This section authorizes fines to be imposed only with respect to acts or failures to act that occur before the effective date of this amendment.
The Ohio elections commission shall impose the fines established in the schedule of fines adopted by the commission created under section 3517.14 of the Revised Code that is in effect immediately prior to the effective date of this amendment. Fines imposed for violations occurring before an election shall be at least twice the amount of those for violations occurring after an election. The schedule of fines so established shall take into account the need for different levels of penalties depending on the level of office being sought and shall not exceed the fines for the same offenses specified in sections 3517.99 , 3599.03 , and 3599.031 of the Revised Code, or if not so specified shall not exceed one thousand dollars. Fines imposed by the commission under this section shall be paid into the general revenue fund.
Effective Date: 08-24-1995