3333.731 Co-op/internship program advisory committee.

(A) The co-op/internship program advisory committee is hereby created. The committee shall consist of the following members:

(1) Five members appointed by the governor, two of whom shall represent academia, two of whom shall be representatives of private industry, and one of whom shall be a member of the public;

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

(3) Five members appointed by the president of the senate, three of whom shall be members of the senate, but not more than two from the same political party, one of whom shall represent academia, and one of whom shall be a member of the public;

(4) Five members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, three of whom shall be members of the house of representatives, but not more than two from the same political party, one of whom shall represent private industry, and one of whom shall be a member of the public.

(B) Members of the committee who are members of the general assembly shall serve for terms of four years or until their legislative terms end, whichever is sooner. The director of development or the director's designee shall serve as an ex-officio, voting member. Otherwise, initial members shall serve the following terms:

(1) Of the initial members appointed by the governor, the member representing the public and one member representing academia shall serve for terms of one year; one member representing private industry shall serve for a term of two years; and one member representing private industry and one member representing academia shall serve for terms of three years.

(2) The member representing academia and the representative of the public initially appointed by the president of the senate shall serve for terms of two years.

(3) The member representing private industry initially appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives shall serve for a term of one year.

(4) The representative of the public initially appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives shall serve for a term of three years. Thereafter, terms shall be for three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. Each member shall serve from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue to serve after the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor is appointed or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. The appointing authority may remove a member from the committee for failure to attend two consecutive meetings without showing good cause for the absences.

(C) The committee annually shall select a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. Only the members who represent academia and private industry may serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson. For this purpose, any committee member appointed as a member of the public who is a trustee, officer, employee, or student of an institution of higher education shall be included among the representatives of academia who may serve as chairperson or vice-chairperson, and any committee member appointed as a member of the public who is a director, officer, or employee of a private business shall be included among the representatives of private industry who may serve as chairperson or vice-chairperson. The committee annually shall rotate the selection of the chairperson between these two groups and shall select a member of the other group to serve as vice-chairperson. The committee annually shall select one of its members to serve as secretary to keep a record of the committee's proceedings.

(D) A majority vote of the members of the full committee is necessary to take action on any matter. The committee may adopt bylaws governing its operation, including bylaws that establish the frequency of meetings.

(E) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.

(F) A member of the committee shall not participate in discussions or votes concerning a proposed initiative or an actual award under the Ohio co-op/internship program that involves an institution of higher education of which the member is a trustee, officer, employee, or student; an organization of which the member is a trustee, director, officer, or employee; or a business of which the member is a director, officer, or employee or a shareholder of more than five per cent of the business' stock.

(G) The committee shall advise the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents on growing industries well-suited for awards under the Ohio co-op/internship program. The chancellor shall consult with the committee and request the committee's advice at each of the following times:

(1) Prior to issuing each request for applications under the program;

(2) While the chancellor is reviewing applications and before deciding on awards to submit for the controlling board's approval;

(3) After deciding on awards to submit for the controlling board's approval and prior to submitting them. The committee shall advise the chancellor on other matters the chancellor considers appropriate.

(H) The chancellor shall provide meeting space for the committee. The committee shall be assisted in its duties by the chancellor's staff.

(I) Sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code do not apply to the committee.

Cite as R.C. § 3333.731

History. Effective Date: 2008 HB554 (vetoed provisions) 09-12-2008