§ 615.01 Definitions
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Public official” means any elected or appointed officer, or employee, or agent of the State or any political subdivision thereof, whether in a temporary or permanent capacity, and including without limitation legislators, judges and law enforcement officers.
   (b)   “Public servant” means any of the following:
      (1)   Any public official;
      (2)   Any person performing ad hoc a governmental function, including without limitation a juror, member of a temporary commission, master, arbitrator, advisor or consultant;
      (3)   A candidate for public office, whether or not he or she is elected or appointed to the office for which he or she is a candidate. A person is a candidate for purposes of this division if he or she has been nominated according to law for election or appointment to public office, or if he or she has filed a petition or petitions as required by law to have his or her name placed on the ballot in a primary, general or special election, or if he or she campaigns as a write-in candidate in any primary, general or special election.
   (c)   “Party official” means any person who holds an elective or appointive post in a political party in the United States or this State, by virtue of which he or she directs, conducts or participates in directing or conducting party affairs at any level of responsibility.
   (d)   “Official proceeding” means any proceeding before a legislative, judicial, administrative or other governmental agency or official authorized to take evidence under oath, and includes any proceeding before a referee, hearing examiner, commissioner, notary or other person taking testimony or a deposition in connection with an official proceeding.
   (e)   “Detention” means arrest; confinement in any vehicle subsequent to an arrest; confinement in any facility for custody of persons charged with or convicted of crime or alleged or found to be a delinquent child or unruly child; hospitalization, institutionalization, or confinement in any facility that is ordered pursuant to or under the authority of RC 2945.37, 2945.371, 2945.38, 2945.39, or 2945.40; confinement in any vehicle for transportation to or from any such facility; detention for extradition or deportation; except as provided in this division, supervision by any employee of any such facility that is incidental to hospitalization, institutionalization, or confinement in the facility but that occurs outside the facility; or supervision by an employee of the department of rehabilitation and correction of a person on any type of release from a state correctional institution other than release on parole or shock probation; or confinement in any vehicle, airplane, or place while being returned from outside this state into this state by a private person or entity pursuant to a contract entered into by division (E) of RC 311.29 or division (B) of RC 5149.03. For a person confined in a county jail who participates in a county jail industry program pursuant to RC 5147.30, “detention” includes time spent at an assigned work site and going to and from the work site.
   (f)   “Detention facility” means any place used for the confinement of a person charged with or convicted of a crime or alleged or found to be a delinquent child or unruly child.
   (g)   “Provider agreement” and “medical assistance program” have the same meanings as in RC 2913.40.
   (h)   “Valuable thing or valuable benefit” includes, but is not limited to, a contribution. This inclusion does not indicate or imply that a contribution was not included in those terms before the effective date of this division.
   (i)   “Campaign committee,” “contribution,” “political action committee,” “legislative campaign fund,” and “political party” and “political contributing entity” have the same meaning as in RC 3517.01.
(RC 2921.01; Ord. No. 1631-05. Passed 3-20-06, eff. 3-24-06)