3113.35 Application to county for release of fees collected for marriage licenses and as additional costs in certain actions.

(A) A shelter for victims of domestic violence may apply to the board of county commissioners of the county in which it is located or of an adjoining county, the population of which is or will be served by the shelter, for the release of funds to be collected as fees for the issuance of marriage licenses pursuant to section 3113.34 or fees as additional costs in annulment, divorce, or dissolution of marriage actions and proceedings pursuant to division (D) of section 2303.201 of the Revised Code and that are to be used for the funding of the shelter. All applications for funds shall be submitted by the first day of October of the year preceding the calendar year for which the funding is desired, and shall include all of the following:

(1) Evidence that the shelter is incorporated in this state as a nonprofit corporation;

(2) A list of the trustees of the corporation, and a list of the trustees of the shelter, if different;

(3) The proposed budget of the shelter for the following calendar year;

(4) A summary of the services proposed to be offered in the following calendar year;

(5) An estimate of the number of persons to be served during the following calendar year.

(B) Upon receipt of an application for funds from a shelter that meets the criteria set forth in section 3113.36 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners shall, on or before the fifteenth day of November of the year in which the application is filed, notify the shelter, in writing, whether it is eligible for funds, and if the shelter is eligible, estimate the amount available for that shelter from the fees to be collected under section 3113.34 or division (D) of section 2303.201 of the Revised Code.

(C) Funds collected as fees for the issuance of marriage licenses pursuant to section 3113.34 or fees as additional costs in annulment, divorce, or dissolution of marriage actions and proceedings pursuant to division (D) of section 2303.201 of the Revised Code that are allocated to shelters under this section shall be paid to the shelters twice annually. Funds collected from the first day of January through the thirtieth day of June of the calendar year following the year in which the application is filed shall be allocated to the shelters by the fifteenth day of July of the year following the year in which the application is filed. Funds collected from the first day of July through the thirty-first day of December of the calendar year following the year in which the application is filed shall be allocated to the shelters by the fifteenth day of January of the year following the end of the collection period.

Effective Date: 12-09-1994