130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 291  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. B. No. 291


Representatives Ramos, Rogers 

Cosponsors: Representatives Foley, Barborak, Antonio, Driehaus, Sheehy, Hagan, R., Strahorn, Reece, Williams, Stebelton 



A BILL
To make an appropriation to continue to fund the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children contingent upon a lapse in federal funding.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. (A) As used in this section, "WIC" means the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children established under the "Child Nutrition Act of 1996," 80 Stat. 885, 43 U.S.C. 1786, as amended.
(B) Contingent upon a lapse in federal funding, the Director of Health shall certify to the Director of Budget and Management the amount necessary to continue to fund the WIC program. The amount shall be equivalent to the amount that otherwise would have been received for the program for up to, but not more than, twenty-five million dollars.
(C) Subject to division (B) of this section, there is hereby appropriated from the Budget Stabilization Fund the amount necessary up to, but not more than, twenty-five million dollars, to continue to fund the WIC program. Authorization of this funding expires when the federal government resumes funding operations.
Within the limits set forth in this act, the Director of Budget and Management shall establish accounts indicating the source and amount of funds for the appropriation made in this act, and shall determine the form and manner in which appropriation accounts shall be maintained. Expenditures from the appropriation contained in this act shall be accounted for as though made in Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly.
The appropriation made in this act is subject to all provisions of Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly that are generally applicable to such an appropriation.
Section 2.  Section 1 of this act is exempt from the referendum under Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1d and section 1.471 of the Revised Code and takes effect immediately when this act becomes law.
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