Chapter 179-1 General Provisions

179-1-01 Public hearing on adoption, amendment, or rescission of rules; methods of public notice.

(A) Except in the case of an emergency rule authorized under division (F) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code, the commission shall adopt, amend, or rescind no rule unless it holds a public hearing in accordance with division (C) of that section no earlier than thirty nor later than fifty days after the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission is filed under division (B) of that section.

(B) The commission shall provide public notice of the hearing referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule by publishing such notice in one newspaper of general circulation in Franklin county, Ohio. Such public notice shall be published no less than thirty days prior to the public hearing.

(C) The public notice referred to in paragraph (B) of this rule shall contain the following:

(1) A statement of the commission's intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule;

(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded or a statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates;

(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule; and

(4) The date, time, and place of the hearing referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(D) Any person who requests it and pays a reasonable fee set by the commission at the time of filing pursuant to division (B) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code shall receive a copy of the notice referred to in paragraph (B) of this rule and a copy of the proposed rule. The commission shall set such fee at an amount no greater than needed to cover costs of copying and mailing the notice to persons so requesting a copy of the notice.

(E) The commission may provide any notice beyond that required by paragraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this rule and by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as it considers appropriate or necessary under the circumstances. Failure to provide copies of the text of the proposed rules shall not be considered as a basis for invalidating any rule, or portion of a rule, adopted, amended, or rescinded by the commission.

(F) Copies of the text of the proposed rules shall be available in the office of the commission for at least thirty days prior to the public hearing period. No charge shall be levied for an examination of the rules.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/30/2007

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Rule Amplifies: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/90, 9 /20/90, 4/8/91

179-1-02 Open meeting requirements.

(A) A notice of each regular and special meeting of the commission shall be posted at the office of the commission and filed with the state house press room, stating the time, place and purpose of each regular or special meeting of the commission. Any person may determine or obtain such information at the office of the commission by writing to the "Executive Director to the Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, 77 S. High St., 24th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43266-0124" as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule or by telephoning (614) 752-9595.

(B) Any person who requests it and pays a reasonable fee set by the executive director at the time of filing pursuant to division (B) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code shall receive a copy of the notice referred to in paragraph (A) of this rule. The executive director shall set such fee at an amount no greater than needed to cover costs of copying and mailing the notice to persons so requesting a copy of the notice.

(C) The executive director shall maintain a list of news media which have requested notification, and such media shall be given at least twenty-four hours advance notice of each special meeting of the commission, except in the event of an emergency requiring immediate official action. In the event of an emergency the executive director on behalf of the members of the commission calling the meeting, shall immediately notify the news media that have requested notification of the time, place and purpose of the meeting.

(D) The executive director may provide any notice beyond that required by paragraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this rule and by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as he or she considers appropriate or necessary under the circumstances. Failure to give such additional notice shall not be considered as a basis for invalidating any rule, or portion of a rule, adopted, amended, or rescinded by the executive director.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/25/2008 and 12/30/2012

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Rule Amplifies: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/90, 9 /20/90, 4/8/91

179-1-03 Mission.

The purpose of the commission is to provide, coordinate, fund, and evaluate dispute resolution and conflict management education, training, and research programs in this state, and to consult with, educate, train, provide resources for, and otherwise assist and facilitate other persons and public or private agencies, organizations, or entities that are engaged in activities related to dispute resolution and conflict management.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/25/2008 and 12/30/2012

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Rule Amplifies: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/90, 9 /20/90, 4/8/91