At any time after the effective date of this section but prior to January 1, 2014, the board of education of any school district in which a free public library has not previously been established may receive a bequest, gift, or endowment of a building, money, or property, or any combination thereof, from an incorporated or unincorporated library association whose main library is located within the school district, that was organized and operating before January 1, 1968, that participates in the distribution of the proceeds of the county public library fund, and that has had a library district defined for it by the state library board under section 3375.01 of the Revised Code. The bequest, gift, or endowment shall be used to construct a building for, or to furnish, equip, or operate, a school district free public library.
At any time after the effective date of this section but prior to January 1, 2014, the board of education, by resolution, may accept the bequest, gift, or endowment and agree on behalf of the school district to establish, provide, and maintain a school district free public library. No library association that has made a bequest, gift, or endowment under this section shall thereafter receive proceeds from the county public library fund or from any funds appropriated or taxes levied under section 3375.42 of the Revised Code. The library district for the newly established school district free public library shall be the library district previously established by the state library board for the library association.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.140, SB 321, §1, eff. 6/26/2012.