130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 47  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 47


Representative Hagan 

Cosponsors: Representatives Gerberry, Foley, Weddington, Patmon, Pillich, Murray, Yuko, Lundy, Boyd, Antonio 



A BILL
To enact section 5101.87 of the Revised Code regarding annual reports about certain employers of public assistance recipients.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That section 5101.87 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5101.87. (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Children's health insurance program" means the children's health insurance program parts I, II, and III provided for by sections 5101.50 to 5101.529 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Employer" means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or any other entity that is doing business in this state. "Employer" also includes all entities or persons that are controlled by or affiliated with any such individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity. Whether an entity or person is controlled by or affiliated with another shall be determined by applying the principles set forth on January 1, 1993, in subsections 414(b) and (c) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C. 414, except that a voting power of fifty-one per cent shall be applied to the determination of control or affiliation.
(3) "Medicaid" means the program provided for by Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code.
(4) "Ohio works first" means the program provided for by Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code.
(5) "Supplemental nutrition assistance program" means the program provided for by the "Food and Nutrition Act of 2008," 7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.
(B) The director of job and family services shall annually complete a report that specifies all of the following:
(1) The name of each of the fifty employers that employed the most employees who were either of the following while employed by the employer in this state during the previous year:
(a) Recipients of the children's health insurance program, medicaid, Ohio works first, or supplemental nutrition assistance program;
(b) Individuals whose incomes were counted in determining eligibility for the children's health insurance program, medicaid, Ohio works first, or supplemental nutrition assistance program.
(2) The number of individuals described in divisions (B)(1)(a) and (b) of this section who were employed in the previous year by each employer specified in the report;
(3) The total cost to the state for the previous year of providing benefits under the children's health insurance program, medicaid, Ohio works first, or supplemental nutrition assistance program to employees of each of the employers specified in the report, specified separately for each employer.
(C) The annual reports are public records under section 149.43 of the Revised Code. The reports shall not include any identifying information about any employee described in division (B)(1)(a) or (b) of this section.
(D) The director of job and family services shall provide copies of the annual reports to all of the following:
(1) Each member of the general assembly;
(2) The director of development;
(3) The director of budget and management or, if the director designates an employee of the office of budget and management to serve on the controlling board in the director's place, the designated employee;
(4) Each member of the tax credit authority.
(E) The director of development, members of the controlling board, and members of the tax credit authority shall consider the information included in the most recent annual report available when determining whether to grant an employer a contract, award, subsidy, or incentive or to approve such a contract, award, subsidy, or incentive. The director of development, controlling board, and tax credit authority shall notify the director of job and family services of the impact the report has on decisions regarding contracts, awards, subsidies, and incentives.
(F) Not later than one year after the effective date of this section, the director of job and family services shall make the annual reports available on a searchable internet web site. The internet web site shall include information provided to the director by the director of development, controlling board, and tax credit authority regarding the impact the report has on decisions regarding contracts, awards, subsidies, and incentives.
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