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05/25/2017

HB 49 Main Operating Appropriations Bill: Controlling Board Oversight of Advertising

HB 49 Main Operating Appropriations Bill: Controlling Board Oversight of Advertising

Section 125.051  7824-7831

  • The House version of the budget includes an amendment requiring expenditures of more than $50,000 intended for advertising campaigns to be approved by the controlling board.
  • If approved, this would be devastating to TourismOhio’s strategic efforts to promote the state of Ohio, restricting their ability to bring in new tax dollars to the state.
  • Controlling board approval would delay an already cumbersome process, resulting in possible increased costs for advertising buys and missed opportunities.
  • An industry advisory board already provides oversight of strategies

Request: Alter Controlling Board Amendment to Only Apply to Advertising Campaigns Featuring Public Officials