(1) The governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the senate, a committee on juvenile justice consisting of 21 members. The members of the committee shall be appointed for terms of 3 years, except that of the members first appointed, 7 members shall serve for 1 year, 7 members shall serve for 2 years, and 7 members shall serve for 3 years, as designated by the governor. The governor shall designate a chairperson of the committee. Not more than 14 members shall be of the same gender. Not more than 11 members shall be from the same political party. A vacancy on the committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A quorum shall consist of 11 members.

(2) Members of the committee on juvenile justice appointed pursuant to subsection (1) shall include representatives of all of the following:

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 18.405

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Office: means the office of criminal justice created in section 3. See Michigan Laws 18.401
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.

(a) Local units of government.

(b) Law enforcement.

(c) Probate judges involved in juvenile justice matters.

(d) Public agencies concerned with the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency.

(e) Private organizations concerned with the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency.

(3) A majority of the committee members shall not be full-time employees of the federal, state, or local government. The chairperson of the committee shall not be a full-time employee of the federal, state, or local government. Not less than 4 of the members of the committee shall be less than 24 years of age at the time of being appointed to the committee. Not less than 3 members of the committee shall have been or shall be at the time of appointment under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.

(4) The committee shall advise the office, the governor, and the legislature at least annually on matters relative to the juvenile justice system in this state. The committee shall establish goals, priorities, and standards for the juvenile justice system, conduct studies, adopt resolutions and policy statements, and approve plans regarding juvenile justice.

(5) The business of the committee shall be conducted at a public meeting held in compliance with the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Public notice of the time, place, and date of the meeting shall be given in the manner required by Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended. A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the committee in the performance of an official function shall be made available to the public in compliance with the freedom of information act, Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being sections 15.231 to 15.246 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.