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Title 33: Human Services

Chapter 7: OFFICE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

33 V.S.A. § 703. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council; creation; terms; per diem



§ 703. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council; creation; terms; per diem

(a) The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council is established within the Agency of Human Services to promote the reduction of problems arising from alcohol and drug abuse by advising the Secretary on policy areas that can inform Agency programs.

(b) The Council shall consist of 11 members:

(1) the Secretary of Human Services, Commissioner of Public Safety, Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Liquor Control, and Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or their designees;

(2) one member shall be a member of a mental health or substance abuse agency who shall be appointed by the Governor; and

(3) five members shall be appointed by the Governor of which every consideration shall be given, if possible, to equal geographic apportionment. Consideration will be given for one of these members to be a certified practicing teacher and one of these members to be a school administrator.

(c) The term of office of members appointed pursuant to subdivisions (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section shall be three years.

(d) The Council membership shall annually elect a member to serve as chairperson.

(e) All members shall be voting members.

(f) At the expiration of the term of an appointed member, or in the event of a vacancy during an unexpired term, the new member shall be appointed in the same manner as his or her predecessor. Members of the Council may be reappointed.

(g) Each member of the Council not otherwise receiving compensation from the State of Vermont or any political subdivision thereof shall be entitled to receive per diem compensation as provided in 32 V.S.A. § 1010(b). Each member shall be entitled to his or her actual and necessary expenses. (Added 1983, No. 51, § 2, eff. April 22, 1983; amended 2013, No. 75, § 14c.)