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H. B. No. 175 As Passed by the HouseAs Passed by the House
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Fedor, Duffey, Anielski, Thompson, Becker, Boose, Brown, Sheehy, Adams, J., Adams, R., Beck, Blessing, Burkley, Butler, Conditt, Damschroder, DeVitis, Green, Hackett, Hagan, C., Hayes, Henne, Hill, Hottinger, Huffman, Maag, McClain, Perales, Pillich, Retherford, Romanchuk, Scherer, Schuring, Sears, Smith, Sprague, Wachtmann
To enact sections 113.50 to 113.61 of the Revised
Code to require the Treasurer of State to
establish the Ohio State Government Expenditure
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 113.50, 113.51, 113.52, 113.53,
113.54, 113.55, 113.56, 113.57, 113.58, 113.59, 113.60, and 113.61
of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 113.50. As used in sections 113.50 to 113.61 of the
(A) "Expenditure" means a payment, distribution, loan,
advance, reimbursement, deposit, or gift of money from a state
entity to any vendor and that is processed through the Ohio
administrative knowledge system.
(B) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, village,
township, park district, school district, or regional transit
(C) "School district" means a city, local, exempted village,
or joint vocational school district; a science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics school established under Chapter
3326. of the Revised Code; or an educational service center.
"School district" does not mean a community school established
under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code.
(D) "State entity" means the general assembly, the supreme
court, the court of claims, the office of an elected state
officer, or a department, bureau, board, office, commission,
agency, institution, or other instrumentality of this state
established by the Constitution or laws of this state for the
exercise of any function of state government, but excludes a
political subdivision, an institution of higher education, the
public employees retirement system, the Ohio police and fire
pension fund, the state teachers retirement system, the school
employees retirement system, the state highway patrol retirement
system, or the city of Cincinnati retirement system. "State
entity" does not include the nonprofit corporation formed under
section 187.01 of the Revised Code.
(E) "Vendor" means any person, partnership, corporation,
association, organization, state entity, or other party, including
any executive officer, legislative officer, judicial officer,
member, or employee of a state entity, that does either of the
(1) Sells, leases, or otherwise provides equipment,
materials, goods, supplies, or services to a state entity pursuant
to a contract between the vendor and a state entity;
(2) Receives reimbursement from a state entity for any
Sec. 113.51. Not later than six months after the effective
date of this section, the treasurer of state shall establish and
maintain the Ohio state government expenditure database. The
database shall be available on the web site of the treasurer of
state and shall include information about expenditures made in
fiscal year 2014 and thereafter.
The database shall be accessible by members of the public
State entities shall assist the treasurer of state in the
development, establishment, operation, storage, hosting, and
support of the database at no cost to the treasurer of state.
Sec. 113.52. For each expenditure, the Ohio state government
expenditure database shall include the following information:
(A) The amount of the expenditure;
(B) The date the expenditure was paid;
(C) The vendor to which the expenditure was paid;
(D) The state entity that made the expenditure or requested
the expenditure be made.
Sec. 113.53. (A) The Ohio state government expenditure
database shall include the following features:
(1) A searchable database of all expenditures;
(2) The ability to filter expenditures by the following
(a) The category of expense;
(b) The Ohio administrative knowledge system accounting code
for a specific good or service.
(3) The ability to search and filter by any of the factors
listed in section 113.52 of the Revised Code;
(4) The ability to aggregate data contained in the database;
(5) The ability to determine the total amount of expenditures
awarded to a vendor by a state entity;
(6) The ability to download information obtained through the
(7) A searchable database of state and school district
employee salary and employment information.
(B) The information required under division (A)(1) of this
section shall be provided to the treasurer of state through the
data provided to the Ohio administrative knowledge system by state
entities as required in section 113.58 of the Revised Code.
(C) The information required under division (A)(7) of this
section shall be provided to the treasurer of state by the
department of administrative services or the department of
education, as applicable, with data fields provided in a format,
manner, and time frame determined by the treasurer of state.
Sec. 113.54. The treasurer of state shall develop and
publish on the web site of the treasurer of state graphical
representations of data contained in the Ohio state government
expenditure database, including charts and graphs, to enhance and
organize the data. The topics illustrated by and frequency of
developing and publishing these representations shall be
determined by the treasurer of state.
Sec. 113.55. Not later than one year after the Ohio state
government expenditure database is implemented, the treasurer of
state shall provide, on the web site of the treasurer of state, an
opportunity for public comment as to the utility of the database.
Sec. 113.56. The Ohio state government expenditure database
shall not include any information that is determined to be
confidential or is not a public record under the laws of this
Sec. 113.57. The treasurer of state shall include in the
annual report of the treasurer of state required under section
149.01 of the Revised Code data regarding the usage of the Ohio
state government expenditure database.
Sec. 113.58. At least monthly and through the Ohio
administrative knowledge system, each state entity shall provide
information to the treasurer of state for inclusion in the Ohio
state government expenditure database regarding each of the
entity's expenditures issued to a vendor for the preceding month.
State entities shall comply with sections 113.50 to 113.61 of
the Revised Code using existing resources. No state entity shall
charge the treasurer of state for any costs arising from
compliance with those sections.
Sec. 113.59. The treasurer of state and employees of the
treasurer of state are not liable for the disclosure of a record
contained in the Ohio state government expenditure database that
is determined to be confidential or is not a public record under
the laws of this state.
Sec. 113.60. Each state entity shall display on its web site
a prominent internet link to the Ohio state government expenditure
Sec. 113.61. The treasurer of state may adopt reasonable
rules under Chapter 111. of the Revised Code that implement, and
are consistent with, sections 113.50 to 113.60 of the Revised