(A) As director of state armories, the adjutant general may acquire, design, construct, expand, rehabilitate, and convert grounds, armories, airfields, and other facilities for the purposes of developing, training, and operating units of the Ohio national guard and for the safekeeping of arms, clothing, equipment, and other state or federal military property issued to the Ohio national guard, or state property issued to the Ohio military reserve or the Ohio naval militia.
(B) In acquiring grounds, armories, airfields, and other facilities for the purposes described in division (A) of this section, the adjutant general may lease property for any term up to ninety-nine years, subject to the availability of state funds or federal funds obtained under an agreement by which the United States contributes to the cost of leasing the grounds, armory, airfield, or other facility, or the adjutant general may build suitable buildings, airfields, and facilities for those purposes.
(C) The adjutant general may provide for the leasing, management, care, and maintenance of those grounds, armories, airfields, and other facilities and may prescribe any rules for the management and guidance of the organizations and units occupying them that are necessary. When promulgating those rules, the adjutant general need not comply with Chapter 111. or 119. of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-18-1997 .