As used in this section, "small business" means an independently owned and operated for-profit or nonprofit business entity, including affiliates, that has fewer than five hundred full time employees or gross annual sales of less than six million dollars, and has operations located in the state.
The small business advisory council is established in the office of the governor. The council shall advise the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the common sense initiative office on the adverse impact draft rules might have on small businesses. The council shall meet at least quarterly.
The council consists of nine members. The governor, or the person to whom the governor has delegated responsibilities for the common sense initiative office under section 107.61 of the Revised Code, shall appoint five members, the president of the senate shall appoint two members, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint two members. A member serves at the pleasure of the member's appointing authority. The appointing authorities shall consult with each other and appoint only individuals who are representative of small businesses, and shall do so in such a manner that the membership of the council is composed of representatives of small businesses that are of different sizes, engaged in different lines of business, and located in different parts of the state.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2,SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.