130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 292  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
S. B. No. 292


Senators Oelslager, Kearney 

Cosponsors: Senators Lehner, Brown, Cafaro, Sawyer, Schiavoni, Skindell, Tavares, Turner 



A BILL
To amend sections 122.60, 122.71, 135.03, 135.032, 135.04, 135.06, 135.08, 135.10, 135.14, 135.144, 135.18, 135.32, 135.321, 135.33, 135.35, 135.353, 135.37, 135.51, 135.52, 135.53, 1733.04, 1733.041, 1733.24, 1733.30, 1733.31, 2909.32, and 2909.33 and to enact sections 135.011, 135.031, and 135.322 of the Revised Code to permit credit unions and farm credit system institutions to serve as public depositories under certain circumstances and to participate in the Capital Access Loan Program and the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 122.60, 122.71, 135.03, 135.032, 135.04, 135.06, 135.08, 135.10, 135.14, 135.144, 135.18, 135.32, 135.321, 135.33, 135.35, 135.353, 135.37, 135.51, 135.52, 135.53, 1733.04, 1733.041, 1733.24, 1733.30, 1733.31, 2909.32, and 2909.33 be amended and sections 135.011, 135.031, and 135.322 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 122.60.  As used in sections 122.60 to 122.605 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Capital access loan" means a loan made by a participating financial institution to an eligible business that may be secured by a deposit of money from the fund into the participating financial institution's program reserve account.
(B) "Department" means the department of development.
(C) "Eligible business" means a for-profit business entity, or a nonprofit entity, that had total annual sales in its most recently completed fiscal year of less than ten million dollars and that has a principal place of for-profit business or nonprofit entity activity within the state, the operation of which, alone or in conjunction with other facilities, will create new jobs or preserve existing jobs and employment opportunities and will improve the economic welfare of the people of the state. As used in this division, "new jobs" does not include existing jobs transferred from another facility within the state, and "existing jobs" means only existing jobs at facilities within the same municipal corporation or township in which the project, activity, or enterprise that is the subject of a capital access loan is located.
(D) "Financial institution" means any bank, trust company, savings bank, or savings and loan association, or credit union that is chartered by and has a significant presence in the state, or any national bank, federal savings and loan association, or federal savings bank, or federal credit union that has a significant presence in the state. "Financial institution" also includes a farm credit system institution organized under the federal "Farm Credit Act of 1971," 85 Stat. 583, 12 U.S.C. 2001, as amended, that has a significant presence in the state.
(E) "Fund" means the capital access loan program fund.
(F) "Participating financial institution" means a financial institution that has a valid, current participation agreement with the department.
(G) "Participation agreement" means the agreement between a financial institution and the department under which a financial institution may participate in the program.
(H) "Passive real estate ownership" means the ownership of real estate for the sole purpose of deriving income from it by speculation, trade, or rental.
(I) "Program" means the capital access loan program created under section 122.602 of the Revised Code.
(J) "Program reserve account" means a dedicated account at each participating financial institution that is the property of the state and may be used by the participating financial institution only for the purpose of recovering a claim under section 122.604 of the Revised Code arising from a default on a loan made by the participating financial institution under the program.
Sec. 122.71.  As used in sections 122.71 to 122.83 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Financial institution" means any banking corporation, trust company, insurance company, savings and loan association, building and loan association, credit union, farm credit system institution organized under the federal "Farm Credit Act of 1971," 85 Stat. 583, 12 U.S.C. 2001, as amended, or corporation, partnership, federal lending agency, foundation, or other institution engaged in lending or investing funds for industrial or business purposes.
(B) "Project" means any real or personal property connected with or being a part of an industrial, distribution, commercial, or research facility to be acquired, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof, with the aid provided under sections 122.71 to 122.83 of the Revised Code, for industrial, commercial, distribution, and research development of the state.
(C) "Mortgage" means the lien imposed on a project by a mortgage on real property, or by financing statements on personal property, or a combination of a mortgage and financing statements when a project consists of both real and personal property.
(D) "Mortgagor" means the principal user of a project or the person, corporation, partnership, or association unconditionally guaranteeing performance by the principal user of its obligations under the mortgage.
(E)(1) "Minority business enterprise" means an individual who is a United States citizen and owns and controls a business, or a partnership, corporation, or joint venture of any kind that is owned and controlled by United States citizens, which citizen or citizens are residents of this state and are members of one of the following economically disadvantaged groups: Blacks or African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics or Latinos, and Asians.
(2) "Owned and controlled" means that at least fifty-one per cent of the business, including corporate stock if a corporation, is owned by persons who belong to one or more of the groups set forth in division (E)(1) of this section, and that those owners have control over the management and day-to-day operations of the business and an interest in the capital, assets, and profits and losses of the business proportionate to their percentage of ownership. In order to qualify as a minority business enterprise, a business shall have been owned and controlled by those persons at least one year prior to being awarded a contract pursuant to this section.
(F) "Community improvement corporation" means a corporation organized under Chapter 1724. of the Revised Code.
(G) "Ohio development corporation" means a corporation organized under Chapter 1726. of the Revised Code.
(H) "Minority contractors business assistance organization" means an entity engaged in the provision of management and technical business assistance to minority business enterprise entrepreneurs.
(I) "Minority business supplier development council" means a nonprofit organization established as an affiliate of the national minority supplier development council.
(J) "Regional economic development entity" means an entity that is under contract with the director of development to administer a loan program under this chapter in a particular area of the state.
(K) "Community development corporation" means a corporation organized under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code that consists of residents of the community and business and civic leaders and that has as a principal purpose one or more of the following: the revitalization and development of a low- to moderate-income neighborhood or community; the creation of jobs for low- to moderate-income residents; the development of commercial facilities and services; providing training, technical assistance, and financial assistance to small businesses; and planning, developing, or managing low-income housing or other community development activities.
Sec. 135.011.  As used in this chapter:
(A) "Certificate of deposit" includes a share certificate of a credit union or farm credit system institution.
(B) "Farm credit system institution" means a farm credit system institution organized under the federal "Farm Credit Act of 1971," 85 Stat. 583, 12 U.S.C. 2001, as amended.
Sec. 135.03. (A) Any national bank, any bank doing business under authority granted by the superintendent of financial institutions, or any bank doing business under authority granted by the regulatory authority of another state of the United States, located in this state, is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code. No bank shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.31 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the comptroller of the currency, the superintendent of financial institutions, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system.
(B) Any federal savings association, any savings and loan association or savings bank doing business under authority granted by the superintendent of financial institutions, or any savings and loan association or savings bank doing business under authority granted by the regulatory authority of another state of the United States, located in this state, and authorized to accept deposits is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code. No savings association, savings and loan association, or savings bank shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.31 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the office of thrift supervision, the superintendent of financial institutions, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system.
(C) Any federal credit union, any foreign credit union licensed pursuant to section 1733.39 of the Revised Code, or any credit union as defined in section 1733.01 of the Revised Code, located in this state, is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code. No credit union shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.31 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions or the national credit union administration.
(D) Any farm credit system institution that has a significant presence in the state is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code. No farm credit system institution shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.31 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the federal farm credit administration.
Sec. 135.031.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, an officer, employee, or agent of the state or of a subdivision shall not deposit public moneys in a credit union referred to in division (C) of section 135.03 of the Revised Code, or a farm credit system institution referred to in division (D) of that section, unless the funds are being placed with the credit union or institution for purposes of a linked deposit program established pursuant to this chapter and both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The credit union or institution obtains insurance for the protection of the deposit from the national credit union association, a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(2) The credit union or institution pledges securities for the repayment of the deposit in accordance with section 135.18 of the Revised Code.
(B) An officer, employee, or agent of a subdivision may deposit public moneys in such a credit union or farm credit system institution other than for purposes of a linked deposit program established under this chapter if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The credit union or institution obtains insurance for the protection of the deposit from the national credit union association, a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(2) The total amount the subdivision will have on deposit with the credit union or institution does not exceed the amount insured.
(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting the participation of such a credit union or farm credit system institution in the capital access loan program under sections 122.60 to 122.605 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 135.032.  No bank or, savings and loan association, credit union, or farm credit system institution is eligible to become a public depository or to receive any new public deposits pursuant to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code, if:
(A) In the case of a bank, the bank or any of its directors, officers, employees, or controlling shareholders is currently a party to an active final or temporary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1121.32 of the Revised Code;
(B) In the case of an association, the association or any of its directors, officers, employees, or controlling persons is currently a party to an active final or summary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1155.02 of the Revised Code;
(C) In the case of a credit union, the credit union or any of its regulated individuals as defined in section 1733.01 of the Revised Code is currently a party to an active final or summary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1733.324 of the Revised Code;
(D) In the case of a farm credit system institution, the farm credit institution or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, or other persons participating in the institution's affairs is currently a party to an active final or temporary cease-and-desist order issued by the federal farm credit administration.
Sec. 135.04.  (A) Any institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code is eligible to become a public depository of the active deposits, inactive deposits, and interim deposits of public moneys of the state subject to the requirements of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(B) To facilitate the clearance of state warrants to the state treasury, the state board of deposit may delegate the authority to the treasurer of state to establish warrant clearance accounts in any institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code located in areas where the volume of warrant clearances justifies the establishment of an account as determined by the treasurer of state. The balances maintained in such warrant clearance accounts shall be at sufficient levels to cover the activity generated by such accounts on an individual basis. Any financial institution in the state that has a warrant clearance account established by the treasurer of state shall, not more than ten days after the close of each quarter, prepare and transmit to the treasurer of state an analysis statement of such account for the quarter then ended. Such statement shall contain such information as determined by the state board of deposit, and this information shall be used in whole or in part by the treasurer of state in determining the level of balances to be maintained in such accounts.
(C) Each governing board shall award the active deposits of public moneys subject to its control to the eligible institutions in accordance with this section, except that no such public depository shall thereby be required to take or permitted to receive and have at any one time a greater amount of active deposits of such public moneys than that specified in the application of such depository. When, by reason of such limitation or otherwise, the amount of active public moneys deposited or to be deposited in a public depository, pursuant to an award made under this section, is reduced or withdrawn, as the case requires, the amount of such reduction or the sum so withdrawn shall be deposited in another eligible institution applying therefor, or if there is no such eligible institution, then the amount so withheld or withdrawn shall be awarded or deposited for the remainder of the period of designation in accordance with sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(D) Any institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code is eligible to become a public depository of the inactive and interim deposits of public moneys of a subdivision. In case the aggregate amount of inactive or interim deposits applied for by such eligible institutions is less than the aggregate maximum amount of such inactive or interim deposits as estimated to be deposited pursuant to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code, the governing board of the subdivision may designate as a public depository of the inactive or interim deposits of the public moneys thereof, one or more institutions of a kind mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code, subject to the requirements of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(E) Any institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code is eligible to become a public depository of the active deposits of public moneys of a subdivision. In case the aggregate amount of active deposits of the public moneys of the subdivision applied for by such eligible institutions is less than the aggregate maximum amount to be deposited as such, as estimated by the governing board, said board may designate as a public depository of the active deposits of the public moneys of the subdivision, one or more institutions of the kind mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code, subject to the requirements of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(F)(1) The governing board of the state or of a subdivision may designate one or more minority banks or minority credit unions as public depositories of its inactive, interim, or active deposits of public moneys designated as federal funds. Except for section 135.18 or 135.181 of the Revised Code, Chapter 135. of the Revised Code this chapter does not apply to the application for, or the award of, such deposits. As used in this division, "minority bank" or "minority credit union" means, as applicable, a bank or credit union operating in this state that is owned or controlled by one or more socially or economically disadvantaged persons. Such disadvantage may arise from cultural, ethnic, or racial background, chronic economic circumstances, or other similar cause. Such persons include, but are not limited to, Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish-speaking Americans, and American Indians.
(2) In enacting this division, the general assembly finds that:
(a) Certain commercial banks and credit unions are owned or controlled by minority Americans;
(b) Minority banks and minority credit unions are an important source of banking services in their communities;
(c) Minority banks and minority credit unions have been unsuccessful in competing under Chapter 135. of the Revised Code this chapter for the award of federal funds;
(d) This division contains safeguards for the protection of the general public and the banking industry, since it provides the governing board of the state or political subdivision with permissive authority in the award of deposits; limits the authority of the governing board to the award of federal funds; and subjects minority banks and minority credit unions to certain limitations of Chapter 135. of the Revised Code this chapter, including the requirement that, as in the case of every financial institution subject to Chapter 135. of the Revised Code this chapter, a minority bank or minority credit union pledge certain securities for repayment of the deposits.
(3) The purpose of this division is to recognize that the state has a substantial and compelling interest in encouraging the establishment, development, and stability of minority banks and minority credit unions by facilitating their access to the award of federal funds, while ensuring the protection of the general public and the banking industry.
(G) The governing board of a subdivision shall award the first twenty-five thousand dollars of the active deposits of public moneys subject to its control to the eligible institution or institutions applying or qualifying therefor on the basis of the operating needs of the subdivision and shall award the active deposits of public moneys subject to its control in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars to the eligible institution or institutions applying or qualifying therefor.
Sec. 135.06.  Each eligible institution desiring to be a public depository of the inactive deposits of the public moneys of the state or of the inactive deposits of the public moneys of the subdivision shall, not more than thirty days prior to the date fixed by section 135.12 of the Revised Code for the designation of such public depositories, make application therefor in writing to the proper governing board. Such application shall specify the maximum amount of such public moneys which the applicant desires to receive and have on deposit as an inactive deposit at any one time during the period covered by the designation, provided that it shall not apply for more than thirty per cent of its total assets as revealed by its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and the rate of interest which the applicant will pay thereon, subject to the limitations of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code. Each application shall be accompanied by a financial statement of the applicant, under oath of its cashier, treasurer, or other officer, in such detail as to show the capital funds of the applicant, as of the date of its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and adjusted to show any changes therein made prior to the date of the application. Such application may be combined with an application for designation as a public depository of active deposits, interim deposits, or both.
Sec. 135.08.  Each eligible institution desiring to be a public depository of interim deposits of the public moneys of the state or of the interim deposits of the public moneys of the subdivision shall, not more than thirty days prior to the date fixed by section 135.12 of the Revised Code for the designation of public depositories, make application therefor in writing to the proper governing board. Such application shall specify the maximum amount of such public moneys which the applicant desires to receive and have on deposit as interim deposits at any one time during the period covered by the designation, provided that it shall not apply for more than thirty per cent of its total assets as revealed by its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and the rate of interest which the applicant will pay thereon, subject to the limitations of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
Each application shall be accompanied by a financial statement of the applicant, under oath of its cashier, treasurer, or other officer, in such detail as to show the capital funds of the applicant, as of the date of its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and adjusted to show any changes therein made prior to the date of the application. Such application may be combined with an application for designation as a public depository of inactive deposits, active deposits, or both.
Sec. 135.10.  Each eligible institution desiring to be a public depository of the active deposits of the public moneys of the state or of a subdivision shall, not more than thirty days prior to the date fixed by section 135.12 of the Revised Code for the designation of such public depositories, make application therefor therefore in writing to the proper governing board. If desired, such application may specify the maximum amount of such public moneys which the applicant desires to receive and have on deposit at any one time during the period covered by the designation. Each application shall be accompanied by a financial statement of the applicant, under oath of its cashier, treasurer, or other officer, in such detail as to show the capital funds of the applicant, as of the date of its latest report to the superintendent of banks or financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and adjusted to show any changes therein prior to the date of the application. Such application may be combined with an application for designation as a public depository of inactive deposits, interim deposits, or both.
Sec. 135.14.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Treasurer" does not include the treasurer of state, and "governing board" does not include the state board of deposit.
(2) "Other obligations" includes notes whether or not issued in anticipation of the issuance of bonds.
(B) The treasurer or governing board may invest or deposit any part or all of the interim moneys. The following classifications of obligations shall be eligible for such investment or deposit:
(1) United States treasury bills, notes, bonds, or any other obligation or security issued by the United States treasury or any other obligation guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States.
Nothing in the classification of eligible obligations set forth in division (B)(1) of this section or in the classifications of eligible obligations set forth in divisions (B)(2) to (7) of this section shall be construed to authorize any investment in stripped principal or interest obligations of such eligible obligations.
(2) Bonds, notes, debentures, or any other obligations or securities issued by any federal government agency or instrumentality, including but not limited to, the federal national mortgage association, federal home loan bank, federal farm credit bank, federal home loan mortgage corporation, government national mortgage association, and student loan marketing association. All federal agency securities shall be direct issuances of federal government agencies or instrumentalities.
(3) Interim deposits in the eligible institutions applying for interim moneys as provided in section 135.08 of the Revised Code. The award of interim deposits shall be made in accordance with section 135.09 of the Revised Code and the treasurer or the governing board shall determine the periods for which such interim deposits are to be made and shall award such interim deposits for such periods, provided that any eligible institution receiving an interim deposit award may, upon notification that the award has been made, decline to accept the interim deposit in which event the award shall be made as though the institution had not applied for such interim deposit.
(4) Bonds and other obligations of this state;
(5) No-load money market mutual funds consisting exclusively of obligations described in division (B)(1) or (2) of this section and repurchase agreements secured by such obligations, provided that investments in securities described in this division are made only through eligible institutions mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code;
(6) The Ohio subdivision's fund as provided in section 135.45 of the Revised Code;
(7) Up to twenty-five per cent of interim moneys available for investment in either of the following:
(a) Commercial paper notes issued by an entity that is defined in division (D) of section 1705.01 of the Revised Code and that has assets exceeding five hundred million dollars, to which notes all of the following apply:
(i) The notes are rated at the time of purchase in the highest classification established by at least two nationally recognized standard rating services.
(ii) The aggregate value of the notes does not exceed ten per cent of the aggregate value of the outstanding commercial paper of the issuing corporation.
(iii) The notes mature not later than one hundred eighty days after purchase.
(b) Bankers acceptances of banks that are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation and to which both of the following apply:
(i) The obligations are eligible for purchase by the federal reserve system.
(ii) The obligations mature not later than one hundred eighty days after purchase.
No investment shall be made pursuant to division (B)(7) of this section unless the treasurer or governing board has completed additional training for making the investments authorized by division (B)(7) of this section. The type and amount of additional training shall be approved by the auditor of state and may be conducted by or provided under the supervision of the auditor of state.
(C) Nothing in the classifications of eligible obligations set forth in divisions (B)(1) to (7) of this section shall be construed to authorize any investment in a derivative, and no treasurer or governing board shall invest in a derivative. For purposes of this division, "derivative" means a financial instrument or contract or obligation whose value or return is based upon or linked to another asset or index, or both, separate from the financial instrument, contract, or obligation itself. Any security, obligation, trust account, or other instrument that is created from an issue of the United States treasury or is created from an obligation of a federal agency or instrumentality or is created from both is considered a derivative instrument. An eligible investment described in this section with a variable interest rate payment, based upon a single interest payment or single index comprised of other eligible investments provided for in division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, is not a derivative, provided that such variable rate investment has a maximum maturity of two years.
(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, any investment made pursuant to this section must mature within five years from the date of settlement, unless the investment is matched to a specific obligation or debt of the subdivision.
(E) The treasurer or governing board may also enter into a written repurchase agreement with any eligible institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code or any eligible dealer pursuant to division (M) of this section, under the terms of which agreement the treasurer or governing board purchases, and such institution or dealer agrees unconditionally to repurchase any of the securities listed in divisions (B)(1) to (5), except letters of credit described in division (B)(2), of section 135.18 of the Revised Code. The market value of securities subject to an overnight written repurchase agreement must exceed the principal value of the overnight written repurchase agreement by at least two per cent. A written repurchase agreement shall not exceed thirty days and the market value of securities subject to a written repurchase agreement must exceed the principal value of the written repurchase agreement by at least two per cent and be marked to market daily. All securities purchased pursuant to this division shall be delivered into the custody of the treasurer or governing board or an agent designated by the treasurer or governing board. A written repurchase agreement with an eligible securities dealer shall be transacted on a delivery versus payment basis. The agreement shall contain the requirement that for each transaction pursuant to the agreement the participating institution or dealer shall provide all of the following information:
(1) The par value of the securities;
(2) The type, rate, and maturity date of the securities;
(3) A numerical identifier generally accepted in the securities industry that designates the securities.
No treasurer or governing board shall enter into a written repurchase agreement under the terms of which the treasurer or governing board agrees to sell securities owned by the subdivision to a purchaser and agrees with that purchaser to unconditionally repurchase those securities.
(F) No treasurer or governing board shall make an investment under this section, unless the treasurer or governing board, at the time of making the investment, reasonably expects that the investment can be held until its maturity.
(G) No treasurer or governing board shall pay interim moneys into a fund established by another subdivision, treasurer, governing board, or investing authority, if that fund was established for the purpose of investing the public moneys of other subdivisions. This division does not apply to the payment of public moneys into either of the following:
(1) The Ohio subdivision's fund pursuant to division (B)(6) of this section;
(2) A fund created solely for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, owning, leasing, or operating municipal utilities pursuant to the authority provided under section 715.02 of the Revised Code or Section 4 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution.
For purposes of division (G) of this section, "subdivision" includes a county.
(H) The use of leverage, in which the treasurer or governing board uses its current investment assets as collateral for the purpose of purchasing other assets, is prohibited. The issuance of taxable notes for the purpose of arbitrage is prohibited. Contracting to sell securities that have not yet been acquired by the treasurer or governing board, for the purpose of purchasing such securities on the speculation that bond prices will decline, is prohibited.
(I) Whenever, during a period of designation, the treasurer classifies public moneys as interim moneys, the treasurer shall notify the governing board of such action. The notification shall be given within thirty days after such classification and in the event the governing board does not concur in such classification or in the investments or deposits made under this section, the governing board may order the treasurer to sell or liquidate any of such investments or deposits, and any such order shall specifically describe the investments or deposits and fix the date upon which they are to be sold or liquidated. Investments or deposits so ordered to be sold or liquidated shall be sold or liquidated for cash by the treasurer on the date fixed in such order at the then current market price. Neither the treasurer nor the members of the board shall be held accountable for any loss occasioned by sales or liquidations of investments or deposits at prices lower than their cost. Any loss or expense incurred in making such sales or liquidations is payable as other expenses of the treasurer's office.
(J) If any investments or deposits purchased under the authority of this section are issuable to a designated payee or to the order of a designated payee, the name of the treasurer and the title of the treasurer's office shall be so designated. If any such securities are registrable either as to principal or interest, or both, then such securities shall be registered in the name of the treasurer as such.
(K) The treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping of all documents evidencing a deposit or investment acquired by the treasurer under this section. Any securities may be deposited for safekeeping with a qualified trustee as provided in section 135.18 of the Revised Code, except the delivery of securities acquired under any repurchase agreement under this section shall be made to a qualified trustee, provided, however, that the qualified trustee shall be required to report to the treasurer, governing board, auditor of state, or an authorized outside auditor at any time upon request as to the identity, market value, and location of the document evidencing each security, and that if the participating institution is a designated depository of the subdivision for the current period of designation, the securities that are the subject of the repurchase agreement may be delivered to the treasurer or held in trust by the participating institution on behalf of the subdivision. Interest earned on any investments or deposits authorized by this section shall be collected by the treasurer and credited by the treasurer to the proper fund of the subdivision.
Upon the expiration of the term of office of a treasurer or in the event of a vacancy in the office of treasurer by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, or otherwise, the treasurer or the treasurer's legal representative shall transfer and deliver to the treasurer's successor all documents evidencing a deposit or investment held by the treasurer. For the investments and deposits so transferred and delivered, such treasurer shall be credited with and the treasurer's successor shall be charged with the amount of money held in such investments and deposits.
(L) Whenever investments or deposits acquired under this section mature and become due and payable, the treasurer shall present them for payment according to their tenor, and shall collect the moneys payable thereon. The moneys so collected shall be treated as public moneys subject to sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(M)(1) All investments, except for investments in securities described in divisions (B)(5) and (6) of this section and for investments by a municipal corporation in the issues of such municipal corporation, shall be made only through a member of the national association of securities dealers, through a bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the superintendent of financial institutions, or through an institution regulated by the comptroller of the currency, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration.
(2) Payment for investments shall be made only upon the delivery of securities representing such investments to the treasurer, governing board, or qualified trustee. If the securities transferred are not represented by a certificate, payment shall be made only upon receipt of confirmation of transfer from the custodian by the treasurer, governing board, or qualified trustee.
(N) In making investments authorized by this section, a treasurer or governing board may retain the services of an investment advisor, provided the advisor is licensed by the division of securities under section 1707.141 of the Revised Code or is registered with the securities and exchange commission, and possesses experience in public funds investment management, specifically in the area of state and local government investment portfolios, or the advisor is an eligible institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code.
(O)(1) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (O)(2) and (3) of this section, no treasurer or governing board shall make an investment or deposit under this section, unless there is on file with the auditor of state a written investment policy approved by the treasurer or governing board. The policy shall require that all entities conducting investment business with the treasurer or governing board shall sign the investment policy of that subdivision. All brokers, dealers, and financial institutions, described in division (M)(1) of this section, initiating transactions with the treasurer or governing board by giving advice or making investment recommendations shall sign the treasurer's or governing board's investment policy thereby acknowledging their agreement to abide by the policy's contents. All brokers, dealers, and financial institutions, described in division (M)(1) of this section, executing transactions initiated by the treasurer or governing board, having read the policy's contents, shall sign the investment policy thereby acknowledging their comprehension and receipt.
(2) If a written investment policy described in division (O)(1) of this section is not filed on behalf of the subdivision with the auditor of state, the treasurer or governing board of that subdivision shall invest the subdivision's interim moneys only in interim deposits pursuant to division (B)(3) of this section, no-load money market mutual funds pursuant to division (B)(5) of this section, or the Ohio subdivision's fund pursuant to division (B)(6) of this section.
(3) Divisions (O)(1) and (2) of this section do not apply to a treasurer or governing board of a subdivision whose average annual portfolio of investments held pursuant to this section is one hundred thousand dollars or less, provided that the treasurer or governing board certifies, on a form prescribed by the auditor of state, that the treasurer or governing board will comply and is in compliance with the provisions of sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code.
(P) A treasurer or governing board may enter into a written investment or deposit agreement that includes a provision under which the parties agree to submit to nonbinding arbitration to settle any controversy that may arise out of the agreement, including any controversy pertaining to losses of public moneys resulting from investment or deposit. The arbitration provision shall be set forth entirely in the agreement, and the agreement shall include a conspicuous notice to the parties that any party to the arbitration may apply to the court of common pleas of the county in which the arbitration was held for an order to vacate, modify, or correct the award. Any such party may also apply to the court for an order to change venue to a court of common pleas located more than one hundred miles from the county in which the treasurer or governing board is located.
For purposes of this division, "investment or deposit agreement" means any agreement between a treasurer or governing board and a person, under which agreement the person agrees to invest, deposit, or otherwise manage a subdivision's interim moneys on behalf of the treasurer or governing board, or agrees to provide investment advice to the treasurer or governing board.
(Q) An investment made by the treasurer or governing board pursuant to this section prior to September 27, 1996, that was a legal investment under the law as it existed before September 27, 1996, may be held until maturity, or if the investment does not have a maturity date, it may be held until five years from September 27, 1996, regardless of whether the investment would qualify as a legal investment under the terms of this section as amended.
Sec. 135.144.  (A) In addition to the authority provided in section 135.14 or 135.143 of the Revised Code, the treasurer of state or the treasurer or governing board of a political subdivision may invest interim moneys in certificates of deposit in accordance with all of the following:
(1) The interim moneys initially are deposited with an eligible public depository described in section 135.03 of the Revised Code and selected, pursuant to section 135.12 of the Revised Code, by the treasurer of state or the treasurer or governing board of a political subdivision, for interim moneys of the state or of the political subdivision.
(2) For the treasurer of state or the treasurer or governing board of the political subdivision depositing the interim moneys pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section, the eligible public depository selected pursuant to that division invests the interim moneys in certificates of deposit of one or more federally insured banks, savings banks, or savings and loan associations, credit unions insured pursuant to section 1733.041 of the Revised Code, or farm credit system institutions, wherever located. The full amount of principal and any accrued interest of each certificate of deposit invested in pursuant to division (A)(2) of this section shall be insured by federal deposit insurance, by the national credit union administration or a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or by the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(3) For the treasurer of state or the treasurer or governing board of the political subdivision depositing the interim moneys pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section, the eligible public depository selected pursuant to that division acts as custodian of the certificates of deposit described in division (A)(2) of this section.
(4) On the same date the public moneys are redeposited by the public depository, the public depository may, in its sole discretion, choose whether to receive deposits, in any amount, from other banks, savings banks, or savings and loan associations.
(5) The public depository provides to the treasurer of state or the treasurer or governing board of a political subdivision a monthly account statement that includes the amount of its funds deposited and held at each bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association, credit union, or farm credit system institution for which the public depository acts as a custodian pursuant to this section.
(B) Interim moneys deposited or invested in accordance with division (A) of this section are not subject to any pledging requirements described in section 135.18 or 135.181 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 135.18.  (A) The treasurer, before making the initial deposit in a public depository pursuant to an award made under sections 135.01 to 135.21 of the Revised Code, except as provided in section 135.144 or 135.145 of the Revised Code, shall require the institution designated as a public depository to pledge to and deposit with the treasurer, as security for the repayment of all public moneys to be deposited in the public depository during the period of designation pursuant to the award, eligible securities of aggregate market value equal to the excess of the amount of public moneys to be at the time so deposited, over and above the portion or amount of such moneys as is at that time insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation or by, any other agency or instrumentality of the federal government, a credit union share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation. In the case of any deposit other than the initial deposit made during the period of designation, the amount of the aggregate market value of securities required to be pledged and deposited shall be equal to the difference between the amount of public moneys on deposit in such public depository plus the amount to be so deposited, minus the portion or amount of the aggregate as is at the time insured as provided in this section. The treasurer may require additional eligible securities to be deposited to provide for any depreciation which may occur in the market value of any of the securities so deposited.
(B) The following securities shall be eligible for the purposes of this section:
(1) Bonds, notes, or other obligations of the United States; or bonds, notes, or other obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States or those for which the faith of the United States is pledged for the payment of principal and interest thereon, by language appearing in the instrument specifically providing such guarantee or pledge and not merely by interpretation or otherwise;
(2) Bonds, notes, debentures, letters of credit, or other obligations or securities issued by any federal government agency or instrumentality, or the export-import bank of Washington; bonds, notes, or other obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States or those for which the faith of the United States is pledged for the payment of principal and interest thereon, by interpretation or otherwise and not by language appearing in the instrument specifically providing such guarantee or pledge;
(3) Obligations of or fully insured or fully guaranteed by the United States or any federal government agency or instrumentality;
(4) Obligations partially insured or partially guaranteed by any federal agency or instrumentality;
(5) Obligations of or fully guaranteed by the federal national mortgage association, federal home loan mortgage corporation, federal farm credit bank, or student loan marketing association;
(6) Bonds and other obligations of this state;
(7) Bonds and other obligations of any county, township, school district, municipal corporation, or other legally constituted taxing subdivision of this state, which is not at the time of such deposit, in default in the payment of principal or interest on any of its bonds or other obligations, for which the full faith and credit of the issuing subdivision is pledged;
(8) Bonds of other states of the United States which have not during the ten years immediately preceding the time of such deposit defaulted in payments of either interest or principal on any of their bonds;
(9) Shares of no-load money market mutual funds consisting exclusively of obligations described in division (B)(1) or (2) of this section and repurchase agreements secured by such obligations;
(10) A surety bond issued by a corporate surety licensed by the state and authorized to issue surety bonds in this state pursuant to Chapter 3929. of the Revised Code, and qualified to provide surety bonds to the federal government pursuant to 96 Stat. 1047 (1982), 31 U.S.C.A. 9304;
(11) Bonds or other obligations of any county, municipal corporation, or other legally constituted taxing subdivision of another state of the United States, or of any instrumentality of such county, municipal corporation, or other taxing subdivision, for which the full faith and credit of the issuer is pledged and, at the time of purchase of the bonds or other obligations, rated in one of the two highest categories by at least one nationally recognized standard rating service.
(C) If the public depository fails to pay over any part of the public deposit made therein as provided by law, the treasurer shall sell at public sale any of the bonds or other securities deposited with the treasurer pursuant to this section or section 131.09 of the Revised Code, or shall draw on any letter of credit to the extent of the failure to pay. Thirty days' notice of the sale shall be given in a newspaper of general circulation at Columbus, in the case of the treasurer of state, and at the county seat of the county in which the office of the treasurer is located, in the case of any other treasurer. When a sale of bonds or other securities has been so made and upon payment to the treasurer of the purchase money, the treasurer shall transfer such bonds or securities whereupon the absolute ownership of such bonds or securities shall pass to the purchasers. Any surplus remaining after deducting the amount due the state or subdivision and expenses of sale shall be paid to the public depository.
(D) An institution designated as a public depository may, by written notice to the treasurer, designate a qualified trustee and deposit the eligible securities required by this section with the trustee for safekeeping for the account of the treasurer and the institution as a public depository, as their respective rights to and interests in such securities under this section may appear and be asserted by written notice to or demand upon the trustee. In which case, the treasurer shall accept the written receipt of the trustee describing the securities that have been deposited with the trustee by the public depository, a copy of which shall also be delivered to the public depository. Thereupon all securities so deposited with the trustee are deemed to be pledged with the treasurer and to be deposited with the treasurer, for all the purposes of this section.
(E) The governing board may make provisions for the exchange and release of securities and the substitution of other eligible securities therefor except where the public depository has deposited eligible securities with a trustee for safekeeping as provided in this section.
(F) When the public depository has deposited eligible securities described in division (B)(1) of this section with a trustee for safekeeping, the public depository may at any time substitute or exchange eligible securities described in division (B)(1) of this section having a current market value equal to or greater than the current market value of the securities then on deposit and for which they are to be substituted or exchanged, without specific authorization from any governing board, boards, or treasurer of any such substitution or exchange.
(G) When the public depository has deposited eligible securities described in divisions (B)(2) to (9) of this section with a trustee for safekeeping, the public depository may at any time substitute or exchange eligible securities having a current market value equal to or greater than the current market value of the securities then on deposit and for which they are to be substituted or exchanged without specific authorization of any governing board, boards, or treasurer of any such substitution or exchange only if:
(1) The treasurer has authorized the public depository to make such substitution or exchange on a continuing basis during a specified period without prior approval of each substitution or exchange. The authorization may be effected by the treasurer sending to the trustee a written notice stating that substitution may be effected on a continuing basis during a specified period which shall not extend beyond the end of the period of designation during which the notice is given. The trustee may rely upon this notice and upon the period of authorization stated therein and upon the period of designation stated therein.
(2) No continuing authorization for substitution has been given by the treasurer, the public depository notifies the treasurer and the trustee of an intended substitution or exchange, and the treasurer fails to object to the trustee as to the eligibility or market value of the securities being substituted within ten calendar days after the date appearing on the notice of proposed substitution. The notice to the treasurer and to the trustee shall be given in writing and delivered personally or by certified or registered mail with a return receipt requested. The trustee may assume in any case that the notice has been delivered to the treasurer. In order for objections of the treasurer to be effective, receipt of the objections must be acknowledged in writing by the trustee.
(3) The treasurer gives written authorization for a substitution or exchange of specific securities.
(H) The public depository shall notify any governing board, boards, or treasurer of any substitution or exchange under division (G)(1) or (2) of this section. Upon request from the treasurer, the trustee shall furnish a statement of the securities pledged against such public deposits.
(I) Any federal reserve bank or branch thereof located in this state or federal home loan bank, without compliance with Chapter 1111. of the Revised Code and without becoming subject to any other law of this state relative to the exercise by corporations of trust powers generally, is qualified to act as trustee for the safekeeping of securities, under this section. Any institution mentioned in section 135.03 of the Revised Code that holds a certificate of qualification issued by the superintendent of financial institutions or any institution complying with sections 1111.04, 1111.05, and 1111.06 of the Revised Code, is qualified to act as trustee for the safekeeping of securities, other than those belonging to itself, under this section. Upon application to the superintendent in writing by an institution, the superintendent shall investigate the applicant and ascertain whether or not it has been authorized to execute and accept trusts in this state and has safe and adequate vaults and efficient supervision thereof for the storage and safekeeping within this state of securities. If the superintendent finds that the applicant has been so authorized and has such vaults and supervision thereof, the superintendent shall approve the application and issue a certificate to that effect, the original or any certified copy of which shall be conclusive evidence that the institution therein named is qualified to act as trustee for the purposes of this section with respect to securities other than those belonging to itself.
Notwithstanding the fact that a public depository is required to pledge eligible securities in certain amounts to secure deposits of public moneys, a trustee has no duty or obligation to determine the eligibility, market value, or face value of any securities deposited with the trustee by a public depository. This applies in all situations including, without limitation, a substitution or exchange of securities.
Any charges or compensation of a designated trustee for acting as such under this section shall be paid by the public depository and in no event shall be chargeable to the state or the subdivision or to the treasurer or to any officer of the state or subdivision. The charges or compensation shall not be a lien or charge upon the securities deposited for safekeeping prior or superior to the rights to and interests in the securities of the state or the subdivision or of the treasurer. The treasurer and the treasurer's bonders or surety shall be relieved from any liability to the state or the subdivision or to the public depository for the loss or destruction of any securities deposited with a qualified trustee pursuant to this section.
Sec. 135.32.  (A) Any national bank, any bank doing business under authority granted by the superintendent of financial institutions, or any bank doing business under authority granted by the regulatory authority of another state of the United States, located in this state, is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.31 to 135.40 of the Revised Code. No bank shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.01 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the comptroller of the currency, the superintendent of financial institutions, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system.
(B) Any federal savings association, any savings and loan association or savings bank doing business under authority granted by the superintendent of financial institutions, or any savings and loan association or savings bank doing business under authority granted by the regulatory authority of another state of the United States, located in this state, and authorized to accept deposits is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.31 to 135.40 of the Revised Code. No savings association, savings and loan association, or savings bank shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.01 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the office of thrift supervision, the superintendent of financial institutions, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the board of governors of the federal reserve system.
(C) Any federal credit union, any foreign credit union licensed pursuant to section 1733.39 of the Revised Code, or any credit union as defined in section 1733.01 of the Revised Code, located in this state, is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.31 to 135.40 of the Revised Code. No credit union shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.01 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the superintendent of financial institutions or the national credit union administration.
(D) Any farm credit system institution that has a significant presence in the state is eligible to become a public depository, subject to sections 135.31 to 135.40 of the Revised Code. No farm credit system institution shall receive or have on deposit at any one time public moneys, including public moneys as defined in section 135.01 of the Revised Code, in an aggregate amount in excess of thirty per cent of its total assets, as shown in its latest report to the federal farm credit administration.
Sec. 135.321.  No bank or, savings and loan association, credit union, or farm credit system institution is eligible to become a public depository or to receive any new public deposits pursuant to sections 135.31 to 135.40 of the Revised Code, if:
(A) In the case of a bank, the bank or any of its directors, officers, employees, or controlling shareholders is currently a party to an active final or temporary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1121.32 of the Revised Code;
(B) In the case of an association, the association or any of its directors, officers, employees, or controlling persons is currently a party to an active final or summary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1155.02 of the Revised Code;
(C) In the case of a credit union, the credit union or any of its regulated individuals as defined in section 1733.01 of the Revised Code is currently a party to an active final or summary cease-and-desist order issued under section 1733.324 of the Revised Code;
(D) In the case of a farm credit system institution, the farm credit institution or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, or other persons participating in the institution's affairs is currently a party to an active final or temporary cease-and-desist order issued by the federal farm credit administration.
Sec. 135.322.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, an officer, employee, or agent of a county shall not deposit public moneys in a credit union, as referred to in division (C) of section 135.32 of the Revised Code, or a farm credit system institution, as referred to in division (D) of that section, unless the funds are being placed with the credit union or institution for purposes of a linked deposit program established pursuant to this chapter and both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The credit union or institution obtains insurance for the protection of the deposit from the national credit union association, a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(2) The credit union or institution pledges securities for the repayment of the deposit in accordance with section 135.37 of the Revised Code.
(B) An officer, employee, or agent of a county may deposit public moneys in such a credit union or farm credit system institution other than for purposes of a linked deposit program established under this chapter if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The credit union or institution obtains insurance for the protection of the deposit from the national credit union association, a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(2) The total amount the county will have on deposit with the credit union or institution does not exceed the amount insured.
Sec. 135.33.  (A) The board of county commissioners shall meet every four years in the month next preceding the date of the expiration of its current period of designation for the purpose of designating its public depositories of active moneys for the next succeeding four-year period commencing on the date of expiration of the preceding period.
At least sixty days before the meeting, the county treasurer shall submit to the board an estimate of the aggregate amount of public moneys that might be available for deposit as active moneys at any one time during the next four-year period. Upon receipt of such estimate, the board shall immediately notify all eligible institutions that might desire to be designated as such public depositories of the date on which the designation is to be made; the amount that has been estimated to be available for deposit; and the date fixed as the last date on which applications may be submitted, that shall not be more than thirty days or less than ten days prior to the date set for the meeting designating public depositories.
(B) Any eligible institution described in division (A), (C), or (D) of section 135.32 of the Revised Code that has an office located within the territorial limits of the county is eligible to become a public depository of the active moneys of the county. Each eligible institution desiring to be a public depository of such active moneys shall, not more than thirty days or less than ten days prior to the date fixed by this section, make application therefor therefore in writing to the board of county commissioners. The application may specify the maximum amount of such public moneys that the applicant desires to receive and have on deposit at any time during the period covered by the designation. Each application shall be accompanied by a financial statement of the applicant, under oath of its cashier, treasurer, or other officer as of the date of its latest report to the superintendent of banks or financial institutions, the comptroller of the currency, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration, and adjusted to show any changes therein prior to the date of the application, that shall include a statement of its public and nonpublic deposits.
(C) The board of county commissioners, upon recommendation of the treasurer, shall designate, by resolution, one or more eligible institutions as public depositories for active moneys. In case the aggregate amount of active moneys applied for by institutions within the county is less than the amount estimated to be available for deposit, the board may designate as a public depository one or more eligible institutions that are conveniently located. The original resolution of designation shall be certified to the treasurer and any institution designated as a public depository.
(D) No service charge shall be made against any deposit of active moneys, or collected or paid, unless such service charge is the same as is customarily imposed by institutions receiving money on deposit subject to check, in which event the charge may be paid.
(E) Notwithstanding division (C) of this section, the board of county commissioners may authorize, by resolution, the treasurer to deposit money necessary to pay the principal and interest on bonds and notes, and any fees incident thereto, in any bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution within this state.
Moneys so deposited shall be transferred by the treasurer according to the terms of the agreement with the bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution but shall remain as public moneys until such time as they are actually paid out by the bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution. Until such time as payments become due and payable on such principal or interest, the bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution shall invest any moneys in the account in interest-bearing obligations at the highest, reasonable rate of interest obtainable.
So long as moneys remain in the account, the bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution shall deliver to the treasurer, at the end of each month, a statement showing an accounting of all activities in the account during the preceding month including, but not limited to, all payments made, all interest earned, and the beginning and ending balances, together with any coupons redeemed since the preceding statement was issued.
Sec. 135.35.  (A) The investing authority shall deposit or invest any part or all of the county's inactive moneys and shall invest all of the money in the county public library fund when required by section 135.352 of the Revised Code. The following classifications of securities and obligations are eligible for such deposit or investment:
(1) United States treasury bills, notes, bonds, or any other obligation or security issued by the United States treasury, any other obligation guaranteed as to principal or interest by the United States, or any book entry, zero-coupon United States treasury security that is a direct obligation of the United States.
Nothing in the classification of eligible securities and obligations set forth in divisions (A)(2) to (11) of this section shall be construed to authorize any investment in stripped principal or interest obligations of such eligible securities and obligations.
(2) Bonds, notes, debentures, or any other obligations or securities issued by any federal government agency or instrumentality, including, but not limited to, the federal national mortgage association, federal home loan bank, federal farm credit bank, federal home loan mortgage corporation, government national mortgage association, and student loan marketing association. All federal agency securities shall be direct issuances of federal government agencies or instrumentalities.
(3) Time certificates of deposit or savings or deposit accounts, including, but not limited to, passbook accounts, in any eligible institution mentioned in section 135.32 of the Revised Code;
(4) Bonds and other obligations of this state or the political subdivisions of this state;
(5) No-load money market mutual funds consisting exclusively of obligations described in division (A)(1) or (2) of this section and repurchase agreements secured by such obligations, provided that investments in securities described in this division are made only through eligible institutions mentioned in section 135.32 of the Revised Code;
(6) The Ohio subdivision's fund as provided in section 135.45 of the Revised Code;
(7) Securities lending agreements with any eligible institution mentioned in section 135.32 of the Revised Code that is a member of the federal reserve system or federal home loan bank or with any recognized United States government securities dealer meeting the description in division (J)(1) of this section, under the terms of which agreements the investing authority lends securities and the eligible institution or dealer agrees to simultaneously exchange similar securities or cash, equal value for equal value.
Securities and cash received as collateral for a securities lending agreement are not inactive moneys of the county or moneys of a county public library fund. The investment of cash collateral received pursuant to a securities lending agreement may be invested only in instruments specified by the investing authority in the written investment policy described in division (K) of this section.
(8) Up to twenty-five per cent of the county's total average portfolio in either of the following investments:
(a) Commercial paper notes issued by an entity that is defined in division (D) of section 1705.01 of the Revised Code and that has assets exceeding five hundred million dollars, to which notes all of the following apply:
(i) The notes are rated at the time of purchase in the highest classification established by at least two nationally recognized standard rating services.
(ii) The aggregate value of the notes does not exceed ten per cent of the aggregate value of the outstanding commercial paper of the issuing corporation.
(iii) The notes mature not later than two hundred seventy days after purchase.
(b) Bankers acceptances of banks that are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation and to which both of the following apply:
(i) The obligations are eligible for purchase by the federal reserve system.
(ii) The obligations mature not later than one hundred eighty days after purchase.
No investment shall be made pursuant to division (A)(8) of this section unless the investing authority has completed additional training for making the investments authorized by division (A)(8) of this section. The type and amount of additional training shall be approved by the auditor of state and may be conducted by or provided under the supervision of the auditor of state.
(9) Up to fifteen per cent of the county's total average portfolio in notes issued by corporations that are incorporated under the laws of the United States and that are operating within the United States, or by depository institutions that are doing business under authority granted by the United States or any state and that are operating within the United States, provided both of the following apply:
(a) The notes are rated in the second highest or higher category by at least two nationally recognized standard rating services at the time of purchase.
(b) The notes mature not later than two years after purchase.
(10) No-load money market mutual funds rated in the highest category at the time of purchase by at least one nationally recognized standard rating service and consisting exclusively of obligations described in division (A)(1), (2), or (6) of section 135.143 of the Revised Code;
(11) Debt interests rated at the time of purchase in the three highest categories by two nationally recognized standard rating services and issued by foreign nations diplomatically recognized by the United States government. All interest and principal shall be denominated and payable in United States funds. The investments made under division (A)(11) of this section shall not exceed in the aggregate one per cent of a county's total average portfolio.
The investing authority shall invest under division (A)(11) of this section in a debt interest issued by a foreign nation only if the debt interest is backed by the full faith and credit of that foreign nation, there is no prior history of default, and the debt interest matures not later than five years after purchase. For purposes of division (A)(11) of this section, a debt interest is rated in the three highest categories by two nationally recognized standard rating services if either the debt interest itself or the issuer of the debt interest is rated, or is implicitly rated, at the time of purchase in the three highest categories by two nationally recognized standard rating services.
(12) A current unpaid or delinquent tax line of credit authorized under division (G) of section 135.341 of the Revised Code, provided that all of the conditions for entering into such a line of credit under that division are satisfied, or bonds and other obligations of a county land reutilization corporation organized under Chapter 1724. of the Revised Code, if the county land reutilization corporation is located wholly or partly within the same county as the investing authority.
(B) Nothing in the classifications of eligible obligations and securities set forth in divisions (A)(1) to (11) of this section shall be construed to authorize investment in a derivative, and no investing authority shall invest any county inactive moneys or any moneys in a county public library fund in a derivative. For purposes of this division, "derivative" means a financial instrument or contract or obligation whose value or return is based upon or linked to another asset or index, or both, separate from the financial instrument, contract, or obligation itself. Any security, obligation, trust account, or other instrument that is created from an issue of the United States treasury or is created from an obligation of a federal agency or instrumentality or is created from both is considered a derivative instrument. An eligible investment described in this section with a variable interest rate payment, based upon a single interest payment or single index comprised of other eligible investments provided for in division (A)(1) or (2) of this section, is not a derivative, provided that such variable rate investment has a maximum maturity of two years. A treasury inflation-protected security shall not be considered a derivative, provided the security matures not later than five years after purchase.
(C) Except as provided in divisions (D) and (O) of this section, any investment made pursuant to this section must mature within ten years from the date of settlement, unless the investment is matched to a specific obligation or debt of the county or to a specific obligation or debt of a political subdivision of this state, and the investment is specifically approved by the investment advisory committee.
(D) The investing authority may also enter into a written repurchase agreement with any eligible institution mentioned in section 135.32 of the Revised Code or any eligible securities dealer pursuant to division (J) of this section, under the terms of which agreement the investing authority purchases and the eligible institution or dealer agrees unconditionally to repurchase any of the securities listed in divisions (B)(1) to (5), except letters of credit described in division (B)(2), of section 135.18 of the Revised Code. The market value of securities subject to an overnight written repurchase agreement must exceed the principal value of the overnight written repurchase agreement by at least two per cent. A written repurchase agreement must exceed the principal value of the overnight written repurchase agreement, by at least two per cent. A written repurchase agreement shall not exceed thirty days, and the market value of securities subject to a written repurchase agreement must exceed the principal value of the written repurchase agreement by at least two per cent and be marked to market daily. All securities purchased pursuant to this division shall be delivered into the custody of the investing authority or the qualified custodian of the investing authority or an agent designated by the investing authority. A written repurchase agreement with an eligible securities dealer shall be transacted on a delivery versus payment basis. The agreement shall contain the requirement that for each transaction pursuant to the agreement the participating institution shall provide all of the following information:
(1) The par value of the securities;
(2) The type, rate, and maturity date of the securities;
(3) A numerical identifier generally accepted in the securities industry that designates the securities.
No investing authority shall enter into a written repurchase agreement under the terms of which the investing authority agrees to sell securities owned by the county to a purchaser and agrees with that purchaser to unconditionally repurchase those securities.
(E) No investing authority shall make an investment under this section, unless the investing authority, at the time of making the investment, reasonably expects that the investment can be held until its maturity. The investing authority's written investment policy shall specify the conditions under which an investment may be redeemed or sold prior to maturity.
(F) No investing authority shall pay a county's inactive moneys or moneys of a county public library fund into a fund established by another subdivision, treasurer, governing board, or investing authority, if that fund was established by the subdivision, treasurer, governing board, or investing authority for the purpose of investing or depositing the public moneys of other subdivisions. This division does not apply to the payment of public moneys into either of the following:
(1) The Ohio subdivision's fund pursuant to division (A)(6) of this section;
(2) A fund created solely for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, owning, leasing, or operating municipal utilities pursuant to the authority provided under section 715.02 of the Revised Code or Section 4 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution.
For purposes of division (F) of this section, "subdivision" includes a county.
(G) The use of leverage, in which the county uses its current investment assets as collateral for the purpose of purchasing other assets, is prohibited. The issuance of taxable notes for the purpose of arbitrage is prohibited. Contracting to sell securities not owned by the county, for the purpose of purchasing such securities on the speculation that bond prices will decline, is prohibited.
(H) Any securities, certificates of deposit, deposit accounts, or any other documents evidencing deposits or investments made under authority of this section shall be issued in the name of the county with the county treasurer or investing authority as the designated payee. If any such deposits or investments are registrable either as to principal or interest, or both, they shall be registered in the name of the treasurer.
(I) The investing authority shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all documents evidencing a deposit or investment acquired under this section, including, but not limited to, safekeeping receipts evidencing securities deposited with a qualified trustee, as provided in section 135.37 of the Revised Code, and documents confirming the purchase of securities under any repurchase agreement under this section shall be deposited with a qualified trustee, provided, however, that the qualified trustee shall be required to report to the investing authority, auditor of state, or an authorized outside auditor at any time upon request as to the identity, market value, and location of the document evidencing each security, and that if the participating institution is a designated depository of the county for the current period of designation, the securities that are the subject of the repurchase agreement may be delivered to the treasurer or held in trust by the participating institution on behalf of the investing authority.
Upon the expiration of the term of office of an investing authority or in the event of a vacancy in the office for any reason, the officer or the officer's legal representative shall transfer and deliver to the officer's successor all documents mentioned in this division for which the officer has been responsible for safekeeping. For all such documents transferred and delivered, the officer shall be credited with, and the officer's successor shall be charged with, the amount of moneys evidenced by such documents.
(J)(1) All investments, except for investments in securities described in divisions (A)(5), (6), and (12) of this section, shall be made only through a member of the national association of securities dealers, through a bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the superintendent of financial institutions, or through an institution regulated by the comptroller of the currency, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or board of governors of the federal reserve system, the national credit union administration, or the federal farm credit administration.
(2) Payment for investments shall be made only upon the delivery of securities representing such investments to the treasurer, investing authority, or qualified trustee. If the securities transferred are not represented by a certificate, payment shall be made only upon receipt of confirmation of transfer from the custodian by the treasurer, governing board, or qualified trustee.
(K)(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (K)(2) of this section, no investing authority shall make an investment or deposit under this section, unless there is on file with the auditor of state a written investment policy approved by the investing authority. The policy shall require that all entities conducting investment business with the investing authority shall sign the investment policy of that investing authority. All brokers, dealers, and financial institutions, described in division (J)(1) of this section, initiating transactions with the investing authority by giving advice or making investment recommendations shall sign the investing authority's investment policy thereby acknowledging their agreement to abide by the policy's contents. All brokers, dealers, and financial institutions, described in division (J)(1) of this section, executing transactions initiated by the investing authority, having read the policy's contents, shall sign the investment policy thereby acknowledging their comprehension and receipt.
(2) If a written investment policy described in division (K)(1) of this section is not filed on behalf of the county with the auditor of state, the investing authority of that county shall invest the county's inactive moneys and moneys of the county public library fund only in time certificates of deposits or savings or deposit accounts pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section, no-load money market mutual funds pursuant to division (A)(5) of this section, or the Ohio subdivision's fund pursuant to division (A)(6) of this section.
(L)(1) The investing authority shall establish and maintain an inventory of all obligations and securities acquired by the investing authority pursuant to this section. The inventory shall include a description of each obligation or security, including type, cost, par value, maturity date, settlement date, and any coupon rate.
(2) The investing authority shall also keep a complete record of all purchases and sales of the obligations and securities made pursuant to this section.
(3) The investing authority shall maintain a monthly portfolio report and issue a copy of the monthly portfolio report describing such investments to the county investment advisory committee, detailing the current inventory of all obligations and securities, all transactions during the month that affected the inventory, any income received from the obligations and securities, and any investment expenses paid, and stating the names of any persons effecting transactions on behalf of the investing authority.
(4) The monthly portfolio report shall be a public record and available for inspection under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.
(5) The inventory and the monthly portfolio report shall be filed with the board of county commissioners. The monthly portfolio report also shall be filed with the treasurer of state.
(M) An investing authority may enter into a written investment or deposit agreement that includes a provision under which the parties agree to submit to nonbinding arbitration to settle any controversy that may arise out of the agreement, including any controversy pertaining to losses of public moneys resulting from investment or deposit. The arbitration provision shall be set forth entirely in the agreement, and the agreement shall include a conspicuous notice to the parties that any party to the arbitration may apply to the court of common pleas of the county in which the arbitration was held for an order to vacate, modify, or correct the award. Any such party may also apply to the court for an order to change venue to a court of common pleas located more than one hundred miles from the county in which the investing authority is located.
For purposes of this division, "investment or deposit agreement" means any agreement between an investing authority and a person, under which agreement the person agrees to invest, deposit, or otherwise manage, on behalf of the investing authority, a county's inactive moneys or moneys in a county public library fund, or agrees to provide investment advice to the investing authority.
(N) An investment held in the county portfolio on September 27, 1996, that was a legal investment under the law as it existed before September 27, 1996, may be held until maturity, or if the investment does not have a maturity date the investment may be held until five years from September 27, 1996, regardless of whether the investment would qualify as a legal investment under the terms of this section as amended.
(O) Upon a majority affirmative vote of the county investment advisory committee in support of such action, an investment authority may invest up to twenty-five per cent of the county's total average portfolio of investments made under this section in securities and obligations that mature on a date that is more than ten years from the date of settlement.
Sec. 135.353.  (A) In addition to the investments specified in section 135.35 of the Revised Code, the investing authority of a county may do all of the following:
(1) Invest inactive or public moneys in linked deposits as authorized by resolution adopted pursuant to section 135.80 or 135.801 of the Revised Code;
(2) Invest inactive or public moneys in linked deposits as authorized by resolution adopted pursuant to section 135.805 of the Revised Code for a term considered appropriate by the investing authority, but not exceeding fifteen years, which investment may be renewed for up to two additional terms with each additional term not exceeding fifteen years.
(3) Invest inactive moneys in certificates of deposit in accordance with all of the following:
(a) The inactive moneys initially are deposited with an eligible public depository described in section 135.32 of the Revised Code and selected by the investing authority.
(b) For the investing authority depositing the inactive moneys pursuant to division (A)(3)(a) of this section, the eligible public depository selected pursuant to that division invests the inactive moneys in certificates of deposit of one or more federally insured banks, savings banks, or savings and loan associations, farm credit system institutions, or credit unions insured pursuant to section 1733.041 of the Revised Code, wherever located. The full amount of principal and any accrued interest of each certificate of deposit invested in pursuant to division (A)(3)(b) of this section shall be insured by federal deposit insurance, by the national credit union administration or a share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or by the farm credit system insurance corporation, as applicable.
(c) For the investing authority depositing the inactive moneys pursuant to division (A)(3)(a) of this section, the eligible public depository selected pursuant to that division acts as custodian of the certificates of deposit described in division (A)(3)(b) of this section.
(d) On the same date the public moneys are redeposited by the public depository, the public depository may, in its sole discretion, choose whether to receive deposits, in any amount, from other banks, savings banks, or savings and loan associations.
(e) The public depository provides to the investing authority a monthly account statement that includes the amount of its funds deposited and held at each bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association, credit union, or farm credit system institution for which the public depository acts as a custodian pursuant to this section.
(B) Inactive moneys deposited or invested in accordance with division (A)(3) of this section are not subject to any pledging requirements described in section 135.181 or 135.37 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 135.37.  (A) Except as provided in section 135.353 or 135.354 of the Revised Code, any institution described in section 135.32 of the Revised Code shall, at the time it receives a deposit of public moneys under section 135.33 or 135.35 of the Revised Code, pledge to and deposit with the investing authority, as security for the repayment of all public moneys to be deposited, eligible securities of aggregate market value equal to or in excess of the amount of public moneys to be at the time so deposited. Any securities listed in division (B) of section 135.18 of the Revised Code are eligible for such purpose. The collateral so pledged or deposited may be in an amount that when added to the portion of the deposit insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation or, any other agency or instrumentality of the federal government, a credit union share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, or the farm credit system insurance corporation will, in the aggregate, equal or exceed the amount of public moneys so deposited; provided that, when an investment of inactive moneys consists of the purchase of one or more of the type of securities listed in division (A)(1) or (2) of section 135.35 of the Revised Code, no additional collateral need be pledged or deposited.
The investing authority also may require that additional eligible securities be pledged or deposited when depreciation occurs in the market value of any securities pledged or deposited.
(B) The public depository may, at any time, provide for the exchange or substitution of securities for other eligible securities or the release of securities when the amount of public moneys on deposit does not require that they be pledged or deposited, by notifying the investing authority of its intent to take such action.
Upon proper notification of the public depository's desire for release of securities, the investing authority may sign a release of such securities provided that the aggregate amount of collateral remaining pledged or deposited meets the requirements of divisions (A) to (E) of this section.
When a public depository desires to exchange or substitute securities for other eligible securities, the investing authority may release the securities pledged or deposited after the deposit of other securities having a current market value equal to or greater than the current market value of securities then on deposit or after a safekeeping receipt has been received evidencing the deposit and pledge of such securities.
(C) Upon request from the investing authority, the trustee or the public depository shall furnish a statement of the securities pledged against the public moneys deposited in the public depository.
(D) If a public depository fails to pay over any part of any public deposit made as provided by law, the investing authority shall sell any pledged or deposited securities, as prescribed in division (C) of section 135.18 of the Revised Code.
(E) A public depository may designate, in accordance with the provisions of division (D) of section 135.18 of the Revised Code, a trustee for the safekeeping of any pledged securities. Such trustee shall be any bank or other institution eligible as a trustee under division (I) of section 135.18 of the Revised Code, except that, for the purposes of this section, a bank to which a certificate of qualification is issued shall be an institution mentioned in division (A) of section 135.32 of the Revised Code.
(F) In lieu of the pledging requirements prescribed in divisions (A) to (E) of this section, an institution designated as a public depository may pledge securities pursuant to section 135.181 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 135.51.  In case of any default on the part of a bank or, domestic building and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution in its capacity as depository of the money of any county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, the board of county commissioners, the legislative authority of such municipal corporation, the board of township trustees, and the board of education of such school district, in lieu of immediately selling the securities received and held as security for the deposit of such money under authority of any section of the Revised Code, may retain the same, collect the interest and any installments of principal thereafter falling due on such securities, and refund, exchange, sell, or otherwise dispose of any of them, at such times and in such manner as such board of county commissioners, legislative authority, board of township trustees, or board of education determines to be advisable with a view to conserving the value of such securities for the benefit of such county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, and for the benefit of the depositors, creditors, and stockholders or other owners of such bank or building and loan, domestic association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution.
Sec. 135.52.  In anticipation of the collection of the principal and interest of securities, or other disposition of them, as authorized by section 135.51 of the Revised Code, and of the payment of dividends in the liquidation of the depository bank or, domestic savings and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution and for the purpose of providing public money immediately available for the needs of the county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, the taxing authority may issue bonds of the county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, in an amount not exceeding the moneys on deposit in the depository bank or savings and loan, domestic association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution, the payment of which is secured by such securities, after crediting to such moneys the amount realized from the sale or other disposition of any other securities pledged or deposited for such moneys, or in an amount not exceeding the value or amount ultimately to be realized from such securities to be determined by valuation made under oath by two persons who are conversant with the value of the assets represented by such securities, whichever amount is the lesser, plus an amount equal to the interest accruing on such securities during one year from and after the date of default of such bank or savings and loan, domestic association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution in its capacity as a depository. The maturity of such bonds shall not exceed ten years and they shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding the rate determined as provided in section 9.95 of the Revised Code. Such bonds shall be the general obligations of the county, municipal corporation, township, or school district issuing them. The legislation under which such bonds are issued shall comply with Section 11 of Article XII, Ohio Constitution. The amount of such bonds issued or outstanding shall not be considered in ascertaining any of the limitations on the net indebtedness of such county, municipal corporation, township, or school district prescribed by law. In all other respects, the issuance, maturities, and sale of such bonds shall be subject to Chapter 133. of the Revised Code.
A sufficient amount of the moneys received from principal on the sale of such bonds to cover the interest accruing on such securities for one year, to the extent determined by the authority issuing such bonds in the resolution or ordinance of issuance under this section, shall be paid into the bond retirement fund from which the bonds are to be redeemed, together with premiums and accrued interest. The balance of such principal shall be credited to the funds to which the moneys represented by such depository balance belong, and in the respective amounts of such funds.
Sec. 135.53.  All principal and interest collected by the proper officer or agent of the county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, on account of the securities mentioned in section 135.51 of the Revised Code, the proceeds of any sale or other disposition of any of such securities, and any dividends received from the liquidation of the defaulting bank or, domestic building and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution shall be paid into the bond retirement fund from which the bonds provided for in section 135.52 of the Revised Code are to be redeemed, until the aggregate of such payments equals the requirements of such fund, whereupon such securities, and any remaining depository balance, not anticipated by such bonds, to the extent then retained by such county, municipal corporation, township, or school district, shall be assigned and delivered to the defaulting bank or building and loan, domestic association, savings bank, credit union, or farm credit system institution to its liquidating officer, or to its successor or assignee, together with a release or other instrument showing full satisfaction of the claim of such county, municipal corporation, township, or school district against such bank, building and loan domestic association, savings bank, credit union, farm credit system institution, or officer.
Sec. 1733.04.  (A) In addition to the authority conferred by section 1701.13 of the Revised Code, but subject to any limitations contained in sections 1733.01 to 1733.45 of the Revised Code, and its articles and regulations, a credit union may do any of the following:
(1) Make loans as provided in section 1733.25 of the Revised Code;
(2) Invest its money as provided in section 1733.30 of the Revised Code;
(3) If authorized by the code of regulations, rebate to the borrowing members a portion of the member's interest paid to the credit union;
(4) If authorized by the regulations, charge a membership or entrance fee not to exceed one dollar per member;
(5) Purchase group savings life insurance and group credit life insurance;
(6) Make reasonable contributions to any nonprofit civic, charitable, or service organizations;
(7) Act as trustee or custodian, for which reasonable compensation may be received, under any written trust instrument or custodial agreement created or organized in the United States and forming part of a tax-advantaged savings plan that qualifies for specific tax treatment under sections 223, 401(d), 408, 408A, and 530 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 223, 401(d), 408, 408A, and 530, as amended, for its members or groups of its members, provided that the funds of such plans are invested in share accounts or share certificate accounts of the credit union. These services include, but are not limited to, acting as a trustee or custodian for member retirement, education, or health savings accounts.
(8) Act as a public depository for purposes of, and in accordance with, Chapter 135. of the Revised Code.
(B) The authority of a credit union shall be subject to the following:
(1) A credit union may not borrow money in excess of twenty-five per cent of its shares and undivided earnings, without prior specific authorization by the superintendent of credit unions.
(2) A credit union may not pay a commission or other compensation to any person for securing members or for the sale of its shares, except that reasonable incentives may be made available directly to members or potential members to promote thrift.
(3) A credit union, subject to the approval of the superintendent, may have service facilities other than its home office.
(4) Real estate may be acquired by lease, purchase, or otherwise as necessary and to the extent required for use of the credit union presently and in the future operation of its office or headquarters, and in case of a purchase of real estate, the superintendent must first be notified in writing prior to the purchase of the real estate. The superintendent shall notify the credit union not more than thirty days after receipt of the notification to purchase the real estate if the purchase is denied, approved, or modified. If the superintendent does not respond within thirty days after receipt of the notification to purchase the real estate, it shall be deemed approved. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit a credit union from taking title to real estate in connection with a default in the payment of a loan, provided that title to such real estate shall not be held by the credit union for more than two years without the prior written approval of the superintendent. A credit union also may lease space in any real estate it acquires in accordance with rules adopted by the superintendent.
(C)(1) As used in division (C) of this section:
(a) "School" means an elementary or secondary school.
(b) "Student" means a child enrolled in a school.
(c) "Student branch" means the designation provided to the credit union for the in-school services and financial education offered to students.
(2) A credit union, upon agreement with a school board, in the case of a public school, or the governing authority, in the case of a nonpublic school, and with the permission of the superintendent, may open and maintain a student branch.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any student enrolled in the school maintaining a student branch who is not otherwise qualified for membership in the credit union maintaining the student branch is qualified to be a member of that student branch.
(4) The student's membership in the student branch expires upon the student's graduation from secondary school.
(5) The student branch is for the express use of students and may not be used by faculty, staff, or lineal ancestors or descendents of students.
(6) Faculty, staff, or lineal ancestors or descendents of students are not eligible for membership in the credit union maintaining the student branch unless otherwise qualified by this section to be members.
(7) The superintendent may adopt rules appropriate to the formation and operation of student branches.
(D) A credit union may guarantee the signature of a member in connection with a transaction involving tangible or intangible property in which a member has or seeks to acquire an interest.
Sec. 1733.041.  Each credit union operating under this chapter or otherwise authorized to do business in this state shall obtain insurance for the protection of their members' accounts. Such share guarantee insurance may be obtained from the national credit union administration operating under the "Federal Credit Union Act," 84 Stat. 994 (1970), 12 U.S.C. 1751, and any amendments thereto, or from the national deposit a credit union share guaranty corporation, established under Chapter 1761. of the Revised Code, or from any insurer qualified under the laws of this state to write such insurance.
Sec. 1733.24.  (A) A credit union is authorized to receive funds for deposit in share accounts, share draft accounts, and share certificates from its members, from other credit unions, and from an officer, employee, or agent of the federal, state, or local governments, or political subdivisions of the state, in accordance with such terms, rates, and conditions as may be established by its board of directors and, if acting as a public depository, for purposes of, and in accordance with, Chapter 135. of the Revised Code.
(B) The shares and share accounts of the credit union may be of one or more classes, as designated by the board of directors, subject to approval of the superintendent of credit unions based on rules that shall assure equitable distribution of dividends among classes, considering costs and advantages of each class to the members of the credit union, including without limitation special services rendered, length of ownership, minimum investment, conditions of repurchase, and other appropriate standards or combinations thereof. In the event the articles of incorporation of the credit union indicate the authorized number of shares to be unlimited, the designation of classification of shares and share accounts of the credit union may be effected by the board of directors, subject to the approval of the superintendent, and does not require amendment of the articles of incorporation. All shares of the credit union shall have a par value per share as set by the board of directors. Redemptions and liquidating dividends shall be prorated to each member on the basis of the price paid the credit union for such share, irrespective of the class of such shares.
(C)(1) Each credit union shall have one class of shares designated as "membership share." The membership shares, or if a credit union has but one class of shares, then all of the shares of the credit union, shall have a par value as set by the board of directors.
(2) Two or more persons that are eligible for membership that have jointly subscribed for one or more shares under a joint account each may be admitted to membership.
(D) A credit union need not issue certificates for any or all of its classes of shares but irrespective of whether certificates are issued, a registry of shares must be kept, including all of the transactions of the credit union pertaining to such shares.
(E) A credit union is authorized to maintain share draft accounts in accordance with rules prescribed by the superintendent. The credit union may pay dividends on share draft accounts, may pay dividends at different rates on different types of share draft accounts, and may permit the owners of such share draft accounts to make withdrawals by negotiable or transferable instruments or other orders for the purpose of making transfers to third parties.
(F) Unless otherwise provided by written agreement of the parties, the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities attaching to a share draft withdrawn from, transferred to, or otherwise handled by a credit union are defined in and governed by Chapters 1303. and 1304. of the Revised Code, as if the credit union were a bank.
(G) Unless otherwise provided in the articles or regulations, a member may designate any person or persons to own or hold shares, or share accounts with the member in joint tenancy with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common.
(H) Shares or share accounts may be issued in the name of a custodian under the Ohio transfers to minors act, a member in trust for a beneficiary, a fiduciary or custodian in trust for a member beneficiary, or a fiduciary or custodian in trust upon the death of a member. Redemption of such shares or payment of such share accounts to a member, to the extent of the payment, discharges the liability of the credit union to the member and the beneficiary, and the credit union shall be under no obligation to see to the application of the payment. Unless prior to the death of a member, the member has notified the credit union in writing in a form approved by the credit union of a different beneficiary to receive the proceeds of such shares or share accounts, then the proceeds shall be paid to the beneficiary or to the beneficiary's parent or legal representative. Any payment made pursuant to written instructions of the member or pursuant to the provisions herein contained shall be a valid and sufficient release and discharge of the credit union in connection with any such share or share accounts.
(I)(1) Except as otherwise provided in the articles or regulations, and subject to the provisions thereof, a minor may purchase shares, share accounts, or other depository instruments, and except for qualification as a voting member, the credit union may deal with the minor with respect to shares, share accounts, or other depository instruments owned by the minor as if the minor were a person of legal age.
(2) If shares, share accounts, or other depository instruments are issued in the name of a minor, redemption of any part or all of the shares or withdrawal of funds by payment to the minor of the shares or funds and any declared dividends or interest releases the credit union from all obligation to the minor as to the shares reduced or funds withdrawn.
(J) The regulations may require advance written notice of a member's intention to withdraw the member's shares. Such advance notice shall not exceed sixty days.
Sec. 1733.30.  (A) A credit union may make any investment of any funds not required for the purpose of loans or not required to meet the pledging requirements of Chapter 135. of the Revised Code, in state or national banks or state or federally chartered savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions, doing business in this state; in accounts, deposits, or shares of federally insured savings and loan associations or savings banks or insured credit unions, doing business outside this state; in deposits or accounts of federally insured banks, trust companies, and mutual savings banks doing business outside this state; in the shares of a corporate credit union subject to the regulations of that corporate credit union; in shares, stocks, or obligations of any other organization providing services that are associated with the routine operations of credit unions; or in United States government securities or municipal bonds issued by municipalities of this state; and, with the approval of the superintendent of credit unions, in securities other than those specified in this division. All investments under this division shall be made in United States dollars.
(B) In accordance with rules adopted by, and subject to the approval of, the superintendent, notes or loans made by or to individual members of a credit union may be purchased by another credit union at such prices as may be agreed upon between the credit unions.
(C) A corporate credit union may make investments provided the investments are in accordance with rules adopted by the superintendent, are consistent with the safety and soundness of the credit union, and are made with due regard to the investment requirements established by the applicable insurer recognized under section 1733.041 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 1733.31.  For purposes of this section, "gross income" means all income, before expenses, earned on risk assets. "Risk assets" shall be defined by rule adopted by the superintendent of credit unions.
Each credit union shall establish and maintain reserves as required by Chapter 1733. of the Revised Code, by Chapter 135. of the Revised Code, if applicable, or by rules adopted by the superintendent, including the following:
(A) Valuation allowances for delinquent loans, investments, other risk assets, and contingencies, which shall be established and maintained pursuant to rules adopted adopted by the superintendent.
(B) A regular reserve as follows:
(1) A credit union in operation for more than four years and having assets of five hundred thousand dollars or more shall reserve ten per cent of its gross income until its regular reserve equals four per cent of its total risk assets. Once the credit union has regular reserves equal to four per cent of its total risk assets, it shall reserve five per cent of its gross income until its regular reserve equals six per cent of its total risk assets.
(2) A credit union in operation for less than four years or having assets of less than five hundred thousand dollars shall reserve ten per cent of its gross income until its regular reserve equals seven and one-half per cent of its total risk assets. Once the credit union has regular reserves equal to seven and one-half per cent of its total risk assets, it shall reserve five per cent of its gross income until its regular reserve equals ten per cent of its total risk assets.
(3) The provision for loan losses, or other such provisions related to the valuation allowances described in division (A) of this section, recorded on the credit union's statement of income for the year shall be deducted from the appropriate regular reserve calculated under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section.
(4) Once the credit union has closed out its net income or loss to undivided earnings, it may allocate any extraordinary loss for the year, as defined by AICPA APB Opinion No. 30 or by rules as promulgated by the superintendent, to the regular reserve.
(5) If the regular reserve account becomes less than the percentage required by division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, then the schedule of allocation shall apply until the required percentages are achieved.
(6) The superintendent may decrease the reserve requirements under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section when, in the superintendent's opinion, a decrease is necessary or desirable and is consistent with the purposes of this section.
(7) Nothing herein shall prevent the superintendent from requiring a particular credit union or all credit unions to establish a regular reserve in excess of the percentages required by division (B)(1) or (2) of this section if, in the opinion of the superintendent, economic conditions or other appropriate circumstances so warrant.
(C) Except as otherwise provided in this division, each credit union shall maintain a liquidity fund equal to five per cent of its shares. The assets included in the liquidity fund shall be defined by rule adopted by the superintendent. The superintendent may require a particular credit union or all credit unions to establish a liquidity fund greater than or less than five per cent of total shares, if, in the opinion of the superintendent, economic conditions or other appropriate circumstances so warrant.
(D)(1) Reserves for corporate credit unions shall be established by the superintendent with due regard for the reserving requirements for corporate credit unions set by the applicable insurer recognized under section 1733.041 of the Revised Code. Specific reserving requirements shall be established by rule of the superintendent, but shall substantially parallel the reserving formula set by the applicable insurer recognized under section 1733.041 of the Revised Code.
(2) Nothing in division (D)(1) of this section shall prevent the superintendent from requiring a particular corporate credit union or all corporate credit unions to establish a regular reserve in excess of those reserves established pursuant to division (D)(1) of this section if, in the opinion of the superintendent, economic conditions or other appropriate circumstances so warrant.
Sec. 2909.32.  (A)(1) The director of public safety shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to identify licenses the state issues for which a holder with a connection to a terrorist organization would present a potential risk to the residents of this state. The rules shall not identify a renewable driver's license or permit as a license of this nature if the applicant is a resident of this state.
(2)(a) The director shall prepare a document to serve as a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance for agencies to use to identify whether an applicant for a license or the renewal of a license has provided material assistance to an organization listed in the United States department of state terrorist exclusion list. The declaration shall be substantially in the form and of the same content as set forth in division (A)(2)(b) of this section. The director shall make the declaration available to each issuing agency of a license the director identifies pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section, along with a then-current copy of the United States department of state terrorist exclusion list. The director may adopt rules governing the preparation of the declaration and the distribution of the declaration and the list.
(b) The declaration of material assistance/nonassistance this section requires shall be substantially as follows and shall include the following questions and the associated spaces for answering the questions:
"DECLARATION REGARDING MATERIAL ASSISTANCE/NONASSISTANCE
TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
(1) Are you a member of an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List? Yes .....; No ......
(2) Have you used any position of prominence you have within any country to persuade others to support an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List? Yes .....; No ......
(3) Have you knowingly solicited funds or other things of value for an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List? Yes .....; No ......
(4) Have you solicited any individual for membership in an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List? Yes .....; No ......
(5) Have you committed an act that you know, or reasonably should have known, affords "material support or resources" (see below) to an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List? Yes .....; No ......
(6) Have you hired or compensated a person you knew to be a member of an organization on the U.S. Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List or a person you knew to be engaged in planning, assisting, or carrying out an act of terrorism? Yes .....; No ......
For purposes of this declaration of material assistance/nonassistance, "material support or resources" means currency, payment instruments, other financial securities, funds, transfer of funds, and financial services that are in excess of one hundred dollars, as well as communications, lodging, training, safe houses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel, transportation, and other physical assets, except medicine or religious materials."
(B)(1) Any agency that issues a license the director identifies pursuant to division (A)(1) of this section shall include with the agency's application form a copy of the declaration of material assistance/nonassistance the director prepares pursuant to this section and a then-current copy of the terrorist exclusion list. The agency shall inform applicants that they must truthfully answer each question.
(2) Any person provided a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance pursuant to this section shall answer each question and attach the completed declaration to the application for the license or the license renewal.
(C)(1) Any answer of "yes" to any question, or the failure to answer "no" to any question, on a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance an agency provides pursuant to this section shall serve for purposes of this section as a disclosure that the applicant has provided material assistance to an organization listed on the terrorist exclusion list.
(2) Any person who discloses the provision of material assistance to any organization on the terrorist exclusion list shall be denied the license or the renewal of the license unless the department of public safety reinstates the application pursuant to division (D) of this section.
(3) Any licensing entity that denies a license or a renewal of a license pursuant to this division shall send written notice of that denial to the applicant within three business days of the decision to deny. The notice shall inform the applicant of the right to have the department of public safety review the denial if the applicant requests a review within sixty days after the mailing date of the notice. The licensing entity shall provide the department of public safety with a copy of any notice that it sends to an applicant pursuant to this division.
(D) The department of public safety shall review any decision to deny an application within thirty days of receiving an applicant's request for a review. The department shall reinstate the license application for good cause if it determines all of the following pursuant to guidelines the director adopts by rule:
(1) That the provision of material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list was made more than ten years prior to the time of the application, or the applicant provided material assistance during the ten years prior to the application and the date of the review, but at the time of the assistance, the organization was either not on the list or was not involved in any activity or conduct that would have merited inclusion on the list had it existed at the time, or at the time of the assistance it was not reasonable to know of the organization's activities that would have merited its inclusion on the list.
(2) That the applicant is unlikely in the future to provide material assistance to any organization on the terrorist exclusion list;
(3) That the applicant does not pose a risk to the residents of this state.
(E) The failure of an applicant for a license to complete and attach a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance as this section requires, the failure to disclose material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list, or the making of false statements regarding material assistance to an organization the applicant knew or should have known was on the terrorist exclusion list, shall result in the denial of the application and in the revocation of the license.
(F) The failure of an applicant for a license to disclose, as this section requires, the provision of material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list or knowingly making false statements regarding material assistance to an organization on that list is a felony of the fifth degree.
(G) An issuing agency shall notify the department of public safety if it denies an application for a license or the renewal of a license because the applicant disclosed the provision of material assistance to an organization listed on the terrorist exclusion list.
(H) An agency may revoke a license issued to any person who, after providing a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance pursuant to this section, takes an action that would result in "yes" being the correct answer to any question on the declaration, had the declaration been readministered after taking that action. The agency shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code prior to revoking any license pursuant to this division.
(I) This section does not apply to a license issued to either any of the following:
(1) A federally insured depository institution that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law, any subsidiary of such a depository institution, or an officer or employee of such a depository institution or subsidiary when that license is related to the person's duties as an officer or employee;
(2) Any affiliate of a depository institution described in division (I)(1) of this section, other than an affiliate that is a subsidiary of a depository institution, when that affiliate is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law, or an officer or employee of such an affiliate when that license is related to the person's duties as an officer or employee;
(3) A credit union insured by the national credit union administration or by a credit union share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law, or an officer or employee of such a credit union when that license is related to the person's duties as an officer or employee;
(4) A farm credit system institution insured by the farm credit system insurance corporation that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law, or an officer or employee of such an institution when that license is related to the person's duties as an officer or employee.
Sec. 2909.33. (A)(1) The director of public safety shall prepare a document to serve as a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance by which any person, company, affiliated group, or organization, or person who holds, owns, or otherwise has a controlling interest in a company, affiliated group, or organization, when required by this section, shall certify any provision of material assistance to an organization listed on the United States department of state terrorist exclusion list. The declaration shall be substantially in the same format and of the same content as set forth in division (A)(2)(b) of section 2909.32 of the Revised Code.
(2) The director of public safety and the director of budget and management shall make available on their respective department web sites and by any other means the director of public safety deems appropriate, the declaration of material assistance/nonassistance and a then-current copy of the terrorist exclusion list. The director of public safety, in consultation with the director of budget and management, may adopt rules that govern the preparation of the declaration and the distribution of the declaration and terrorist exclusion list.
(3)(a) Prior to entering into a contract to conduct business with or receive funding from any state agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the state any person, company, affiliated group, or organization, or person who holds, owns, or otherwise has a controlling interest in a company, affiliated group, or organization, may precertify that it has not provided material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list. The precertification this division describes shall be granted to any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that submits to the director of budget and management a completed copy of the declaration prepared pursuant to this section, with an answer of "no" to all questions. No person shall require any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that is precertified to complete any additional declarations prior to the expiration of a precertification. All precertifications expire the thirtieth day of June of the second year of each state biennium period. To be precertified during the two years subsequent to that expiration date, an entity shall submit a new declaration to the director of budget and management pursuant to rules the director adopts.
(b) Any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that is precertified pursuant to this division and that takes any action or learns of anything that would result in an answer of "yes" to any question on the declaration of material assistance/nonassistance this division requires, shall cease to represent that it is precertified and, within thirty days of taking that action or learning the new information, shall notify the director of budget and management to request its precertification be rescinded.
(c) When applying for a contract, falsely representing precertification, or representing precertification when that precertification has been rescinded or should have been rescinded pursuant to this division, is a felony of the fifth degree.
(B) Any person who submits a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance pursuant to this section shall complete the entire declaration. Any answer of "yes" to any question, or the failure to answer "no" to any question, on the declaration shall serve for purposes of this section as a disclosure of the provision of material assistance to an organization that is listed on the terrorist exclusion list.
(C)(1) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C)(2) and (H) of this section, prior to entering into a contract with any state agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision to conduct business or receive funding, any person, company, affiliated group, or organization, and any person who holds, owns, or otherwise has a controlling interest in a company, affiliated group, or organization shall certify that it does not provide material assistance to any organization on the United States department of state terrorist exclusion list. The certification shall be made by completing and submitting the declaration of material assistance/nonassistance as described in division (A) of this section.
(2) Certification pursuant to this division shall not be required unless the entity entering into a contract for business or funding has received, or will have received as a result of the pending contract, an aggregate amount greater than one hundred thousand dollars in business or funding, excluding the amount of any personal benefit, from the state, instrumentalities, and political subdivisions during the current fiscal year, measured from the first day of July until the thirtieth day of June.
(D)(1) No state agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision shall conduct business with or provide any funding to any person, company, affiliated group or organization, or any person who has a controlling interest in a company, affiliated group, or organization unless that person, company, affiliated group, or organization is certified as this section requires.
(2) No person, company, affiliated group or organization, or any person who holds, owns, or otherwise has a controlling interest in a company, affiliated group, or organization shall enter into a contract to conduct business with or receive funding from the state, an agency or instrumentality of the state, or a political subdivision of the state unless it is certified as this section requires.
(E) For the purposes of this section, the office of budget and management shall be the repository for all declarations received pursuant to division (A)(3)(a) of this section and the director of budget and management shall maintain a centralized database of all such declarations received. If a person, company, affiliated group, or organization discloses the provision of material assistance to an organization listed on the terrorist exclusion list, within three business days of that disclosure, the director shall send the declarant a written notice of prohibition against doing business or receiving funding. The notice shall inform the declarant of the right to a review of the prohibition by the department of public safety if the declarant requests that review within sixty days after the notice of prohibition was mailed. The director shall send copy of any notice sent pursuant to this division to the department of public safety.
The department of public safety shall review any prohibition within thirty days of the receipt of a request for a review and determine whether the prohibitions against doing business or receiving funding set forth in divisions (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this section should apply. The department of public safety shall order that the prohibitions do not apply if it determines all of the following pursuant to guidelines the director adopts by rule:
(1) That the provision of material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list was made more than ten years prior to the time the declaration of material assistance/nonassistance was filled out, or the material assistance was provided during the ten years prior to the application and the date of the review, but at the time of the assistance, the organization was either not on the list or would not have merited inclusion had it existed at the time, or at the time of the assistance it was not reasonable to know of the organization's activities that would have merited its inclusion on the list.
(2) That it is unlikely in the future that the person, company, affiliated group, or organization will provide material assistance to any organization on the terrorist exclusion list;
(3) The person, company, affiliated group, or organization does not pose a risk to the residents of this state.
(F) Any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that had not provided material assistance at the time a declaration of material assistance/nonassistance was answered, but starts providing material assistance to an organization on the terrorist exclusion list during the course of doing business with or receiving funding from the state, an agency or instrumentality of the state, or a subdivision of the state, is prohibited from entering into additional contracts to do business with or receive funding from the state, any agency or instrumentality, or any subdivision for a period of ten years after the provision of material assistance is discovered.
(G)(1) Any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that knowingly provides a false certification pursuant to this section is permanently banned from conducting business with or receiving funding from the state, an agency or instrumentality of the state, or a political subdivision of the state is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.
(2) Any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that fails to certify as this section requires is subject to a fine of one thousand dollars for each day of doing business or receiving funding, except that any person, company, affiliated group, or organization that first reaches the threshold of one hundred thousand dollars in business or funding, due to the contract that it is entering into, shall not be subject to the fine for the first thirty days after entering into that contract, after which it shall be subject to the fine for each day that it is not certified.
(H) This section does not apply to the following types of transactions:
(1) An investment in a company that is publicly traded in any United States market;
(2) An investment that is traded on a foreign market where United States investors regularly make investments;
(3) An investment that is made through an agent or investment manager who has a fiduciary responsibility to the investor;
(4) An investment in public agency debt;
(5) An investment in derivatives that are regulated by a government agency;
(6) Financial services provided by or through either any of the following:
(a) A federally insured depository institution that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law or any subsidiary of such a depository institution;
(b) An affiliate of a depository institution described in division (H)(6)(a) of this section, other than an affiliate that is a subsidiary of the depository institution, when the affiliate is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law;
(c) A credit union insured by the national credit union administration or by a credit union share guaranty corporation as defined in section 1761.01 of the Revised Code, that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law;
(d) A farm credit system institution insured by the farm credit system insurance corporation that is subject to anti-money laundering and antiterrorism requirements under federal law.
"Financial services" include, but are not limited to, services related to currency, payment instruments, other financial securities, funds, and transfer of funds;
(7) Any contract to conduct business or receive funding between state agencies, instrumentalities, or political subdivisions of the state;
(8) Any person, company, affiliated group, or organization providing necessary, nonelective healthcare services.
(I) As used in this section, "personal benefit" means all of the following:
(1) Pensions and disability and survivor benefits;
(2) Money, goods, services, or other things of value provided by the United States, the state, or a political subdivision of the state to which the recipient is entitled by reason of age, medical condition, or a financial need that is established pursuant to an act of congress or the general assembly;
(3) Salary or compensation a person receives as an employee of the state or a political subdivision of the state.
Section 2. That existing sections 122.60, 122.71, 135.03, 135.032, 135.04, 135.06, 135.08, 135.10, 135.14, 135.144, 135.18, 135.32, 135.321, 135.33, 135.35, 135.353, 135.37, 135.51, 135.52, 135.53, 1733.04, 1733.041, 1733.24, 1733.30, 1733.31, 2909.32, and 2909.33 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Section 135.14 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Sub. H.B. 473 and Am. Sub. H.B. 640 of the 123rd General Assembly. The General Assembly, applying the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation, finds that the composite is the resulting version of the section in effect prior to the effective date of the section as presented in this act.
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