(a) The commission shall be exempt from section 26-35(a)(1), (4), and (5) and shall:
(1) Make direct communications with the governor and legislature;
(2) Make all decisions regarding employment, appointment, promotion, transfer, demotion, discharge, and job descriptions of all officers and employees of or under the jurisdiction of the commission without the approval of the comptroller; and
(3) Purchase all supplies, equipment, or furniture without the approval of the comptroller.
(b) The commission shall follow and be subject to all applicable personnel laws. [L 2010, c 211, pt of §2]