§ 42-66-7 Advisory commission on aging. (a) Within the department of elderly affairs there shall be an advisory commission on aging consisting of twenty-five (25) members, four (4) of whom shall be from the general assembly as hereinafter provided, and twenty-one (21) of whom shall be appointed by the governor, thirteen (13) of whom shall be elderly consumers representative of that segment of the population. In the case of members of the commission appointed by the governor, they shall be chosen and shall hold office for three (3) years, except that in the original appointments, seven (7) members shall be designated to serve for one year, seven (7) members shall be designated to serve for two (2) years and seven (7) members shall be designated to serve for three (3) years, respectively, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. In the month of February in each year the governor shall appoint successors to the members of the commission whose terms shall expire in such year to hold office until the first day of March in the third year after their appointment and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.
(b) The four (4) members from the general assembly shall be appointed, two (2) from the house of representatives by the speaker, one from each of the two (2) major political parties, and two (2) from the senate by the president of the senate, one each from the two (2) major political parties, each to serve until the thirty-first day of December in the second year of the term to which the member has been elected. Any vacancy, which may occur in the commission, shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment, for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(c) The members of the commission at the first meeting shall
elect a chairperson and such other officers as they may deem necessary. The
commission shall meet at the call of the governor or the chairperson and shall
make suggestions to and advise the governor or the director concerning the
policies and problems confronting the aged and aging of the state. The members
of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall be compensated for
their necessary and actual traveling expenses in the performance of their
(P.L. 1977, ch. 235, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 304, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 242, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 105, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 110.)