5751.21 [Effective 7/1/2014] Payments to school districts for fixed-rate and fixed-sum levy losses.

(A) Not later than the thirtieth day of July of 2007 through 2010, the department of education shall consult with the director of budget and management and determine the following for each school district and each joint vocational school district eligible for payment under division (B) of this section:

(1) The state education aid offset, which, except as provided in division (A)(1)(c) of this section, is the difference obtained by subtracting the amount described in division (A)(1)(b) of this section from the amount described in division (A)(1)(a) of this section:

(a) The state education aid computed for the school district or joint vocational school district for the current fiscal year as of the thirtieth day of July;

(b) The state education aid that would be computed for the school district or joint vocational school district for the current fiscal year as of the thirtieth day of July if the valuation used in the calculation in division (B)(1) of section 3306.13 of the Revised Code as that division existed for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 included the machinery and equipment, inventory, furniture and fixtures, and telephone property tax value losses for the school district or joint vocational school district for the second preceding tax year, and if taxes charged and payable associated with the tax value losses are accounted for in any state education aid computation dependent on taxes charged and payable.

(c) The state education aid offset for fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 equals the greater of the state education aid offset calculated for that fiscal year under divisions (A)(1)(a) and (b) of this section and the state education aid offset calculated for fiscal year 2009. For fiscal year 2012 and 2013, the state education aid offset equals the state education aid offset for fiscal year 2011.

(2) For fiscal years 2008 through 2011, the greater of zero or the difference obtained by subtracting the state education aid offset determined under division (A)(1) of this section from the sum of the machinery and equipment fixed-rate levy loss, the inventory fixed-rate levy loss, furniture and fixtures fixed-rate levy loss, and telephone property fixed-rate levy loss certified under divisions (G) and (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code for all taxing districts in each school district and joint vocational school district for the second preceding tax year.

By the thirtieth day of July of each such year, the department of education and the director of budget and management shall agree upon the amount to be determined under division (A)(1) of this section.

(B) On or before the thirty-first day of August of 2008, 2009, and 2010, the department of education shall recalculate the offset described under division (A) of this section for the previous fiscal year and recalculate the payments made under division (C) of this section in the preceding fiscal year using the offset calculated under this division. If the payments calculated under this division differ from the payments made under division (C) of this section in the preceding fiscal year, the difference shall either be paid to a school district or recaptured from a school district through an adjustment at the same times during the current fiscal year that the payments under division (C) of this section are made. In August and October of the current fiscal year, the amount of each adjustment shall be three-sevenths of the amount calculated under this division. In May of the current fiscal year, the adjustment shall be one-seventh of the amount calculated under this division.

(C) The department of education shall pay from the school district tangible property tax replacement fund to each school district and joint vocational school district all of the following for fixed-rate levy losses certified under divisions (G) and (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code:

(1) On or before May 31, 2006, one-seventh of the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2006;

(2) On or before August 31, 2006, and October 31, 2006, one-half of six-sevenths of the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2006;

(3) On or before May 31, 2007, one-seventh of the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2007;

(4) On or before August 31, 2007, and October 31, 2007, forty-three per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2008, but not less than zero, plus one-half of six-sevenths of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2007 and the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2006.

(5) On or before May 31, 2008, fourteen per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2008, but not less than zero, plus one-seventh of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2008 and the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2006.

(6) On or before August 31, 2008, and October 31, 2008, forty-three per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2009, but not less than zero, plus one-half of six-sevenths of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2008 and the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2007.

(7) On or before May 31, 2009, fourteen per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2009, but not less than zero, plus one-seventh of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2009 and the total fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2007.

(8) On or before August 31, 2009, and October 31, 2009, forty-three per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2010, but not less than zero, plus one-half of six-sevenths of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2009 and the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2008.

(9) On or before May 31, 2010, fourteen per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2010, but not less than zero, plus one-seventh of the difference between the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2010 and the total fixed-rate levy loss in tax year 2008.

(10) On or before August 31, 2010, and October 31, 2010, forty-three per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2011, but not less than zero, plus one-half of six-sevenths of the difference between the telephone property fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2010 and the telephone property fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2009.

(11) On or before May 31, 2011, fourteen per cent of the amount determined under division (A)(2) of this section for fiscal year 2011, but not less than zero, plus one-seventh of the difference between the telephone property fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2011 and the telephone property fixed-rate levy loss for tax year 2009.

(12) For fiscal years 2012 and thereafter, the sum of the amounts in divisions (C)(12)(a) or (b) and (c) of this section shall be paid on or before the last day of November and the last day of May:

(a) If the ratio of current expense TPP allocation to total resources is equal to or less than the threshold per cent, zero;

(b) If the ratio of current expense TPP allocation to total resources is greater than the threshold per cent, fifty per cent of the difference of current expense TPP allocation minus the product of total resources multiplied by the threshold per cent;

(c) Fifty per cent of the product of non-current expense TPP allocation multiplied by seventy-five per cent for fiscal year 2012 and fifty per cent for fiscal years 2013 and thereafter.

The department of education shall report to each school district and joint vocational school district the apportionment of the payments among the school district's or joint vocational school district's funds based on the certifications under divisions (G) and (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code.

(D) For taxes levied within the ten-mill limitation for debt purposes in tax year 2005, payments shall be made equal to one hundred per cent of the loss computed as if the tax were a fixed-rate levy, but those payments shall extend from fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2018, as long as the qualifying levy continues to be used for debt purposes. If the purpose of such a qualifying levy is changed, that levy becomes subject to the payments determined in division (C) of this section.

(E)

(1) Not later than January 1, 2006, for each fixed-sum levy of each school district or joint vocational school district and for each year for which a determination is made under division (E) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code that a fixed-sum levy loss is to be reimbursed, the tax commissioner shall certify to the department of education the fixed-sum levy loss determined under that division. The certification shall cover a time period sufficient to include all fixed-sum levies for which the commissioner made such a determination. On or before the last day of May of the current year, the department shall pay from the school district property tax replacement fund to the school district or joint vocational school district one-third of the fixed-sum levy loss so certified, plus one-third of the amount certified under division (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code, and on or before the last day of November, two-thirds of the fixed-sum levy loss so certified, plus two-thirds of the amount certified under division (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code. Payments under this division of the amounts certified under division (I) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code shall continue until the levy adopted under section 5705.219 of the Revised Code expires.

(2) Beginning in 2006, by the first day of January of each year, the tax commissioner shall review the certification originally made under division (E)(1) of this section. If the commissioner determines that a debt levy that had been scheduled to be reimbursed in the current year has expired, a revised certification for that and all subsequent years shall be made to the department of education.

(F) Beginning in September 2007 and through June 2013, the director of budget and management shall transfer from the school district tangible property tax replacement fund to the general revenue fund each of the following:

(1) On the first day of September, one-fourth of the amount determined for that fiscal year under division (A)(1) of this section;

(2) On the first day of December, one-fourth of the amount determined for that fiscal year under division (A)(1) of this section;

(3) On the first day of March, one-fourth of the amount determined for that fiscal year under division (A)(1) of this section;

(4) On the first day of June, one-fourth of the amount determined for that fiscal year under division (A)(1) of this section.

If, when a transfer is required under division (F)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section, there is not sufficient money in the school district tangible property tax replacement fund to make the transfer in the required amount, the director shall transfer the balance in the fund to the general revenue fund and may make additional transfers on later dates as determined by the director in a total amount that does not exceed one-fourth of the amount determined for the fiscal year.

(G) If the total amount in the school district tangible property tax replacement fund is insufficient to make all payments under divisions (C), (D), and (E) of this section at the times the payments are to be made, the director of budget and management shall transfer from the general revenue fund to the school district tangible property tax replacement fund the difference between the total amount to be paid and the amount in the school district tangible property tax replacement fund.

(H) On the fifteenth day of June of each year, the director of budget and management may transfer any balance in the school district tangible property tax replacement fund to the general revenue fund.

(I) If all of the territory of a school district or joint vocational school district is merged with another district, or if a part of the territory of a school district or joint vocational school district is transferred to an existing or newly created district, the department of education, in consultation with the tax commissioner, shall adjust the payments made under this section as follows:

(1) For a merger of two or more districts, the fixed-sum levy losses, total resources, current expense TPP allocation, total TPP allocation, and non-current expense TPP allocation of the successor district shall be the sum of such items for each of the districts involved in the merger.

(2) If property is transferred from one district to a previously existing district, the amount of total resources, current expense TPP allocation, total TPP allocation, and non-current expense TPP allocation that shall be transferred to the recipient district shall be an amount equal to total resources, current expense TPP allocation, total TPP allocation, and non-current expense TPP allocation of the transferor district times a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of pupils being transferred to the recipient district, measured, in the case of a school district, by formula ADM as that term is defined in section 3317.02 of the Revised Code or, in the case of a joint vocational school district, by formula ADM as defined for a joint vocational school district in that section, and the denominator of which is the formula ADM of the transferor district.

(3) After December 31, 2010, if property is transferred from one or more districts to a district that is newly created out of the transferred property, the newly created district shall be deemed not to have any total resources, current expense TPP allocation, total TPP allocation, or non-current expense TPP allocation.

(4) If the recipient district under division (I)(2) of this section or the newly created district under division (I)(3) of this section is assuming debt from one or more of the districts from which the property was transferred and any of the districts losing the property had fixed-sum levy losses, the department of education, in consultation with the tax commissioner, shall make an equitable division of the fixed-sum levy loss reimbursements.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §120.10, eff. 7/1/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 03-30-2006; 09-05-2006; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008

This section is set out twice. See also § 5751.21 , effective until 7/1/2014.