9.38 Deposit of public moneys.

As used in this section and section 9.39 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Color of office," "public office," and "public official" have the same meanings as in section 117.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Legislative authority" means a board of county commissioners, a board of township trustees, the legislative authority of a municipal corporation, or the board of education of a school district.

A person who is a state officer, employee, or agent shall pay to the treasurer of state all public moneys received by that person as required by rule of the treasurer of state adopted pursuant to section 113.09 of the Revised Code. A person who is a public official other than a state officer, employee, or agent shall deposit all public moneys received by that person with the treasurer of the public office or properly designated depository on the business day next following the day of receipt, if the total amount of such moneys received exceeds one thousand dollars. If the total amount of the public moneys so received does not exceed one thousand dollars, the person shall deposit the moneys on the business day next following the day of receipt, unless the public office of which that person is a public official adopts a policy permitting a different time period, not to exceed three business days next following the day of receipt, for making such deposits, and the person is able to safeguard the moneys until such time as the moneys are deposited. The policy shall include provisions and procedures to safeguard the public moneys until they are deposited. If the public office of which the person is a public official is governed by a legislative authority, only the legislative authority may adopt such a policy; in the case of a board of county commissioners, the board may adopt such a policy with respect to public offices under the board's direct supervision and the offices of the prosecuting attorney, sheriff, coroner, county engineer, county recorder, county auditor, county treasurer, or clerk of the court of common pleas. If a person who is a public official receives public moneys for a public office of which that person is not a public official, that person shall, during the first business day of the next week, pay to the proper public official of the proper public office the moneys so received during the current week.

Effective Date: 11-02-1999