3501.052 State officials not to serve as campaign officials.

(A) The secretary of state shall not serve as campaign treasurer or in any other official capacity for any campaign committee for any state or local office other than an office to which the secretary of state is seeking election.

(B) The secretary of state shall not serve as campaign treasurer or in any other official capacity for any principal campaign committee or other authorized committee for any federal office other than an office to which the secretary of state is seeking election.

(C) The secretary of state shall not serve as a treasurer or in any other official capacity for any committee named in an initiative petition, any committee named in a referendum petition, any person making disbursements for the direct costs of producing or airing electioneering communications, or any other committee regulated under Chapter 3517. of the Revised Code.

(D) The attorney general shall not serve as a treasurer or in any other official capacity for any committee named in an initiative petition or any committee named in a referendum petition.

(E) As used in this section:

(1) "Authorized committee" and "principal campaign committee" have the same meanings as in the Federal Election Campaign Act.

(2) "Campaign committee," "campaign treasurer," and "Federal Election Campaign Act" have the same meanings as in section 3517.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Electioneering communication" has the same meaning as in section 3517.1011 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3501.052

History. Effective Date: 05-02-2006