§ 16-54-5 State advisory council.
A state advisory council shall be established by the department of elementary
and secondary education. The council shall be comprised of twenty-one (21)
members, one of whom shall be the chairperson of the house finance committee or
his or her designee; one of whom shall be the chairperson of the senate finance
committee or his or her designee; all others shall be appointed by the
commissioner of elementary and secondary education and be representative of the
significant segments of the limited English proficient population of the state
or have demonstrated an interest in the education of the limited English
proficient population. In appointing members to the state advisory council, the
commissioner shall ensure equal access and opportunity for participation to all
interested parties. Members of the state advisory council shall serve at the
pleasure of the commissioner, serve without compensation, and be residents of
the state. The advisory council shall advise the commissioner on all matters
pertaining to the education of limited English proficient students.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 286, § 2.)