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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.230

Introduced by Representatives Fisher of Lincoln, Donahue of Northfield, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pearson of Burlington and Pugh of S. Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Commerce and trade; human rights commission; members; appointments

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require the senate and the house of representatives each to appoint one member of the human rights commission.

AN ACT RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENTS TO 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:

(a)  The human rights commission is hereby established.  It shall consist of five members to.  Three members shall 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 two of these members shall be of the same political party.  At and least one member shall be of a racial minority.  One member


shall be appointed by the senate and one member shall be appointed by the house of representatives.  The commission shall elect a chair from among its members.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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