(A) Pursuant to the powers granted to the general assembly under Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, to authorize the issuance of obligations, and pursuant to other authority vested in the general assembly, there is hereby created a body, both corporate and politic, constituting an agency and instrumentality of the state of Ohio and performing essential functions of the state, to be known as the "Ohio public facilities commission," which in that name may contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, and exercise all other authority vested in that commission by sections 151.01 to 151.05 and 151.07 to 151.11 and Chapter 154. of the Revised Code.
(B) The commission shall consist of, in each case ex officio, the governor, the treasurer of state, the auditor of state, the secretary of state, the attorney general, and the director of budget and management. The governor shall serve as the chairman of the commission, the director of budget and management shall serve as its secretary, and the commission shall have such other officers as it determines, who may but need not be members of the commission. Four members of the commission constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of four members is necessary for any action taken by vote of the commission. No vacancy in the membership of the commission shall impair the rights of a quorum by such vote to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the commission. Each of the state officers above identified may designate an employee or officer of that officer's office to attend meetings of the commission when that officer is absent or unable for any reason to attend and that designee, when present, shall be counted in determining whether a quorum is present at any meeting and may vote and participate in all proceedings and actions of the commission. A designee may not execute or cause a facsimile signature to be placed on any obligation. That designation shall be in writing, executed by the designating member, and be filed with the secretary of the commission. A designation may be changed from time to time by a similar written designation. The commission may delegate to such of its members, officers, or employees as it determines those powers and duties as it deems appropriate. No member of the commission or designee shall, by reason of being or serving as a member of the commission, be required to abstain from action in any other capacity as an incumbent of a state office or position or from any action as a member of the commission in any matter affecting or in any way pertaining to both that office or position and the commission, or for any purpose be deemed to be disqualified from either such office or position or as a member of the commission by reason of so acting or to have violated any law by reason thereof. The commission may adopt and alter bylaws and rules for the conduct of its affairs, including provisions for meetings, and for the manner, subject to this chapter and Chapter 154. of the Revised Code, in which its powers and functions are to be exercised and embodied and may adopt and alter at will an official seal to be affixed to official documents, provided that the failure to affix any such seal shall not affect the legality of such documents. Members of the commission shall receive no added compensation for their services as such members but may be reimbursed, as determined by the commission, for their necessary and actual expenses incurred in the conduct of the commission's business.
(C) In connection with the exercise of its powers pursuant to this chapter, the commission may enter into contracts and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to the performance of the commission's duties and the execution of the authority's powers and do all other acts necessary or proper to the fulfillment of the commission's purposes and to carry out the powers expressly granted in this chapter.
Effective Date: 09-14-2000; 01-04-2006 .