SPANISH-SPEAKING AFFAIRS (EXCERPT)
Act 164 of 1975
18.302 Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan; establishment; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; election of officers; vacancy; meetings; compensation; quorum.
(1) A Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan is established within the department of energy, labor, and economic growth. The commission shall consist of 15 members appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The commission shall elect a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and other officers from its members as it deems advisable.
(2) Members of the commission shall be broadly representative of all fields of interest to Hispanic/Latino people and shall be appointed from urban, suburban, and rural geographical areas representative of the Hispanic/Latino people throughout this state.
(3) The term of each member shall be 3 years. Of the members first appointed, 5 shall serve for 3-year terms, 5 shall serve for 2-year terms, and 5 shall serve for a 1-year term. A vacancy shall be filled by the governor in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.
(4) The commission shall meet not less than 6 times during each calendar year. Each member of the commission shall receive per diem compensation as appropriated in the annual budget. Per diem compensation shall be paid only for a full day's commission work at which a quorum is present. A member shall receive reimbursement for actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in the performance of official business. Reimbursement shall be made in the manner provided by law for state employees.
(5) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum. A majority of the members of the commission is required for final action by the commission. A vacancy in the commission shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise the powers of the commission.
History: 1975, Act 164, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1975
Am. 2004, Act 94, Imd. Eff. May 7, 2004
Am. 2010, Act 146, Imd. Eff. Aug. 23, 2010
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the commission on Spanish-speaking affairs and office of Spanish-speaking affairs to the director of the department of career development by type I transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2000-3, compiled at MCL 18.311 of the Michigan compiled laws.For transfer of authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the interagency council on Spanish-speaking affairs to the director of the department of career development by type III transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2000-3, compiled at MCL 18.311 of the Michigan compiled laws.For restoration of the interagency council on Spanish-speaking affairs, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.For transfer of powers and duties of Hispanic Latino commission and office of Hispanic Latino affairs from department of licensing and regulatory affairs to department of civil rights, see E.R.O. No. 2011-4, compiled at MCL 445.2030.For transfer of Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan and office of Hispanic/Latino affairs from department of civil rights to department of licensing and regulatory affairs, see E.R.O. No. 2016-1, compiled at MCL 445.1993.For the transfer of the Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan from the department of licensing and regulatory affairs to the department of labor and economic opportunity and the abolishment of the office of Hispanic/Latino affairs and the position of its director, see E.R.O. No. 2019-3, compiled at MCL 125.1998.
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