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January 3, 2022
Agency Reports Submitted to the General Assembly

Section 101.68(B) of the Revised Code requires that when reports must be submitted to the General Assembly, copies of the reports must be submitted to the Director of the Legislative Service Commission (LSC). Section 101.68(C) requires LSC to monthly inform each member of the General Assembly of the reports received. Below is the annotated bibliography of reports recently submitted to LSC. The bibliography, compiled by the LSC Library staff, also includes other documents that may be of interest to legislators. The links to electronic copies of the documents are included; click "View Report" to open a document. Please call the LSC Library at (614) 466-5312 if you would like to receive more information about this document.

EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

ANNUAL REPORT ON ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FUNDS, December 2021, 11 pages

Report required by R.C. 3317.25; summarizes the initiatives of entities receiving economically disadvantaged funds that support economically disadvantaged students.

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EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP, JULY 1, 2020-JUNE 30, 2021, November 2021, 8 pages

Report required by R.C. 3314.029; states that during the 2020-2021 school year, the Office of School Sponsorship sponsored 24 schools; provides statistics on the percentage of enrollment of students who are economically disadvantaged students and the percentage of students with disabilities in 2021; includes short description of each school with links to more information; notes the Office of School Sponsorship was rated "Exceeds Expectations" for compliance three years in a row and is now subject to review once every three years.

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EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

OHIO SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM: IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS, December 2021, 7 pages

Report required by R.C. 3313.818 and required to use the following data measures: (1) number of students and participation rates in the free and reduced-price breakfast program for each school building, (2) type of breakfast model used by each school building taking part in the breakfast program, (3) number of students and participation rates in free or reduced-price lunch for each school building; the Department reports that the breakfast and lunch programs changed delivery methods due to COVID-19 starting in March 2020 and continuing into the 2021-2022 school year, creating disparate data sets; for this report the Department indicates the most reliable measures are from October 2019 through February 2020 and that data is used; presents statistics about participation in the school breakfast and lunch program and provides some historical comparisons, noting in the 2020-2021 school year 3,612 Ohio schools offer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition programs with more than 89% of these schools operating both the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program (the percentage of schools operating the programs is not available for the 2021-2022 school year report); complete statistics for each school building is available at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Food-and-Nutrition/Resources-and-Tools-for-Food-and-Nutrition/MR81-Data-for-Free-and-Reduced-Price-Meal-Eligibil.

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POWER SITING BOARD, OHIO

ANNUAL REPORT, 2020, 35 pages

Report required by R.C. 4906.03 to include accounting of its collection and use of fees; identifies voting and nonvoting Board members, with pictures; describes its application process for issuing certificates.

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POWER SITING BOARD, OHIO

REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE POWER TRANSMISSIONS SYSTEM, November 16, 2021, 44 pages

Report required by R.C. 4906.105; examines whether the current requirements for the planning of the power transmission system and associated facilities investment in Ohio are cost effective and in the interest of consumers, focusing on multiple topics requested by the General Assembly, including jurisdictional differences between the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO FOR THE 2020 COMPLIANCE YEAR, December 2021, 12 pages

Report required by R.C. 4928.64; addresses compliance activities in meeting benchmarks for renewable energy resources, solar, and nonsolar, describes the average annual renewable energy credits costs purchased by utilities and companies, and describes reported strategies for utility and company compliance or activities to encourage the use of renewable energy resources to satisfy the state's electricity demand. Prior to the 2020 compliance year, Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) included a specific annual solar requirement. That solar requirement has since been eliminated, but solar resources still can be applied to the overall renewable requirement.

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TURNPIKE AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION, OHIO

PROPOSED 2022 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS, November 12, 2021, 12 pages

Required by R.C. 5537.17(H); cover letter notes the proposed operating budget reflects a $39.0 million increase in revenues and a $4.0 million increase in operating expenses from the last year's budget; cover letter indicates the proposed capital expenditures include replacing 36.8 lane miles of the original concrete base pavement, resurfacing 71.3 lanes of roadway and three interchanges, eight bridge deck replacements, two bridge replacements, one bridge removal, and the continued modernization of the toll collection system; includes tentative listing of all the capital projects planned for 2022.

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