40:33-7. County library commission
a. Should the governing body not enter into the contract provided for in R.S. 40:33-6, it shall within 60 days after this article becomes operative, appoint a commission to be known as "the county library commission." The commission shall consist of five members except as provided below. On the first commission one member shall be appointed for one year; one for two years; one for three years; one for four years and one for five years, and thereafter all appointments shall be for terms of five years, except in the case of appointments to fill vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term, which vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as appointments are made, but for the unexpired terms only. The county library commission shall serve without compensation.
b. The governing body of any county that has a county library commission with fewer than three members who are residents of municipalities supporting the county library system shall increase the size of its commission to seven members. Additional members shall be residents of municipalities that support the county library system, serve for terms of five years and have the same powers and duties as other members of the commission. Within five years of the effective date of this act each county library shall have a majority of members who are residents of municipalities which support the county library system.
Amended by L. 1950, c. 189, p. 423, s. 2, eff. June 7, 1950; L. 1981, c. 564, s. 1, eff. Jan. 18, 1982; L. 1985, c. 541, s. 3, eff. Jan. 21, 1986.
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