The Ohio cultural facilities commission may do the following:
(A) Employ and fix the compensation of an executive director and such other employees as will facilitate the activities and purposes of the commission. Any executive director shall serve at the pleasure of the commission and may serve part-time. Other employees shall be employed by and serve at the pleasure of the commission or the executive director, as determined by the commission.
(B) Adopt, amend, and rescind, pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code, rules for the management and operation of Ohio cultural facilities and Ohio sports facilities and for the exercise of all of the commission's rights with respect to those facilities;
(C) Own, construct or provide for the construction of, lease, equip, furnish, administer, and manage or provide for the operation and management of, and cooperate in the use of, Ohio cultural facilities and Ohio sports facilities;
(D) Dispose of, whether by sale, lease, lease-purchase, sublease, re-lease, or otherwise, real and personal property, and lesser interests in it, held or owned by the state for the use and benefit of the commission or held or owned by the commission, if not needed for the commission's purposes, upon such terms as the commission determines, subject to approval by the governor in the case of real property and interests in it;
(E) Grant such easements and other interests in real or personal property of the commission as will not interfere with the use of the property as an Ohio cultural facility or an Ohio sports facility;
(F) Fix, alter, and collect rentals and other charges for the use or availability for use of Ohio cultural facilities or an Ohio sports facility, as determined solely by the commission, for the purpose of providing for all or a portion of the costs and expenses of the commission, and the costs to be paid by the commission of leasing, constructing, equipping, repairing, maintaining, administering, managing, and cooperating in the use of Ohio cultural facilities, including rentals to be paid by the commission for any Ohio cultural facilities or for any Ohio sports facility;
(G) Lease, sublease, cooperate in the use of, or otherwise make available to a cultural organization, Ohio cultural facilities, and to any governmental agency or nonprofit corporation, Ohio sports facilities, including real and personal property, or any interests in it, to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(H) Contract with, retain the services of, or designate, and fix the compensation of, agents, accountants, attorneys, consultants, advisers, and other independent contractors necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(I) Procure insurance against loss to the commission by reason of damages to or nonusability of its property resulting from fire, theft, accident, or other casualties, or by reason of its liability for any damages to persons or property, including, but not limited to, general liability insurance, business interruption insurance, liability insurance for members, officers, and employees, and copyright liability insurance;
(J) Receive and accept gifts, grants, devises, bequests, loans, and any other financial or other form of aid or assistance from any governmental agency or other person and enter into any contract or agreement with any such agency or other person in connection therewith, and receive and accept aid or contributions from any other source of money, real or personal property, labor, or other things of value, to be held, used, and applied only for the purposes for which the aid and contributions are made and according to their terms and conditions, all within the purposes of this chapter;
(K) 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 this chapter;
(L) Do anything necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of and exercise the powers granted in this chapter;
(M) Contract with any governmental agency or nonprofit corporation to provide or cause to be provided services, including general building services, in, to, or for an Ohio cultural facility or any Ohio sports facility, or with a cultural organization for the management of an Ohio cultural facility, or with a governmental agency or nonprofit corporation for the management of an Ohio sports facility, all in furtherance of the state function, and make contracts pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) of section 3383.07 of the Revised Code, except that nothing in this chapter limits the exercise of the care, custody, control, and management of those state historical facilities specified in section 149.30 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001; 12-30-2004; 06-27-2005