1. The state board of embalmers and funeral directors shall consist of six members,
including one voting public member appointed by the governor with the advice and consent
of the senate. Each member, other than the public member, appointed shall possess either a license
to practice embalming or a license to practice funeral directing in this state or
both said licenses and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of embalming
or funeral directing for a period of five years next before his or her appointment. Each member shall be a United States citizen, a resident of this state for a period
of at least one year, a qualified voter of this state and shall be of good moral character. Not more than three members of the board shall be of the same political party. The nonpublic members shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent
of the senate. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. Members shall be appointed to represent diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, and
the various geographic regions of the state.
2. Each member of the board shall serve for a term of five years. Any vacancy on the board shall be filled by the governor and the person appointed
to fill the vacancy shall possess the qualifications required by this chapter and
shall serve until the end of the unexpired term of his or her predecessor, if any.
3. The public member shall be at the time of his or her appointment a person who is
not and never was a member of any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to this
chapter or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has
had a material, financial interest in either the providing of the professional services
regulated by this chapter, or an activity or organization directly related to any
profession licensed or regulated pursuant to this chapter. All members, including public members, shall be chosen from lists submitted by the
director of the division of professional registration. The duties of the public member shall not include the determination of the technical
requirements to be met for licensure or whether any person meets such technical requirements
or of the technical competence or technical judgment of a licensee or a candidate
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