1546.03 Chief of the division; administration of Ohio boating program.

(A) The chief of the division of parks and watercraft shall act as a designee of the director of natural resources. The chief, with approval of the director, shall select such number of technical and administrative assistants as the chief deems necessary to assist the chief in administering the division and fix their compensation in accordance with sections 124.14, 124.15, 124.152, 124.18, and 1501.05 of the Revised Code.

The chief, with the approval of the director, shall determine policies and programs for the division.

(B) The chief may designate license agents with the approval of the director.

(C) The division is hereby designated as the agency to administer the Ohio boating safety program. The division also shall administer federal funds allocated under the "Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971," 85 Stat. 222, 46 U.S.C. 1475(a)(6), as amended. The chief shall prepare and submit reports in such form as may be required by that act.

(D) The chief may sell any of the following:

(1) Items related to or that promote boating safety, including pins, badges, books, bulletins, maps, publications, calendars, and other educational articles;

(2) Artifacts pertaining to boating;

(3) Confiscated or forfeited items;

(4) Surplus equipment.

(E) The chief may enforce any rules adopted under section 1546.04 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1546.03

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 293, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.