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Senate Bill No. 482

Special Act No. 03-7

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT WATER AUTHORITY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 5 of number 381 of the special acts of 1967, as amended by section 2 of public act 02-76, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

A corporation known as the "Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority" is created for the purposes, charged with the duties and granted the powers provided in this act. The authority shall be a body corporate and politic. The authority shall consist of seven members who shall not be members of the advisory board, all of whom shall be residents of the district. Five members shall be appointed directly by a majority of those members of the representative advisory board present and voting at a meeting. [at which two-thirds of the membership of said advisory board are present. ] The remaining two members shall be appointed by the representative advisory board, subject to the conditions described in this section, from a slate of no fewer than three nominees provided by the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Council of Governments. The term of appointment shall be five years and until their successors are appointed except that of the five members first appointed one shall be appointed for a term of five years, one for a term of four years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of two years and one for a term of one year and the two members selected from nominees provided by the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Council of Governments shall be appointed for terms of four and three years, respectively. Not more than four members of the authority shall be members of the same political party. Vacancies on the authority shall be filled by appointments by the advisory board for the unexpired terms, including the replacement of members nominated by the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Council of Governments by selecting and appointing new members from a slate of nominees provided by the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Council of Governments. Members of the authority may be removed from office by the advisory board for cause. Members of the authority shall receive such compensation for their services as shall be fixed by the advisory board and shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any member of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Council of Governments from serving as a member of the authority.

Approved May 23, 2003