130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 342  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. B. No. 342

Representatives Pillich, Driehaus 

Cosponsors: Representatives Antonio, Foley, Garland, Hagan, R., Letson, Murray, O'Brien, Ramos, Reece, Weddington 

To enact section 9.27 of the Revised Code to limit agreements to privatize state property, facilities, services, or functions.

Section 1. That section 9.27 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 9.27. (A) As used in this section, "privatization agreement" means any agreement or contract authorized under section 9.06, sections 126.60 to 126.605, or Chapter 4313. of the Revised Code, or any other statute enacted by the general assembly, to do any of the following:
(1) Operate or manage state facilities;
(2) Provide services or undertake functions that have traditionally been provided by the state;
(3) Sell, convey, lease, or otherwise transfer state property, facilities, enterprises, or assets for the purpose of providing services or undertaking functions that have traditionally been provided by the state.
(B) The state or a state agency may enter into a privatization agreement only if the agreement meets both of the following requirements:
(1) The entity with which the agreement is to be made is located and has its principal place of business in this state.
(2) The agreement does not result in the transfer of jobs or other employment opportunities to a location outside of this state.
(C) Any privatization agreement the state or a state agency enters into that does not meet the requirements of this section is void.
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