Section 3.04 | Removal or suspension of appointee by governor.
When not otherwise provided by law, an officer who holds his office by appointment of the governor with the advice and consent of the senate may be removed from office by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, if it is found that such officer is inefficient or derelict in the discharge of his duties, if the ethics commission created by section 102.05 of the Revised Code has found, based upon a preponderance of the evidence, that the facts alleged in a complaint under section 102.06 of the Revised Code alleging a violation by the officer constitutes a violation of Chapter 102., section 2921.42, or section 2921.43 of the Revised Code, if the officer fails to file or falsely files a statement required by section 102.02 of the Revised Code, or if it is found that he has used his office corruptly. If, in the recess of the senate, the governor is satisfied that such officer is inefficient, derelict, committed such violation of Chapter 102., section 2921.42, or section 2921.43 of the Revised Code, or corrupt, he may suspend such officer from his office and report the facts to the senate at its next session. If in such report the senate advises and consents to the removal, such officer shall be removed, but otherwise he shall be restored to his office.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 17, 1986 – House Bill 300, 116th General Assembly [ View September 17, 1986 Version ]