(a) The Advisory Board for Persons Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deafblind shall consist of the following members: (1) The consultant appointed by the State Board of Education in accordance with § 10-316a, or the consultant’s designee; (2) the president of the Connecticut Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf, or the president’s designee; (3) the president of the Connecticut Association of the Deaf, or the president’s designee; (4) the president of the Connecticut Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or the president’s designee; (5) the Commissioner of Aging and Disability Services, or the commissioner’s designee; (6) the executive director of the American School for the Deaf, or the executive director’s designee; (7) the Governor’s liaison to the disability community; (8) the director of the Connecticut chapter of We the Deaf People; and (9) eight members appointed by the Governor as follows: (A) A person who is deaf; (B) a person who is hard of hearing; (C) a person who is deafblind; (D) an interpreting professional who serves deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind persons; (E) a healthcare professional who works with persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind; (F) a parent of a student in a predominantly oral education program; (G) an educator who works with children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind; and (H) a parent of a student at the American School for the Deaf. The Commissioner of Aging and Disability Services, the Governor’s liaison to the disability community and a member chosen by the majority of the board shall be the chairpersons of the advisory board.

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  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.

(b) The advisory board shall meet at least quarterly or more often at the call of the chairpersons or a majority of the members. A majority of members in office but not less than nine voting members shall constitute a quorum.

(c) Any appointed member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings held during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term in the membership of the advisory board shall be filled by the Governor.