307.511 Law library resources board members.

(A) The five members of the county law library resources board shall be residents of the county and shall be appointed as follows:

(1) The prosecuting attorney of the county shall appoint one member whose initial term shall expire on December 31, 2010.

(2) The administrative judges or presiding judges of all municipal courts and county courts within the county shall meet to appoint one member who is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state and in good standing before the supreme court of Ohio and whose initial term shall expire on December 31, 2011.

(3) The administrative judge or presiding judge of the court of common pleas of the county shall appoint one member who is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state and in good standing before the supreme court of Ohio and whose initial term shall expire on December 31, 2012.

(4) The board of county commissioners shall appoint one member whose initial term shall expire on December 31, 2013.

(5) The board of county commissioners shall appoint one member whose initial term shall expire on December 31, 2014.

(B) The member appointed pursuant to division (A)(5) of this section shall serve as the chairperson of the county law library resources board until December 31, 2010. After that date, the board shall select a chairperson from among the members of the board.

(C) During the period of July 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010, the county law library resources board shall consist of seven members and shall include members appointed pursuant to division (A) of this section and two members who are residents of the county appointed for this period by the board of trustees of the law library association within the county that, prior to the effective date of this section, receives fines, penalties, and moneys arising from forfeited bail pursuant to sections 3375.50 to 3375.53 of the Revised Code, as amended and repealed by this act.

(D) The initial appointments to the county law library resources board as provided in divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall be made on or before July 1, 2009, and for the term specified. Thereafter, terms for all members appointed pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be for five years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds.

(E) Each member of the board shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Vacancies shall be filled within sixty days after the vacancy occurs and shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

(F) A member of the board of trustees of a law library association may serve as a member of a county law library resources board if the member discloses each membership to the board of trustees of the law library association and the county law library resources board.

Effective Date: 2008 HB420 12-30-2008