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Am. S. B. No. 155 As Enrolled
(130th General Assembly)
(Amended Senate Bill Number 155)
To enact section 6133.041 of the Revised Code to
authorize a joint board of county commissioners to
conduct proceedings regarding existing joint
county ditches via teleconference or video
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 6133.041 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 6133.041. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of
this chapter or Chapter 6131. of the Revised Code to the contrary,
a joint board of county commissioners, when practicable, may
conduct proceedings regarding existing improvements by video
conference or, if video conference is not available, by
teleconference. The joint board shall make provisions for public
attendance at any location involved in such a proceeding. The
participation of any commissioner or board of county commissioners
in a video conference or teleconference shall occur at the
location of the commissioners' main office or board room in an
open meeting at which the public is allowed to attend.
(B) Before convening a meeting of a joint board of county
commissioners by video conference or by teleconference, designated
staff shall send, via electronic mail, facsimile, or United States
postal service, a copy of meeting-related documents to each member
of the joint board.
(C) The minutes of each joint county ditch meeting shall
specify who was attending by teleconference, who was attending by
video conference, and who was physically present.
Any vote taken
in a meeting held by teleconference that is not unanimous shall be
recorded as a roll call vote.
(D) Nothing in section 121.22 of the Revised Code prohibits a
joint board of county commissioners from conducting a proceeding
in a manner authorized by this section.