Section 41-9-1060


Published: 2015

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Section 41-9-1060

Section 41-9-1060Creation; composition; meetings.

(a) The Commission on Girls and Women in the Criminal Justice System is created.



(b) The commission shall be composed of all of the following members:



(1) Three members of each house, to be appointed by the presiding officer in each house. One member of each house shall be designated the co-chairperson of the commission.



(2) The Director of the Board of Pardons and Paroles or his or her designee.



(3) The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections or his or her designee.



(4) The Executive Director of the Alabama Department of Youth Services or his or her designee.



(5) The Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources or his or her designee.



(6) The Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health or his or her designee.



(7) The Executive Director of the Alabama Sentencing Commission or his or her designee.



(8) The State Health Officer of the Alabama Department of Public Health or his or her designee.



(9) The Chancellor of Postsecondary Education or his or her designee.



(10) The President of the Alabama Association of Community Corrections or his or her designee.



(11) The Deputy Commissioner of the Substance Abuse Division of the Department of Mental Health or his or her designee.



(12) The Executive Director of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama or his or her designee.



(13) A circuit court judge appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.



(14) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.



(15) A representative from the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence.



(16) A representative from Aid to Inmate Mothers.



(17) A re-entry professional appointed by the Governor.



(18) Two members of the Alabama State Bar Association with experience relating to women's legal issues, juvenile justice, or criminal justice appointed by the association president.



(19) An attorney specializing in criminal defense, appointed by the Alabama Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.



(20) A district attorney, appointed by the District Attorney's Association.



(21) A representative of the Alabama Women's Resource Network.



(22) An adult recipient or family member of programs/services of the criminal or juvenile justice system appointed by the chair.



(23) The Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriff's Association or his or her designee.



(24) The Executive Director of the Fraternal Order of Police or his or her designee.



(25) The Chair of the Alabama Juvenile Court Judges Association or his or her designee.



(26) The President of the Chief Juvenile Probation Officers Association or his or her designee.



(27) The State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee.



(c) The membership of the commission shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban and rural, and economic diversity of the state.



(d) Citizen members of the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.



(e) Initial legislative members of the commission shall be appointed after July 1, 2010. Thereafter, legislative members of the commission shall be appointed by the incoming President of the Senate and the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives after the election of such officers for each legislative term. Legislative members shall serve a term concurrent with the legislative term of office.



(f) Legislative members of the commission may serve on the commission during the term for which appointed, and if reelected to the same house without break in service to that house, during the succeeding legislative term until a successor on the commission is appointed.



(g) Legislative vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority who appointed the vacating member for the remainder of the vacated term.



(h) The commission shall meet for the purpose of organizing and electing such officers as it deems advisable, determining a quorum, adopting procedures for operations, and attending to such other matters as it deems appropriate by August 15, 2010. The date, time, and place of the first meeting shall be determined by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(Act 2010-517, p. 867, §1.)