3517.151 Filing complaints for acts occurring before July 13, 1998.

(A) On and after January 1, 1996, complaints with respect to acts or failures to act under the sections listed in division (A) of section 3517.153 of the Revised Code shall be filed with the Ohio elections commission created under section 3517.152 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) If a complaint filed with the Ohio elections commission created under section 3517.152 of the Revised Code alleges an act or failure to act that occurred before August 24, 1995, and the commission imposes a fine, sections 3517.99 and 3517.991 of the Revised Code, and not sections 3517.992 and 3517.993 of the Revised Code, shall apply.

(2) If a complaint filed with the Ohio elections commission created under section 3517.152 of the Revised Code alleges an act or failure to act that is a violation of section 3517.13 of the Revised Code, former divisions (A) to (R) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurred before August 24, 1995, former divisions (A) to (U) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurs on or after August 24, 1995, but before July 13, 1998, former divisions (A) to (V) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurs on or after July 13, 1998, but before December 22, 1999, former divisions (A) to (W) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurs on or after December 22, 1999, but before March 31, 2005, former divisions (A) to (X) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurs on or after March 31, 2005, and divisions (A) to (Z) of that section apply to the act or failure to act if it occurs on or after the effective date of this amendment.

(C) The Ohio elections commission created under section 3517.14 of the Revised Code is abolished at the close of business on December 31, 1995.

Effective Date: 12-22-1999; 03-31-2005; 09-29-2005