Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
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.
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
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
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.
Randy Cole, President