Nebraska Statutes > Chapter 81 > § 81-1201.04 - Commission; members; qualifications; chairperson; coordination
Current as of: 2010
The commission shall consist of nine voting members appointed by the Governor. The chairperson of the commission shall be one of the appointed members and shall be chosen by the commission. Each congressional district in Nebraska shall be represented by three members, and the Governor shall solicit nominations for appointments to the commission from recognized economic development groups in Nebraska. The members of the commission shall be representative, to the extent possible, of the various geographic areas of the state and of both the urban and rural population. The director shall serve as an ad hoc nonvoting member of the commission. In appointing the members, the Governor shall seek to create a broad-based commission representative of the Nebraska economy. To achieve this objective the Governor shall appoint individuals from the following private industry sectors:
(1) Production agriculture;
(2) At least two individuals from manufacturing, one such individual shall represent a company with no more than seventy-five employees;
(3) Transportation and logistics;
(4) Travel and tourism;
(5) Financial services and insurance;
(6) Information technology and communications;
(7) Biotechnology; and
(8) Community development.
The commission and department are encouraged to involve other essential groups in the work of the commission, including, but not limited to, the (a) University of Nebraska, (b) Department of Agriculture, (c) State Energy Office, (d) educational institutions, (e) Department of Labor, and (f) Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. No more than five voting members of the commission shall belong to the same political party.
The commission shall provide programmatic policy guidance and oversight to the Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership and shall provide regular consultation to the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Laws 1986, LB 965, § 4; Laws 2007, LB388, § 1; Laws 2010, LB947, § 1.Effective Date: July 15, 2010
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