1711.02 Independent agricultural societies.

When thirty or more persons of the same county, or of not more than three contiguous counties, have been organized into an independent agricultural society which has held an annual exhibit in each of three years previous to January 1, 1919, in a county in which is located a county agricultural society, and when such independent society has held an annual exhibition in accordance with sections 1711.04 and 1711.05 of the Revised Code and made proper report to the department of agriculture, then, upon the presentation to the county auditor of a certificate from the director of agriculture that the laws of this state and the rules of the department have been complied with:

(A) If the members of such independent society are all residents of the same county, the auditor of such county shall draw an order on the county treasurer of such county in favor of the president of the independent society for a sum equal to the amount paid in regular class premiums not exceeding eight hundred dollars, and such treasurer shall pay said order;

(B) If the members of such independent society are not all residents of the same county, the auditor of each county in which one or more of such members reside shall draw an order on each of the respective county treasurers for a share of the sum of eight hundred dollars, calculated in proportion to the populations of the respective counties according to the last federal census before such order, but not exceeding the amount paid in regular class premiums, and such treasurers shall pay such orders from the respective county funds.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953