189.03 Local government innovation council.

(A) There is hereby created the local government innovation council to establish criteria for and make loans and awards to political subdivisions for local government innovation projects and take such other actions, in consultation with the department of development, as necessary to implement the local government innovation program established in section 189.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) The council shall consist of the following members:

(1) The director of development, or the director's designee;

(2) The director of budget and management, or the director's designee;

(3) The auditor of state, or the auditor's designee;

(4) Two members of the senate, one member appointed by the president of the senate and one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

(5) Two members of the house of representatives, one member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(6) One member recommended by the Ohio municipal league, appointed by the governor;

(7) One member recommended by the county commissioners association of Ohio, appointed by the governor;

(8) One member recommended by the Ohio township association, appointed by the governor;

(9) One member recommended by the Ohio chamber of commerce, appointed by the governor;

(10) One member recommended by the Ohio school boards association, appointed by the governor;

(11) One member, appointed by the governor, who is recommended by an Ohio-based advocacy group selected by the governor;

(12) One member, appointed by the governor, who is recommended by an Ohio-based foundation selected by the governor;

(13) One member , appointed by the governor, who is recommended by the chancellor of the board of regents.

(C) Initial appointments to the council shall be made not later than September 30, 2011. Of the governor's initial appointees, three shall serve an initial term of one year, three shall serve an initial term of two years, and two shall serve an initial term of three years. Thereafter, each member appointed by the governor shall serve a four-year term, or a term ending when the council ceases to exist, whichever occurs first. The remaining members of the council shall be appointed for four-year terms, or terms ending when the council ceases to exist, whichever occurs first. Members may be reappointed to the council.

Vacancies on the council shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.

(D) At its first meeting, the council shall select a chairperson from among its members. After the first meeting, the council shall meet at the call of the chairperson or upon the request of a majority of the council's members. A majority of the council constitutes a quorum.

(E) The department of development shall provide administrative assistance to the council.

(F) Council members shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of council duties.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.63, HB 371, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.