There is hereby created the war of 1812 bicentennial commission, which for administrative purposes shall be a part of northwest state community college. The commission shall consist of the following members:
(A) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
(B) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate;
(C) The adjutant general or the adjutant general's designee;
(D) The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee;
(E) The director of commerce or the director's designee;
(F) The chief of the division of travel and tourism or the chief's designee;
(G) One member to represent the northwest state community college, appointed by the president of the college;
(H) One member to represent the national museum of Afro-American history and culture, appointed by the museum's director;
(I) One member of the Ohio humanities council, appointed by the council's executive director;
(J) One member of the Ohio history connection , appointed by the Ohio history connection's executive director;
(K) The superintendent of Perry's victory and international peace memorial;
(L) One member of a Native-American community historically associated with Ohio and the war of 1812, appointed by the governor; and
(M) Six members who are Ohio residents and who have a demonstrated interest in history and a substantial knowledge and appreciation of the war of 1812, appointed by the governor.
The commission shall select a chair and vice-chair from among its members.
The commission shall hold its first meeting not later than December 31, 2009, and shall meet at least twice each year thereafter.
Commission members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
The commission may create, and appoint members to, an advisory board of persons with demonstrated interest in various aspects of the war of 1812.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 141, §1, eff. 9/29/2015.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 93, §1, eff. 3/18/2010.
Effective Date: 12-30-2004 .