Sen. Jeff Drozda, R-Westfield, proposes the ability of the public to seek a recall of elected or appointed town or school board members who violate state’s access laws. The bill only applies to town and school boards, and not all public officials. Also, it puts enforcement power in the hands of the Public Access Counselor, whose office is now dedicated to education and mediation. The bill has been sent to the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Garton, R-Columbus.
Update (4/18/05): Bill died for lack of a committee hearing in the Senate.
For a full version of the bill online, click here.