3115.54 Conditions of rendition.

(A) Before making a demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual pursuant to division (B)(1) of section 3115.53 of the Revised Code, the governor of this state may require a prosecutor of this state to demonstrate that at least sixty days previously the obligee had initiated proceedings for support pursuant to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code or that such proceedings would not be effective in enforcing the support order.

(B) If, under a law adopted by another state that is substantially similar to sections 3115.01 to 3115.59 of the Revised Code, the uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act, or the revised uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act, the governor of the other state makes a demand pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 3115.53 of the Revised Code, the governor of this state may require a prosecutor of this state to investigate the demand and report whether a proceeding for support has been initiated or would be effective in enforcing the support order. If it appears that a proceeding would be effective but has not been initiated, the governor of this state may delay honoring the demand for a reasonable time to permit the initiation of a proceeding.

(C) If a proceeding for support has been initiated and the individual whose surrender is demanded prevails, the governor of this state may decline to honor the demand. If the petitioner prevails and the individual whose surrender is demanded is subject to a support order, the governor of this state may decline to honor the demand if the individual is complying with the support order.

Effective Date: 01-01-1998