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(a) The commission shall be composed of ten (10) members. Three (3) members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, three (3) members shall be appointed by the speaker of the senate, and three (3) members shall be appointed by the governor, with each appointing authority selecting persons who reside in each of the three (3) grand divisions of the state to serve on the commission. The governor shall appoint one (1) additional member who resides in Fentress County. The governor shall consult with interested groups including, but not limited to, the Fentress County Historical Society before appointing the additional member. Vacancies shall be filled by the original appointing authority. All appointees to the commission shall be persons who have demonstrated an interest in Tennessee history, twentieth century world history, modern European world history, or the continuing significance of World War I.
(b) Any survivor of a World War I veteran may serve as an honorary, nonvoting member of the commission.
(c) From its membership, the commission shall elect a chair and such other officers as the commission deems necessary to effectuate the purposes for which the commission was created.
(d) Members of the commission shall not receive travel expenses or compensation for their service.
(e) For administrative purposes only, the commission shall be attached to the office of the secretary of state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 4. State Government § 4-11-402 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-4-state-government/tn-code-sect-4-11-402/
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