3353.04 Powers of commission.

(A) The broadcast educational media commission may perform any act necessary to carry out the functions of this chapter, including any of the following:

(1) Promote accessibility through broadcasting services of educational products aligned with the statewide academic standards, adopted by the state board pursuant to section 3301.079 of the Revised Code, for school districts, community schools, and other entities serving grades kindergarten through twelve;

(2) Own or operate transmission facilities and interconnection facilities, or contract for transmission facilities and interconnection facilities, for an educational television, radio, or radio reading service network;

(3) Establish standards for interconnection facilities used by the commission in the transmission of educational television, radio, or radio reading service programming;

(4) Enter into agreements with noncommercial educational television or radio broadcasting stations or radio reading services for the operation of the interconnection;

(5) Enter into agreements with noncommercial educational television or radio broadcasting stations or radio reading services for the production and use of educational television, radio, or radio reading service programs to be transmitted by the educational telecommunications network;

(6) Execute contracts and other agreements necessary and desirable to carry out the purposes of this chapter and other duties prescribed to the commission by law or authorize the executive director of the commission to execute such contracts and agreements on the commission's behalf;

(7) Act as consultant with educational television and educational radio stations and radio reading services toward coordination within the state of the distribution of federal funds that may become available for equipment for educational broadcasting or radio reading services;

(8) Make payments to noncommercial Ohio educational television or radio broadcasting stations or radio reading services to sustain the operation of such stations or services;

(9) In consultation with participants in programs administered by the commission, establish guidelines governing purchasing and procurement that facilitate the timely and effective implementation of such programs;

(10) In consultation with participants in programs administered by the commission, consider the efficiency and cost savings of statewide procurement prior to allocating and releasing funds for such programs;

(11) In consultation with participants in programs administered by the commission, establish a systems support network to facilitate the timely implementation of the programs and other projects and activities for which the commission provides assistance.

(B) Chapters 123., 124., 125., and 153. of the Revised Code and sections 9.331 to 9.335 of the Revised Code do not apply to contracts, programs, projects, or activities of the commission.

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

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

Effective Date: 06-30-1995; 07-01-2005

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4