130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 266  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
S. B. No. 266


Senators Widener, Sawyer 

Cosponsors: Senators Bacon, Turner, Kearney 



A BILL
To amend sections 3335.02, 3335.09, 3337.01, 3339.01, 3341.02, 3343.02, 3344.01, 3350.10, 3352.01, 3356.01, 3359.01, 3361.01, 3362.01, and 3364.01 of the Revised Code to grant student members of the boards of trustees of state universities and the Northeast Ohio Medical University voting power and the authority to attend executive sessions.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That sections 3335.02, 3335.09, 3337.01, 3339.01, 3341.02, 3343.02, 3344.01, 3350.10, 3352.01, 3356.01, 3359.01, 3361.01, 3362.01, and 3364.01 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3335.02.  (A) The government of the Ohio state university shall be vested in a board of fourteen trustees in 2005, and seventeen trustees beginning in 2006, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the seventeen trustees shall be students at the Ohio state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except as provided in division (C) of this section and except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the fourteenth day of May and ending on the thirteenth day of May. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall not receive compensation for their services, but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the Ohio state university shall be students at the Ohio state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 14, 1988, and shall expire on May 13, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 14, 1988, and expire on May 13, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
(C)(1) The initial terms of office for the three additional trustees appointed in 2005 shall commence on a date in 2005 that is selected by the governor with one term of office expiring on May 13, 2009, one term of office expiring on May 13, 2010, and one term of office expiring on May 13, 2011, as designated by the governor upon appointment. Thereafter terms of office shall be for nine years, as provided in division (A) of this section.
(2) The initial terms of office for the three additional trustees appointed in 2006 shall commence on May 14, 2006, with one term of office expiring on May 13, 2012, one term of office expiring on May 13, 2013, and one term of office expiring on May 13, 2014, as designated by the governor upon appointment. Thereafter terms of office shall be for nine years, as provided in division (A) of this section.
Sec. 3335.09.  The board of trustees of the Ohio state university shall elect, fix the compensation of, and remove, the president and such number of professors, teachers, and other employees as are necessary; but. Except as provided under division (B) of section 3335.02 of the Revised Code, no trustee, or his relation relative of a trustee by blood or marriage, shall be eligible to a professorship or position in the university, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund. The board shall fix and regulate the course of instruction and prescribe the extent and character of experiments to be made at the university.
Sec. 3337.01.  (A) The body politic and corporate by the name and style of "The President and Trustees of the Ohio University" now in the university instituted and established in Athens by the name and style of "The Ohio University" shall consist of a board of trustees composed of eleven members, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. At least five of the trustees who are not students shall be graduates of Ohio university. Two of the trustees shall be students at Ohio university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the fourteenth day of May and ending on the thirteenth day of May, except that upon expiration of the term ending on May 14, 1978, the new term which succeeds it shall commence on May 15, 1978, and end on May 13, 1987. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. 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 such term. Any 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. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. Such trustees shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be paid their actual and necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the Ohio university shall be students at the Ohio university, have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 14, 1988, and shall expire on May 13, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 14, 1988, and expire on May 13, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3339.01.  (A) The government of Miami university shall be vested in eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Miami university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the first day of March and ending on the last day of February, except that upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1974, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1974, and end on February 28, 1983; upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1977, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1977, and end on February 28, 1986; upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1978, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1978, and end on February 28, 1987; and upon expiration of the trustee term ending on March 1, 1979, the trustee term which succeeds it shall commence on March 2, 1979, and end on February 29, 1988. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the end of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until a successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Miami university shall be students at Miami university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on March 1, 1988, and shall expire on February 28, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on March 1, 1988, and expire on February 28, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the last day of February. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3341.02.  (A) The government of Bowling Green state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Bowling Green state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the seventeenth day of May and ending on the sixteenth day of May. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Bowling Green state university shall be students at Bowling Green state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on March 17, 1988, and shall expire on March 16, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on March 17, 1988, and expire on March 16, 1990. After September 22, 2000, terms of office shall commence on the seventeenth day of May and shall end on the sixteenth day of May. Terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected in the manner used for the original selection to fill the unexpired term.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
(C) The government of Kent state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Kent state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (D) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the seventeenth day of May and ending on the sixteenth day of May. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
(D) The student members of the board of trustees of Kent state university shall be students at Kent state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 17, 1988, and shall expire on May 16, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 17, 1988, and expire on May 16, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill the student member's two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
(E) The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.
(F) Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until a successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
Sec. 3343.02.  (A) The government of Central state university shall be vested in a board of trustees to be known as "the board of trustees of the Central state university." Such board shall consist of eleven members who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Central state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Except for the student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. 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 such term. Any 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. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Central state university shall be students at Central state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on July 1, 1988, and shall expire on June 30, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 1, 1988, and expire on June 30, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3344.01.  (A) There is hereby created the Cleveland state university. The government of the Cleveland state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at the Cleveland state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except for the student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the second day of May and ending on the first day of May. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the Cleveland state university shall be students at Cleveland state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 2, 1988, and shall expire on May 1, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 2, 1988, and expire on May 1, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3350.10. (A) There is hereby created the northeast Ohio medical university. The principal goal of the medical university shall be to collaborate with the university of Akron, Cleveland state university, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university to graduate physicians oriented to the practice of medicine at the community level, especially family physicians. To accomplish this goal, the medical university may incorporate in the clinical experience provided its students the several community hospitals in the cities and areas served by the medical university; utilize practicing physicians as teachers; and to the fullest extent possible utilize the basic science capabilities of the university of Akron, Cleveland state university, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university.
(1) Until December 22, 2008, the government of the northeast Ohio medical university is vested in a nine-member board of trustees consisting of the presidents of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university; one member each of the boards of trustees of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university, to be appointed by their respective boards of trustees for a term of six years ending on the first day of May or until the trustee's term on the respective university board of trustees expires, whichever occurs first; and one person each to be appointed by the boards of trustees of the university of Akron, Kent state university, and Youngstown state university, for a term of nine years ending on the first day of May; except that the term of those first appointed by the several boards of trustees shall expire on the first day of May next following their appointment. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided for original appointment. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(2) Beginning December 22, 2008, the government of the northeast Ohio medical university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be current students of the medical university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except as provided in division (A)(3) of this section and except for the student members, terms of office shall be for nine years. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(3) Not later than December 22, 2008, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint the two student trustees and successors for the trustees serving under division (A)(1) of this section. Except for the student trustees, who shall serve terms pursuant to division (B) of this section, the initial terms of office for trustees appointed under division (A)(2) of this section shall be as follows: one term ending September 23, 2009; one term ending September 23, 2010; one term ending September 23, 2011; one term ending September 23, 2012; one term ending September 23, 2013; one term ending September 23, 2014; one term ending September 23, 2015; one term ending September 23, 2016; one term ending September 23, 2017. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for nine years, as provided in division (A)(2) of this section.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the northeast Ohio medical university shall be students of the northeast Ohio medical university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence December 22, 2008, and shall expire on June 30, 2009, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence December 22, 2008, and shall expire on June 30, 2010. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3352.01.  (A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "Wright state university." The government of Wright state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Wright state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Wright state university shall be students at Wright state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on July 1, 1988, and shall expire on June 30, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 1, 1988, and shall expire on June 30, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3356.01.  (A) There is hereby created Youngstown state university. The government of Youngstown state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Youngstown state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the second day of May and ending on the first day of May. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible to reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Youngstown state university shall be students at Youngstown state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 2, 1988, and shall expire on May 1, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 2, 1988, and expire on May 1, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3359.01.  (A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "The University of Akron." The government of the university of Akron is vested in a board of eleven trustees who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at the university of Akron, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. Except for the terms of student members, terms of office shall be for nine years, commencing on the second day of July and ending on the first day of July. Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the university of Akron shall be students at the university of Akron, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on July 2, 1988, and shall expire on July 1, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 2, 1988, and expire on July 1, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3361.01.  (A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as the "university of Cincinnati." The government of the university of Cincinnati is vested in a board of eleven trustees who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at the university of Cincinnati, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. The terms of the first nine members of the board of trustees shall commence upon the effective date of the transfer of assets of the state-affiliated university of Cincinnati to the university of Cincinnati hereby created. One of such trustees shall be appointed for a term ending on the first day of January occurring at least twelve months after such date of transfer, and each of the other trustees shall be appointed for respective terms ending on each succeeding first day of January, so that one term will expire on each first day of January after expiration of the shortest term. Except for the two student trustees, each successor trustee shall be appointed for a term ending on the first day of January, nine years from the expiration date of the term the trustee succeeds, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed to serve only for the unexpired term.
Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
No person who has served a full nine-year term or longer or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible to reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of the university of Cincinnati shall be students at the university of Cincinnati, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on May 14, 1988, and shall expire on May 13, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on May 14, 1988, and expire on May 13, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3362.01.  (A) There is hereby created a state university to be known as "Shawnee state university." The government of Shawnee state university is vested in a board of eleven trustees who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Two of the trustees shall be students at Shawnee state university, and their selection and terms shall be in accordance with division (B) of this section. The remaining trustees shall be appointed as follows: one for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years, one for a term of five years, one for a term of six years, one for a term of seven years, one for a term of eight years, and one for a term of nine years. Thereafter Except for the student members, terms of office shall be for nine years. All terms of office shall commence on the first day of July and end on the thirtieth day of June.
Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person who has served a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term shall be eligible for reappointment until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable and necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties.
A majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
(B) The student members of the board of trustees of Shawnee state university shall be students at Shawnee state university, shall have no voting power on the board. Student members, and shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board. The student members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of five candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. The initial term of office of one of the student members shall commence on July 1, 1988, and shall expire on June 30, 1989, and the initial term of office of the other student member shall commence on July 1, 1988, and expire on June 30, 1990. Thereafter, terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3364.01. (A) The university of Toledo, as authorized under former Chapter 3360. of the Revised Code, and the medical university of Ohio at Toledo, as authorized under former sections 3350.01 to 3350.05 of the Revised Code, shall be combined as one state university to be known as the "university of Toledo."
(B)(1) The government of the combined university of Toledo is vested in a board of trustees which, except as prescribed in division (B)(2) of this section, shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The initial board of trustees of the combined university shall be as prescribed in division (B)(2) of this section. After the abolishment of offices as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section, the board of trustees of the combined university shall consist of nine voting members, who shall serve for terms of nine years, and two nonvoting members, who shall be students of the combined university and who shall serve for terms of two years. Terms of office of trustees shall begin on the second day of July and end on the first day of July.
(2) The initial board of trustees of the combined university shall consist of seventeen voting members who are the eight members who made up the board of trustees of the medical university of Ohio at Toledo prior to May 1, 2006, under former section 3350.01 of the Revised Code, and whose terms would expire under that section after May 1, 2006; the eight voting members who made up the board of trustees of the university of Toledo, under former section 3360.01 of the Revised Code, and whose terms would expire under that section after July 1, 2006; and one additional member appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The terms of office, abolishment of office, and succession of the voting members of the initial board shall be as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section. The initial board also shall consist of two nonvoting members who are students of the combined university, as prescribed in division (B)(2)(b) of this section.
(a) The term of office of the voting member of the initial board of trustees of the combined university who was not formerly a member of either the board of trustees of the medical university of Ohio at Toledo or the board of trustees of the university of Toledo shall be for nine years, beginning on July 2, 2006, and ending on July 1, 2015.
The terms of office of the sixteen other voting members of the initial board of trustees shall expire on July 1 of the year they otherwise would expire under former section 3350.01 or 3360.01 of the Revised Code.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2007, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2007.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2008, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2008.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2009, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2009.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2010, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2010.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2011, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2011.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2012, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2012.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2013, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2013.
The office of one voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2014, shall be abolished on that date. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the other voting member whose term expires on that date to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2014.
The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor to the office of the voting member whose term expires on July 1, 2015, to a nine-year term beginning on July 2, 2015.
Thereafter the terms of office of all subsequent voting members of the board of trustees, other than the student members, shall be for nine years beginning on the second day of July and ending on the first day of July.
(b) One of the student members of the initial board of trustees shall be the student member of the former university of Toledo board of trustees, appointed under former section 3360.01 of the Revised Code, whose term would expire under that section on July 1, 2007. The term of that student member shall expire on July 1, 2007. The other student member shall be a new appointee, representing the portion of the combined university that made up the former medical university of Ohio at Toledo, appointed to a two-year term beginning on July 2, 2006, and ending on July 1, 2008. That student trustee shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of three candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. Thereafter appointment and terms of office of student members of the board of trustees shall be as prescribed by division (B)(3) of this section.
(3) The student members of the board of trustees of the combined university shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from a group of six candidates selected pursuant to a procedure adopted by the university's student governments and approved by the university's board of trustees. Terms of office of student members shall be for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as the term it succeeds. In the event that a student member cannot fulfill a two-year term, a replacement shall be selected to fill the unexpired term in the same manner used to make the original selection. Beginning on the effective date of this amendment, the student members of the board shall have voting power, shall be considered members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present, and shall be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board.
No student shall be disqualified from membership on the board of trustees because the student receives a scholarship, grant, loan, or any other financial assistance payable out of the state treasury or a university fund, or because the student is employed by the university in a position pursuant to a work-study program or other student employment, including as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate administrative assistant, or graduate research assistant, the compensation for which is payable out of the state treasury or a university fund.
Acceptance of such financial assistance or employment by a student trustee shall not be considered a violation of Chapter 102. or section 2921.42 or 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
(4) Each trustee shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the trustee was appointed. Any trustee appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the trustee's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any trustee shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the trustee's term until the trustee's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(5) No person who has served as a voting member of the board of trustees for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term and no person who is a voting member of the initial board of trustees as prescribed in division (B)(2)(a) of this section is eligible for reappointment to the board until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
No person who served as a voting member of the board of trustees of the former university of Toledo, as authorized under former Chapter 3360. of the Revised Code, for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term, and no person who served on the board of trustees of the former medical university of Ohio at Toledo, as authorized under former sections 3350.01 to 3350.05 of the Revised Code, for a full nine-year term or more than six years of such a term is eligible for appointment to the board of trustees of the combined university until a period of four years has elapsed since the last day of the term for which the person previously served.
(C) The trustees shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be paid their reasonable necessary expenses while engaged in the discharge of their official duties. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum. The student members of the board have no voting power on the board. Student members shall not be considered as members of the board in determining whether a quorum is present. Student members shall not be entitled to attend executive sessions of the board.
Section 2.  That existing sections 3335.02, 3335.09, 3337.01, 3339.01, 3341.02, 3343.02, 3344.01, 3350.10, 3352.01, 3356.01, 3359.01, 3361.01, 3362.01, and 3364.01 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
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