A. The Council shall be composed of 19 members that include eight legislative members and 11 nonlegislative members as follows:
4. The majority and minority leaders of the House of Delegates;
9. One nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Speaker of the House;
10. One nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules;
12. Five nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor.
B. Legislative members and the two Cabinet Secretaries appointed by the Governor shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. In the event that a legislative member holds more than one of the positions listed in subsection A, such legislative member shall designate another legislative member or members, as applicable, to serve as the representative for the other position or positions. After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates or the Senate Committee on Rules shall be appointed for a term of two years, and nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor shall be appointed for a term of four years. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. All members may be reappointed. No nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the legislative appointing authorities shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms and no nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Governor shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member’s eligibility for reappointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.The Governor shall serve as the chairman of the Council. The Council shall elect a vice-chairman from its membership. A majority of members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. The Council shall meet at least four times each year. The meetings of the Council shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever four or more members so request.
C. Legislative members of the Council shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12 and nonlegislative citizen members shall receive compensation as provided in § 2.2-2813 for the performance of their duties. All members shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. Funding for the costs of compensation and expenses of the members shall be provided by the Department of Planning and Budget.
2003, c. 900; 2004, c. 1000; 2010, c. 101.