3709.28 Apportionment of appropriation; adoption of appropriation measures; apportionment by county auditor; district health fund.

(A) If a general health district will receive any part of its revenue for a fiscal year from an appropriation apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district, the board of health of the district shall adopt an itemized appropriation measure under this section for that fiscal year on or before the first day of April of the immediately preceding fiscal year. If a general health district will not receive any part of its revenue for a fiscal year from an appropriation apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district, the board of health of the district shall adopt an annual appropriation measure for that fiscal year under this section or sections 5705.38 , 5705.39 , and 5705.40 of the Revised Code.

(B) An appropriation measure adopted under this section shall set forth the amounts for the current expenses of the district for the ensuing fiscal year . The appropriation measure, together with an estimate in itemized form, of the several sources of revenue available to the district, including the amount due from the state for the next fiscal year as provided in section 3709.32 of the Revised Code and the amount which the board anticipates will be collected in fees or from any tax levied for the benefit of the district under this chapter or Chapter 5705. of the Revised Code during the fiscal year, shall be certified to the county auditor and by the county auditor submitted to the county budget commission, which may reduce the appropriation to be apportioned among the townships and municipal corporations composing the district in accordance with division (C) of this section.

(C) The aggregate appropriation, as fixed by the commission, less the amounts available to the general health district from all sources of revenue certified for the ensuing fiscal year, including any amounts in the district health fund from the previous appropriation, and after considering and allowing for funds needed to fund ongoing operations in the ensuing fiscal year, shall be apportioned by the county auditor among the townships and municipal corporations composing the health district on the basis of taxable valuations in such townships and municipal corporations. The auditor, when making the auditor's semiannual apportionment of funds, shall retain at each semiannual apportionment one-half of the amount apportioned to each township and municipal corporation. Such moneys shall be placed in a separate fund to be known as the "district health fund." Unless otherwise required by a provision of the Revised Code or a rule adopted pursuant thereto, all other sources of revenue of the district shall be placed in the district health fund, provided that the revenue is used and maintained in accordance with the purpose for which the revenue was received.

(D) When a general health district is composed of townships and municipal corporations in two or more counties, the county auditor making the original apportionment shall certify to the auditor of each county concerned the amount apportioned to each township and municipal corporation in such county. Each auditor shall withhold from the semiannual apportionment to each such township or municipal corporation the amount certified, and shall pay the amounts withheld to the custodian of the funds of the health district concerned, to be credited to the district health fund. In making the apportionment under this paragraph for each year from 2002 through 2016, the county auditor shall add to the taxable valuation of each township and municipal corporation the tax value loss determined for each township and municipal corporation under divisions (D) and (E) of section 5727.84 of the Revised Code multiplied by the percentage used for that year in determining replacement payments under division (A)(1) of section 5727.86 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner shall certify to the county auditor the tax value loss for each township and municipal corporation for which the auditor must make an apportionment.

(E) Subject to the aggregate amount as has been apportioned among the townships and municipalities and as may become available from the several sources of revenue, the board of health may, by resolution, transfer funds from one item in their appropriation to another item, reduce or increase any item, create new items, and make additional appropriations or reduce the total appropriation. Any such action shall forthwith be certified by the secretary of the board of health to the auditor for submission to and approval by the budget commission.

(F) When any general health district has been united with or has contracted with a city health district located therein, the chief executive of the city shall, annually, on or before the first day of June, certify to the county auditor the total amount due for the ensuing fiscal year from the municipal corporations and townships in the district as provided in the contract between such city and the district advisory council of the original general health district. After approval by the county budget commission, the county auditor shall thereupon apportion the amount certified to the townships and municipal corporations, and shall withhold the sums apportioned as provided in this section.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 12-21-2000