3733.43 License for operation.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this division, prior to the fifteenth day of April in each year, every person who intends to operate an agricultural labor camp shall make application to the licensor for a license to operate such camp, effective for the calendar year in which it is issued. The licensor may accept an application on or after the fifteenth day of April. The license fees specified in this division shall be submitted to the licensor with the application for a license. No agricultural labor camp shall be operated in this state without a license. Any person operating an agricultural labor camp without a current and valid agricultural labor camp license is not excepted from compliance with sections 3733.41 to 3733.49 of the Revised Code by holding a valid and current hotel license. Each person proposing to open an agricultural labor camp shall submit with the application for a license any plans required by any rule adopted under section 3733.42 of the Revised Code. For any license issued on or after July 1, 2009, the annual license fee is one hundred fifty dollars, unless the application for a license is made on or after the fifteenth day of April in any given year, in which case the annual license fee is one hundred sixty-six dollars. For any license issued on or after July 1, 2009, an additional fee of twenty dollars per housing unit per year shall be assessed to defray the costs of enforcing sections 3733.41 to 3733.49 of the Revised Code, unless the application for a license is made on or after the fifteenth day of April in any given year, in which case an additional fee of forty-two dollars and fifty cents per housing unit shall be assessed. All fees collected under this division shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general operations fund created in section 3701.83 of the Revised Code and shall be used for the administration and enforcement of sections 3733.41 to 3733.49 of the Revised Code and rules adopted thereunder.

(B) Any license under this section may be denied, suspended, or revoked by the licensor for violation of sections 3733.41 to 3733.49 of the Revised Code or the rules adopted thereunder. Unless there is an immediate serious public health hazard, no denial, suspension, or revocation of a license shall be made effective until the person operating the agricultural labor camp has been given notice in writing of the specific violations and a reasonable time to make corrections. When the licensor determines that an immediate serious public health hazard exists, the licensor shall issue an order denying or suspending the license without a prior hearing.

(C) All proceedings under this section are subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code except as provided in section 3733.431 of the Revised Code.

(D) Every occupant of an agricultural labor camp shall keep that part of the dwelling unit, and premises thereof, that the occupant occupies and controls in a clean and sanitary condition.

Cite as R.C. § 3733.43

History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 06-26-2003