BY-LAWS OF THE
(NEVADA) STATE COUNCIL ON LIBRARY AND LITERACY
The name of this consortium is the (Nevada) State Council on Libraries and Literacy hereinafter known as COUNCIL.
The Council shall advise the Division of State Library, Archives and Public Records; and may examine and carry out all duties authorized by NRS 380A.081.380A.031; the Library Services and Technology Act and federal or other programs that support libraries and literacy.
The Council consists of:
The director of the following state agencies or their designees shall serve as ex officio voting members of the Council pursuant to Public Law No. 102-73:
Officers of state government whose agencies provide funding for literacy services may be designated by the governor or the chairman of the Council to serve whenever matters within the jurisdiction of the agency are considered by the Council.
Unless specifically appointed to a shorter term, the term of office of a member of the council is 3 years and commences on July 1 of the year of appointment. The terms of office of the members of the council must be staggered to result in, as nearly as possible, the appointment of three or four members to the council on July 1 of each year (NRS 380A.031).
The functions and duties of the Council shall be the following:
The Council shall elect the chairperson and elect a vice-chairperson/chairperson-elect at the first meeting held after July 1 of each year.
The vice-chairperson/chairperson-elect shall serve a term of two years and shall succeed to the office of chairperson at the expiration of the chairpersons' term in the second year of the term.
The chairperson and vice-chairperson may serve a maximum of two years one term, with the ability to be re-elected not more than once.
The State Library, Archives and Public Records Administrator will serve as the secretary to the Council.
The Council shall meet at least two times per year and may meet upon the call of the chairperson.
A majority of the Council will constitute a quorum.
All regular and special meetings of the Council shall be open to the public, except those authorized under (NRS 241.030) for consideration of personnel matters, which may be held in executive session.
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised will be the rules for the conduct of Council meetings insofar as they do not conflict with this constitution.
Designated Staff of the Division of State Library, Archives and Public Records with approval by the chairperson shall prepare the agenda for each meeting. Any member may place an item on the agenda by notifying the designated staff. Unless five days prior notice has been given of the pending consideration of an agenda item, any member of the Council may cause that item to be held over to the next meeting.
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Council by a two-thirds vote of the Council members, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
Adopted February 23, 1995.
Amended February 27, 1998.
Amended October 3, 2001.
Amended September 16, 2009.
Amended June 14, 2014.
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