4511.099 Advance deposit for filing civil action.

(A) Subject to division (B) of this section and notwithstanding any other provision in the Revised Code to the contrary, when a certified copy of a ticket issued by a local authority based on evidence recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring device is filed with the municipal court or county court with jurisdiction over the civil action, the court shall require the local authority to provide an advance deposit for the filing of the civil action. The advance deposit shall consist of all applicable court costs and fees for the civil action. The court shall retain the advance deposit regardless of which party prevails in the civil action and shall not charge to the registered owner or designated party any court costs and fees for the civil action.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not apply to any civil action related to a ticket issued by a local authority based on evidence recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring device when the traffic law photo-monitoring device was located in a school zone. The court shall charge the applicable court costs and fees for such a civil action to the party that does not prevail in the action.

As used in this division, "school zone" has the same meaning as in section 4511.21 of the Revised Code.


Added by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 62, §101.01, eff. 7/3/2019.