The state racing commission shall appoint a secretary, who shall serve during the pleasure of the commission. The secretary shall devote full time to the duties of the office and shall not hold any other office or employment. To be eligible for appointment as secretary, a person shall meet the qualifications required of a commissioner under section 3769.02 of the Revised Code, except that the secretary shall be a qualified elector and resident of the state and does not need to additionally satisfy the qualification of a commissioner to be a resident of this state for not less than five years immediately preceding appointment. The secretary is subject to the restrictions applying to a commissioner under that section.
The secretary shall be paid a salary fixed pursuant to section 124.14 of the Revised Code and shall be allowed actual and necessary traveling expenses when on commission business. The salary and expenses shall be paid out of the state racing commission operating fund created by section 3769.03 of the Revised Code.
The secretary shall attend all meetings of the commission. The secretary shall keep a complete record of its proceedings and preserve, at its general office, all books, maps, documents, and papers entrusted to its care.
The secretary shall be the executive officer of the commission and be responsible for keeping all commission records and the carrying out of the rules and orders of the commission. The secretary shall perform any other duties the commission prescribes.
Effective Date: 06-29-2004 .