4775.03 Motor vehicle repair board.

(A) There is hereby created the motor vehicle repair board consisting of seven members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member of the board shall be a resident of the state. Five members shall be motor vehicle collision repair operators. One member shall possess expertise in motor vehicle mechanical repair, and one member shall be a representative of the public who has no financial interest in the motor vehicle repair industry.

(B) Within ninety days after December 18, 1997, the governor shall make initial appointments to the board. Of the initial appointees, two are for terms ending on January 1, 1998, two are for terms ending on January 1, 1999, two are for terms ending on January 1, 2000, and one is for a term ending on January 1, 2001. Thereafter, terms of office are for three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner prescribed for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the 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. No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive full three-year terms.

(C) In making appointments to the board under division (B) of this section, the governor shall select the motor vehicle collision repair operator members and the member with expertise in motor vehicle mechanical repair as provided in this division. Within thirty days after December 18, 1997, the automotive service association of Ohio, inc., shall submit a list containing two names for the motor vehicle mechanical repair member and twelve names for the motor vehicle collision repair members and the governor may appoint individuals from the list to fill those six positions. Thereafter, within sixty days of a vacancy occurring as a result of the expiration of a term and within thirty days after other vacancies occurring on the board, the automotive service association of Ohio, inc., shall submit a list containing three names for each vacancy and the governor may appoint one of the individuals from the list to fill the vacancy. If the automotive service association of Ohio, inc., for its respective appointees, fails to make the recommendations to the governor within the time limits set by this division, the governor shall appoint an individual of the governor's own choosing provided that the individual meets the qualifications of division (A) of this section.

(D) Before entering upon the duties of office, each member shall take an oath of office as required by section 3.22 of the Revised Code. The governor may remove any member for misconduct, neglect of duty, incapacity, or malfeasance in accordance with section 3.04 of the Revised Code.

(E) The board shall meet at least four times each year, and additional meetings may be held upon the written request of any four members of the board or upon the call of the chairperson. The board shall elect from among its membership a chairperson and vice-chairperson, each of whom shall serve for a term of one year. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum to transact and vote on the business of the board. The chairperson may appoint committees as the chairperson considers necessary to carry out the duties of the board.

(F) Each member of the board shall receive a per diem amount fixed pursuant to section 124.15 of the Revised Code when actually attending to matters of the board and for the time spent in necessary travel, and all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of the member's duties.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 12-18-1997