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Article - Human Services




§9–212.

    (a)    The State Advisory Board consists of the following 21 members appointed by the Governor:

        (1)    one representative of the Department;

        (2)    one representative of the State Department of Education;

        (3)    one representative of the Maryland Department of Health;

        (4)    one representative of the Department of State Police;

        (5)    one representative of the Social Services Administration of the Department of Human Services;

        (6)    one representative of a private child welfare agency;

        (7)    one representative of a youth services bureau;

        (8)    three representatives of the State judiciary;

        (9)    one representative of the General Assembly recommended by the President of the Senate;

        (10)    one representative of the General Assembly recommended by the Speaker of the House;

        (11)    one representative of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association;

        (12)    one representative of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender; and

        (13)    seven members of the general public.

    (b)    Of the seven members from the general public:

        (1)    three shall be chosen on the basis of their interest in and experience with minors and juvenile problems;

        (2)    two shall:

            (i)    at the time of appointment to a first term, be at least 16 years old and under the age of 25 years; and

            (ii)    include at least one individual who has been under the jurisdiction of the Department;

        (3)    one shall be an individual who is a parent or guardian of a youth who has been under the jurisdiction of the Department; and

        (4)    one shall be a victim advocate.

    (c)    (1)    The term of a member is 3 years.

        (2)    The terms of the members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the State Advisory Board on October 1, 2007.

        (3)    At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (4)    A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (5)    A member who serves two consecutive full 3–year terms may not be reappointed for 3 years after completion of those terms.