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SECTION 870-N
Carnival, fair and amusement park safety advisory board
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 27
§ 870-n. Carnival, fair and amusement park safety advisory board. 1.
To advise the commissioner in relation to industry standards for
carnivals, fairs, amusement parks, amusement devices, tents and viewing
stands, and his or her duties and powers pursuant to this article, there
shall be established in the department an advisory board, to be known as
the "carnival, fair and amusement park safety advisory board",
consisting of eleven members to be appointed as follows: five members
shall be appointed by the governor, two members shall be appointed by
the temporary president of the senate, two members shall be appointed by
the speaker of the assembly, one member shall be appointed by the
minority leader of the senate, and one member shall be appointed by the
minority leader of the assembly. The members of such advisory board
shall each be a representative of amusement parks; operators of
temporary amusement devices; businesses engaged in the rental of
temporary amusement devices; manufacturers and suppliers of amusement
devices, tents or viewing stands; or the general public. The governor
shall appoint the chair of the board from amongst the members appointed
by him or her.

2. Each member of the advisory board shall serve a term of five years,
or until his or her successor is appointed; provided that of the members
initially appointed to the advisory board: one member appointed by the
governor and the member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly
shall serve terms of one year; one member appointed by the governor and
one member appointed by the temporary president of the senate shall
serve terms of two years; one member appointed by the governor and one
member appointed by the speaker of the assembly shall be appointed for
terms of three years; one member appointed by the governor and one
member appointed by the minority leader of the senate shall be appointed
for terms of four years; and one member appointed by the governor, one
member appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one member
appointed by the speaker of the assembly shall be appointed for terms of
five years. Any member of the board chosen to fill a vacancy occurring
otherwise than by expiration of term shall be appointed for the
unexpired term of the member who he or she is to succeed.

3. Each member of the advisory board shall serve without salary or
other compensation, but shall be allowed necessary and actual
transportation expenses incurred in the performance of his or her
duties.

4. The advisory board shall consider all matters relating to the
implementation of the provisions of this article and advise the
commissioner with respect thereto, and on its own initiative may make
recommendations to the commissioner as to any rules, regulations and
statutes necessary to assure amusement park, carnival and fair safety.

5. The commissioner shall designate an officer or employee of the
department to act as secretary to the advisory board, who shall not be a
member of such board and who shall not receive any additional
compensation therefor.

6. The advisory board may adopt by-laws to govern its own proceedings.
The secretary of the board shall keep a complete record of all
proceedings of the advisory board which shows the names of the members
present at each meeting and every matter considered by the advisory
board and the action taken thereon. Such records shall be filed in the
office of the department.