2017 Code of Alabama
Title 38 - PUBLIC WELFARE.
Chapter 3 - DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES.
Section 38-3-1 - Creation; advisory board of directors.
(a) There is hereby created the Department of Senior Services of the State of Alabama, which shall be under the direction and control of the Commissioner of the Department of Senior Services.
(b) There is created an advisory board of directors which shall consist of 16 members, which shall advise the commissioner in the administration of the department. The advisory board shall be composed of two members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate; two members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; the Commissioner of the State Department of Labor, the State Health Officer, and the Commissioner of the State Department of Human Resources as ex officio members; and nine members to be appointed by the Governor for terms concurrent with the term of the Governor. Of the members appointed by the Governor, one shall be a representative of business, one shall be a representative of labor, one shall be a representative of the medical profession, three shall be representatives of senior citizen organizations, and the remaining three shall be responsible citizens of the state. Upon reappointment, the membership of the board shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state.(Acts 1957, No. 554, p. 774, §1; Acts 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 148, p. 214, §2, Act 2000-744, p. 1655, §2; Act 2011-572, p. 1215, §1; Act 2015-159, §1.)