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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
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.
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.)