§ 23-7-4. Membership of board.
(a) The directors of the departments of health and environmental management, or their designees, shall be ex officio members. The governor shall, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint one professional agricultural chemist, one professional wildlife biologist, one professional entomologist, one medical doctor, one person representing an established conservation or environmental group within the state, and three (3) citizens representing any four (4) cities, towns, subdivisions of cities or towns, or districts, having regard, among other factors, to their qualifications, experience, and interest in effective mosquito control. Members of the board shall annually elect their own officers.
(b) Those members of the commission as of January 1, 2005 who are members of the general assembly shall cease to be members of the commission on January 1, 2005 and the director shall appoint two (2) new members, representing two (2) cities, towns, subdivisions of cities or towns, or districts, having regard, among other factors, to their qualifications, experience and interest in effective mosquito control, each of whom shall serve for a three (3) year term.
(c) All appointed public members as of January 1, 2005 shall continue to serve the balance of their current terms.
(d) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(e) No person shall be eligible for appointment pursuant to this section unless he or she is a resident of this state.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 108, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 41; P.L. 2006, ch. 22, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 27, § 3.)