There is hereby created within the department of health the private water systems advisory council. The council shall have nine members, who shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The council shall consist of a pump installer or licensed plumber, a well driller, a cable tool well driller, a general contractor with experience in private water systems other than wells, a registered sanitarian, a health commissioner of a city or general health district, two employees of the department of health, and a person who is not employed by the state or any of its political subdivisions and who has no pecuniary interest in private water systems. Terms of office shall be for two years. Each member shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. In the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacity of a member of the council, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a successor who shall hold office for the remainder of the term for which the successor's predecessor was appointed. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
The council shall meet at the behest of the director of health. The council shall annually select from among its members a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and a secretary to keep a record of its proceedings.
The governor may at any time remove a member of the council for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance in office.
A majority vote of the members of the council is necessary to take action in any matter.
A member of the council shall serve without compensation.
The council shall:
(A) Advise the director regarding the revocation or nonrenewal of the registration of a private water systems contractor;
(B) Make recommendations to the director regarding the amount of surety bond required of private water systems contractors.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4