§111. Regional library development
1. Maine Library Commission. There is created the Maine Library Commission, as established by Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 7-E. It consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor. The library commission must be broadly representative of the State's libraries and consist of a representative from public, school, academic, special, institutional and handicapped libraries, a trustee representative, one representative from each of the library districts as they are formed and 3 representatives from the State at large of whom one must be a representative of the disadvantaged.
The term of each appointed member shall be 5 years or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Of the members first appointed, 3 shall be for one year, 3 for 2 years, 3 for 3 years, 3 for 4 years and 3 for 5 years. Subsequent appointments shall be for the full term of 5 years. No members may serve more than 2 successive terms. In the case of a vacancy other than the expiration of a term, the appointment of a successor shall be made in like manner for the balance of the term.
In addition to the 15 appointed members, the directors of the area reference and resource centers shall serve as permanent, nonvoting ex officio members of the Maine Library Commission.
The commission shall meet at least 4 times a year. It shall elect a chair and vice-chair for terms of 2 years and frame and modify bylaws for its internal organization and operation. The State Librarian shall serve as secretary to the commission. The members of the commission shall be compensated according to the provisions of Title 5, chapter 379.
[ 1993, c. 349, §57 (AMD) .]
2. Rules. The Maine Library Commission may adopt rules to carry out its responsibilities under this Title. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2009, c. 2, §1 (NEW) .]
1973, c. 626, §6 (NEW). 1983, c. 245, (AMD). 1983, c. 812, §168 (AMD). 1989, c. 503, §B114 (AMD). 1989, c. 700, §B26 (AMD). 1993, c. 349, §57 (AMD). 2009, c. 2, §1 (AMD).