1989, c. 8, §1 (AMD);
1989, c. 503, Pt. B, §§59, 60 (RP)
1-A.Appointment; composition; term; compensation.
The Marine Resources Advisory Council, established by Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection
27, consists of 16 members. The chair of the Lobster Advisory Council, the chair of the Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council, the chair of the
Sea Urchin Zone Council and the chair of the Shellfish Advisory Council are ex officio
members of the council. Each other member is appointed by the Governor and is subject
to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over
marine resources matters and to confirmation by the Legislature. Five members must
be persons who are licensed under this Part to engage in commercial harvesting activities.
Those 5 members are selected by the Governor from names recommended to the Governor
by groups representing commercial harvesting interests. Each member must represent
a different commercial harvesting activity, except that none of those 5 members may
represent lobster harvesters. The remaining 7 members must include one public member, 4 persons who hold a nonharvesting-related
license under this Part, one person representing recreational saltwater anglers and one person representing the aquaculture industry. The Governor shall select the
person to represent the aquaculture industry from among the names recommended by the
aquaculture industry. The composition of the council must reflect a geographical distribution
along the coast. All appointed members are appointed for a term of 3 years, except
a vacancy must be filled in the same manner as an original member for the unexpired
portion of the term. An appointed member may not serve for more than 2 consecutive
terms. Appointed members serve until their successors are appointed. The chair of
the Lobster Advisory Council, the chair of the Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council, the chair of the
Sea Urchin Zone Council and the chair of the Shellfish Advisory Council shall serve
until a new chair of the Lobster Advisory Council, a new chair of the Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council, a new chair of
the Sea Urchin Zone Council or a new chair of the Shellfish Advisory Council, respectively,
is chosen. Members are compensated as provided in Title 5, chapter 379.
2009, c. 369, Pt. A, §23 (AMD)
2.Powers and duties; meetings; officers.
The council shall give the commissioner information and advice concerning the administration
of the department and carry out other duties specifically delegated by marine resources'
laws. The council shall hold regular quarterly meetings with the commissioner, or
the commissioner's designee, and may hold special meetings at any time. The council
shall elect one of its members as chair, one as vice-chair and one as secretary, all
for a term of one year, at the first regular meeting in each year. The officers have
the following duties.
A. The chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the council. [1995, c. 382, §3 (AMD).]
B. The vice-chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the council in the chair's
absence. [1995, c. 382, §3 (AMD).]
C. The secretary shall cause records to be taken and to be preserved of all meetings
of the council. [1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).]
1995, c. 382, §3 (AMD)
A quorum shall be a majority of the current members of the council.
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW)
An affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting or polled
shall be required for any action. No action may be considered unless a quorum is present
or, if there is no meeting, a quorum responds to a written poll.
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW)
The commissioner shall annually report to the council on the research of the department.
The report shall include the present research plan and its implementation, any necessary
revision of the plan and its necessary extension over the planning period. The council
may appoint marine scientists, who are not employees of the department, to advise
it in considering the research plan. After completing its review, the council shall
report the plan, and any recommendations or comments, to the joint standing committee
of the Legislature having jurisdiction over marine resources.
1985, c. 481, Pt. A, §36 (AMD)
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).
1977, c. 713, §1 (AMD).
1979, c. 127, §83 (AMD).
1979, c. 357, (AMD).
1983, c. 383, §1 (AMD).
1983, c. 812, §81 (AMD).
1985, c. 481, §§A35,36 (AMD).
1987, c. 694, §1 (AMD).
1989, c. 8, §§1,2 (AMD).
1989, c. 503, §§B59-62 (AMD).
1989, c. 788, §1 (AMD).
1995, c. 382, §§2,3 (AMD).
1999, c. 85, §2 (AMD).
2007, c. 176, §1 (AMD).
2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §2 (AMD).
2007, c. 615, §3 (AMD).
2007, c. 695, Pt. K, §1 (AMD).
2009, c. 369, Pt. A, §23 (AMD).
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