5101.143 State adoption assistance loan fund.

(A) The state adoption assistance loan fund is hereby created in the state treasury. The fund shall consist of all money appropriated or transferred to it and all loan repayments or other money, including interest and penalties, derived from state adoption assistance loans. The department of job and family services shall administer the fund. Money in the fund shall be used to make state adoption assistance loans to prospective adoptive parents applying for a loan under section 3107.018 of the Revised Code. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund.

(B) The director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as necessary to implement this section, including rules for creating a loan application form, procedures and standards for reviewing and granting or denying loan applications, conditions on the use of the loan, loan repayment terms, procedures for collection of loan arrearages, and any monetary penalties for loan arrearages or improper use of loan funds.

Effective Date: 2008 HB562 06-24-2008.