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§ 143B‑16. Appointment and removal of members of boards, councils and committees.

Unless more restrictive qualifications are provided in this Chapter,the Governor shall appoint each member of a board, council, or committee on thebasis of his interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge and abilityin the field for which appointed, and with a view to providing diversity ofinterest and points of view in the membership. Unless other conditions areprovided in the Executive Organization Act of 1973, any member of a board,council, or committee may be removed from office by the Governor formisfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance.

No member of a board, council, or committee may use his position toinfluence any election or the political activity of any person, and any suchmember who violates this paragraph may be removed from such office by theGovernor, if such member was appointed by the Governor, or by the appointingauthority, if such member was not appointed by the Governor. Nothing herein shallprohibit such member from publishing the fact of his membership in his owncampaign for public office. (1973, c. 476, s. 16; 1981, c. 520, s. 2.)