(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio agriculture license plate scholarship fund consisting of the contributions the registrar of motor vehicles receives pursuant to section 4503.503 of the Revised Code. Money shall be expended from the fund only as provided in division (C) of this section.
(1) There is hereby created the Ohio agriculture license plate scholarship fund board, consisting of the director of agriculture or the director's designee and one representative appointed by each of the following organizations:
(a) The Ohio agriculture council;
(b) The Ohio corngrowers association;
(c) The Ohio farm bureau federation;
(d) The Ohio soy association;
(e) The Ohio state university college of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences;
(f) The Ohio young farmers association.
(2) All original appointments to the board shall be made not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, and all vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for the actual expenses they incur in performing their duties. The director of agriculture or the director's designee shall serve as chairperson. The board shall adopt rules governing their meetings and proceedings.
(C) There is hereby established the Ohio agriculture license plate scholarship program to benefit students who attend an institution of higher learning located in this state and are enrolled in a program that is related to agriculture. The board shall adopt rules governing all aspects of the program, including any additional eligibility requirements, the application process, scholarship amounts, and any requirements a student must meet in order to retain a scholarship.
All decisions of the board relating to the scholarship program, including the decision to award, renew, not renew, or revoke a scholarship, are final.
Effective Date: 2008 HB293 08-14-2008
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39,SB 171, §4