4781.02 Manufactured homes advisory council.

(A) There is hereby created the manufactured homes advisory council, within the department of commerce, that shall consist of seven members.

(B) The director of commerce shall appoint five members as follows:

(1) One member who possesses either of the following:

(a) A class I water supply operator certification issued in accordance with Chapter 6109. of the Revised Code and rule 3745-7-06 of the Administrative Code;

(b) A class I wastewater works operator certification issued in accordance with Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code and rule 3745-7-06 of the Administrative Code.

(2) One member who has expertise and background in public health;

(3) One member who has been appointed as a local fire chief pursuant to section 505.38, 737.08, or 737.22 of the Revised Code;

(4) One member who is a manufactured home park operator;

(5) One member who is either a manufactured housing dealer or a salesperson.

(C) One member shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. One member shall be appointed by the president of the senate. Members appointed pursuant to this division shall be public members, and shall have no pecuniary or fiduciary interest in the manufactured housing industry in this state. They shall not be members of the Ohio manufactured homes association or any successor entity.

(D) The director shall consider any recommendations made by the Ohio manufactured homes association, or any successor entity, for any appointments.

(E) Unless otherwise provided by law, nothing in this section shall prohibit a public official or employee, as defined in section 102.01 of the Revised Code, from being appointed to the council.


(1) Initial terms shall end on December 31, 2021. Thereafter, each member's term of office shall be four years and shall end on the thirty-first day of December of the fourth year. A member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term. No member may serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.

(2) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy that occurs prior to the expiration of a term continues in office for the remainder of that term. Any member shall continue to hold office subsequent to the expiration date of that member's term until the member's successor takes office or until sixty days have elapsed, whichever occurs first.


(1) The director may remove any member from office for incompetence, neglect of duty, misfeasance, nonfeasance, malfeasance, or unprofessional conduct in office.

(2) Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.

(H) The council shall advise the director of commerce concerning the director's duties in the regulation of manufactured housing in this state.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §137.10, eff. 1/21/2018.