2006 Ohio Revised Code - 101.82. Effective until 12-31-10.

§ 101.82. Definitions.
 

As used in sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code: 

(A) "Agency" means any board, commission, committee, or council, or any other similar state public body required to be established pursuant to state statutes for the exercise of any function of state government and to which members are appointed or elected. "Agency" does not include the following: 

(1) The general assembly, or any commission, committee, or other body composed entirely of members of the general assembly; 

(2) Any court; 

(3) Any public body created by or directly pursuant to the constitution of this state; 

(4) The board of trustees of any institution of higher education financially supported in whole or in part by the state; 

(5) Any public body that has the authority to issue bonds or notes or that has issued bonds or notes that have not been fully repaid; 

(6) The public utilities commission of Ohio; 

(7) The consumers' council governing board; 

(8) The Ohio board of regents; 

(9) Any state board or commission that has the authority to issue any final adjudicatory order that may be appealed to the court of common pleas under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code; 

(10) Any board of elections; 

(11) The board of directors of the Ohio insurance guaranty association and the board of governors of the Ohio fair plan underwriting association; 

(12) The Ohio public employees deferred compensation board; 

(13) The Ohio retirement study council; 

(14) The board of trustees of the Ohio police and fire pension fund, public employees retirement board, school employees retirement board, state highway patrol retirement board, and state teachers retirement board; 

(15) The industrial commission; 

(16) The parole board; 

(17) The board of tax appeals; 

(18) The controlling board; 

(19) The release authority of department of youth services; 

(20) The environmental review appeals commission; 

(21) The Ohio ethics commission; 

(22) The Ohio public works commission; 

(23) The self-insuring employers evaluation board; 

(24) The state board of deposit; 

(25) The state employment relations board. 

(B) "Abolish" means to repeal the statutes creating and empowering an agency, remove its personnel, and transfer its records to the department of administrative services pursuant to division (E) of section 149.331 [149.33.1] of the Revised Code. 

(C) "Terminate" means to amend or repeal the statutes creating and empowering an agency, remove its personnel, and reassign its functions and records to another agency or officer designated by the general assembly. 

(D) "Transfer" means to amend the statutes creating and empowering an agency so that its functions, records, and personnel are conveyed to another agency or officer. 

(E) "Renew" means to continue an agency, and may include amendment of the statutes creating and empowering the agency, or recommendations for changes in agency operation or personnel. 
 

HISTORY: 145 v S 226 (Eff 1-1-95); 146 v H 552 (Eff 3-14-96); 148 v S 144 (Eff 9-14-2000); 149 v H 74. Eff 7-11-2001; 150 v H 95, § 1, eff. 9-26-03; 151 v S 124, § 1, eff. 6-27-05.
 

The provisions of § 9 of H.B. 516 (150 v  - ) read as follows: 

SECTION 9. (A) It is in part the intent of the General Assembly in enacting this act to implement the report of the Sunset Review Committee that was created by Sub. H.B. 548 of the 123rd General Assembly. That report is implemented in part as follows: 

(1) By the abolishment in this act, through amendments to relevant codified sections of law and through outright repeals of codified or uncodified sections of law, of several agencies, as defined in section 101.82 of the Revised Code, that were subject to the Committee's jurisdiction; 

(2) By the continuation, through the amendment or enactment of codified or uncodified sections of law, of the existence of numerous agencies, as defined in section 101.82 of the Revised Code, that were subject to the Committee's jurisdiction. 

(B) In addition to the means of implementing the Committee's report mentioned in division (A) of this section, the General Assembly hereby declares its intent to abolish the Department of Health's Citizen's Advisory Council and the Environmental Protection Agency's Public Response Group. These entities were subject to the Committee's jurisdiction, and the Committee declared that they should be abolished, but no express codified or uncodified source of law for them was found to exist by the General Assembly. 

(C) Further, in addition to the means of implementing the Committee's report mentioned in divisions (A) and (B) of this section, the General Assembly hereby declares its intent to continue the existence of the following five entities, if they have not expired by operation of law prior to and are in existence on the effective date of this act. These entities were subject to the Committee's jurisdiction, and the Committee declared they should be continued in existence, but no express codified or uncodified source of law for them was found to exist by the General Assembly: 

(1) Assistance Council; 

(2) Interdepartmental Cluster for Services to Youth; 

(3) Jobs for Ohio's Graduates Board of Trustees; 

(4) Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program; 

(5) Ohio Science and Technology Council. 

The effective date is set by section 179 of H.B. 95 (150 v  - ). 

 

Effect of Amendments

151 v S 124, effective June 27, 2005, added (A)(16) through (25). 

H.B. 95, Acts 2003, effective September 26, 2003, added "the following" to the end of the introductory language of (A); substituted "of the general assembly" for "thereof" in (A)(1); and substituted "(E)" for "(H)" in (B). 

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