2019 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning and Housing
Chapter 26 - Human Resource Agency Act of 1973
§ 13-26-103. Governing board -- Policy council -- Establishment.
(a) There is established a governing board, the membership of which consists of the county mayor of each county within the district, the mayor of each municipality within the district, the chief executive officer of any metropolitan government within the district, one (1) representative from a local agency in each county knowledgeable of and dealing with the problems concerning human resource agencies appointed by the county mayor or chair, and one (1) state senator and one (1) state representative whose senatorial or representative districts lie wholly or in part within the development district. The senate member shall be selected by the senators whose districts are wholly or in part within the development district and the representative member shall be selected by the representatives whose districts are wholly or in part within the development district. Senators and representatives shall serve on such boards for two (2) years or until they leave the general assembly, whichever occurs first. Senators whose districts lie wholly or partly within the development district shall meet at the call of the senior senator among those affected, for the purpose of selecting a member of the governing board, and representatives shall meet at the call of their senior representative for that purpose. Membership on such boards shall be for four (4) years or until the expiration of the term of the official by whom such representative was appointed, whichever occurs first. Members are subject to reappointment. The representative of each county and city government as indicated above may be chosen from an existing city or county planning commission. The board may appoint an executive committee to act for it and determine the authority of such committee. No member of the general assembly shall receive any additional compensation for such member's service on a board.
(b) No votes may be cast by proxy. Only duly appointed members of the board may vote.
(c) If a member of a board created under this chapter participates in a vote of such board after such member's term of office has expired, no state funds shall be released to or expended by such board until such time as the board meets and rescinds any votes in which such member has participated and reconsiders its action with a lawfully constituted board.
(d) This board shall appoint a policy council to act for it and shall determine the authority of such council over and above that specified in § 13-26-104. The membership of the policy council shall be broadly based and equitably distributed between providers and consumers of human resource services and/or established by public law.