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Section 9.20 | Receipt of gift, devise, or bequest moneys, lands, or other properties by public authority.


The state; a county, a township, or a cemetery association or the commissioners or trustees of a county, township, or cemetery association; a municipal corporation or the legislative authority, a board, or other officers of a municipal corporation; and a benevolent, educational, or correctional institution, wholly or in part under the control of the state, or the board of directors, trustees, or other officers of the institution may receive by gift, devise, or bequest moneys, lands, or other properties, for their benefit or the benefit of any of those under their charge and may hold and apply the moneys, lands, or properties according to the terms of the gift, devise, or bequest. The gifts or devises of real estate may be in fee simple or of any lesser estate and may be subject to any reasonable reservation. This section does not affect the statutory provisions as to devises or bequests for such purposes.

Any instrument by which the state or an agency of the state acquires real property pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.

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