1.471 Effective date of act containing appropriation for current expenses.

As used in this section, "appropriation for current expenses" means an appropriation of money for the current expenses of the state government and state institutions as contemplated by Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1d.

This section expresses the general assembly's interpretation of State, ex rel. Ohio AFL-CIO v. Voinovich (1994), 69 Ohio St.3d 225, 234 to 237, insofar as the case holds with respect to the effective date of sections of law contained in acts that contain an appropriation for current expenses.

A codified or uncodified section of law contained in an act that contains an appropriation for current expenses is not subject to the referendum and goes into immediate effect if any of the following apply:

(A) The section is an appropriation for current expenses;

(B) The section is an earmarking of the whole or part of an appropriation for current expenses; or

(C) Implementation of the section depends upon an appropriation for current expenses that is contained in the act.

The general assembly shall determine which sections go into immediate effect.

A codified or uncodified section of law contained in an act that contains an appropriation for current expenses that does not go into immediate effect as contemplated by this section is subject to the referendum and goes into effect as provided in Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1c.

Effective Date: 09-12-1994