(A) There is hereby created the Ohio public library information network board of trustees, which shall be the governing board of the Ohio public library information network. The board shall consist of all of the following members:
(1) The state librarian, who shall serve as a nonvoting member;
(2) The eleven members of the Ohio public library information network board authorized under Section 323.10 of H.B. 119 of the 127th general assembly who are serving on such board on the effective date of this section. These continuing members shall serve staggered terms, with three terms expiring on June 30, 2008, four terms expiring on June 30, 2009, and four terms expiring on June 30, 2010. (At their first meeting after the effective date of this section, the voting members of the board shall draw lots to determine when their terms end.) Thereafter, terms of office for all voting members shall be three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. The state library board shall fill a vacancy among the voting members of the board by selecting an appointee from among the staff of public libraries and past and present members of boards of trustees of public libraries, based on the recommendations of the library community of this state. A member of the board may be reappointed, but no member shall serve more than two terms, provided that service for a partial term of one year or less shall not be counted toward the two-term limitation. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the predecessor's term shall hold office for the remainder of that term. A member may continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(B) Members of the board shall receive their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as board members.
(C) The board shall meet at least quarterly and hold such additional meetings as are necessary to carry out the board's duties under sections 3375.64, 3375.66, and 3375.67 of the Revised Code. Additional meetings may be called in accordance with bylaws adopted by the board.
Effective Date: 2008 SB185 06-20-2008
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4