2006 Ohio Revised Code - 3319.31. Grounds for refusing, suspending, revoking or limiting license.

§ 3319.31. Grounds for refusing, suspending, revoking or limiting license.

(A)  As used in this section and sections 3123.41 to 3123.50 and 3319.311 [3319.31.1] of the Revised Code, "license" means a certificate, license, or permit described in division (B) of section 3301.071 [3301.07.1], in section 3301.074 [3301.07.4], 3319.088 [3319.08.8], 3319.29, 3319.302 [3319.30.2], or 3319.304 [3319.30.4], or in division (A) of section 3319.303 [3319.30.3] of the Revised Code. 

(B)  For any of the following reasons, the state board of education, in accordance with Chapter 119. and section 3319.311 [3319.31.1] of the Revised Code, may refuse to issue a license to an applicant, may limit a license it issues to an applicant, or may suspend, revoke, or limit a license that has been issued to any person: 

(1) Engaging in an immoral act, incompetence, negligence, or conduct that is unbecoming to the applicant's or person's position; 

(2) A plea of guilty to, a finding of guilt by a jury or court of, or a conviction of any of the following: 

(a) A felony; 

(b) A violation of section 2907.04 or 2907.06 or division (A) or (B) of section 2907.07 of the Revised Code; 

(c) An offense of violence; 

(d) A theft offense, as defined in section 2913.01 of the Revised Code; 

(e) A drug abuse offense, as defined in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code, that is not a minor misdemeanor; 

(f) A violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation that is substantively comparable to an offense listed in divisions (B)(2)(a) to (e) of this section. 

(C)  The state board may take action under division (B) of this section on the basis of substantially comparable conduct occurring in a jurisdiction outside this state or occurring before a person applies for or receives any license. 

(D)  The state board may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to carry out this section and section 3319.311 [3319.31.1] of the Revised Code. 

HISTORY: 145 v H 152 (Eff 7-1-93); 146 v S 2 (Eff 7-1-96); 146 v S 230, § 1 (Eff 10-29-96); 146 v H 167 (Eff 11-15-96); 146 v S 230, § 3 (Eff 11-15-96); 148 v S 180 (Eff 3-22-2001); 149 v H 196. Eff 11-20-2001; 150 v S 5, § 1, eff. 7-31-03; 150 v S 2, § 1, eff. 6-9-04; 150 v H 106, § 1, eff. 9-16-04.


Effect of Amendments

150 v H 106, effective September 16, 2004, corrected internal references in (A). 

S.B. 2, Acts 2004, effective June 9, 2004, inserted "or in division (A) of section 3319.303" in (A), and made minor stylistic changes. 

S.B. 5, Acts 2003, effective July 31, 2003, substituted "(B)" for "(C)" in (B)(2)(b). 

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