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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 is elected or appointed to the office for which he is a candidate. A person is a candidate for purposes of this subsection if he has been nominated according to law for election or appointment to public office, or if he has filed a petition or petitions as required by law to have his name placed on the ballot in a primary, general or special election, or if he 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; (A.O.)
(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 in this State or another state or under the laws of the United States or alleged or found to be a delinquent or unruly child in this State or another state or under the laws of the United States; hospitalization, institutionalization or confinement in any public or private facility that is ordered pursuant to or under the authority of Ohio R.C. 2945.37, 2945.371, 2945.38, 2945.39 or 2945.40, 2945.401 or 2945.402; confinement in any vehicle for transportation to or from any such facility, detention for extradition or deportation, or, except as provided in this subsection, 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; supervision by an employee of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of a person on any type of release from a State correctional institution; or confinement in any vehicle, airplane, or place while being returned from outside of this State into this State by a private person or entity pursuant to a contract entered into under Ohio R.C. 311.29(E) or Ohio R.C. 5149.03(B). For a person confined in a county jail who participates in a county jail industry program pursuant to Ohio R.C. 5147.30, “detention” includes time spent at an assigned work site and going to and from the work site. Detention does not include supervision of probation or parole, or constraint incidental to release on bail. (Ord. 21-02. Passed 4-15-02.)
(f) “Detention facility” means any place used for the confinement of a person charged with or convicted of crime or alleged or found to be delinquent or unruly;
(g) “Campaign committee,” “contribution,” “political action committee” and “political party” have the same meanings as in Ohio R.C. 3517.01.
(h) “Provider agreement” and “medical assistance program” have the same meanings as in Ohio R.C. 2913.40.
(i) “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 the terms “valuable thing” and/or “valuable benefit” before September 17, 1986.