§ 121.01 Definition of terms
§ 121.02 Administrative departments and directors created
§ 121.03 Appointment of administrative department heads
§ 121.04 Offices created in the several departments
§ 121.05 Assistant directors
§ 121.06 Appointment of officers – term
§ 121.07 Supervision and control of departments – establishing divisions
§ 121.08 Deputy director of administration in department of commerce
§ 121.081 Department of insurance – powers and duties
§ 121.082 Superintendent of insurance – prohibited activities
§ 121.083 Superintendent of industrial compliance – powers and duties
§ 121.084 Industrial compliance operating fund
§ 121.085 Financial literacy education fund
§ 121.09 Qualifications of director of agriculture and chief of division of animal health
§ 121.10 Director of health – qualifications
§ 121.11 Bond and oath of office – blanket bonds – bond may be required of employee
§ 121.12 Officer to devote entire time to duties and hold no other office – reimbursement for expenses
§ 121.13 Advisory boards may be provided
§ 121.14 Employment subject to civil service laws
§ 121.15 Central office for each department – branch offices – restrictions on relocation
§ 121.17 Co-operation and coordination of work under direction of governor
§ 121.18 Report by each department
§ 121.181 Identification of department acquiring interest in real property
§ 121.19 Power to inspect and examine
§ 121.20 Seal for each department – specifications – use
§ 121.211 Retention and disposition of records
§ 121.22 Public meetings – exceptions
§ 121.23 No award of contract to person found in contempt for failure to correct an unfair labor practice
§ 121.30 Spanish-speaking affair definitions
§ 121.31 Commission on Hispanic-Latino affairs
§ 121.32 Powers and duties of commission
§ 121.33 Office of Hispanic-Latino affairs – powers and duties
§ 121.35 Revision of uniform the eligibility standards
§ 121.36 Contracts entered into by department for provision of home care services to home care dependent adults
§ 121.37 Ohio family and children first cabinet council
§ 121.371 Wellness block grant program
§ 121.372 Rules for certification or licensure of substitute care providers
§ 121.373 Family and children first administration fund
§ 121.374 Multi-system youth action plan
§ 121.375 Information provided to Ohio family and children first cabinet council
§ 121.38 Resolving agency disputes concerning services or funding
§ 121.381 Family and children first dispute resolution process
§ 121.382 Services continued pending dispute resolution process
§ 121.39 Identifying documentation that is basis for legislation dealing with environmental protection
§ 121.40 Ohio commission on service and volunteerism
§ 121.401 Adoption of recommended best practices when volunteers have unsupervised access to children
§ 121.402 Educational program for volunteers having unsupervised access to children
§ 121.403 Powers of commission – gifts and donations fund – use of moneys
§ 121.41 Inspector general definitions
§ 121.42 Inspector general – powers and duties
§ 121.421 Investigation of casino control commission enforcement personnel
§ 121.43 Subpoena power – contempt
§ 121.44 Reports of investigations
§ 121.45 Cooperating in investigations
§ 121.46 Filing complaint – form
§ 121.47 Confidential information
§ 121.48 Appointment of inspector general
§ 121.481 Special investigations fund
§ 121.482 Disposition of money received
§ 121.483 Status of deputy inspector general as peace officer
§ 121.49 Qualifications
§ 121.50 Administrative rules
§ 121.51 Deputy inspector general for transportation department
§ 121.52 Deputy inspector general for workers’ compensation
§ 121.531 Signs specifying ARRA funding prohibited
§ 121.60 Executive agency lobbying definitions
§ 121.61 Prohibited acts
§ 121.62 Initial registration statement – updating information
§ 121.621 Disqualification as executive agency lobbyist for certain offenses
§ 121.63 Statement of expenditures – records
§ 121.64 Statement of financial transactions
§ 121.65 Disputed expenditure or transaction
§ 121.66 Exceptions
§ 121.67 Prohibiting contingent fees
§ 121.68 Statements are public records
§ 121.69 Investigations
§ 121.71 Incorporation by reference in rule definitions
§ 121.72 Incorporating rule by reference
§ 121.73 Filing material incorporated by reference electronically
§ 121.74 Access to material incorporated in rule in final form
§ 121.75 Sufficiency of citations
§ 121.81 “Agency” and “draft rule” defined; construction of sections
§ 121.811 Applicability of business review provisions
§ 121.82 Evaluation of draft rules; business impact analysis
§ 121.83 Filing proposed rules; rejection by joint committee on rule review
§ 121.91 Customer service standards
§ 121.93 Review of agency operations
§ 121.931 Petition to restate a principle of law or policy in a rule
§ 121.933 Applicability of sections 101.352, 101.353, 121.93, and 121.931
§ 121.95 Agency review of rules to identify restrictions
§ 121.99 Penalty
§ 121.991 Penalty for disclosing confidential information

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 121

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • agriculture: includes farming; ranching; aquaculture; algaculture meaning the farming of algae; apiculture and related apicultural activities, production of honey, beeswax, honeycomb, and other related products; horticulture; viticulture, winemaking, and related activities; animal husbandry, including, but not limited to, the care and raising of livestock, equine, and fur-bearing animals; poultry husbandry and the production of poultry and poultry products; dairy production; the production of field crops, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees, flowers, sod, or mushrooms; timber; pasturage; any combination of the foregoing; the processing, drying, storage, and marketing of agricultural products when those activities are conducted in conjunction with, but are secondary to, such husbandry or production; and any additions or modifications to the foregoing made by the director of agriculture by rule adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. See Ohio Code 1.61
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • anything of value: includes :

    (A) Money, bank bills or notes, United States treasury notes, and other bills, bonds, or notes issued by lawful authority and intended to pass and circulate as money;

    (B) Goods and chattels;

    (C) Promissory notes, bills of exchange, orders, drafts, warrants, checks, or bonds given for the payment of money;

    (D) Receipts given for the payment of money or other property;

    (E) Rights in action;

    (F) Things which savor of the realty and are, at the time they are taken, a part of the freehold, whether they are of the substance or produce thereof or affixed thereto, although there may be no interval between the severing and taking away;

    (G) Any interest in realty, including fee simple and partial interests, present and future, contingent or vested interest, beneficial interests, leasehold interests, and any other interest in realty;

    (H) Any promise of future employment;

    (I) Every other thing of value. See Ohio Code 1.03

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Bond: includes an undertaking. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes affirmation, and "swear" includes affirm. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular federal census. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state agency: except as otherwise provided in the title, means every organized body, office, or agency established by the laws of the state for the exercise of any function of state government. See Ohio Code 1.60
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Whoever: includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private. See Ohio Code 1.02