There is hereby created, in the legislative branch of government, the Ohio legislative service commission consisting of fourteen members as follows: six members shall be members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, not more than four of whom shall be members of the same political party; six members shall be members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, not more than four of whom shall be members of the same political party; the president of the senate; and the speaker of the house of representatives.
The members of the commission who are appointed from the membership of the senate and the house of representatives shall serve during their term as a member of the general assembly and until their successors are appointed and qualified, notwithstanding the adjournment of the general assembly of which they are members or the expiration of their terms as members of such general assembly. A vacancy in the office of any member of the commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
The commission shall organize by selecting from its membership a chairman and a vice-chairman.
The members of the commission and members of committees thereof shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
Effective Date: 01-08-1979 .