4141.131 Real estate of department.

(A) The director of job and family services may enter into contracts for the sale of real property no longer needed by the director for the operations of the director under this title. Any costs attributable to the director that are associated with the sale of real property under this section shall be paid out of the unemployment compensation special administrative fund established pursuant to section 4141.11 of the Revised Code. The director shall submit a report summarizing the use of that fund for the purpose of this section at least annually to the unemployment compensation advisory council as prescribed by the council.

(B)

(1) Earnest moneys from the sale of real property pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be deposited into the department of job and family services building consolidation fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The balance of the purchase price shall be deposited into the department of job and family services building enhancement fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The building enhancement fund shall retain its own interest. Upon completion of the sale and the request of the director, the treasurer of state shall transfer the earnest moneys in the building consolidation fund into the building enhancement fund. The director shall use the interest earned on the moneys in the building enhancement fund only in accordance with division (C) of this section.

(2) The director shall deposit sufficient moneys from the sale of real property pursuant to division (A) of this section into the unemployment compensation special administrative fund to reimburse the fund for all costs associated with the sale of that real property.

(C) The director shall use the moneys in the building enhancement fund from the sale of real property pursuant to division (A) of this section, less the costs of the sale as specified in division (B)(2) of this section, in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 626 (1935), 52 U.S.C. 502(a) and 1103(c)(2) , and the instructions of the United States department of labor, to improve buildings owned by or under the control of the director. If the director determines that there are no buildings for which money in the building enhancement fund may be used, the money shall be returned to the United States department of labor.

(D) The auditor of state, with the assistance of the attorney general, shall prepare a deed to the real property being sold upon notice from the director that a contract for the sale of that property has been executed in accordance with this section. The deed shall state the consideration and any conditions placed upon the sale. The deed shall be executed by the governor in the name of the state, countersigned by the secretary of state, sealed with the great seal of the state, presented in the office of the auditor of state for recording, and delivered to the buyer upon payment of the balance of the purchase price.

The buyer shall present the deed for recording in the county recorder's office of the county in which the real property is located.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 09-05-2005