The apportionment board shall reconvene during the week of September 25, 2011, to consider the various plans submitted to the board and shall meet on or before October 1, 2011, to adopt an appropriate plan for the apportionment of the members of the Ohio general assembly.
During the meeting or meetings of the board the week of September 25, 2011, a sponsor of a plan may personally or through a representative present the substance of their plan to the members of the apportionment board for a period not to exceed ten minutes, unless extended by a majority of the board. The public may offer testimony or comment not to exceed five minutes on any apportionment plan before the board, unless extended by a majority of the board. The chair of the apportionment board may limit testimony or comment on plans before the board as the chair deems necessary.
Any person wishing to testify on a given plan must provide written notice to the chair or the secretary of the board prior to the meeting scheduled to consider the various plans submitted.
Members of the apportionment board may ask questions of those persons testifying on the various apportionment plans before the board during the meeting scheduled to consider these plans. Members of the board may request testimony from experts during this meeting.
Only members of the apportionment board may offer amendments to the apportionment plan.
The chair of the apportionment board may offer amendments on behalf of those persons sponsoring apportionment plans who are not members of the apportionment board.