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H. B. No. 521 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|127th General Assembly|
Representatives Wolpert, Flowers
Representatives McGregor, J., DeWine, Hughes, Stebelton, Webster
To create the Ohio Commission on Local Government
Reform and Collaboration to develop
recommendations on reforming and restructuring
local government in Ohio.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. (A) The Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform
and Collaboration shall develop recommendations on reforming and
restructuring local government in this state to increase the
efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations and to
achieve cost savings for taxpayers. In developing the
recommendations, the commission shall consider, but is not limited
to, the following:
(1) The consolidation or elimination of local government
offices to achieve efficiencies and cost savings for taxpayers;
(2) The consolidation of local government authorities
authorized by the constitution or the laws of this state to levy a
tax of any kind and of local government units, including
and libraries, to reduce overhead and administrative
(3) The reduction, elimination, or reorganization of services
or functions of local government to achieve cost savings for
(4) The constitutional, statutory, and administrative changes
necessary to reform and restructure local government to increase
the efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations
and to achieve costs savings for taxpayers.
(B) There is hereby created the Ohio Commission on Local
Government Reform and Collaboration, consisting of nine voting
members. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House
of Representatives each shall appoint three members and the
shall appoint three members. The initial appointments
made not later than sixty days after the effective date
of this section. Vacancies shall be filled in
the manner provided
for original appointments. Members are not
compensation for their services.
(C) The initial meeting of the commission shall be called by
the Governor within forty-five days after the initial appointments
made under division (B) of this section are complete. The
commission shall elect two of its members to serve as
co-chairpersons of the commission.
(D) The commission shall issue a report of its findings and
recommendations to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, and the Governor not later than July 1,
2010. The commission ceases to exist upon submitting its report.