The State Youth Advisory Council of the Department of Administration shall consist of 20 members. The composition and appointment of the Council shall be as follows:
Ten youths to be elected by the procedure adopted by the Youth Advisory Council, which shall include a requirement that four of the members represent youth organizations; and 10 adults to be appointed by the Governor at least four of whom shall be individuals working on youth programs through youth organizations. Provided that no person shall serve on the Board for more than two complete consecutive terms.
The initial members of the Council shall be the appointed members of the Youth Advisory Board who shall serve for a period equal to the remainder of their current terms on the Youth Advisory Board. The current terms of the youth members expire July 1, 1976, the current terms of four of the adult members expire April 7, 1976, and the remaining four adult members' terms expire May 1, 1978. At the end of the respective terms of office of the initial members of the Council, the appointment of their successors shall be as follows:
(1) Eight youth members to serve for terms beginning on July 1, 1976, and expiring on June 30, 1977, and two additional youth members to serve for terms beginning on July 1, 1977, and expiring on June 30, 1978. At the end of the terms of office of these youth members of the Council, the appointment of their successors shall be for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
(2) Four adult members to serve for terms beginning on April 8, 1976, and expiring on June 30, 1979; four adult members to serve for terms beginning on May 1, 1978, and expiring on June 30, 1980; one additional adult member to serve for a term beginning July 1, 1977, and expiring June 30, 1978; and one additional adult member to serve for a term beginning July 1, 1977, and expiring June 30, 1979. At the end of the respective terms of office of these adult members of the Council, the appointment of their successors shall be for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. At least one adult member shall be an advisor of a local youth council at appointment and for the duration of the term. The total membership shall reasonably reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, sexual and sectional composition of the State.
Any appointment to fill a vacancy on the Council created by the resignation, dismissal, death, or disability of a member shall be for the balance of the unexpired term.
The Governor shall have the power to remove any member of the Council from office in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 143B-16 of the Executive Organization Act of 1973.
The Governor shall designate an adult member of the Council to serve as chairman at the pleasure of the Governor. The Council shall elect a youth member to serve as vice-chairman for a one-year term.
A majority of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Members of the Council who are not officers or employees of the State shall receive per diem and necessary travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with provisions of G.S. 138-5.
All clerical and other services required by the Council shall be supplied by the Secretary of Administration. (1975, c. 879, s. 27; 1977, c. 510; 1979, c. 410; 1991, c. 128.)
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