Missouri Laws > Title XXX > Chapter 455 > § 455.300 - Missouri domestic violence commission established--members, meetings, rules
Current as of: 2009
455.300. 1. There is hereby established the "Missouri Domestic Violence Commission" within the department of public safety, to study solutions for domestic violence in Missouri. The commission shall be composed of the following members:
(1) One judge of a juvenile court, who shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;
(2) One judge of a family court, who shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;
(3) Nine members of the general public, five of whom shall represent domestic violence providers and one of whom shall represent a statewide coalition against domestic violence.
All members shall serve for as long as they hold the position which made them eligible for appointment to the Missouri domestic violence commission under this subsection. All members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties for the commission.
2. All meetings of the Missouri domestic violence commission shall be open to the public and shall, for all purposes, be deemed open public meetings under the provisions of sections 610.010 to 610.030, RSMo. The Missouri domestic violence commission shall meet no less than once every two months, and shall hold its first meeting no later than sixty days after January 1, 2001. Notice of all meetings of the commission shall be given to the general assembly in the same manner required for notifying the general public of meetings of the general assembly.
3. The Missouri domestic violence commission may make all rules it deems necessary to enable it to conduct its meetings, elect its officers, and set the terms and duties of its officers.
4. The commission shall elect from amongst its members a chairman, vice chairman, a secretary-reporter, and such other officers as it deems necessary.
5. The services of the personnel of any agency from which the director or deputy director is a member of the commission shall be made available to the commission at the discretion of such director or deputy director. All meetings of the commission shall be held in the state of Missouri.
6. The commission, by majority vote, may invite individuals representing local and federal agencies or private organizations and the general public to serve as ex officio members of the commission. Such individuals shall not have a vote in commission business and shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties for the commission.
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