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(a) The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services is established and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Administrator of the State Office of Volunteerism and shall consider matters relating to volunteer services in this State and such other matters as may be referred to it by the Governor, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Director of the Division of State Service Centers or the Administrator of the State Office of Volunteerism. The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services merges the functions and representation of the Governor's Council on Volunteer Services with the Delaware Community Service Commission. The Commission may study, research, plan and advise the Administrator, the Director, the Secretary and the Governor on matters it deems appropriate to enable the State Office of Volunteerism to function in the best possible manner.
(b) The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services shall be composed of 15-25 voting members, to include:
(1) One representative from each of the committees which serve in an advisory capacity to the volunteer programs that are directly administered by the State Office of Volunteerism; and
(2) Up to 22 representatives reflecting the broad diversity of the State, including members from the public sector, the private nonprofit sector and the business community.
(c) Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 12501. The initial terms of the members shall be staggered. Seven members shall be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, 7 members shall be appointed for an initial term of 2 years, and 3 members shall be appointed for an initial term of 1 year. Thereafter, all terms shall be for 3 years. Members shall be eligible for reappointment to no more than 2 additional consecutive terms.
(d) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incident to their duties as members of the Commission, to the extent that funds are available therefor and in accordance with state law.
(e) A chairperson of the Commission shall be chosen by the members of the Commission from among its members and shall serve in that capacity for a term of 1 year and shall be eligible for reelection to not more than 2 additional consecutive terms.
(f) Any vacancy among the members of the Commission shall be filled by the Governor for the balance of the unexpired term. Unexcused absence by a Commission member from either 3 consecutive meetings or any 4 out of 12 consecutive meetings shall constitute an executed resignation from the Commission by a member.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Delaware Code Title 29. State Government § 7914A. The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/de/title-29-state-government/de-code-sect-29-7914a.html
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