Introduced by Representative Masland of Thetford
Subject: Human rights commission; membership
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to expand the current human rights commission to nine members, including if possible one each from the emerging minority communities (African-Americans, Latin-Americans, Asian‑Americans, and the gay and lesbian community).
AN ACT RELATING TO EXPANSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 9 V.S.A. § 4551(a) is amended to read:
human rights commission is hereby established. It shall consist of
nine 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 five members shall be of the same political party. At
least one member shall be of a racial minority. The
members shall consist of at least one person from each of Vermont’s
largest minority classes: African-Americans, Latin-Americans,
Asian-Americans, and the gay and lesbian community.
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