§31-20-8a. Juvenile facilities standards commission; appointment; compensation; vacancies; quorum.
(a) A juvenile facilities standards commission consisting of fourteen members is hereby created. The governor shall appoint two citizen members who are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of law enforcement; two citizen members who are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of juvenile development; one educator; one health care professional; and one lay member. Each of these appointed members shall serve for a term of three years and be eligible for reappointment. The secretary of the department of military affairs and public safety shall be a nonvoting member, ex officio, and shall serve as the commission's chairman. The state fire marshal, the chairman of the juvenile justice subcommittee of the governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction, a child care licensing specialist from the department of health and human resources, designated by the secretary thereof, and a representative from the administrative office of the supreme court of appeals, designated by the director of that office, shall be nonvoting members, ex officio. The director of the division of juvenile services and the executive director of the regional jail and correctional facility authority shall be nonvoting members, ex officio, and shall serve in an advisory capacity.

(b) Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed by the division of juvenile services for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The division of juvenile services shall provide the commission with secretarial and other necessary services.

(c) A vacancy among the appointed members of the commission shall be filled, within thirty days, in the same manner as the original appointment. A quorum consists of four of the seven voting members.