146.05 Organization of board.

A volunteer fire fighters' dependents fund board shall meet promptly after its election and organize. A chairperson and a secretary shall be elected. The secretary shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the board, which record shall be maintained as a permanent file.

The board may adopt rules necessary for the handling and processing of claims and shall perform such other duties as are necessary to carry out sections 146.01 to 146.19 of the Revised Code.

The secretary of the board shall immediately certify to the state fire marshal the names and addresses of the members elected, by whom elected, and the names of the board chairperson and secretary. The secretary shall also forward a certificate prepared by the clerk of the political subdivision or fire district of the current assessed valuation of such political subdivision or fire district if the political subdivision or fire district is a member of the fund.

A private volunteer fire company which is a member of the fund shall provide the secretary of the board with a roster of the fire company members, and shall report any changes to the secretary when they occur. Only persons whose names appear on the list, and in no event more than an average number of fifty names per station operated by the volunteer fire company, are eligible for benefits under sections 146.01 to 146.19 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4