Maine Revised Statutes

§5047. Membership; appointment; terms of office; chair

1. Membership; chair.  The council consists of 14 members appointed as follows:
A. Six members appointed by the Governor, 2 from each of 3 regional homeless councils, based on nominations provided by the 3 regional homeless councils; [2005, c. 380, Pt. A, §2 (NEW).]
B. The Director of the Maine State Housing Authority or the director's designee; [2017, c. 234, §40 (AMD).]
C. Three members appointed jointly by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, one from each of 3 regional homeless councils, based on nominations provided by the 3 regional homeless councils; [2007, c. 600, §2 (AMD).]
D. One member representing the Office of the Governor, who serves as the chair; [2007, c. 600, §2 (AMD).]
E. The Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee; [2015, c. 465, Pt. B, §1 (AMD).]
F. The Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner's designee; and [2015, c. 465, Pt. B, §1 (AMD).]
G. The Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services or the director's designee. [2015, c. 465, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2017, c. 234, §40 (AMD) .]
2. Term of office.  Members of the council appointed jointly by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House serve 3-year terms and serve at the pleasure of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. Members of the council appointed by the Governor serve 2-year terms and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
A. Members serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. [2005, c. 380, Pt. A, §2 (NEW).]
B. The appointing authorities shall fill a vacancy for the balance of an unexpired term in the same manner as the appointment was originally filled, except as otherwise provided. [2005, c. 380, Pt. A, §2 (NEW).]
[ RR 2013, c. 2, §38 (COR) .]
3. Staff.  The state authority shall provide staff support to the council.
[ 2005, c. 380, Pt. A, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 380, §A2 (NEW). 2007, c. 600, §2 (AMD). RR 2013, c. 2, §38 (COR). 2015, c. 465, Pt. B, §1 (AMD). 2017, c. 234, §40 (AMD).