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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 46 STATE APPOINTIVE OFFICERS
Sec. 4-9a. Appointment of chairpersons and executive directors of boards and commissions. Public members; proportion; definitions; exception. Members; terms.

(d) Each member of each board and commission within the executive branch shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority except where otherwise specifically provided by any provision of the general statutes. (30)

Sec. 4-9b. Membership of boards, commissions, committees and councils: Qualifications, gender and racial diversity required considerations. Report. Right of action. (31)(Text)

(a) Appointing authorities, in cooperation with one another, shall make a good faith effort to ensure that, to the extent possible, the membership, except the ex-officio membership, of each state appointive board, commission, committee and council having members appointed by the Governor or appointed by members of the General Assembly is qualified and closely reflects the gender and racial diversity of the state. If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee or council, the appointing authorities shall inform each other of their appointees or planned appointees in order to facilitate compliance with this section. (32)

(b) The executive officer or chairperson of each state appointive board, commission, committee and council having members appointed by the Governor or appointed by members of the General Assembly, except committees whose membership consists solely of members of the General Assembly, shall report in writing to the Secretary of the State on or after September first, but not later than October 1, 1993, and biennially thereafter, (1) the number of members of such body and (2) the composition of the body according to the term "race/sex", as defined in the regulations of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Such report shall not include the names of the individual members of the board, commission, committee or council. The Secretary of the State shall receive and maintain the reports submitted pursuant to this subsection as public records. (33)

(c) No provision of this section shall (1) prohibit an individual from completing a term as a member of a state appointive board, commission, committee or council being served on July 2, 1993, or (2) create a private right of action. (34)

Sec. 4-9c. Confirmation process for appointments to boards of trustees and Board for State Academic Awards. (35)(Text)

Appointments made by the Governor to the boards of trustees of the constituent units of the state system of higher education and to the Board for State Academic Awards shall be subject to the confirmation process described in section 4-7. (36)

Sec. 4-9d. Designation of replacement members on governmental bodies. When required officials unable or choose not to serve. (37)(Text)

(a) Unless otherwise provided by law, an elected or appointed officer of the executive or judicial branch who, as such officer, is required to serve on a board, commission, council, authority, task force or other body, and is unable or chooses not to so serve, may designate a person to serve on such body in his place, provided (1) an officer may only designate another officer of his agency and (2) an officer who is required by law to serve as a chairperson or presiding officer of such body shall not designate a person to serve on such body in his place. (38)

(b) As used in this subsection, "legislative leader" means: (1) For members of the majority party of the Senate, the president pro tempore of the Senate; (2) for members of the minority party of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate; (3) for members of the majority party of the House of Representatives, the speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) for members of the minority party of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Unless otherwise provided by law, when a member of the General Assembly who, as such member, is required to serve on a board, commission, council, authority, task force or other body, and is unable or chooses not to so serve, the legislative leader of such member may designate another member of the General Assembly to serve on such body in the place of such member, except that if such member is required by law to serve as a chairperson or presiding officer of such body, the legislative leader of such member shall not designate another member to serve on such body in the place of such member. (39)

Sec. 4-10. Appointments to state boards and commissions; lists. (40)(Text)

In the appointment of any member or members of any board or commission, which member or members are required by statute to be appointed by the Governor, any list from which any nominee may be selected, required to be presented to the Governor, shall continue to be submitted to him; but, in making any such appointment, the Governor may select the nominee from such list or otherwise as he deems for the best interests of the state. (41)

Sec. 4-11. Suspension of administrative officers. (42)(Text)

When the Governor has reason to believe that any officer or commissioner of the Executive Department who is appointed or nominated by the Governor, with or without confirmation of the General Assembly or either house thereof, or any duly authorized deputy of such officer, is guilty of misconduct, material neglect of duty or incompetence in the conduct of his office, he shall serve upon such officer, commissioner or deputy a notice of the charges preferred against him, of the time, within ten days of the service of such notice, when such officer, commissioner or deputy will be given a hearing by him on such charges and of the place where such hearing will be held. The Governor may suspend any such officer, commissioner or deputy from office pending his decision on such charges upon including in the notice required herein his order of such suspension. (43)

Sec. 4-12. Removal of officer, commissioner or deputy. (44)(Text)

Whenever the Governor is of the opinion that any such officer, commissioner or deputy has been or is guilty of misconduct, material neglect of duty or incompetence in the conduct of his office, he shall transmit all facts and information in his possession relating thereto to the Attorney General, who shall thereupon make such investigation as he deems proper, and shall prepare a statement in writing of the charges against such officer, commissioner or deputy, together with a citation, in the name of the state, commanding him to appear before the Governor at a date named therein and show cause, if any there be, why he should not be removed from office as provided in this section. The Attorney General shall cause a copy of such statement and citation to be served, by some proper officer or indifferent person, upon such officer, commissioner or deputy and shall cause a copy thereof, together with a return of the service by the officer or indifferent person making the same endorsed thereon, to be filed in the office of the Secretary. Such officer, commissioner or deputy shall have the right to appear with counsel and witnesses and be fully heard. To carry into effect the proceedings authorized by this section, the Attorney General shall have power to summon witnesses, require the production of any necessary books, papers or other documents and administer oaths to witnesses, and, upon the date named in such citation for the appearance of such officer, commissioner or deputy or at any adjourned date fixed by the Governor, shall appear and conduct the hearing on behalf of the state. He shall cause all oral evidence submitted at such hearing to be reported by a competent stenographer and for such purpose may employ such stenographer at the expense of the state, and, within fifteen days after the close of any such hearing, he shall cause a certified copy of such evidence to be filed with the Secretary. After a full hearing of all the evidence offered by the Attorney General and by or on behalf of any such officer, commissioner or deputy, the Governor shall make a written statement of the facts which he finds to have been proven, and shall, within a reasonable time, file a copy of such finding, duly attested by him, with the Secretary. If the Governor finds that the evidence warrants the removal of such officer, commissioner or deputy from office, he shall make a written order to that effect, and shall cause a copy thereof to be left with or at the usual place of abode of such officer, commissioner or deputy and shall also file a copy thereof with the Secretary. Upon the filing of such copy with the Secretary, the office held by such officer, commissioner or deputy shall become vacant, and the Governor shall thereupon proceed to fill or cause to be filled such vacancy in the manner provided by law. Any witness summoned and any officer or indifferent person making service under the provisions of this section shall be allowed and paid by the state the same fees as are allowed by law in criminal prosecutions. (45)

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