§4551. Human Rights Commission; members; compensation

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/141/04551
Published: 2015

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4551. Human Rights Commission; members; compensation

(a) The Human

Rights Commission is hereby established. It shall consist of five members to be

appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall

designate one member to be its Chair. No more than three members shall be of

the same political party. At least one member shall be of a racial minority.

(b) The members

of the Commission shall be appointed for terms of five years each, except that

of the members first appointed, the Governor shall designate one for a term of

one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and one

for a term of four years. A member of the Commission appointed to fill a

vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be appointed only

for the unexpired portion of the term. Members of the Commission shall be

eligible for reappointment.

(c) A member of

the Commission whose term has expired or who resigned during a term shall be

eligible to act as an alternate at the request of the Executive Director of the

Commission if necessary to convene a quorum of the Commission to act upon

complaints pursuant to section 4554 of this title. An alternate shall only

participate in the consideration of complaints at meetings attended and shall

not be involved in setting the policies of the Commission.

(d) Each member

of the Commission, including an alternate who is called to act, shall receive

compensation as provided by 32 V.S.A. § 1010 with a maximum of $1,000.00 a

year, and shall be entitled to expenses actually and necessarily incurred in

the performance of his or her duties.

(e) Three

members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. Alternate members may not

make up a majority of a quorum. (Added 1987, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended

2005, No. 71, § 98b; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.000.)