130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 189)



AN ACT
To amend section 703.01 of the Revised Code to exclude persons under detention in a detention facility from persons counted to determine the population of a municipal corporation for purposes of classifying the municipal corporation as a village or a city.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That section 703.01 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 703.01.  (A) Municipal corporations, which, at the last federal census, had a population of five thousand or more, or five thousand registered resident electors or resident voters as provided in section 703.011 of the Revised Code, are cities. All other municipal corporations are villages. Cities, which, at any federal census, have a population of less than five thousand, shall become villages. Villages, which, at any federal census, have a population of five thousand or more, shall become cities. No

(B)(1) No municipal corporation shall have its classification as a village changed to that of a city by virtue of there being counted, in determining the population of such that municipal corporation, college either of the following:

(a) College or university students in attendance at an educational institution located within the municipal corporation where if the residential addresses of such those students when not in attendance at the education institution, or the residential addresses of the guardians of such those students, as determined by the records of the institution kept by its registrar, are at a place other than the municipal corporation wherein such in which the institution is located;

(b) Persons under detention in a detention facility located within the municipal corporation if the residential addresses of those persons when not detained in that facility, as determined by the records of the facility, are at a place other than the municipal corporation in which the facility is located After

(2) After each decennial census, the secretary of state shall issue a proclamation certifying the number of permanent residents in such a municipal corporation in which a college or university or in which a detention facility is located and the number of students attending a college or university therein or the number of persons detained in a detention facility located within the municipal corporation.

(3) As used in division (B) of this section, "detention facility" has the same meaning as in section 2921.01 of the Revised Code.

SECTION 2 .  That existing section 703.01 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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