130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 287)



AN ACT
To amend section 5512.07 and to enact sections 5533.40, 5533.41, 5533.51, and 5533.52 of the Revised Code to designate United States Route 23, from the junction with Interstate Route 475 to the Michigan border, as the "General Walter Churchill Highway"; to modify the conflict of interest standards applicable to members of the Transportation Review Advisory Council; to designate United States Route 36, between the municipal corporation of Coshocton and the boundary of Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties, as the "William Green Memorial Highway"; to designate State Route 800, within the community of Hendrysburg in Belmont County only, as the "William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd Memorial Highway"; and to designate United States Route 36, between the boundary of Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties and Interstate 77, and between the boundary of Champaign and Miami counties and the Indiana border the "Korean War Veterans' Memorial Highway."

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

SECTION 1 .  That section 5512.07 be amended and sections 5533.40, 5533.41, 5533.51, and 5533.52 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 nine members, one of whom is the director of transportation. 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 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 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 "conflict 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" means taking any action that violates any provision of Chapter 102. or 2921. of the Revised Code.

Each of the members the governor appoints shall have experience either in the area of transportation or in that of business or economic development.

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 June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending two years after June 30, 1997, one shall be for a term ending four years after June 30, 1997, and one shall be for a term ending five years after June 30, 1997. Within ninety days after the effective date of this amendment September 16, 1998, 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 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 September 16, 1998, 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. 5533.40.  The road known as state route number eight hundred, within the community of Hendrysburg in Belmont county only, shall be known as the "William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd Memorial Highway."

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

Sec. 5533.41.  That portion of the road known as United States route number twenty-three, running in a north and south direction, commencing at the junction of interstate route four hundred seventy-five and extending through the municipal corporation of Sylvania to the Michigan border shall be known as the "General Walter Churchill Highway."

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

Sec. 5533.51.  That portion of the road known as United States route number thirty-six commencing at the boundary of the municipal corporation of Coshocton and extending to the boundary of Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties shall be known as the "William Green Memorial Highway."

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

Sec. 5533.52.  At both of the following locations, the road known as United States route thirty-six shall be known as the "Korean War Veterans' Memorial Highway":

(A) From the boundary of Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties and extending to interstate seventy-seven;

(B) From the boundary of Champaign and Miami counties and extending through Darke county to the Indiana border.

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers upon the highway at both locations indicating its name.

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

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