103.50 Members.

The joint education oversight committee shall consist of the following members:

(A) Five members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, three of whom are members of the majority party and two of whom are members of the minority party; and

(B) Five members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, three of whom are members of the majority party and two of whom are members of the minority party.

The term of each member begins on the day of appointment to the committee and ends on expiration or other termination of the member's term as a member of the house of representatives or senate. The speaker and president shall make subsequent appointments not later than fifteen days after the commencement of the first regular session of each general assembly. Members may be reappointed. A vacancy on the committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

In odd-numbered years, the speaker shall designate one of the majority members from the house of representatives as chairperson and the president shall designate one member from the senate, who is not from the same political party as the chairperson, as the ranking member. In even-numbered years, the president shall designate one of the majority members from the senate as the chairperson and the speaker shall designate one member from the house of representatives, who is not from the same political party as the chairperson, as the ranking member.

In appointing members from the minority, and in designating ranking members who are from the minority, the president and speaker shall consult with the minority leader of their respective houses.

The committee shall meet at the call of the chairperson. The committee shall meet not less often than once each calendar month, unless the chairperson and ranking member agree that the chairperson should not call the committee to meet for a particular month.

Notwithstanding section 101.26 of the Revised Code, the members, when engaged in their duties as members of the committee on days when there is not a voting session of the member's house of the general assembly, shall be paid at the per diem rate of one hundred fifty dollars, and their necessary traveling expenses. These amounts shall be paid from the funds appropriated for the payment of expenses of legislative committees.

The chairperson, when authorized by the committee and the president and speaker, may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum in aid of the committee's performance of its duties. A subpoena may require a witness in any part of the state to appear before the committee at a time and place designated in the subpoena to testify. A subpoena duces tecum may require witnesses or other persons in any part of the state to produce books, papers, records, and other tangible evidence before the committee at a time and place designated in the subpoena duces tecum. A subpoena or subpoena duces tecum shall be issued, served, and returned, and has consequences, as specified in sections 101.41 to 101.45 of the Revised Code.

The chairperson may administer oaths to witnesses appearing before the committee.

Cite as R.C. § 103.50

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 113, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.