An agreement made pursuant to sections 3349.27 and 3349.28 of the Revised Code is not effective unless it has been approved by the legislative authority of the municipal corporation with which the municipal university is identified, upon such legislative authority's determination that such agreement will be beneficial to the municipal corporation, and also approved by the Ohio board of regents, and, if required by any applicable appropriation measure, by the state controlling board, and any payment from state tax moneys provided for in the agreement will be subject to appropriations made by the general assembly. If provision is to be made under such agreement for the transfer of, or grant of the right to use, all or a substantial part of the assets of the municipal university to the state university and assumption by the state university of educational functions of the municipal university, such agreement shall not become effective, under sections 3349.27 to 3349.30 of the Revised Code until the electors of the municipal corporation have approved such transfer or grant.
The legislative authority of the municipal corporation shall, by ordinance, submit the question to the electors at a general, primary, or a special election to be held on the date specified in the ordinance. The ordinance shall be certified to the board of elections not later than the forty-fifth day preceding the date of the election. Notice of the election shall be published in one newspaper of general circulation in the municipal corporation once a week for two consecutive weeks or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code, prior to the election . If the board of elections operates and maintains a web site, notice of the election also shall be posted on that web site for thirty days prior to the election. The form of the ballot to be used at the election shall be substantially as follows, with such variations as may be appropriate to reflect the general nature of the transfer or grant of use of assets and the transfer of educational functions contemplated:
"Shall assets of the municipal university known as .......................... be transferred to (make available for use by) a state university known as ........................... and the state university assume educational functions of the municipal university and provide higher education in (or in close proximity to) the city of .......................... to the residents of the city of ........................ and of the state of Ohio and such others as shall be admitted?"
The favorable vote of a majority of those voting on the proposition constitutes such approval as is required by this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 11-11-1965; 05-02-2006