3. a. The council shall consist of 16 members, including: the Commissioner of Health, or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member; and 15 public members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: one member each from the New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association; the Medical Society of New Jersey; the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association; and such other persons or professionals as are interested in the physical fitness of the citizens of the State. The council shall meet and organize immediately after appointment of the members and shall elect from its membership a chairperson and vice chairperson.
b.Each public member of the council shall serve for a term of three years, expiring on January 1 in the appropriate year; except that of the members first appointed, four shall be appointed for a term of one year, five shall be appointed for a term of two years and six shall be appointed for a term of three years, as determined by the Governor. Each member shall hold office for the term of appointment and until a successor is appointed and qualified. A public member of the council shall be eligible for reappointment. Members appointed to fill a vacancy occurring for any reason other than the expiration of the term shall serve for the unexpired term only.
c.Public members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
d.The council shall adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep a record of its business, including a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations. A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold a hearing.
e.The council shall meet at least once in each quarter of the fiscal year, and as often thereafter as shall be deemed necessary by the chairperson.
f.By a two-thirds vote of the council, a member may be dismissed from membership for such reasons as the council may establish, which reasons shall include lack of interest in council duties or repeated absences from council meetings.
g.The council shall be administrated by the Department of Health. The department shall employ necessary staff to carry out the duties and functions of the council as otherwise provided in this act or as otherwise provided by law.
L.1999, c.265, s.3; amended 2012, c.17, s.99.