Correctional Institution Inspection Committee

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC) was 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.
Joanna Saul, Executive Director

Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review

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

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee

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

Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee

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

Legislative Service Commission

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

Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission

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

State Controlling Board

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