The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
established through the enactment of Sections 103.71 to 103.74 of the Ohio Revised Code, which became effective on
November 9, 1977. The CIIC consists of eight legislators, with four members of the Senate and four members of the
House of Representatives, appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
respectively. Both political parties are equally represented, with two Democrat and two Republican members from
the Senate, as well as two each from the House. Committee members themselves select a chairperson and a vice chair.
The CIIC may employ a director and other non-legal staff that are necessary for the CIIC to carry out its duties.
The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review
(JCARR) reviews administrative rules proposed by various rule-making bodies,
including state agencies, departments, boards and commissions. The committee reviews rules to determine if they exceed
the scope of the filing organization's legal authority, conflict with the intent of law, or conflict with another rule
of the same agency or a different rule-making agency.
Larry Wolpert, Executive Director
The Joint Education Oversight Committee
(JEOC) was created by House Bill 64 of the 131st Ohio General Assembly. The committee
consists of five State Senators and five State Representatives. The committee may authorize a plan of work, which will include research,
review, study and analysis of current or emerging education policy issues important to the state, as well as the available policy options
to address such issues and the available data and research to support such analysis and options. The committee may also select for review
and evaluation education programs in school districts, other public schools, and state institutions of higher education that receive state
financial assistance in any form. These reviews and evaluations may include: assessment of the uses these entities make of state money they
receive, determination of whether an education program meets its intended goals, examination of pilot programs developed and initiated in
these entities to determine whether the programs suggest innovative, effective ways to deal with problems that may exist in similar entities.
Additionally, the committee may prepare a report of its review.
Lauren Monowar-Jones, Executive Director
The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee
(JLEC) is composed of twelve legislative members, six representatives, and
six senators equally representing the two major political parties. The committee is required to recommend a code of
ethics for legislators and legislative employees, respond to ethics questions by issuing either privately or publicly
sought advisory opinions, handle investigations of complaints alleging violations of the Ethics Law and provide forms
to legislators for the mandatory financial disclosure reports that they must file. In addition, the Committee may
recommend legislation to the General Assembly regarding changes to Ohio Ethics Law.
Tony Bledsoe, Executive Director
The Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee
(JMOC) was created by Senate Bill 206 of
the 130th Ohio General Assembly. The committee consists of five State Senators
and five State Representatives. The primary function of the JMOC is to provide
continuing oversight of all facets of the state's Medicaid program. The
committee oversees Medicaid compliance with legislative intent, evaluates
legislation for long-term impact on Medicaid, and assists in limiting the rate
of spending growth, while improving quality of care and health outcomes for
individuals enrolled in the state's Medicaid program.
Susan Ackerman, Executive Director
The Legislative Service Commission
(LSC) is composed of fourteen legislative members: seven representatives and seven
senators. The commission oversees a staff that is responsible for providing members of the General Assembly with impartial
and accurate information and reports concerning legislative issues. The staff assists in bill, amendment and resolution
drafting; conducts research and prepares reports; compiles budgetary information; verifies studies; and codifies rules
of administrative agencies.
Mark Flanders, Director
The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission
was established in R.C. 103.61 with the passage of the House Bill 188 of the 129th General Assembly. The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is charged under R.C. 103.61 with
studying the Constitution of Ohio, promoting an exchange of experiences and suggestions respecting desired changes in the Constitution, considering the
problems pertaining to the amendment of the Constitution, and, making recommendations from time to time to the general assembly for the amendment of
the Constitution. A commission recommendation can be adopted only if it receives a two-thirds vote of the membership of the commission. In the event of
a call for a constitutional convention, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission shall report to the general assembly its recommendations with
respect to the organization of a convention, and report to the convention its recommendations with respect to amendment of the Constitution.
Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director
The State Controlling Board
is an oversight panel that allows the state to modify budget appropriations while keeping
close tabs on spending. This six-member legislative panel meets approximately every two weeks to review certain state
contracts and appropriation levels, transfer money between funds, authorize certain purchases, release capital funds and
perform a variety of other tasks involving state and federal disbursements.
Christine Morrison, President