§5A-3A-3. Committee for the purchase of commodities and services
from the handicapped.
(a) The committee for the purchase of commodities and services
from the handicapped is hereby created as a part of the department
of administration and shall be composed of the following six
members who are to be appointed by the governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate: A private citizen who is conversant with
the problems incidental to the employment of handicapped persons;
a representative of a producing nonprofit workshop; a
representative of the division of rehabilitation services; a
representative of the department of administration who is
knowledgeable in the purchasing requirements of the state; a
representative of private business who is knowledgeable in the
activities involved in the sale of commodities or services to
governmental entities; and a representative of organized labor who
is knowledgeable in matters relating to employment of the disabled.
The governor shall appoint one member to serve as chairperson.
(b) Members of the committee are appointed to serve two-year
terms expiring on the thirty-first day of January of odd-numbered
years. Members who are not state employees shall receive
compensation for their service of fifty dollars per day for each
day actually engaged in the work of the committee and all members
shall receive reimbursement by the state for expenses incurred in
performing their duties as members.
(c) The committee shall have as an executive secretary the person charged with program management in section ten, article
three of this chapter. The executive secretary shall be
responsible for the day-to-day management of the committee and
shall coordinate with the central nonprofit agency to perform the
duties outlined in section ten, article three of this chapter.