(a) In this section, “advisory council” means the business advisory council established under this section.
(b) The business advisory council is established to provide advice and expertise on
actions state and local governments can take to assist businesses in recovering from
(c) The advisory council is composed of 12 members who represent business in this
state appointed as follows:
(1) four members appointed by the governor;
(2) four members appointed by the lieutenant governor; and
(3) four members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(d) Members of the advisory council serve staggered four-year terms.
(e) An advisory council member is not entitled to compensation but is entitled to
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by the member while conducting the business
of the advisory council.
(f) The advisory council members shall elect a presiding officer from among the members.
(g) The advisory council shall:
(1) advise the division on policies, rules, and program operations to assist businesses
in recovering from a disaster;
(2) advise the division on the state resources and services needed to assist businesses
in recovering from a catastrophic loss of electric power; and
(3) propose solutions to address inefficiencies or problems in the state or local
governmental disaster response with respect to impact on businesses and the economy.
(h) The advisory council shall meet at the times and locations determined by the presiding
officer, not to exceed four meetings each year.
(i) Not later than November 1 of each even-numbered year, the advisory council shall
submit a report on the advisory council's activities, advice, and proposed solutions
to the division, the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house
(j) The division shall provide administrative support to the advisory council.
(k) Chapter 2110 does not apply to the advisory council.
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