130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 234  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
S. B. No. 234


Senator Coley 

Cosponsors: Senators Seitz, Balderson 



A BILL
To amend section 2329.26 of the Revised Code to authorize county sheriffs to advertise foreclosure sales via a web site.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 2329.26 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 2329.26.  (A) Lands and tenements taken in execution shall not be sold until all of the following occur:
(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(b) of this section, the judgment creditor who seeks the sale of the lands and tenements or the judgment creditor's attorney does both of the following:
(i) Causes a written notice of the date, time, and place of the sale to be served in accordance with divisions (A) and (B) of Civil Rule 5 upon the judgment debtor and upon each other party to the action in which the judgment giving rise to the execution was rendered;
(ii) At least seven calendar days prior to the date of the sale, files with the clerk of the court that rendered the judgment giving rise to the execution a copy of the written notice described in division (A)(1)(a)(i) of this section with proof of service endorsed on the copy in the form described in division (D) of Civil Rule 5.
(b) Service of the written notice described in division (A)(1)(a)(i) of this section is not required to be made upon any party who is in default for failure to appear in the action in which the judgment giving rise to the execution was rendered.
(2) The officer taking the lands and tenements gives public notice of the date, time, and place of the sale for at least three weeks before the day of sale by advertisement either of the following methods:
(a) Advertisement on a web site maintained or made available by the county;
(b) Advertisement in a newspaper published in and of general circulation in the county. The court ordering the sale may designate in the order of sale the newspaper in which this public notice shall be published, and this
The public notice is subject to division (A) of section 2329.27 of the Revised Code if the officer conducting the sale chooses to publish the notice in a newspaper, or if the court ordering the sale requires the officer to publish the notice in a newspaper. If the court ordering the sale requires the officer to publish the notice in a newspaper, the court may designate in the order of sale the newspaper in which this public notice shall be published.
(3) The officer taking the lands and tenements shall collect the purchaser's information required by section 2329.271 of the Revised Code.
(B) A sale of lands and tenements taken in execution may be set aside in accordance with division (B) of section 2329.27 of the Revised Code.
Section 2.  That existing section 2329.26 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
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