Section 306.353 | Authority to levy tax to fund construction or maintenance of roads or bridges related to provision of services by regional transit authority.
This section applies only to a regional transit authority whose territory includes a county having a population of more than seven hundred fifty thousand but less than nine hundred thousand as of the most recent federal decennial census.
A regional transit authority to which this section applies may levy a tax, in accordance with section 5739.023 of the Revised Code, in part for the specific purpose of funding the general construction or maintenance of roads or bridges related to the provision of service by the regional transit authority. If a regional transit authority levies such a tax, the authority shall enter into agreements with counties, municipal corporations, and townships located within the authority's territorial boundaries to fund such projects. Such agreements shall be entered into before the authority may spend any portion of the revenue from such a tax for general construction or maintenance of any roads or bridges. Such agreements are subject to all of the following:
(A) The regional transit authority shall submit each such agreement for approval to the appropriate public works integrating committee designated under section 164.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) The integrating committee shall, on at least an annual basis, review and approve or deny agreements submitted to it under division (A) of this section.
(C) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 164.04 of the Revised Code, approvals and denials shall be by an affirmative vote of six of the members of the integrating committee.
(D) The integrating committee shall notify the authority of the approval or denial.
(E) The regional transit authority shall expend funds only as authorized in an approved agreement.
Available Versions of this Section
- July 3, 2019 – Enacted by House Bill 62 - 133rd General Assembly [ View July 3, 2019 Version ]
- June 30, 2023 – Amended by House Bill 23 - 135th General Assembly [ View June 30, 2023 Version ]