130th Ohio General Assembly
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(126th General Assembly)
(Senate Bill Number 277)



AN ACT
To create the National Statuary Collection Study Committee to recommend an individual to replace Governor William Allen as one of Ohio's representatives in the National Statuary Collection in the United States Capitol.

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

SECTION 1. (A) There is hereby created the National Statuary Collection Study Committee consisting of the following members:

(1) Three members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, with one member appointed from a recommendation by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

(2) Three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, with one member appointed from a recommendation by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

The Study Committee may appoint nonvoting members who represent state agencies, educational institutions, or private organizations that have expertise in Ohio history.

(B) Appointments of members of the General Assembly to the Study Committee shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this act. A member of the Senate appointed by and designated by the President of the Senate shall be the chairperson of the Study Committee, and a member of the House of Representatives appointed by and designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be the vice-chairperson of the Study Committee.

The members of the Study Committee shall serve without compensation. The Study Committee shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities.

(C) The Study Committee shall study and review the lives of citizens of this state who positively represent Ohio based on their talents, character, and contributions. Not later than one year after the effective date of this act, the Study Committee shall prepare and submit a report to the General Assembly of its recommendation of an individual who should replace Governor William Allen as one of Ohio's representatives in the National Statuary Collection in the United States Capitol. On submission of that report, the Study Committee shall cease to exist.

(D) Sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code do not apply to the Study Committee.

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