§ 30-288. (Expires July 1, 2009) Membership; terms; quorum; meetings
The Commission shall have a total membership of 17 members that shall consist of six legislative members, five nonlegislative citizen members, and six ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: four members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three nonlegislative citizen members of whom one shall be a representative of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, one shall be a representative of the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys, and one shall be a representative of a national organization that monitors issues related to human trafficking, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; and two nonlegislative citizen members, of whom one shall be a representative of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association and one shall be a representative of an organization in Virginia that provides services to victims of violence and human trafficking, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Attorney General of Virginia, the Secretary of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, the Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Social Services, and the Superintendent of State Police or their designees shall serve ex officio with nonvoting privileges. In addition, the Commission shall request the participation of the United States Department of State, United States Department of Justice, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, and United States Department of Homeland Security in all of its deliberations on human trafficking. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.
Legislative members and ex officio members of the Commission shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office.
Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed.
The Commission shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership, who shall be members of the General Assembly. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. The Commission shall meet no more than four times each year. The meetings of the Commission shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.
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