THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
STATE COMMISSION ON AGING
19-P:1 State Commission on Aging Established; Membership.
I. There is established a state commission on aging to advise the governor and the general court on policy and planning related to aging.
II. The members of the commission shall be as follows:
(a) Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
(b) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.
(c) The commissioner of the department of labor, or designee.
(d) The commissioner of the department of employment security, or designee.
(e) The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.
(f) The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.
(g) The attorney general, or designee.
(h) The executive director of the New Hampshire housing finance authority, or designee.
(i) The long-term care ombudsman, or designee.
(j) Fifteen members of the public, including at least one member from each county, including representatives of the business community, health care, technology and innovation, municipal leaders, the aging network, advocacy organizations, caregivers, and direct service providers focused on the older adult population, appointed by the governor.
III. The commission may solicit information and participation from other state agency representatives or members of the public as determined necessary by the commission.
IV. The members appointed pursuant to subparagraph II(j) shall serve 2-year terms; provided that initially such members shall serve staggered terms and no such member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms. Legislative members shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission. The first named member of the house of representatives shall convene the organizational meeting of the commission on or before 45 days of passage of this chapter for the purpose of electing officers serving on the commission. Thirteen members shall constitute a quorum. If any member is absent without previously being excused by the chairperson for 3 or more regular meetings, the member may be removed upon a majority vote of the commission.
V. The commission shall be authorized to select and hire select an executive director by a vote of a majority of the members. The executive director shall be in the classified service of the state and shall perform such duties as the commission may require. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for the amount necessary to pay for the executive director position and related office expenditures authorized in this paragraph out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The commission shall hold no fewer than 9 regular meetings per year.
Source. 2019, 152:2, eff. July 1, 2019.