183.021 Prohibited expenditures.

(A) No money from the tobacco master settlement agreement fund, as that fund existed prior to the repeal of section 183.02 of the Revised Code by H.B. 119 of the 127th general assembly, shall be expended to do any of the following:

(1) Hire an executive agency lobbyist, as defined under section 121.60 of the Revised Code, or a legislative agent, as defined under section 101.70 of the Revised Code;

(2) Support or oppose candidates, ballot questions, referendums, or ballot initiatives.

(B) Nothing in this section prohibits either of the following from advocating on behalf of the specific objectives of a program funded under this chapter:

(1) The members of the board of trustees, executive director, or employees of the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation;

(2) The members or employees of the third frontier commission or the members of the third frontier advisory board.

Effective Date: 07-01-2003; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007; 2008 HB544 05-06-2008