6301.06 Local boards.

(A) The chief elected official or officials of a local area shall create a local board to carry out the functions described in section 107(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. 3122(d). The chief elected official or officials shall appoint members of the local board in accordance with the requirements of section 107(b)(2) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. 3122(b)(2).

(B) Members of the local board serve at the pleasure of the chief elected official or 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 official or 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 official or officials of a local area shall adopt a process for appointing members to the local board for the local area.

[(D)] The chief elected official or officials of a local area may contract with the local board. The parties shall specify in the contract the workforce development activities that the local board is to administer and shall establish in the contract standards, including performance standards, for the local board's operation. The contract may include any other provisions that the chief elected official or officials consider necessary.

[(E)] The chief elected official or officials may contract with any government or private entity to enhance the administration of local workforce development activities for which the local board is responsible. The entity with which the chief elected official or officials contract is not required to be located in the local area in which the chief elected official or officials serve as chief elected executive officer.

[(F)]

(1) As used in this division, "public library" means a library that is open to the public and that is one of the following:

(a) A library that is maintained and regulated under section 715.13 of the Revised Code;

(b) A library that is created, maintained, and regulated under Chapter 3375. of the Revised Code;

(c) A library that is created and maintained by a public or private school, college, university, or other educational institution;

(d) A library that is created and maintained by a historical or charitable organization, institution, association, or society.

(2) Not later than September 1, 2018, and every two years thereafter, an OhioMeansJobs center operator shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with one or more public libraries to facilitate collaboration and coordination of workforce programs and education and job training resources.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017 (Vetoed Provisions).

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

Effective Date: 03-14-2000.