Maine Revised Statutes

§13104. Maine Biomedical Research Board

1. Board established.  The Maine Biomedical Research Board, referred to in this section as the "board," is established pursuant to section 12004-G, subsection 4-B to administer the Maine Biomedical Research Fund and the Maine Biomedical Research Program as provided in section 13103.
[ 2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW) .]
2. Board membership.  The board consists of 7 members appointed as follows:
A. Four persons, appointed by the Governor and nominated by a statewide biomedical research coalition; [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
B. Two members, appointed by the Governor, who are distinguished and credentialed in the type of biomedical research that is performed by eligible institutions defined in section 13103, subsection 1; and [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
C. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee. [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW) .]
3. Initial appointment; terms.  Members of the board appointed by the Governor are appointed for 3-year terms, except for the initial terms of appointment, which are as follows: Two members appointed for one year; 2 members appointed for 2 years; and 2 members appointed for 3 years. Members who serve on the board by virtue of their office serve terms coincident with their terms in office.
[ 2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW) .]
4. Powers and duties of board.  The board has the following powers and duties:
A. To perform all duties and take such actions pursuant to section 13103 as necessary to administer the Maine Biomedical Research Program; [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
B. To contract with the Maine Technology Institute for such assistance in fulfilling the board's duties as the board may require; and [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
C. To approve a budget for administration of the Maine Biomedical Research Program. [2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW) .]
2001, c. 196, §9 (NEW).