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Legislative Service Commission Library Staff
September 13, 2017
Agency Reports Submitted to the General Assembly

Section 101.68(B) of the Revised Code requires that when annual or other types of reports are to be submitted to the General Assembly, it is sufficient for copies of the reports to be submitted to the Director of the Legislative Service Commission (LSC). The Director is then to inform each member of the General Assembly of the content and form of the report as well as the cost of its preparation and the number of copies printed. Submission of reports to LSC eliminates the need to send reports to each member of the General Assembly.

As required under section 101.68(C), below is the annotated bibliography of documents recently received. In addition, the bibliography includes other documents that may be of interest to legislators. Electronic copies of the documents also are included if available; click "View Report" to open a document. Please call the LSC Library at (614) 466-5312 to borrow a copy of any of the reports that are not available in an electronic format, or visit the Library on the 9th floor of the Riffe Center. New lists will be sent to you as the arrival of documents warrants.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, OHIO.

2016 MISSING CHILDREN CLEARINGHOUSE ANNUAL REPORT, May 25, 2016, 19 pp.

Issued to fulfill the requirements of R.C. 109.65(F); summarizes the activities of the Clearinghouse over last year; provides statistics on missing children by county and by month; describes its use of AMBER alerts and endangered missing child alerts; highlights activities in Ohio to commemorate National Missing Children's Day; describes its collaboration with other agencies such as the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force; identifies its services to the public and law enforcement agencies; and provides a list of available publications.

View Report 362.8297/M69a/2016
COMMERCE, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

ANNUAL REPORT, 2016, 19 pp.

Reports on the mission of the agency; presents an overview of the Department and the activities of its seven divisions: Financial Institutions, Industrial Compliance, Liquor Control, Real Estate and Professional Licensing, Securities, State Fire Marshall, and Unclaimed Funds; graphical statistics presentation; and  includes appendices  with statistics  about state-charted banks, credit unions, and savings institutions, licensing of nondepository financial services and money transmitters, and licensing and inspections by the Industrial Compliance division.

View Report 350.0091/Oh3/2016
CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION, OHIO FACILITIES

REPORT UNDER SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 3, July 14, 2017, 3 pp.

Reports the enactment of R.C. 3318.011 in H.B. 49 of the 132nd General Assembly fulfills the requirements of Section 14 of S.B. 3 of the 131st General Assembly; Commission was directed to develop a proposal for legislative provisions under which school districts that have not yet received assistance under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, upon becoming eligible for assistance under that program, based on the annual percentile rankings under R.C. 3318.011, may apply for and receive a portion of the state funds they are eligible for under that program to use for technology, building expansion, and physical alterations to improve school safety or security.

View Report 371.206/Oh3f
CONSUMERS' COUNSEL, OFFICE OF THE OHIO

ANNUAL REPORT 2016, 32 pp.

Presents mission, vision, and core values statements; includes biographies with pictures of members of the Governing Board and senior management; reviews issues for consumers by each major utility; describes the Office's consumer education actions; includes very brief fiscal report; and reviews case activity involvement of the Office.

View Report 343.09601771/Oh3/2016
HIGHER EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

CERTIFICATION OF TERMINATION OF FISCAL WATCH, May 5, 2017, 1 p.

Required by R.C. 3345.72(F); Chancellor Carey certifies the termination of Fiscal Watch for Central State University and Owens State Community College.

View Report 379.118/Un3q
HIGHER EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PERFORMANCE REPORT: STATEWIDE REPORT, 2016, 27 pp.

 Reports for the period from September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2016; fulfills the requirements of R.C. 3333.038 that requires the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Superintendenet of Public Instruction to establish and publish metrics for instutitions of higher education that prepare educators and other school personnel.

View Report 371.177/Oh3/2016
HIGHER EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017,
MAY 9, 2017, Cover letter, 37 pp. + electronic file, zip file, size 9.19 KB

Prepared pursuant to R.C. 3345.72; part one contains responses to 12 questions, designed to probe for serious cash flow problems, answered by the campus fiscal officer of all 37 of Ohio's state-supported colleges and universities for which the desired answer is NO; Northwest State Community College responded affirmatively to the question about an unanticipated decrease in operating cash and investments; Northwest State has a corrective plan of action and it is attached to the cover letter;  Wright State University responded affirmatively to the questions about a substantially reduced fund balance or larger deficit this fiscal year and an unanticipated decrease in operating cash and investments; the Department of Higher Education has been in close communication with Wright State to "convey its concern of the financial trajectory of the institution and the severity of the matter"; Wright State's corrective plan in place and a copy is also attached to the cover letter; Miami University, Shawnee State University, and Youngstown State University responded affirmatively to question 5 that asks, did or will the institution have an increase in liabilities that do not occur during normal business operations (including new debt issues);  the three institutions pledged fees in support of general receipts obligation bonds that may lead to an increase in future long-term debt and corresponding debt service levels at the institutions;  part two compares revenues to expenditures through March 31, 2017, but the figures are preliminary and unaudited; contact the library for copies of the individual university reports from part two. 

View Report 379.118/Un3q/3rd Qtr FY 2017
INSURANCE, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

ANNUAL REPORT, 2016, 54 pp.

Includes a biography of Lt. Governor/Director Mary Taylor; lists key adminstrative staff; describes functions of the Department and its priorities and objectives; reviews accomplishments for the year; and presents summary of financial information for the year ending December 31, 2015, for various types of insurance entities, including life insurance, fire and casualty, and health insuring companies. 

View Report 368.9771/Oh3/2016
MULTI-SYSTEM YOUTH, OHIO. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON MULTI-SYSTEM YOUTH RECOMMENDATIONS, June 29, 2016, 20 pp.

Committee created in H.B. 64 of the 131st General Assembly to identify: services provided to multi-system youth, the costs and outcomes of those services, existing best practices to eliminate custody relinquishment, the best methods for person-centered care coordination related to behavioral health, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, and employment; build a system of accountability to monitor the progress of multi-system youths in residential placement; and to recommend an equitable, adequate, sustainable funding and service delivery system to meet the needs of all multi-system youths. Report makes recommendations.  

View Report 362.7/Oh3m
PUBLIC SAFETY, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

2016 ANNUAL REPORT,  36 pp.

Reports on the yearly activities of the divisions of the Department of Public Safety, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol,  Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Emergency Medical Services, and the Emergency Management Agency, Private Investigator and Security Guard Services, Ohio Homeland Security, and Administration.

View Report 338.3149771 Oh3ca/2016
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO FOR THE 2014 COMPLIANCE YEAR, [December 2016], 14 pp.

Submitted to fulfill annual report as required by S.B. 221 of the 127th General Assembly; reflects the elimination of the advanced energy provisions enacted in S.B. 310 of the 130th General Assembly, including a title change from the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard Report; and reports on 2014 compliance activities, the 2014 average renewable energy credits costs, and describes strategies for utility and company compliance or activities to encourage the use of renewable energy resources to satisfy the state's electricity demand.

View Report 333.82/Oh3/2014
RETIREMENT STUDY COUNCIL, OHIO

ANNUAL REPORT, 2016: EVALUATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE OPERATIONS OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, 131ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY, JANUARY 1, 2016–DECEMBER 31, 2016, March 30, 2017, 28 pp.

Report submitted to fulfill the requirements of R.C. 171.04; includes information on the systems' investment performance, status of healthcare funds, actuarial reviews of the systems (summaries), fiduciary reports, progress on achieving 30-year funding, reports on enacted pension and pending pension-related issues, and a status report on legislation through December 31, 2016.  

View Report 350.5 OH3rs/2016
SINKING FUND COMMISSION OF OHIO

SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017, 70 pp.

Presents detailed statement of condition of bonded debt; summarizes, in narrative form, the legislative authority for each category of bonds and the dollar amount, if any, left to be issued.

View Report 336.3432/Oh3/2017(1)
TAX APPEALS, OHIO BOARD OF

ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2016, 5 pp.

Reports that building on the passage of H.B. 138 of the 130th General Assembly and other operation improvements, it has implemented a case management system that is cloud-based, user driven, and accessible to everyone; outlines the mission, fuction, and the process of the Board; and provides statistics about appeals and actions in the cases.

View Report 351.724/Oh3/2016
TAXATION, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

ANNUAL REPORT 2016, 157 pp.

Describes basic responsibilities of the Department and its initiatives in FY 2016; reviews the Department's support and operating divisions; and provides description of the base, rates, and provisions of each of the  taxes administered by the Department, three revenue sharing funds administered by the Department, and 13 locally administered taxes; provides detailed statistical data concerning each individual tax and recent legislation that dealt with the tax.

View Report 336.200771/Oh3/2016
TAXATION, OHIO. DEPARTMENT OF

STATE AND PERMISSIVE (LOCAL) SALES AND USE TAX COLLECTIONS FOR INDUSTRIES DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY RELATED TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM, JANUARY 1, 2016- DECEMBER 31, 2016, 1 p.

Fulfills requirement of R.C. 5739.36, as enacted in H.B. 66 of the 126th General Assembly; prepared by the Tax Commissioner, for the purpose of tracking the growth and economic impact of the travel and tourism industry; summarizes tax revenues related to travel and tourism collected during each semi-annual period using business activity codes directly and indirectly related to travel and tourism; and reflects combined state and permissive local sales and use tax collection data.

View Report 336.2713/Oh3/July 1, 2016-December 30, 2016
TREASURER OF STATE, OHIO.

LEASE-REVENUE OBLIGATIONS ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2016 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017, 50 pp.

Issued in accordance with Revised Code Chapters 154. and 152.; concerns capital facilities for: higher education, mental health, parks and recreation, cultural and sports, state correctional, administrative, juvenile correctional, highway safety and transportation; includes Financial Statements, Supplementary Financial Information, and the Independent Auditors' Report thereon from Kennedy Cottrell Richards.

350.726/Oh3t/2017
TURNPIKE AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION, OHIO

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND 2015, 71 pp.; 150 copies printed; unit cost $10.49

Submitted in accordance with the requirements of R.C. 5537.17; outlines activities in 2016; contains organizational chart and photographs of members and officers; includes financial section with independent auditors' report from Plante & Moran, PLLC, Management's Discussion and Analysis, and other financial statement reports; includes a statistical section containing information about revenues and expenses, revenue bond coverage, and various traffic statistics from 2007-2016.

View Report 350.87812771/Oh3/2016
VETERINARY MEDICINE, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. COLLEGE OF

CANINE RESEARCH REPORT TO THE OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, May 2017, 71 pp.

Report required by R.C. 955.14; summarizes research; identifies amount of money allocated for each described research project; includes a description of the grant review process; and includes a blank grant application.

View Report 619.7/P94/2017