There is hereby created in the state treasury the department of mental health trust fund. Not later than the first day of September of each year, the director of mental health shall certify to the director of budget and management the amount of all of the unexpended, unencumbered balances of general revenue fund appropriations made to the department of mental health for the previous fiscal year, excluding funds appropriated for rental payments to the Ohio public facilities commission. On receipt of the certification, the director of budget and management shall transfer cash to the trust fund in an amount up to, but not exceeding, the total of the amounts certified by the director of mental health.
In addition, the trust fund shall receive all amounts, subject to any provisions in bond documents, received from the sale or lease of lands and facilities by the department.
All moneys in the trust fund shall be used by the department of mental health to pay for expenditures the department incurs in performing any of its duties under this chapter. The use of moneys in the trust fund pursuant to this section does not represent an ongoing commitment to the continuation of the trust fund or to the use of moneys in the trust fund.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2011.
Effective Date: 06-29-2004