6301.06 Local area workforce policy boards.

(A) The chief elected officials of a local area shall create a local board, which shall consist of the following individuals:

(1) The chief elected official from the municipal corporation with the largest population in the local area, except that if the municipal corporation is a local area as defined in division (A)(1) of section 6301.01 of the Revised Code, the chief elected official of that municipal corporation may determine whether to be a member of the board. Notwithstanding division (B) of section 6301.01 of the Revised Code, as used in division (A)(1) of this section, "municipal corporation" means any municipal corporation.

(2) The following individuals appointed to the board by the chief elected officials of the local area, who shall make those appointments according to all of the following specifications:

(a) At least five members of the board shall be representatives of private sector businesses in the general labor market area that includes that local area, and shall be appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations. Among these members, at least one shall represent small businesses, at least one shall represent medium-sized businesses, and at least one shall represent large businesses. When determining what constitutes small, medium-sized, and large businesses for purposes of this division, the chief elected officials of the local area shall define those sizes as those sizes are generally understood within the labor market area that includes that local area. A majority of the members of the board shall be representatives of private sector businesses.

(b) At least two members of the board shall represent organized labor and shall be appointed from nominations submitted by local federations of labor representing workers employed in the local area.

(c) At least two members of the board shall be representatives of local educational entities. For purposes of this division, "local educational entities" includes local educational agencies, school district boards of education, entities providing educational and literacy activities, and post-secondary educational institutions.

(d) At least one member of the board shall be a representative of consumers of workforce development activities.

(e) Any other individuals the chief elected officials of the local area determine are necessary.

(B) Members of the board serve at the pleasure of the chief elected officials of the local area. Members shall not be compensated but may be reimbursed for actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as board members. Those expenses shall be paid from funds allocated pursuant to section 6301.03 of the Revised Code.

The chief elected officials of a local area may provide office space, staff, or other administrative support as needed to the board. For purposes of section 102.02 of the Revised Code, members of the board are not public officials or employees.

(C) The chief elected officials of a local area other than a local area as defined in division (A)(1) of section 6301.01 of the Revised Code, shall coordinate the workforce development activities of the county family services planning committees and the local boards in the local area in any manner that is efficient and effective to meet the needs of the local area. The chief elected officials of the local area may, but are not required to, consolidate all boards and committees as they determine appropriate into a single board for purposes of workforce development activities. A majority of the members of that consolidated board shall represent private sector businesses. The membership of that consolidated board shall include a representative from each group granted representation as described in division (A) of this section and also a member who represents consumers of family services and a member who represents the county department of job and family services. The membership of that consolidated board may include a representative of one or more groups and entities that may be represented on a county family services planning committee, as specified in section 329.06 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 22, HB 1, §1, eff. 9/27/2013.

Effective Date: 03-14-2000