(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the security, investigations, and policing fund. Notwithstanding section 5503.04 of the Revised Code, no fines collected from or money arising from bonds or bail forfeited by persons apprehended or arrested by state highway patrol troopers shall be credited to the general revenue fund until sufficient revenue to fund appropriations for the activities described under division (B) of this section are credited to the security, investigations, and policing fund. All investment earnings of the security, investigations, and policing fund shall be credited to that fund.
This division does not apply to fines for violations of division (B) of section 4513.263 of the Revised Code, or to fines for violations of any municipal ordinance that is substantively comparable to that division, which fines shall be delivered to the treasurer of state as provided in division (E) of section 4513.263 of the Revised Code.
(B) The money credited to the security, investigations, and policing fund shall be used to pay the costs of:
(1) Providing security for the governor, other officials and dignitaries, the capitol square, and other state property pursuant to division (E) of section 5503.02 of the Revised Code;
(2) Undertaking major criminal investigations that involve state property interests;
(3) Providing traffic control and security for the Ohio expositions commission on a full-time, year-round basis;
(4) Performing nonhighway-related duties of the state highway patrol at the Ohio state fair;
(5) Coordinating homeland security activities.
Effective Date: 06-30-1995; 09-16-2004