2329.154 Online registration.

(A) If property is sold online, the sheriff or private selling officer shall require persons seeking to bid to register online with the web site as a condition of being authorized to bid. The registration form shall include information relevant to the objective of enabling the sheriff or private selling officer to identify the bidder, contact the bidder, and complete the sale of the property.

(B) If an attorney or a law firm that represents the plaintiff or a party to the action bids on property in a representative capacity, the attorney or law firm shall register as the representative of the plaintiff or party, either as an individual or entity.

(C)

(1) If the person registering to bid is an individual, the information required by division (A) of this section shall include the individual's name, mailing address, which shall not be a post office box address, electronic mail address, telephone number, and, if applicable, financial transaction device information.

(2) If the person registering to bid is an entity, the information required by division (A) of this section shall include the entity's legal name, trade name if different from its legal name, state and date of formation, active status with the office of the secretary of state, mailing address, telephone number, financial transaction device information if applicable, the name of an individual contact person for the entity, and the contact person's title, mailing address, which shall not be a post office box address, electronic mail address, and telephone number.

(D) The registration form on the web site shall require the person registering to bid to state, to the best of the person's knowledge and belief, that the information provided by the person is true, correct, and complete under penalties of perjury.

(E) The electronic mail address, telephone number, and, if applicable, financial transaction device information required in division (C) of this section are confidential and not public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(F) As used in this section, "financial transaction device" has the same meaning as in section 301.28 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 2329.154

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 390, §101.01, eff. 9/28/2016.