(A) There is hereby created the council on alcohol , drug, and gambling addiction services which shall consist of the public officials specified in division (B) of this section, or their designees, and fourteen members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The members appointed by the governor shall be representatives of the following: boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services; the criminal and juvenile justice systems; alcohol and drug addiction programs; and gambling addiction programs. At least four of the appointed members shall be persons who have received or are receiving alcohol or drug addiction services or are parents or other relatives of such persons; of these at least two shall be women and at least one shall be a member of a minority
group. At least one appointed member shall be an individual who has received or is receiving gambling addiction services.
Terms of office shall be two years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as the term it succeeds. Each member shall hold office from the date of the member's appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of the term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor takes office or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(B) The directors of health, public safety, mental health, rehabilitation and correction, and youth services; the superintendents of public instruction and liquor control; the attorney general; the adjutant general; the executive director of the division of criminal justice services in the department of public safety; the executive director of the casino control commission; the executive director of the lottery commission; and the executive director of the state racing commission shall be voting members of the council, except that any of these officials may designate an individual to serve in the official's place as a voting member of the council. The director of alcohol and drug addiction services shall serve as a nonvoting member of the council.
(C) The governor shall annually appoint a chairperson from among the members of the council. The council shall meet quarterly and at other times the chairperson considers necessary. In addition to other duties specified in this chapter, the council shall review the development of the comprehensive statewide plan for alcohol and drug addiction services, the comprehensive statewide plan for gambling addiction services, revisions of those plans, and other actions taken to implement the purposes of this chapter by the department of alcohol and drug addiction services and shall act as an advisory council to the director of alcohol and drug addiction services.
(D) Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 07-01-1997; 06-30-2005
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39,SB 171, §4