(A) There is hereby created the transportation review advisory council. No member of the general assembly shall be a member of the council. The council shall consist of nine members, one of whom is the director of transportation. Six members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. One member shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one member shall be appointed by the president of the senate. In making their appointments, the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate shall consult with each other so that of the total number of eight appointed members, at least two are affiliated with the major political party not represented by the governor. In making the governor's appointments, the governor shall appoint persons who reside in different geographic areas of the state. Within ninety days after June 30, 1997, the governor, speaker, and president shall make the initial appointments to the council.
Appointed members shall have no conflict of interest with the position. For purposes of this section, "conflict of interest" means taking any action that violates any provision of Chapter 102. or 2921. of the Revised Code.
Each of the members the governor appoints shall have experience either in the area of transportation or in that of business or economic development.
One such member shall be selected from a list of five names provided by the Ohio public expenditure council.
(B) Of the governor's initial appointments made to the council, one shall be for a term ending one year after June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending two years after June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending four years after June 30, 1997, and one shall be for a term ending five years after June 30, 1997. Within ninety days after September 16, 1998, the governor shall make two appointments to the council. Of these appointments, one shall be for a term ending June 30, 2001, and one shall be for a term ending June 30, 2002. The speaker's and president's initial appointments made to the council shall be for a term ending three years after June 30, 1997. Thereafter, all terms of office, including the terms for those persons who are appointed to succeed the persons whose appointments are made within ninety days after September 16, 1998, shall be for five 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. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill another member's unexpired term shall hold office for the remainder of that unexpired term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor takes office.
(C) The director of transportation is the chairperson of the council.
Effective Date: 11-02-1999
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4