Transparency in contracts between State of Ohio & private attorneys

Ohio House Representative James Butler of Dayton, introduced a bill yesterday “to provide transparency in contracts between the state and private attorneys,” in pertinent part reading that “the state shall not enter into a contract with a private attorney unless the attorney general or the attorney general's designee makes a written determination prior to entering into that contract, or within a reasonable time after entering into that contract, that private representation is both cost-effective and in the public interest.”

HB 238