Section 101.83 | Expiration date of agencies - renewal.
(A) It is the intent of the general assembly that an agency shall expire by operation of sunset review law, sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code, four years more or less after the effective date of the act that established the agency. Unless renewed in accordance with division (E) of this section:
(1) An agency created during an even-numbered general assembly expires at the end of the thirty-first day of December in the second year of the next odd-numbered general assembly;
(2) An agency created during an odd-numbered general assembly expires at the end of the thirty-first day of December in the second year of the next even-numbered general assembly; and
(3) An agency renewed by a prior sunset review committee expires on the expiration date specified in the act that renewed the agency.
(B) Any act renewing an agency shall contain a distinct section providing a specific expiration date for the agency in accordance with this section. With respect to an agency scheduled to expire through operation of sunset review law, sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code, the specific expiration date shall be the thirty-first day of December in the second year of a general assembly.
(C) If the general assembly does not renew or transfer an agency on or before its expiration date, it expires on that date.
The director of budget and management shall not authorize the expenditure of any moneys for any agency on or after the date of its expiration.
(D) The general assembly may provide by law for the orderly, efficient, and expeditious conclusion of an agency's business and operation. The rules, orders, licenses, contracts, and other actions made, taken, granted, or performed by the agency continue in effect according to their terms notwithstanding the agency's abolition, unless the general assembly provides otherwise by law. The general assembly may provide by law for the temporary or permanent transfer of some or all of a terminated or transferred agency's functions and personnel to a successor agency or officer.
The abolition, termination, or transfer of an agency does not cause the termination or dismissal of any claim pending against the agency by any person, or any claim pending against any person by the agency. Unless the general assembly provides otherwise by law for the substitution of parties, the attorney general shall succeed the agency with reference to any pending claim.
(E) An agency may be renewed by passage of a bill that continues the statutes creating and empowering the agency, that amends or repeals those statutes, or that enacts new statutes, to improve agency usefulness, performance, or effectiveness.