130th Ohio General Assembly
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(122nd General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 626)



AN ACT
To amend section 5512.07 and to enact sections 5533.38 and 5533.50 of the Revised Code to increase by two the membership of the Transportation Review Advisory Council, to designate State Route 125 within Clermont County the "Edward J. Parish Highway," and to designate Interstate 675 as the "John Kalaman and Robert O'Toole Memorial Highway."

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That section 5512.07 be amended and sections 5533.38 and 5533.50 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 5512.07.  (A) There is hereby created the transportation review advisory council. No member of the general assembly shall be a member of the council. The council shall consist of seven nine members, one of whom is the director of transportation. Four Six members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. One member shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one member shall be appointed by the president of the senate. In making their appointments, the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate shall consult with each other so that of the total number of six eight appointed members, at least two are affiliated with the major political party not represented by the governor. In making the governor's appointments, the governor shall appoint persons who reside in different geographic areas of the state. Within ninety days after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997, the governor, speaker, and president shall make the initial appointments to the council.

Appointed members shall have no conflict of interest with the position and shall be capable of performing the duties of the council with impartiality. For purposes of this section, conflicts of interest may include, but are not limited to, employment by or on behalf of, affiliation with, or public advocacy of a new highway capacity project under consideration for possible approval by the council.

The Each of the members the governor appoints shall have the following qualifications:

(1) Two members shall have at least five years' experience in an executive or decision-making role either in the area of transportation sector.

(2) One member shall have at least five years' experience in a leadership and fiduciary role with either a or in that of business or an economic development organization.

(3) One such member shall be selected from a list of five names provided by the Ohio public expenditure council.

(B) Of the governor's initial appointments made to the council, one shall be for a term ending one year after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending two years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending four years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997, and one shall be for a term ending five years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997. Within ninety days after the effective date of this amendment, the governor shall make two appointments to the council. Of these appointments, one shall be for a term ending June 30, 2001, and one shall be for a term ending June 30, 2002. The speaker's and president's initial appointments made to the council shall be for a term ending three years after the effective date of this section June 30, 1997. Thereafter, all terms of office, including the terms for those persons who are appointed to succeed the persons whose appointments are made within ninety days after the effective date of this amendment, shall be for five years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill another member's unexpired term shall hold office for the remainder of that unexpired term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor takes office.

(C) The director of transportation is the chairperson of the council.

Sec. 5533.38. The road known as state route number one hundred twenty-five, running in an easterly and westerly direction through Clermont county only, shall be known as the "Edward J. Parish Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

Sec. 5533.50. The road known as interstate six hundred seventy-five, running in a northeasterly and southwesterly direction through the counties of Montgomery, Greene, and Clark shall be known as the "John Kalaman and Robert O'Toole Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

SECTION 2 .  That existing section 5512.07 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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