5901.021 Creation of additional memberships.

(A) This section applies only to counties having a population, according to the most recent decennial census, of more than five hundred thousand.

(B)

(1) In any county that is described in division (A) of this section and in which the veterans service commission submits a budget request under section 5901.11 of the Revised Code for the ensuing fiscal year that exceeds twenty-five-thousandths of one per cent of the assessed value of property in the county or the amount appropriated to the commission from the county general fund in the current fiscal year by more than ten per cent of that appropriation, the board of county commissioners, by resolution, may create not more than six memberships on the veterans service commission in addition to the memberships provided for by section 5901.02 of the Revised Code. The board shall prescribe the number of years the additional memberships shall exist, which shall not exceed five years. Once a board of county commissioners creates any additional memberships, it may not create further additional memberships under this section if the total number of such memberships would exceed six. The board shall appoint persons who are residents of the county and who are honorably discharged or honorably separated veterans to each of the additional memberships, for terms prescribed by the board and commencing on a date fixed by the board. Each person appointed to an additional membership shall file, within sixty days after the date of the appointment, the person's form DD214 with the department of veterans services in accordance with guidelines established by the director of that department.

(2) If the board of county commissioners appoints additional members as described in division (B)(1) of this section, the board may permit the commission to submit an original or revised budget request for the ensuing fiscal year later than the last Monday in May, as otherwise required under section 5901.11 of the Revised Code.

(C) The board of county commissioners may remove, for cause, any member appointed under this section. The board shall determine whether the additional members may be reappointed upon the expiration of their terms, and shall fill any vacancy in an additional membership for the unexpired term in the manner provided for the original appointment.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 2008 SB289 08-22-2008