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H. B. No. 291 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Ramos, Rogers
Representatives Foley, Barborak, Antonio, Driehaus, Sheehy, Hagan, R., Strahorn, Reece, Williams, Stebelton
To make an appropriation to continue to fund the
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children contingent upon a lapse in
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.