|(a) With statutory or board authorization, the president
may appoint, disband, or reconvene advisory committees as deemed necessary.
Such committees shall have and exercise such authority as may be granted
by the board. At the time the president creates an advisory committee,
the president will assign it a purpose, role, responsibility and goal.
(b) The president will determine the composition of
the advisory committee, and determine the necessary qualifications
of advisory committee members, to ensure that the advisory committee
is made up of members with experience or backgrounds necessary to
represent stakeholder viewpoints on the issue before the advisory
(c) Advisory committee members will serve one year
terms, unless the president chooses to disband the advisory committee
before one year has elapsed. Committee members may be reappointed
at the end of their terms, at the discretion of the president.
(d) Advisory committees will be composed of no less
than three and no more than six members. A quorum is a simple majority
of the total number of appointed committee members.
(e) A board member or members appointed by the President
of the Board or the Board may serve as a liaison(s) to a committee
and report to the Board the recommendations of the committee for consideration
by the Board.
(f) Each committee shall select from among its members
a chairperson who shall report to the agency or Board as needed.
(g) Each committee's work and usefulness shall be evaluated
(h) Committee members will be expected to attend meetings.
The chairperson has the discretion to recommend the dismissal of a
member who does not regularly attend. The Board or Executive Director
has the authority to approve the dismissal of a member.
(i) Advisory committees chairs may invite individuals
as expert resources to participate in committee discussions and deliberations.
Invited experts serve as ad hoc members and do not have voting privileges.
(j) The committees will meet as needed. Meeting times
will be scheduled by the chairperson of each committee who shall determine
whether a majority of the members will be in attendance to establish
(k) Advisory committees will provide notice of meetings,
as feasible, on the Secretary of State's web site to allow the public
an opportunity to participate.
(l) The decisions of the committee are advisory only.