifying number, or as the director determines most effective.

(B) The published notice shall be entitled "Notice of Names of Persons Appearing to be Owners of Unclaimed Funds," and shall contain:

(1) The names in alphabetical order and last known addresses, if any, of each person appearing from the records of the holder to be the owner of unclaimed funds of a value of fifty dollars or more and entitled to notice as specified in division (A) of this section;

(2) A statement that information concerning the amount of the funds and any necessary information concerning the presentment of a claim therefor may be obtained by any persons possessing a property interest in the unclaimed funds by addressing an inquiry to the director.

(C) With respect to items of unclaimed funds each having a value of ten dollars or more, the director shall have available in his office during business hours an alphabetical list of owners and where a holder is a person providing life insurance coverage, beneficiaries, and their last known addresses, if any, whose funds are being held by the state pursuant to this chapter.

(D) The director may give any additional notice he deems necessary to inform the owner of the whereabouts of his funds.

Effective Date: 06-18-1991