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H. B. No. 331 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Dovilla, Bubp
Representatives Patmon, Adams, J., Boose, Butler, Rosenberger, Stinziano, Landis, Conditt, Newbold, Brenner, Stebelton, Henne
To enact section 121.92 of the Revised Code to create
the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 121.92 of the Revised Code is hereby
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 121.92. (A) There is hereby created the cybersecurity,
education, and economic development council.
(B) The council shall consist of the following members:
(1) The following members appointed by the governor:
(a) A representative from the department of administrative
(b) A representative from the department of public safety
division of homeland security;
(c) A representative of the department of development or
(d) Two representatives from institutions of higher
education, as defined in section 2741.01 of the Revised Code, that
have cybersecurity-related programs;
(e) A representative from a community college as defined in
section 3354.01 of the Revised Code, state community college as
defined in section 3358.01 of the Revised Code, or technical
college as defined in section 3357.01 of the Revised Code, that
has a cybersecurity-related program;
(f) An adjutant general liaison who is experienced in the
(g) A representative from a nonprofit corporation organized
under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code who has a cybersecurity
(2) Four representatives of organizations or businesses who
have a cybersecurity background, two of whom shall be appointed by
the speaker of the house of representatives and two of whom shall
be appointed by the president of the senate.
(C) The terms of office for all members of the council shall
be two years, with each term ending on the same day of the same
month as the term 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 same manner as original
appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring
prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's
predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of
that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the
expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor
takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed,
whichever occurs first.
(D) The council shall elect a chairperson who shall be a
non-voting member of the council. The council shall meet at least
quarterly at the call of the chair. A majority of the voting
members of the council constitutes a quorum.
(E) Members shall serve without compensation, except to the
extent that serving on the council is considered part of their
regular employment duties.
(F)(1) The council may request the assistance of state
agencies, departments, or offices to carry out the council's
duties under this section. Upon receiving the request, the agency,
department, or office shall provide the requested assistance.
(2) If requested by the council, the director of
administrative services, the director of public safety, and the
director of development or JobsOhio shall provide staff and other
administrative support for the council to carry out the council's
(G) The council shall conduct a study and make
recommendations regarding both of the following:
(1) Improving the infrastructure of the state's cybersecurity
operations with existing resources and through partnerships
between government, business, and institutions of higher
(2) Specific actions that would accelerate growth of the
cybersecurity industry in the state.
(H) No later than December 31, 2012, the council shall submit
a report of the council's findings to the governor, lieutenant
governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of
the senate, and the chairpersons of the committees of the house of
representatives and the senate that predominantly deal with
economic development, education, and public safety.