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Section 197.08 | Commission duties.


The Holocaust and genocide memorial and education commission shall do the following:

(A) Gather and disseminate Holocaust and genocide information throughout this state;

(B) Take inventory of current statewide Holocaust and genocide memorial and education programs and initiatives, and propose programming to fill program and initiative gaps;

(C) Secure appropriate recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Holocaust and genocide survivors, liberators, and Ohioans active in rescue and resettlement efforts, and make their stories accessible for educational purposes;

(D) Promote public awareness of issues relating to Holocaust and genocide memorial and education through public education programs;

(E) Partner with public and private organizations that serve Holocaust and genocide survivors, veterans, and liberators, including the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and humanity center, the national veterans memorial and museum, the Maltz museum of Jewish heritage, the national museum of the United States air force, and local, state, national, or international historical societies, museums, and memorials for educational purposes;

(F) Advise and educate the governor, general assembly, and state departments and agencies regarding the nature, magnitude, and priorities of Holocaust and genocide memorial and education, and develop policies and programs to address those needs;

(G) Seek opportunities to provide resources for schools to teach effectively about the Holocaust and genocide;

(H) Review and approve grants that are administered or subcontracted by the commission or the Holocaust and genocide memorial and education office established under section 197.11 of the Revised Code;

(I) Coordinate with and provide information regarding available state services to meet the needs of Holocaust and genocide survivors, liberators, educators, students, and public safety and law enforcement;

(J) Review and approve the annual report prepared by the office under section 197.13 of the Revised Code.

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