149.32 The war of 1812 bicentennial commission; Duties.

The war of 1812 bicentennial commission shall do all of the following:

(A) Study and recommend activities that this state may carry out to honor Americans who served in Ohio in the war of 1812;

(B) Educate and raise awareness of residents of Ohio and of the nation about Ohio's role in the war of 1812;

(C) Coordinate international, federal, state, and local war of 1812 bicentennial activities occurring in Ohio;

(D) Plan and implement appropriate events, including celebrations and educational initiatives, to commemorate the war of 1812 bicentennial;

(E) Perform other duties as necessary to highlight Ohio's role in the war of 1812;

(F) Coordinate, as the commission considers appropriate, with the government of the United States, of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, of the province of Ontario, and of other states and nations that are commemorating the war of 1812;

(G) Seek federal grants and philanthropic support for war of 1812 bicentennial activities;

(H) Compile an inventory of existing war of 1812 markers, monuments, museums, and ties in this state;

(I) Undertake other activities that are appropriate to celebrate and commemorate the war of 1812 bicentennial.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 93, §1, eff. 3/18/2010.

Effective Date: 12-30-2004 .