Section 5120.22 | Division of business administration - property management duties.
(A) The division of business administration shall examine the conditions of all buildings, grounds, and other property connected with the institutions under the control of the department of rehabilitation and correction, the methods of bookkeeping and storekeeping, and all matters relating to the management of such property. The division shall study and become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of each as to location, freight rates, and efficiency of farm and equipment, for the purpose of aiding in the determination of the local and general requirements both for maintenance and improvements.
(B) The division, with respect to the various types of state-owned housing under jurisdiction of the department, shall adopt, in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code, rules governing maintenance of the housing and its usage by department personnel. The rules shall include a procedure for determining charges for rent and utilities, which the division shall assess against and collect from department personnel using the housing. All money collected for rent and utilities pursuant to the rules shall be deposited into the property receipts fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. Money in the fund shall be used for any expenses necessary to provide housing of department employees, including but not limited to expenses for the acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, repair, reconstruction, or demolition of land and buildings.
(C) The division may enter into a lease or agreement with a state agency, political subdivision of the state, or private entity to use facilities or other property under the jurisdiction of the department that is not being utilized by the department. All money collected for leasing and services performed in accordance with the lease or agreement shall be deposited into the property receipts fund created under division (B) of this section. Money in the fund shall be used for any expenses resulting from the lease or agreement, including, but not limited to, expenses for services performed, construction, maintenance, repair, reconstruction, or demolition of the facilities or other property.
(D) If, after meeting the expenditure obligations required by divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the division determines that the property receipts fund has excess funds, the division may use money in the fund for services performed, construction, maintenance, repair, reconstruction, or demolition of any other facilities or property owned by the department.