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SECTION 42-0103
The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 42
§ 42-0103. The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership.

1. The Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership is hereby established
in the department to be a body corporate and public, and to consist of
up to thirty-seven voting members. The following individuals shall be
invited to become members: the supervisor of the town of Saratoga, the
supervisor of the town of Fort Edward, the supervisor of the town of
Greenwich, the supervisor of the town of Easton, the supervisor of the
town of Stillwater, the supervisor of the town of Waterford, the
supervisor of the town of Northumberland, the supervisor of the town of
Halfmoon, the supervisor of the town of Mechanicville, the supervisor of
the town of White Creek, the supervisor of the town of Cambridge, the
supervisor of the town of Moreau, the supervisor of the town of
Schaghticoke, the supervisor of the town of Pittstown, the supervisor of
the town of Hoosick, the supervisor of the town of Kingsbury, the
supervisor of the town of Corinth, the mayor of the city of
Mechanicville, the mayor of the village of Schuylerville, the mayor of
the village of Victory, the mayor of the village of Stillwater, the
mayor of the village of Fort Edward, the mayor of the village of
Greenwich, the mayor of the village of South Glens Falls, the mayor of
the village of Cambridge, the mayor of the village of Hudson Falls, the
mayor of the village of Valley Falls, the mayor of the village of
Schaghticoke, the mayor of the village of Corinth, the mayor of the
village of Hoosick Falls and the mayor of the village of Waterford. In
addition, six members shall be appointed as follows: two shall be
appointed by the governor, two shall be appointed by the temporary
president of the senate and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the
assembly. The commissioner and the commissioners of agriculture and
markets, and parks, recreation and historic preservation shall be
nonvoting ex-officio members of the partnership. The six appointed
members of the partnership, two of which shall be residents of Saratoga
county, two of which shall be residents of Rensselaer county and two of
which shall be residents of Washington county, shall by training,
education and experience or attainment be qualified to analyze,
interpret and/or support matters relevant to historical, environmental,
economic or scenic preservation work of the partnership. Each ex-officio
member of the partnership may designate a representative to attend, in
his or her place, meetings of the partnership and to act in his or her
behalf at meetings and with respect to the business of the partnership.

2. The term of office for appointees shall be four years. Members may
serve on the partnership until they resign or are replaced. In the event
of a vacancy occurring other than by the expiration of a member's term,
such vacancy shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in
the same manner as the original appointment.

3. A majority of the members of the partnership shall constitute a
quorum.

4. The members of the partnership shall receive no compensation for
their services, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for their
expenses actually and necessarily incurred in the performance of their
duties.

5. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, general,
special or local, no officer or employee of the state or any civil
division thereof, shall be deemed to have forfeited or shall forfeit his
or her office or employment by reason of his or her acceptance of
membership on the partnership.

6. At the initial meeting, the partnership shall elect officers, who
shall serve at the pleasure of the partnership.

8. The partnership shall meet at least once every two months until
approval of the plan by the commissioner as provided pursuant to section
42-0109 of this article, and at least once every quarter thereafter.

9. Every state agency and public corporation having jurisdiction of
land within municipalities located within the Historic Hudson-Hoosic
Rivers Partnership Reserve shall, to the fullest extent practicable,
cooperate and assist the partnership in carrying out the provisions of
this article.