2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1-69.1a - Advisory Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; membership; terms; compensation; vacancies
34:1-69.1a. Advisory Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; membership; terms; compensation; vacancies
8. a. There shall be within the Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing an Advisory Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing which shall consist of 18 members. One representative from each of the following shall be ex-officio members: Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Labor, Commission on Higher Education and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf. Twelve members shall be appointed by the Governor: one shall be a business person selected from a list of candidates supplied by the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, one lay citizen born of deaf parents, five citizens who are deaf, two of whom shall be chosen from the professions and three to be lay persons, and five citizens who are hard of hearing. In considering the appointment of the five citizens who are deaf the Governor shall give appropriate consideration to persons recommended by profoundly deaf adults represented by the New Jersey Association of the Deaf, Incorporated. In considering the appointment of the five citizens who are hard of hearing, the Governor shall give appropriate consideration to persons recommended by hard of hearing adults represented by the organization, Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. Each appointive member shall serve for a term of three years and until his successor is appointed and qualifies, except that of the members first appointed the Governor shall designate the appointee's terms so that two shall be appointed for terms of one year, two for terms of two years and three for terms of three years.
b. Members of the Advisory Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in performance of their duties. Vacancies on the council shall be filled for the unexpired term. Members may be removed by the Governor for cause.
.1977,c.166,s.8; amended 1995,c.168,s.1.
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