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§ 143B‑168.4. Child Care Commission – members; selection; quorum.

(a)        The Child Care Commission of the Department of Health andHuman Services shall consist of 15 members. Seven of the members shall beappointed by the Governor and eight by the General Assembly, four upon therecommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and four upon therecommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Four of themembers appointed by the Governor, two by the General Assembly on therecommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and two by theGeneral Assembly on the recommendation of the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives, shall be members of the public who are not employed in, orproviding, child care and who have no financial interest in a child carefacility. Two of the foregoing public members appointed by the Governor, one ofthe foregoing public members recommended by the President Pro Tempore of theSenate, and one of the foregoing public members recommended by the Speaker ofthe House of Representatives shall be parents of children receiving child careservices. Of the remaining two public members appointed by the Governor, oneshall be a pediatrician currently licensed to practice in North Carolina. Threeof the members appointed by the Governor shall be child care providers, one ofwhom shall be affiliated with a for profit child care center, one of whom shallbe affiliated with a for profit family child care home, and one of whom shallbe affiliated with a nonprofit facility. Two of the members appointed by theGeneral Assembly on the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of theSenate, and two by the General Assembly on recommendation of the Speaker of theHouse of Representatives, shall be child care providers, one affiliated with afor profit child care facility, and one affiliated with a nonprofit child carefacility. None may be employees of the State.

(b)        Members shall be appointed as follows:

(1)        Of the Governor's initial appointees, four shall beappointed for terms expiring June 30, 1986, and three shall be appointed forterms expiring June 30, 1987;

(2)        Of the General Assembly's initial appointees appointed uponrecommendation of the President of the Senate, two shall be appointed for termsexpiring June 30, 1986, and two shall be appointed for terms expiring June 30,1987;

(3)        Of the General Assembly's initial appointees appointed uponrecommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two shall beappointed for terms expiring June 30, 1986, and two shall be appointed forterms expiring June 30, 1987.

Appointmentsby the General Assembly shall be made in accordance with G.S. 120‑121.After the initial appointees' terms have expired, all members shall beappointed to serve two‑year terms. Any appointment to fill a vacancy onthe Commission created by the resignation, dismissal, death, or disability of amember shall be for the balance of the unexpired term.

(c)        A vacancy occurring during a term of office is filled:

(1)        By the Governor, if the Governor made the initialappointment;

(2)        By the General Assembly, if the General Assembly made theinitial appointment in accordance with G.S. 120‑122.

At its first meeting the Commission members shall elect a chairman toserve a two‑year term. Chairmen shall be elected for two‑year termsthereafter. The same member may serve as chairman for two consecutive terms.

Commission members may be reappointed and may succeed themselves for amaximum of four consecutive terms.

The Commission shall meet quarterly, and at other times at the call ofthe chairman or upon written request of at least six members.

The members of the Commission shall receive per diem and necessarytravel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 138‑5.A majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction ofbusiness.

All clerical and other services required by the Commission shall besupplied by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. (1985, c. 757, s. 155(a); 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c.896; 1989, c. 342; 1995, c. 490, s. 10; 1997‑443, s. 11A.118(a); 1997‑506,s. 57.)