Section 257.02, Florida Statutes 2004
257.02 State Library Council.--
(1) There shall be a State Library Council to advise and assist the Division of Library and Information Services on its programs and activities. The council shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. At least one member of the council must be a person who is 60 years of age or older; and at least one member of the council must be a person who is not, and has never been, employed in a library or in teaching library science courses. Members shall be appointed for 4-year terms. A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the period of the unexpired term. No person may be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms as a member of the council. The Secretary of State may remove from office any council member for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to, or being found guilty of, a felony. In addition to, and at the request of, the members of the council appointed by the Secretary of State, the president-elect of the Florida Library Association may serve as a member of the council in a nonvoting capacity during his or her term as president-elect.
(2) Members of the council shall serve without compensation or honorarium but shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061. The council shall meet at the call of its chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, at the request of the division, or at such times as may be prescribed by its rules.
(3) The Secretary of State may, in making appointments, consult the Florida Library Association and related organizations for suggestions as to persons having special knowledge and interest concerning libraries.
History.--s. 2, ch. 10278, 1925; CGL 1688; s. 2, ch. 63-39; s. 19, ch. 63-400; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 21, ch. 69-353; s. 2, ch. 70-250; s. 1, ch. 70-439; s. 1, ch. 71-279; s. 2, ch. 74-228; s. 4, ch. 78-323; ss. 2, 3, 4, ch. 81-68; ss. 1, 4, ch. 82-46; s. 2, ch. 83-265; s. 14, ch. 86-163; s. 3, ch. 87-172; ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 90-21; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 150, ch. 95-148.