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SECTION 10.05
Institute for the Hudson River Collection; creation; board of directors; governance
Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA) CHAPTER 11-C, TITLE B, ARTICLE 10
§ 10.05. Institute for the Hudson River Collection; creation; board of
directors; governance. 1. The Institute for the Hudson River Collection
is hereby established under the jurisdiction of the New York state
museum of the state education department.

2. The institute shall consist of fifteen members. Nine of such
members shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and
consent of the senate, two of whom shall be the commissioner of parks,
recreation and historic preservation, and the chairman of the New York
state council on the arts or his or her representative, two of whom
shall be so appointed on recommendation of the temporary president of
the senate, two on recommendation of the speaker of the assembly, one on
recommendation of the minority leader of the senate and one on
recommendation of the minority leader of the assembly. Each member so
appointed shall be representative of those educational and cultural
institutions of the state that hold significant collections or conduct
continuing research and education programs on the cultural and natural
history of the Hudson river area. The commissioner of education shall be
a member and shall serve as chairman of the institute. Five of such
members shall be appointed by the board of regents in consultation with
the commissioner of education.

3. The term of each member appointed by the governor shall be for
three years provided, however, that of the members first appointed (a)
the members first appointed on recommendation of the temporary president
of the senate and the speaker of the assembly shall be for terms ending
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety, provided however that
persons first so appointed after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred
ninety, shall be appointed for terms ending December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred ninety-three; and (b) the persons appointed on
recommendation of the minority leader of the senate and the minority
leader of the assembly shall be appointed for terms ending December
thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-nine, provided however that
persons first so appointed after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred
eighty-nine, shall be appointed for terms ending December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred ninety-two. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired
terms in the same manner as the original appointment. The commissioners
of parks, recreation and historic preservation and education and the
chairman of the New York state council on the arts shall serve only
during his tenure as such official.

4. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall
be allowed their reasonable expenses actually and necessarily incurred
in the performance of their duties, within the funds available from
appropriations made pursuant to section ninety-two-q of the state
finance law. No member shall be disqualified from holding any other
public office or employment by reason of such person's appointment or
service as a member notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to
the contrary.

5. The institute shall conduct at least four regular meetings a year
at such times and places as may be fixed by it.

6. Eight members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of
business and, unless a greater number is required by the by-laws, the
institute shall exercise its powers and duties by a vote of the majority
of the total members of the commission then serving.

7. The institute shall adopt by-laws governing the calling and conduct
of its meetings and all other matters relating to its organization and
internal operations.