3318.31 Powers and duties of commission.

(A) The Ohio school facilities commission may perform any act and ensure the performance of any function necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of, and exercise the powers granted under, Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, including any of the following:

(1) Adopt, amend, and rescind, pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code, rules for the administration of programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code.

(2) Contract with, retain the services of, or designate, and fix the compensation of, such agents, accountants, consultants, advisers, and other independent contractors as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, or authorize the executive director to perform such powers and duties.

(3) Receive and accept any gifts, grants, donations, and pledges, and receipts therefrom, to be used for the programs authorized under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code.

(4) Make and enter into all contracts, commitments, and agreements, and execute all instruments, necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its rights and powers under Chapter 3318. of the Revised Code, or authorize the executive director or the Ohio facilities construction commission to perform such powers and duties.

(5) Request the Ohio facilities construction commission to debar a contractor as provided in section 153.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) The executive director of the Ohio facilities construction commission, as appointed under division (B) of section 123.21 of the Revised Code, shall also serve as the executive director for the Ohio school facilities commission. The executive director shall exercise all powers that the Ohio school facilities commission possesses, supervise the operations of the Ohio school facilities commission and perform such other duties as delegated by the Ohio school facilities commission. The executive director also shall employ and fix the compensation of such employees as will facilitate the activities and purposes of the Ohio school facilities commission, who shall serve at the pleasure of the executive director. The employees of the Ohio school facilities commission shall be exempt from Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code and shall not be public employees as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code. Any agreement entered into prior to July 1, 2012, between the office of collective bargaining and the exclusive representative for employees of the commission is binding and shall continue to have effect.

(C) The attorney general shall serve as the legal representative for the Ohio school facilities commission and may appoint other counsel as necessary for that purpose in accordance with section 109.07 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General Assembly File No. 127, HB 487 (Vetoed Provisions),§ 101.01 , eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 06-29-2005