130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 216)



AN ACT
To amend section 755.14 of the Revised Code to change the residency requirements of the representatives that a board of education appoints to a recreation board.

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

SECTION 1 .  That section 755.14 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 755.14.  (A) If the legislative authority of a municipal corporation determines that the power to equip, operate, and maintain parks, playgrounds, playfields, gymnasiums, public baths, swimming pools, or recreation centers shall be exercised by a recreation board, it may establish such a board, which shall possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of the respective local authorities under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. The board shall consist of five persons, two of whom shall be members of the board of education of the city or village school district or members shall be appointed by such that board of education. The other members of the recreation board shall be appointed by the mayor or manager as executive of such municipal corporation with the consent of its council. The members who are board of education members and members appointed by a board of education shall be residents of the school district making the appointment but need not be residents of the municipal corporation. All other members of the board shall be residents of the municipal corporation and. All members of the board shall serve for terms of five years, except that the members first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Members of the board shall serve without pay. Vacancies in the board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

(B)(1) The legislative authorities of the municipal corporations, boards of township trustees of the townships, boards of township park commissioners, boards of county commissioners of the counties, and boards of education of the school districts joined in the operation and maintenance of parks or recreation facilities under section 755.16 of the Revised Code may, by resolution, establish a joint recreation board which may possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of the respective local authorities under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. The resolutions shall specify the number of members of the joint recreation board, other than any members who may be appointed under division (B)(2) of this section, and the method of appointing members and filling vacancies. Members of the board shall serve without pay.

(2) If a park or recreational facility owned, operated, or maintained by a joint recreation board created under division (B)(1) of this section is the site where an exhibition sanctioned by the U.S. UNITED sTATES Christopher Columbus quincentenary jubilee commission is being or has been held and the exhibition is or was sponsored by an organization that is also sponsoring or has sponsored an exhibition sanctioned by the international association of horticulture producers, then the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and president of the senate shall each appoint one member to the board. The members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate may be members of the general assembly, but any members of the general assembly appointed to the board shall be nonvoting members and shall serve only while they remain members of the general assembly. Members appointed under division (B)(2) of this section shall serve terms of three years and serve without pay, and all vacancies in their positions on the board, whether for an unexpired term or at the end of a term, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.

(C) The legislative authorities of the several subdivisions joined in the operation and maintenance of recreation facilities under section 755.16 of the Revised Code may, by resolution, establish a joint recreation district, consisting of all the territory of the subdivisions so joined. The joint recreation district board of trustees shall be the governing body of a district and shall possess all the powers of a legislative authority of an individual subdivision under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. The number of trustees shall be fixed by the resolutions creating the district and may be any number so long as there is representation of all participating subdivisions.

SECTION 2 .  That existing section 755.14 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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