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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Chapter 640

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  640.105.  Commission established, members appointed — organization — reimbursement for expenses. — 1.  The "Safe Drinking Water Commission" is hereby established within the department of natural resources and shall be composed of nine persons.  All members of the commission shall be representative of the general interest of the public or of public water systems.  Nine members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  Four members shall be associated with the operation of public water systems, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population of seventy-five or less, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population greater than seventy-five but not more than two thousand five hundred, one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population greater than two thousand five hundred and less than one hundred thousand, and one of which shall be associated with a water system serving a population of more than one hundred thousand; and five members shall represent the water consuming public.  All members shall have demonstrated an interest and knowledge about water quality, and, to the greatest extent possible, the various associations representing water suppliers of the size classes referred to in this section shall be represented on the commission.  All members shall be qualified by interest, education, training or experience to provide, assess and evaluate scientific and technical information concerning drinking water, financial requirements and the effects of the promulgation of standards, rules and regulations.

  2.  At the first meeting of the commission, and at yearly intervals thereafter, the members shall select from among themselves a chairman and a vice chairman.  The commission shall hold at least four regular meetings each year and such additional regular meetings as the chairman deems desirable.  Special meetings may be called by the chairman or by the director of the department of natural resources.  Five members shall constitute a quorum.  The members' terms shall be four years and until their successors are selected and qualified, except that of the original members appointed, four members shall serve a term of two years and five members shall serve a term of four years.  Thereafter, all members appointed shall serve a term of four years.  There is no limitation on the number of terms a member may serve.  If a vacancy occurs, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, may appoint a member for the remaining portion of the unexpired term created by the vacancy.

  3.  The members of the commission shall be reimbursed for travel and other actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

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(L. 1978 S.B. 509 § 192.185, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1393)


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