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Am. Sub. S. B. No. 84 As Enrolled
(130th General Assembly)
(Amended Substitute Senate Bill Number 84)
To amend section 3379.03 and to enact sections 5.253
and 3379.12 of the Revised Code to create the
position of Ohio Poet Laureate and to designate
June as Ohio Community Theatre Month in Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 3379.03 be amended and sections 5.253
and 3379.12 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5.253. June is designated as Ohio Community Theatre
Month to recognize the important contributions of community
theatres to the quality of life of the citizens of the state.
Sec. 3379.03. The Ohio arts council shall:
(A) Conduct a survey of the cultural and artistic resources
and needs of the state and maintain a continuing inventory of such
(B) Develop a plan for better and fuller use and enjoyment of
the state's cultural and artistic resources by all the people of
(C) Assess the role of the arts in the growth and development
of the state;
(D) Report at least biennially to the governor and the
general assembly on the state of the arts. Such report may include
recommendations based on the council's surveys.
(E) Administer the per cent for arts program pursuant to
section 3379.10 of the Revised Code;
(F) Establish guidelines for the administration of the
council's duties that pertain to the position of Ohio poet
laureate pursuant to section 3379.12 of the Revised Code and for
the qualifications of the Ohio poet laureate appointed under that
Sec. 3379.12. (A) The position of Ohio poet laureate is
hereby created. The Ohio poet laureate shall be appointed by the
governor from a list of not less than three candidates recommended
by the Ohio arts council based on qualifications developed by the
arts council under division (F) of section 3379.03 of the Revised
Code. The arts council shall submit its list of candidates to the
governor not less than ninety days prior to the beginning of the
Ohio poet laureate's term of office.
(B) The term of office for the Ohio poet laureate shall be
for two years. The initial term shall begin on January 1, 2016.
(C) In the event of the death, resignation, or any other
vacancy or inability to perform the duties of Ohio poet laureate
during an individual's unexpired term of office, not later than
sixty days after the vacancy occurs, the Ohio arts council shall
recommend a candidate to the governor to serve as poet laureate
for the remainder of that unexpired term of office.
(D) An individual may be reappointed to subsequent terms of
office, at the discretion of the governor.
SECTION 2. That existing section 3379.03 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.