Terms Used In Missouri Laws 186.007

  • 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.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

There is created in the department of economic development a “Missouri Women’s Council” which shall consist of thirteen members.  Nine of the members shall be appointed by the governor, of which no more than five of the nine members may be of the same political party as the governor appointing such members, with the advice and consent of the senate, and shall be representative of a cross section of the citizenry.  Council members shall serve terms of four years, and may be reappointed.  The remaining four vacancies on the council shall be filled by the general assembly.  Two representatives and two senators shall be appointed by their respective bodies in the same manner as members of standing committees are appointed.  The council shall annually elect a chair and vice-chair.  In the event of a vacancy in a term of office through death, resignation or otherwise, the governor shall appoint a person to serve the unexpired portion of the term of a member appointed by the governor.  The unexpired council terms of any senator or representative unable or unwilling to serve shall be filled by their respective bodies in the same manner as vacancies on standing committees are filled.