(A) There is hereby created the board of embalmers and funeral directors consisting of seven members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Five members shall be licensed embalmers and practicing funeral directors, each with at least ten consecutive years of experience in this state immediately preceding the date of the person's appointment; one of these members shall be knowledgeable and experienced in operating a crematory. Two members shall represent the public; at least one of these members shall be at least sixty years of age.
(B) Terms of office are for five years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the last day of June. Each member shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Before entering upon the duties of the office, each member shall take and file with the secretary of state an oath of office as required by Section 7 of Article XV, Ohio Constitution.
(C) The governor may remove a member of the board for neglect of duty, incompetency, or immoral conduct. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(D) Each member of the board shall receive an amount fixed under division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code for each day, not to exceed sixty days per year, employed in the discharge of the member's duties as a board member, together with any necessary expenses incurred in the performance of those duties.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.