Section 4707.04 | Organization of commission; standards for courses of study.
(A) The state auctioneers commission shall, upon qualification of the member or members appointed in each year, select from its members a chairperson, and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the department of agriculture for the purpose of carrying out this chapter. The commission shall meet not less than four times annually.
(B)(1) The commission shall establish requirements and standards for both of the following:
(a) Courses of study in auctioneering;
(b) Courses of study for purposes of continuing education under section 4707.101 of the Revised Code.
(2) The commission triennially shall review the courses of study that are offered at institutions and continuing education providers in order to determine whether the courses comply with the requirements and standards established under division (B)(1) of this section. The commission shall approve institutions and continuing education providers that offer courses that comply with the requirements and standards. If an institution or continuing education provider is not approved, the institution or continuing education provider may reapply for approval within a year of the disapproval. If at that time the commission approves the institution or continuing education provider, the institution or continuing education provider shall be approved for the remainder of the triennial period. The commission, prior to the triennial review, may place on probationary status or revoke the approval of any institution or continuing education provider that provides a course of study if the institution or continuing education provider fails to comply with the requirements and standards established under division (B)(1) of this section.
(C) Each commissioner shall receive the commissioner's actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of the commissioner's duties. Each commissioner also shall receive a per diem salary from the auctioneers fund created in section 4707.05 of the Revised Code for each meeting attended. The director of agriculture shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing the per diem salary.
(D) The commission may form subcommittees for purposes of research, education, and promotion of the auctioneering profession. If a majority of the members of the commission approves, the members of a subcommittee may be reimbursed from the auction education fund created in section 4707.171 of the Revised Code for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
(E) Serving as a member of the commission does not constitute holding a public office or position of employment under the laws of this state and does not constitute grounds for removal of public officers or employees from their offices or positions of employment.
(F) The commission may advise the director on actions of the director as required under this chapter.
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