309.16 Annual report to board of county commissioners - transmission of information to state fire marshal.

(A) On the first Monday of September in each year, each prosecuting attorney shall make a certified statement to the board of county commissioners specifying:

(1) The number of criminal prosecutions pursued to final conviction and sentence under his official care, during the year next preceding the time of making such statement. In such statement the prosecuting attorney shall name the parties to each prosecution, the amount of fine assessed in each case, the number of recognizances forfeited, and the amount of money collected in each case.

(2) With respect to the offenses set forth in sections 2909.02 and 2909.03 of the Revised Code, such statement shall also include the following information:

(a) The number of fires occurring in the county for which the state fire marshal or an assistant state fire marshal has determined there was evidence sufficient to charge a person with aggravated arson or arson;

(b) The number of cases under sections 2909.02 and 2909.03 of the Revised Code presented by the prosecuting attorney to the grand jury for indictment;

(c) The number of indictments under such sections returned by the grand jury;

(d) The number of cases under such sections prosecuted either by indictment or by information by the prosecuting attorney;

(e) The number of cases under such sections resulting in final conviction and sentence and the number of cases resulting in acquittals;

(f) The number of cases under such sections dismissed or terminated without a final adjudication as to guilt or innocence.

(B) The prosecuting attorney shall also transmit to the state fire marshal on or before the first Monday of September in each year all information relative to the crimes under such sections required to be reported to the board of county commissioners pursuant to division (A)(2) of this section.

(C) For purposes of divisions (A)(2) and (B) of this section, sections 2909.02 and 2909.03 of the Revised Code include a conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in the commission of, arson or aggravated arson under sections 2923.01 to 2923.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) If the prosecuting attorney fails to make reports at the time and in the manner required by this section, he shall forfeit and pay not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the board.

Cite as R.C. § 309.16

History. Effective Date: 07-31-1980