HB 536 Modifies appointment procedures for commissioners to the Mid-America Port Commission

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HB 536 - Currently, the county commissions of the counties included in the jurisdiction of the Mid-America Port Commission jointly elect two members to serve on the port commission, without restriction on whom may be elected. This act repeals that provision and requires:

(1) The Governor to appoint one commissioner from among the members of the Lewis County Regional Port Authority Board of Commissioners, the Marion County Port Authority Board of Commissioners, and the Pike/Lincoln County Port Authority Board of Commissioners;

(2) The county commissions of the counties included in the jurisdiction of the Mid-America Port Commission to jointly elect two members to serve on the port commission from among the members of the Lewis County Regional Port Authority Board of Commissioners, the Marion County Port Authority Board of Commissioners, and the Pike/Lincoln County Port Authority Board of Commissioners; and

(3) Each commissioner of the Mid-America Port Commission to be a resident of a county included in the jurisdiction of the Mid-American Port Commission. If a commissioner ceases to be a resident, there must be a vacancy in the position of commissioner that must be filled within 90 days.

MICHELA BIRK


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