577E-3  Members; terms; chair; quorum; compensation.  (a)  The commission shall consist of fifteen members and reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of the State.  The membership shall include:

     (1)  Ex officio, the director of human services, superintendent of education, director of health, attorney general, director of public safety, and executive director of the office of youth services, or their designees; and

     (2)  Eight voting members shall be appointed by the governor as provided in section 26-34, except as otherwise provided in this section, as follows:

          (A)  Two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the president of the senate, and two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the speaker of the house of representatives; and

          (B)  Four members shall be appointed by the governor from the community.

     (3)  One voting member shall be designated by the Hawaii Coalition for Dads.

     (b)  Of the appointed members, there shall be at least one member from each of the counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii.

     (c)  All members shall serve for a term of four years.  Any vacancies occurring in the membership of the commission shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointments.  No member shall serve on the commission for more than two terms; provided that if a member fills a vacancy and serves for the remainder of an unexpired term that member shall be considered to have served one term.

     (d)  The chair and vice chair of the board shall be selected annually from the nongovernmental members of the commission appointed pursuant to subsection (a)(2).  A simple majority shall constitute a quorum, whose affirmative vote shall be necessary for all actions.

     (e)  The members shall serve without compensation.

     (f)  Any member of the commission shall be immune from civil liability as provided in section 26-35.5.