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State Library of Ohio Biennial Budget Testimony

The State of Ohio operates on a biennial budget process which funds the state’s programs and various agencies on a two-year cycle.  As a state agency, the State Library participates in this process beginning with the development of a budget based on guidelines developed by the Office of Budget and Management (OBM).  After the budget is submitted to OBM, it is reviewed by the Governor who then makes a recommendation in the form of The Executive Budget to the Ohio General Assembly.  The General Assembly then drafts the Governor's budget into the Budget Bill and conducts hearings on the bill in both the House and Senate before working out a final version in a joint conference committee and adopting a final budget at the end of the current operating cycle.

The State Library’s budget gets placed for hearings before the House Finance Committee and the Senate Finance Committee or their subcommittees.

Copies of the State Librarian’s testimony for each year is below:

2015

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the House Finance Committee (February 19, 2015)

2013

State Library Board Testimony before the Education Finance Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee (May 2, 2013)

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee (February 26, 2013)

2011

State Library Board Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee (May 4, 2011)

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee (March 31, 2011)

2009

State Library Board Testimony before the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee (May 5, 2009)

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee (March 3, 2009)

2007

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommitee on Higher Education of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee (March 27, 2007)

2005

State Library Board Testimony before the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee (April 21, 2005)

State Library Board Testimony before the Subcommittee on Higher Education of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee (February 22, 2005)