§ 16-53-2 Composition of council. (a) The council shall be composed of thirteen (13) members appointed by the governor in staggered terms; all the members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. In the month of March the governor shall appoint members to succeed the members whose term will then next expire for a term of three (3) years commencing on the first day of July then next following and until the successor is named and qualified. A member shall be eligible to succeed himself or herself. A vacancy other than by expiration shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment but only for the unexpired portion of the term.
(b) The membership of the council shall consist of:
(1) Seven (7) individuals who are representative of the private sector in the state who shall constitute a majority of the membership:
(i) Five (5) of whom shall be representative of business, industry, and agriculture including:
(A) One member who is representative of small business concerns; and
(B) One member who is a private sector member of the state job training coordinating council (established pursuant to § 122 of the Job Training Partnership Act, 29 U.S.C § 1532); and
(ii) Two (2) of whom shall be representatives of labor organizations;
(2) Six (6) individuals who are representative of secondary and postsecondary vocational institutions (equitably distributed among those institutions), career guidance and counseling organizations within the state, individuals who have special knowledge and qualifications with respect to the special educational and career development needs of special populations (including women, the disadvantaged, individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, and minorities) and of whom one member shall be representative of special education.
(c) In selecting individuals to serve on the state council, due consideration shall be given to the appointment of individuals who serve on a private industry council under the Job Training Partnership Act (established pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 1512), or on state councils established under other related federal acts.
(d) Members of the council may not represent more than one of the above specified categories; and there shall be appropriate representation of both sexes, racial, and ethnic minorities, and the various geographic regions of the state.
(e) The state shall certify the establishment and membership
of the state council at least ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of each
planning period described in § 113(a)(1) of United States Public Law
98-524, 20 U.S.C. § 2323(a)(1).
(P.L. 1972, ch. 284, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 189, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 244, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 58; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 34; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 34; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 49.)