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SECTION 30-24-4

§ 30-24-4 Appointments to advisory council – Organization and meetings.

Annually, on or before July 1, the governor shall appoint a successor of each member of the advisory council whose term expires, these appointments to be for a term of three (3) years. Provided, however, that a former state representative or senator having served at least five (5) years on the advisory council shall be appointed for a term of at least five (5) years. In case of any vacancy or additional members on the council, the governor shall appoint a new member for the unexpired portion of the term of that membership as hereinbefore provided. Members of the council shall serve without pay. The advisory council shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson for a period of one year and until a successor is elected and qualified. Meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson; provided, however, that a majority of the members may call a meeting of the advisory council at any time, all members being notified in any case by mail and reasonably in advance of any such meetings. A majority of members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The governor may remove a member of the council for neglect of duty. Secretarial service for the council shall be provided by the director of the department of human services. Provided, further, the immediate past chief of veterans' affairs shall serve as ex-officio of the veterans' council with voting privileges for a period of five (5) years and may be reappointed for an additional term by the governor.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 89; P.L. 1951, ch. 2696, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 30-24-4; P.L. 1976, ch. 102, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 429, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 233, § 3; P.L. 2009, ch. 234, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 9, § 5.)