Bill Analysis

Legislative Service Commission

LSC Preliminary Summary

CORRECTED VERSION*

Am. Sub. H.B. 119**

127th General Assembly

(As Passed by the General Assembly)

 

Reps.     Dolan, Peterson, R. McGregor, Hottinger, Bacon, Evans, Hite, Budish, Strahorn, Yates, Chandler, D. Stewart, Boyd, R. Hagan, Skindell, Brown, Bolon, Adams, Aslanides, Barrett, Beatty, Blessing Bubp, Celeste, Collier, Combs, DeBose, DeGeeter, Domenick, Fende, Flowers, Gibbs, Goodwin, Goyal, J. Hagan, Harwood, Healy, Heard, Jones, Koziura, Letson, Luckie, Mallory, Miller, Otterman, Patton, Redfern, Schindel, Schlichter, Setzer, Szollosi, Uecker, Ujvagi, Wagoner, White, B. Williams, S. Williams, Zehringer

Sens.      Carey, Niehaus, Clancy, D. Miller, Roberts, Padgett, Austria, Boccieri, Cates, Goodman, Harris, Jacobson, R. Miller, Spada, Stivers, Mumper, Faber, Wilson, Mason, Fedor, Smith, Sawyer, Schaffer, Cafaro, Amstutz, Grendell, Gardner

Effective date:  June 30, 2007; certain provisions effective September 29, 2007; certain provisions effective on other dates; contains item vetoes

TABLE OF CONTENTS

This final analysis is arranged by state agency, beginning with the Department of Administrative Services and continuing in alphabetical order. Items that do not directly involve an agency are located under the agency that has regulatory authority over the item, or otherwise deals with the subject matter of the item.  The analysis includes a Local Government category and concludes with a Miscellaneous category.

Within each category, a summary of the items appears first (in the form of dot points), followed by a discussion of their content and operation.  Items generally are presented in the order in which they appear in the Revised Code.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (DAS). 16

Fidelity bonding program to be administered through purchase of insurance. 17

Risk Management Reserve Fund. 17

Schedules of rates for certain public employees. 17

Provision of printing or office reproduction services for political subdivisions. 18

Agency forms management 18

Energy conservation studies. 18

Contractor. 18

State institutions of higher education. 18

Background--energy conservation measures. 19

Transfer to the Department of the Printing Office of the Office of
Information Technology and the Mail and Fulfillment Services Office
of the Department of Job and Family Services. 19

Temporary assignment of duties of a higher classification to
exempt employees. 20

 

COMMISSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES (AAM). 20

Reorganization of the Commission on African-American Males. 20

Membership of the Commission. 20

Transfer of Policy and Management Functions. 21

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGING (AGE). 21

Alzheimer's disease training materials. 22

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Task Force. 22

PASSPORT. 22

Background. 22

The act 23

Residential State Supplement program.. 23

Background. 23

Certification of facilities. 23

Waiting list 23

Home first component 24

Unified Long-Term Care Budget Workgroup. 24

Progress report on unified long-term care budget 25

Director of Budget and Management authority. 25

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (AGR). 25

Ohio Proud Program.. 26

Assessment of costs for conducting investigations, inquiries, and hearings. 26

Wine tax diversion to Ohio Grape Industries Fund. 26

 

OHIO AIR QUALITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AIR). 26

Use of commodity contracts. 27

 

DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION
SERVICES (ADA)
. 27

Internal review.. 27

 

STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ARCHITECTS (ARC). 28

Architecture education assistance program.. 28

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL (AGO). 28

Payment for criminal records checks. 28

BCII Asset Forfeiture and Cost Reimbursement Fund. 28

 

AUDITOR OF STATE (AUD). 29

Performance audits. 29

 

OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (OBM). 29

Certain custodial funds moved into the state treasury. 30

State agency purchases. 30

Responsibility for preauditing a request for payment 30

Use of a payment card. 31

Control over the financial transactions of state agencies. 31

Auditing and accounting services. 31

OAKS Support Organization Fund. 31

Forgery Recovery Fund. 31

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (COM). 31

Fireworks Law changes. 33

Moratorium on the issuance and geographic transfer of fireworks
licenses extended
. 33

Conditions for the geographic transfer of a fireworks license. 33

Standards for display of fireworks in a fireworks showroom.. 33

Fire barrier wall 33

Continuing education for realtors. 34

Creation of B-2a and S permits and regulation of wine sales. 34

Creation of B-2a permit 34

Creation of S permit 34

Limit on purchase of wine by family household. 35

Modification of A-2 liquor permit 35

Manufacture, sale, and transport of ethanol or ethyl alcohol for use as fuel 36

 

office of consumers' counsel (occ). 36

Consumers' Counsel call center. 36

 

STATE DENTAL BOARD (DEN). 36

Dental Hygienist CPR Training Study. 36

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT (DEV). 37

International Trade Cooperative Projects Fund. 38

Travel and Tourism Cooperatives Projects Fund. 38

Energy Projects Fund. 38

Tax Incentive Programs Operating Fund. 38

Job creation grant program--definition of "full-time employee" 38

Ohio Capital Access Loan Program.. 39

Clean Ohio Fund--integrating committee procedures. 39

Ohio Housing Trust Fund. 39

Study of economic development incentives. 39

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (EDU). 40

I.  School Funding. 49

State funding for school districts. 49

Formula ADM... 52

State verification of district formula ADM... 52

Transitional aid calculations. 52

Poverty-based assistance reports; Department recommendations. 52

Poverty-based assistance spending requirements. 52

Prior law.. 52

The act's single list of possible expenditures. 53

Waivers. 54

New closing-the-achievement-gap payment 54

Special education payments to institutions. 54

Joint vocational school district calamity days. 55

Background. 55

Recalculating school district valuations. 55

Base for recalculating state payments. 55

Reporting tax information. 55

Timing of recalculated payments. 55

School district tax certification. 56

Report of school district expenditures. 56

Biodiesel School Bus Program.. 56

II.  Community Schools. 56

Background. 56

Community school moratorium.. 57

Operator exceptions. 57

Exceptions for non-operator-managed schools. 58

Prior law--caps and exceptions. 58

Prohibition on operating school from a residential facility. 59

ESC sponsorship of community schools. 59

Approval of out-of-state sponsors. 59

Sponsor assurances. 59

Unauditable community schools. 60

Transportation of community school students. 61

Background. 61

The act 61

Community school full-time equivalency. 62

Enrollment challenge by school district 62

Enrollment of community school students in career-technical
programs in their resident districts. 63

Distribution of assets of closed community school 63

STEM Subcommittee of the Partnership for Continued Learning. 63

Selection of STEM schools. 63

STEM programs of excellence. 64

Coordination with a STEM-focused nonprofit enterprise. 65

Governance and administration of each STEM school 65

Oversight by the Department of Education. 65

Admission to a STEM school 65

STEM school educators. 66

STEM educator license. 66

40-hour teaching permit 66

Recommendations regarding training of STEM educators. 67

Nonapplication of the state Civil Service Law.. 67

Collective bargaining rights. 67

Participation in state retirement systems. 67

Compliance with education and other general laws. 67

Special education. 69

Health and safety provisions. 69

Annual written assurances. 69

Annual report cards and academic accountability. 70

Report cards. 70

Accountability. 70

STEM school treasurer. 71

Audits of STEM schools. 71

Financing STEM schools. 71

Enrollment reporting. 72

No taxing or bonding authority. 72

No tuition. 72

Transportation of STEM school students by school districts. 72

Participation of STEM school students in district extracurricular activities. 72

IV.  Other Education Provisions. 72

Existing scholarship programs. 72

Background. 73

Special Education Scholarship Pilot Program.. 73

TANF-funded Early Learning Initiative. 73

ODJFS duties. 74

ODE duties. 74

Joint duties. 74

Contracting with an early learning agency. 74

Terms of the contract 74

Early learning program duties. 75

State-funded early childhood education programs. 75

School district preschool programs. 77

Staff qualifications for early childhood education programs. 77

Academic distress commissions. 77

Background. 77

Membership appointment and compensation. 78

Conflicts of interest 78

New operating procedures. 78

Academic recovery plan. 78

Penalties for reporting inaccurate EMIS data. 79

Background--prior  law.. 79

New sequential actions under the act 79

School district and building performance ratings. 80

Background. 80

Correction of graduation rate. 80

OGT testing requirements for foreign exchange students. 81

Background. 81

Shipping date of elementary achievement tests. 81

Redacted achievement test questions. 81

Physical education standards. 82

Chartered nonpublic school closing notice. 82

Auxiliary services funds. 82

Per pupil cap on nonpublic administrative cost reimbursement 83

Update of special education statutory language. 83

Background. 83

Stipend for National Board certified teachers. 83

Background. 84

Appeals of student suspensions and expulsions. 84

Transfer of adult career-technical programs to Board of Regents. 84

Agricultural education. 84

Ohio Core curriculum.. 84

Regional transportation collaboration study. 84

Transportation of nonpublic school students. 85

Tuition for a child placed by a juvenile court 85

Background. 85

The act 85

School district territory transfers. 86

Disposal of school district real property. 86

School employee health care plans. 86

Function of the School Employees Health Care Board. 87

School Employees Health Care Board. 87

Public Schools Health Care Advisory Committee. 88

New audit duties. 88

Other changes. 88

Issuance of securities by councils of governments that are
information technology centers. 88

Background. 88

Acquisition, construction, and improvement of property. 89

Financing the acquisition, construction, or improvement 89

Nature of the securities. 89

Security maturity and applicable law.. 89

Authority to execute necessary documents. 90

Student special services district (SSSD). 90

 

STATE BOARD OF EMBALMERS AND  FUNERAL
DIRECTORS (FUN)
. 90

Embalmer, Funeral Director, and Crematory Licensing Law.. 90

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA). 90

Air pollution control operating permits--period of validity. 92

E-Check. 92

State solid waste disposal fees. 93

Environmental Review Appeals Commission--Director of
Environmental Protection Agency's jurisdiction. 93

Extension of various fee-related provisions. 94

Synthetic minor facility emissions fees. 94

Water pollution control fees and safe drinking water fees. 94

Certification of operators of water supply systems or wastewater systems. 95

Application fees under Water Pollution Control Law and Safe
Drinking Water Law
.. 95

Water Quality Protection Fund. 95

 

eTECH OHIO COMMISSION (ETC). 95

Membership and operation of Commission. 96

Commission membership. 96

Advisory groups. 96

Assistance to educational technology organizations. 97

Distance learning clearinghouse. 97

Inclusion of courses. 97

Enrollment 97

Payment 98

Rules. 98

Transfer of eTech Ohio towers to the Office of Information Technology. 98

 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (GOV). 99

Use and operation of Governor's Residence. 99

Prohibition of acceptance of certain gifts for benefit of
Governor's Residence. 100

Advisory Board for Governor's Office of Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives. 100

Members of Advisory Board ineligible for grants. 100

Speaker not required to consult Legislative Black Caucus in
making appointments to Advisory Board. 100

Study of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives becoming a private nonprofit entity  100

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH). 101

Certificate of Need moratorium on long-term care activities. 103

Continued review of CON applications during the moratorium.. 103

Applicability of the moratorium within other CON statutes. 104

Procedures and criteria used in granting CONs. 104

Use of CON application fees. 104

Fees collected by the Office of Vital Statistics. 105

FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes. 105

Background. 105

Promotion of new FQHCs. 105

Grant and grantwriting assistance--"FQHC Incubator Program" 105

Medical Liability Insurance Reimbursement Program.. 105

Pilot program--FQHCs in or adjacent to hospital emergency departments. 106

College Pregnancy and Parenting Offices Pilot Program.. 106

Autism Diagnosis Education Pilot Program.. 107

Medical records access. 107

Healthy Ohio assessment 107

Household and small flow on-site sewage treatment systems program.. 108

Suspended law.. 108

The act 109

Hospital performance web site contract 115

 

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (IGO). 115

Employees of the Inspector General 116

Deputy inspector general for the Department of Transportation. 116

 

DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE (INS). 116

Foreign insurers tax. 116

Biologically based mental illness. 117

 

DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES (JFS). 117

I.  General 128

Grant agreements. 128

Action against a county regarding family services duties. 129

Individual Development Account program.. 130

Food Stamp Program Fund. 131

Military Injury Relief Fund. 131

Disability Medical Assistance Program.. 131

Background. 131

Rulemaking authority. 131

Kinship Permanency Incentive Program.. 132

Background. 132

The act 132

ODJFS reports. 132

Plan to utilize funds received to administer the federal Workforce
Investment Act 133

Proprietary schools and workforce development 133

II.  Child Welfare and Adoption. 133

Child placement level of care tool pilot program.. 133

Development 133

Evaluation. 133

Coordination with the Ohio Department of Mental Health. 134

Efforts supporting organizational excellence. 134

III.  Child Care and Child Support Enforcement 134

Collection of child support arrearages from insurance claims and payments. 134

Processing charge claim for certain Title IV-D child support cases. 135

Health insurance coverage for children who are the subject of a
child support order. 135

Continuing law partially changed by the act 135

The act 135

Market rate survey and reimbursement ceiling for publicly funded child care. 137

Voluntary child care quality-rating program (Step Up to Quality). 137

IV.  Unemployment Compensation. 138

Elimination of the Trade Act Benefit Account under the Unemployment Compensation Law   138

V.  Ohio Works First 138

Background. 138

Ohio Works First cash assistance payments. 139

Ohio Works First applications. 139

Income eligibility limit 139

Delays of eligibility determinations. 140

Ohio Works First sanctions. 140

LEAP program.. 140

Fugitive felons and probation violators. 141

TANF domestic violence option. 141

Background. 141

Screening and identifying individuals with a history of domestic violence. 142

Referrals to counseling and supportive services. 142

Maintaining confidentiality. 142

Waivers of program requirements. 142

CDJFS to provide information. 143

ODJFS duties. 143

VI.  Medicaid. 143

Executive Medicaid administration. 143

Psychiatrist member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. 143

Medicaid provider agreements--overview.. 144

Time-limited provider agreements. 144

Termination of provider agreements based on Attorney General actions. 145

Termination and denial of provider agreements based on federal law.. 145

Suspension of provider agreements based on indictments. 145

Qualifying indictments. 146

Process of suspension. 146

Exceptions. 146

Effect on payment 146

Notice. 147

Reconsideration. 147

Rules. 147

Exclusion from Medicaid participation. 147

Administrative actions relative to provider agreements. 148

Criminal records checks of Medicaid providers. 148

Applicability of the requirement 148

Informing persons of the requirement 149

Initiating the criminal records check. 149

Disqualifying offenses. 150

Medicaid or Medicare exclusion. 150

Conditional employment 150

Confidentiality. 151

Rules. 151

Criminal records checks of home and community-based service providers. 151

Electronic submission and storage of Medicaid applications and
related documents. 152

Requirements. 152

Rules. 152

Assistance from ODJFS. 152

Reduction in county share of public assistance expenses. 152

Copies of medical records. 153

Nursing home and ICF/MR franchise permit fees. 153

Nursing home and hospital fee not to decrease. 154

Sanctions for failure to pay franchise permit fee. 154

Application of definition of "date of licensure" 154

Third party liability for Medicaid claims. 154

Background--federal regulations and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. 154

ODJFS' right of recovery. 155

Assignment of rights to ODJFS. 156

Right of recovery. 156

Disclosure requirements. 157

Consideration of Medicaid, SCHIP, or Disability Medical Assistance
Program eligibility for policy attainment or plan enrollment
158

Denial, revocation, or termination of licensure or other approval 158

Rulemaking authority. 158

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Part III 158

Premium requirements. 159

Medicaid application. 159

Medicaid for former foster children. 159

Eligibility of pregnant women for Medicaid. 160

Medicaid eligibility for parents of children under age 19. 160

Healthcheck information. 160

Children's Buy-In Program.. 161

Establishment and eligibility for the program.. 161

Premium and co-payments. 161

Children's Buy-In Program report 162

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities Program.. 162

Background. 162

Seeking federal approval to implement buy-in option. 163

Eligibility for Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities Program.. 163

Premium requirements. 163

Six-months extended eligibility. 164

Dual eligibility for Buy-In and home or community-based services. 164

Medicaid Buy-In Advisory Council 164

Report 166

Medicaid estate recovery. 166

Background. 166

Recovery or adjustment regarding long-term care insurance policy. 166

Medicaid estate recovery reporting form.. 167

Reporting forms for transfers of death deeds and survivorship tenancies. 167

Mental health partial hospitalization services. 167

Mental health drugs. 167

Medicaid occupational therapy services. 168

Medicaid cost-sharing program.. 168

Public Assistance Reporting Information System.. 168

Primary Alternative Care Treatment program.. 169

Pharmaceutical drug report 169

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention and Detection. 169

Private causes of action to enforce state Medicaid laws. 170

Medicaid Care Management Working Group. 170

Performance-based financial incentives in managed care contracts. 170

Actuarially sound Medicaid managed care capitation rates. 170

Risk-adjusted payment rates in Medicaid managed care. 171

Monthly reports on Medicaid managed care recipients. 171

Medicaid managed care payment rate for non-contracting providers
of emergency services. 172

Managed care pharmacy management utilization programs. 172

Dispensing for increases for generic drug prescriptions. 172

Background--outpatient drug coverage under Medicaid. 172

Background--federal upper limits (FULs). 172

Fiscal impact analyses. 173

Medicaid dispensing fees. 173

Medical Care Advisory Council 174

Assisted Living Program.. 174

Background. 174

Eligibility expansion. 175

Notification of eligible individuals. 175

Notice of Section 1115 waiver request 175

Money follows the person. 175

Disability determination process. 175

Cost outlier payments to children's hospitals for inpatient admissions. 176

Background. 176

The act 176

Medicaid rates for nursing facilities. 176

FY 2008 Medicaid Reimbursement Rate for Nursing Facilities. 177

FY 2009 Medicaid Reimbursement Rate for Nursing Facilities. 178

Fiscal years 2008 and 2009 payments to certain nursing facilities. 178

Nursing facilities that are new in fiscal years 2008 and 2009. 178

Nursing facilities that completed a capital project 179

Nursing facility that completes an activity. 179

Nursing facility that completes a renovation. 180

Quarterly payments. 180

Payments to continue after a change of operator. 180

No appeals. 181

Rules. 181

Medicaid rates for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded. 181

Offsite day programming part of ICFs/MR's direct care costs. 181

FYs 2008 and 2009 Medicaid rates for ICFs/MR.. 182

Increase in Medicaid rates for PASSPORT services. 182

Medicaid coverage of chiropractic services for adults. 182

VII.  Hospital Care Assurance Program.. 183

Delay of Termination of Hospital Care Assurance Program.. 183

 

LEGAL RIGHTS SERVICE (LRS). 183

Background. 183

Records and Information Available to the Legal Rights Service. 183

Client status and confidentiality of Legal Rights Service communications. 184

Subpoena power of the Legal Rights Service. 184

Administrator of the Legal Rights Service. 185

Program Income Fund for Legal Rights Service programs. 185

 

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE COMMISSION (LSC). 185

Study of state incentives for local entities to assume control of state
historical sites. 185

S.B. 30 report 185

 

local government (LOC). 186

Scope of civil immunity for a political subdivision. 187

Additional authority for certain counties to establish and provide local
funding options for constructing and equipping a convention center. 187

Sales tax revenue bonds. 187

Bid threshold for joint fire and ambulance districts. 188

Board of township trustees let contracts for fire-fighting purposes in
excess of $50,000 by competitive bidding. 188

Townships granting or lending money to political subdivisions for
water, sanitary sewerage, or storm water drainage. 188

Township cemetery lot proceeds useable for cemetery maintenance
and beautification. 189

Military bases:  Annexation. 189

Prosecutions for violations of state law in Greene County. 189

Enforcement of traffic laws on streets located immediately adjacent to
political subdivision boundaries and distribution of fine money. 189

Membership of board of trustees of a regional arts and cultural
district created by exclusive action of a county with a population of
500,000 or more. 190

Child custody and military service. 190

Maximum payment period for single county ditch assessments and
bonds sold for single county ditch improvements. 190

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District:  notification of
maintenance assessments. 191

Proxy attendance and voting at meetings by members of certain
regional councils of government 191

Public nuisance in subsidized housing. 191

 

LOTTERY COMMISSION (LOT). 192

Rules for the display of advertising and celebrity images on lottery
tickets and other lottery items. 192

No Sunday lottery drawings on certain games and limit on the price
of an individual lottery ticket 193

Lottery funds. 193

Transfer of lottery profits to School Building Program Bond Service
Fund eliminated
. 193

Certification of actuarial sufficiency of funding for deferred lottery prizes. 193

 

STATE MEDICAL BOARD (MED). 193

Examination of proficiency in spoken English. 193

Final adjudicative orders regarding summary suspension. 194

 

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BOARD (AMB). 194

Ohio Medical Transportation Trust Fund; Occupational Licensing
and Regulatory Fund. 194

Annual Report 194

 

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (DMH). 195

Funding and certification of community mental health services. 195

Internal review.. 195

Behavioral health pilot program in specified counties. 196

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DMR). 197

Responsibility for nonfederal share of Medicaid expenditures. 200

Background. 200

Responsibility for home and community-based services. 201

Agreement for ODMR/DD to pay the nonfederal share of waiver services. 202

Minimum amount of funds to be expended on Medicaid expenditures. 202

Funds a county MR/DD board may use to pay nonfederal share. 202

Minimum county enrollment in waiver services. 202

Appropriation item for Martin settlement 203

County MR/DD board three-year plan. 203

Gallipolis Developmental Center pilot program.. 204

Home and community-based services. 204

Supported living certificate. 204

Residential facility licensure. 206

Waiting period for certificate and license holders. 207

Program fee fund. 207

Notice of disciplinary action. 208

Notice of change of address. 209

Residential and respite care. 209

Nonfederal share of additional ICF/MR beds. 209

County MR/DD board subsidies. 210

Elimination of county MR/DD board subsidies. 210

County MR/DD boards arranging supported living. 210

County MR/DD board service contracts. 211

Priority waiting lists for home and community-based services. 211

County MR/DD board reporting requirements. 212

Targeted case management services. 212

MR/DD Futures Study Committee. 212

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION REPAIR  REGISTRATION
BOARD (CRB)
. 214

Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration Fund; Occupational
Licensing and Regulatory Fund. 214

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (DNR). 214

Crediting of federal moneys to State Forest Fund. 215

Coastal erosion control and coastal management 215

Transfer of Chief of Division of Water's coastal erosion authority
to Director of Natural Resources
. 215

Shore structure permits. 216

Elimination of Division of Real Estate and Land Management's
coastal management authority
. 217

Penalties. 217

Technical changes. 217

Performance security requirements for coal mining operations. 217

Applicability of requirements. 217

Reclamation Forfeiture Fund. 218

Severance tax on coal 218

"Lime mining wastes" and "beneficial use" definitions in Industrial
Minerals Mining Law.. 218

Wildlife conservation promotions. 219

Uses of Wildlife Boater Angler Fund. 219

 

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING (NUR). 219

Nursing students from other states. 220

Medication Aide Pilot Program.. 220

Nursing education study committee. 221

Committee membership. 221

Topics of study and required report 222

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PHYSICAL THERAPY,
& ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD (PYT)
. 222

Deposit of fines collected under the Occupational Therapist, Physical
Therapist, and Athletic Trainer Law.. 222

 

PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION (PUB). 223

Amounts paid out to appointed counsel for indigent persons. 223

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DHS). 223

Certain deputy registrars may or must accept credit and debit cards. 224

State vehicle identification exemption for vehicles transporting
crime victims. 224

Limited secondary traffic offense enforcement at vehicle checkpoints
and inspections. 225

Documentary service charges by motor vehicle dealers. 226

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (PUC). 226

Enforcement of federal laws with respect to transportation of household
goods in interstate commerce. 226

Federal Commercial Vehicle Transportation Systems Fund. 226

Telecommunications Relay Service. 227

 

PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION (PWC). 227

Issuance of bonds for public infrastructure capital improvements. 227

 

RACING COMMISSION (RAC). 227

Deposit of entire ½ of 1% of all amounts wagered on exotic wagering
into State Racing Commission Operating Fund. 227

 

BOARD OF REGENTS (BOR). 228

Ohio Innovation Partnership. 229

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program.. 229

Ohio Research Scholars Program.. 230

Selection of awards. 230

Agreements. 232

Commitment to future funding. 232

Monitoring and reporting. 232

Ohio College Opportunity Grants. 232

Certificates of authorization for proprietary schools. 232

Student Workforce Development Grant 233

Washington Center internship program scholarships. 233

Co-located technical colleges. 233

Higher Education Statewide Purchasing Consortium.. 233

Itemized higher education charges. 234

Critical needs rapid response system.. 234

Health technology workforce development pilot project 234

Commission on Health Care Education and Physician Retention in NW OH.. 235

Investment of funds by state institutions of higher education. 236

Sub. H.B. 2 report deadline. 236

 

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION  AND
CORRECTION (DRC)
. 237

Lima Correctional Institution Study Committee. 237

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES COMMISSION (RSC). 237

Internal review.. 237

 

SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMISSION (SFC). 238

Background to school facilities programs. 238

School district eligibility rankings. 239

Factoring in open enrollment students. 239

Expedited Local Partnership districts. 239

Debt limitations for classroom facilities projects. 239

Background. 239

Additional excess debt permitted under the act 240

Use of interest on school district moneys. 240

During the project 240

After the project is completed. 240

Career-technical school building assistance loan program.. 240

 

SECRETARY OF STATE (SOS). 241

Board of elections participation in state purchase contracts. 243

Apportionment of election expenses. 244

County election funding. 244

Publication of notice for statewide ballot issues. 245

Electronic transmission of voter registration data. 245

Absent voter's ballots for parents of hospitalized minor children. 246

Election law investigations. 246

Election law subpoenas. 246

Maintenance of specified electronic election information. 247

Miscellaneous changes. 247

Delivery of certain campaign finance statements. 247

Public contractor campaign finance restrictions. 247

Solicitations of contributions from state contractors. 247

Contracts subject to the restrictions. 248

Penalties for violations. 248

Certification of compliance. 248

Affiliated political action committees. 249

Time period within which contribution limits apply. 249

Public contractor campaign contributions made before April 4, 2007. 249

 

DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION (TAX). 249