(A) There is hereby created the real estate appraiser board, consisting of five members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Four members shall be persons certified or licensed under this chapter, at least two of whom shall hold a state-certified general real estate appraiser certificate, and one member shall represent the public and shall not be engaged in the practice of issuing real estate appraisals, real estate brokerage or sales, or have any financial interest in such practices. At least one of the certificate holders or licensees members shall be a real estate broker licensed pursuant to Chapter 4735. of the Revised Code whose license is in good standing. For the purpose of appointment to an eligibility for appointment to the board, the license of a real estate broker may be on deposit with the division of real estate of the department of commerce. No more than three members shall be members of the same political party and no member of the board concurrently may be a member of the board and the Ohio real estate commission created pursuant to section 4735.03 of the Revised Code. Of the initial appointments to the board, one is for a term ending June 30, 1990, two are for terms ending June 30, 1991, and two are for terms ending June 30, 1992. Thereafter, terms of office are for three years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June. Each member shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he is appointed. Prior to entering upon the duties of his office, each member shall subscribe to, and file with the secretary of state, the constitutional oath of office. Vacancies that occur on the board shall be filled in the manner prescribed for regular appointments to the board. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of his term until his successor takes office or until sixty days have elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms. The governor may remove a member pursuant to section 3.04 of the Revised Code.
(B) Annually, upon the qualification of the members appointed in that year, the board shall organize by selecting from its members a chairman. The board shall meet at least once each calendar quarter to conduct its business with the place of future meetings to be decided by a vote of its members. Each member shall be provided with written notice of the time and place of each board meeting at least ten days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum to transact and vote on all business coming before the board.
(C) Each member of the board shall receive an amount fixed pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code for each day employed in the discharge of his official duties, and his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of those duties.
(D) The board is part of the department of commerce for administrative purposes.
Effective Date: 12-22-1992
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.