Section 29-2-224

Published: 2015

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Section 29-2-224

Section 29-2-224Membership of council.

Members of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council shall be appointed by the commission as follows:

(a) Two members shall be appointed from each of the eight state Board of Education districts in a manner which by the state Board of Education reflects the diversity of the state to the greatest effect practicable.

(b) Seven members shall be selected by a recommendation from any of the following: A school administrator, a teacher, or a representative of an approved home study program.

(c)(1) Seven members shall be selected by nominations from school or community organizations which have as their goals to:

a. Support the ideals of character, leadership, and service.

b. Encourage mutual respect and instill civic responsibility.

c. Build courage and confidence among young people through community participation.

d. Promote the principles of representative democracy in an effort to build stronger communities by increasing civic engagement among youth.

(2) If the number of clubs or organizations making a nomination exceeds seven, the initial members shall be determined by lot. Following the initial appointments to the council, the membership shall rotate among the eligible clubs or organizations.

(d) The following persons shall serve as advisory, nonvoting members of the council:

(1) A member of the Senate, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.

(2) A member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker.

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

(Act 2008-394, p. 760, §5.)