If a publisher who files a statement under section 3329.01 of the Revised Code, fails or refuses to furnish such textbooks or electronic textbooks adopted as provided in sections 3329.01 to 3329.10 of the Revised Code to any board of education upon the terms provided in such sections, such board at once must notify the state board of education of such failure or refusal, and the state board of education at once shall cause an investigation of such charge to be made. If it is found to be true, the state board of education at once shall notify such publisher and each board in the state that such textbooks or electronic textbooks shall not thereafter be adopted and purchased by boards of education. Such publisher shall pay to the state five hundred dollars for each failure, to be recovered in the name of the state, in an action to be brought by the attorney general, in the court of common pleas of Franklin county, or in any other proper court or in any other place where service can be made. The amount, when collected, must be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the state general revenue fund.
Effective Date: 05-25-1999 .