Texas Register, Volume 1, Number 22, Pages 651-678, March 19, 1976 Page: 663
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recommendation of the executive director and his staff
with the best interest of the commission and the
greatest representation of commission members as a
consideration. The best interest of the commission in
regard to convenience, funds, etc., must be considered
in determining the sites of meetings. Other meetings
may be called by the chairman or executive director
whenever either deems it necessary or expedient. All
meetings, except those of executive sessions, shall be
open to the public.
.002. Officers. The officers of this commission
shall be a chairman and a vice-chairman and such
other officers as the commission shall from time to time
(1) The chairman and vice-chairman shall be
elected at the second regular meeting in even-num-
bered years (starting the first even-numbered year
after the appointment or reappointment of five (6) ut
mission members) a, prescribed by law, the constitu-
(2) Election of other officers may be at any
time as determined by the commission. For the election
of any officer, a simple majority vote of those present is
needed, if members present constitute a quorum. Of-
ficers may be re-elected. Should resignation, death, or
incapacity for any reason create a vacancy in the office
of chairman or vice-chairman, the other officer shall, at
the next regular meeting, conduct an election to fill the
unexpired portion of the former officer's term.
(b) Duties of chairman and vice-chairman.
(1) The chairman shall preside at all meetings.
In his absence, the vice-chairman shall preside, and
shall assume all other duties as the constitution pro-
(2) The chairman shall approve all vouchers
for expenditure of funds in excess of five hundred dol-
lars ($500), except those of monthly payrolls.
.003. Executive Director. The commission shall
employ an executive director to serve as the chief ad-
ministrative officer of the commission.
(1) The executive director shall be appointed
for an indefinite term.
(2) A special election for appointment or reap-
pointment of the executive director shall be called by
the chairman within fourteen (14) days of receipt of a
written request of two-thirds (2/3) of the commission as
then constituted or within fourteen (14) days after the
position becomes vacant. A two-thirds (2/3) majority
vote of those present, providing a quorum of eight (8) or
S more members is present., is needed to appoint the ex-
(3) Salary of the executive director shall be
determined by the commission unless determined by
the law and should be commensurate with other state
agency administrative heads.
(b) Duties: The executive director shall:
(1) be the executive head of the commission
and shall have the usual administrative respon-
sibilities, including full authority to employ and hire all
personnel necessary to the discharge of the agency's
staff responsibility, ie shall, however, consult with the
commission on the creation of a position of any staff
member who, although otherwise designated, acts as
chief administrative assistant to the executive director;
(2) keep accurate account of the expenditure of
funds appropriated to, or funds, gifts, equipment. or
property acquired by the commission;
(3) keep full and accurate minutes of all trans
actions and minutes of the commission;
(4) establish, maintain, and be adminis
tratively responsible for any or all state agency head-
quarters or office which operates for the coriii:iion
(5 b" cu;;t;,dian o f a ll files, records, libraries.
promotional materials, etc., for the commission;
(6) in the interim periods between nic,'tings,
coordinate the activities of all commission members,
consultants, ur staff for maintainment of consistent
policy and in the best interest of the commission:
(7) follow directives of the commission and
operating procedure and laws of the state;
(8) furnish leadership in development of the
objectives and purpose of the commission as prescribed
by law, the constitution;
(9) keep the commissioners informed as to his
and other related activities;
(10) prepare an annual report for the governor
as prescribed by the constitution;
(11) release all promotion and publicity for the
commission in a manner to be determined by the com-
mission or hereafter set out in the by-laws;
(12) represent the commission in any and all
matters for which no other provisions are covered; and
(13) provide bonding for his position as permit-
ted by state law.
.004. Funding. The commission shall approve
budget requests as prepared by the executive director
and approve operating budgets of appropriated funds
and funds from other sources as permitted by the con-
stitution and administered by law.
.005. Committees. The commission may function
with smaller units as committees or sub-committees in
compliance with the constitution. (Among these com-
mittees may be included: special programs for certain
age levels; research, publicity, and promotion; founda-
tions and grants. These general areas may be divided
into smaller groups such as speakers bureaus, public
service announcements, approval or endorsement com-
mittee, etc.) The procedures and appointment of com-
mittees shall remain at the pleasure of the commission.
Volume 1, Number 22, March 19, 1976
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