(A) There is hereby established in the state treasury a fund for each marketing program that is established by the director of agriculture pursuant to this chapter. Except as authorized in division (B) of this section, all moneys collected by the department of agriculture from each marketing program pursuant to section 924.09 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the fund for the marketing program and shall be disbursed only pursuant to a voucher approved by the director for use in defraying the costs of administration of the marketing program and for carrying out sections 924.02, 924.03, and 924.13 of the Revised Code.
(B) In lieu of deposits in the fund established pursuant to division (A) of this section, the operating committee of any marketing program established pursuant to this chapter may deposit all moneys collected pursuant to section 924.09 of the Revised Code with a bank or a savings and loan association as defined in sections 1101.01 and 1151.01 of the Revised Code. All moneys collected pursuant to section 924.09 of the Revised Code and deposited pursuant to this division also shall be used only in defraying the costs of administration of the marketing program and for carrying out sections 924.02, 924.03, and 924.13 of the Revised Code.
(C) Each operating committee shall establish a fiscal year for its marketing program and shall publish within sixty days of the end of each fiscal year an activity and financial report and make such report available to each producer who pays an assessment or otherwise contributes to the marketing program which the committee administers, and to other interested persons.
(D) In addition to the reports required by division (C) of this section, any marketing program that deposits moneys in accordance with division (B) of this section shall submit to the director both of the following:
(1) Annually, a financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant holding a live permit from the accountancy board issued pursuant to Chapter 4701. of the Revised Code. The marketing program shall file the financial statement with the director not more than sixty days after the end of each fiscal year.
(2) Monthly, an unaudited financial statement.
Effective Date: 09-29-1997