(1) There is created an advisory council that shall consist of at least 15, but not more than 20, members. The council shall advise the Department of Justice on the administration of the policies and practices of the domestic and sexual violence services program. Members shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General. Membership in the council shall:
(a) Accurately reflect the diversity of the population in Oregon as well as the diversity of individuals needing services;
(b) Be composed of both lay and professionally trained individuals with expertise in domestic violence and sexual assault services;
(c) Include representatives of other state agencies providing services;
(d) Include representatives of professional, civil or other public or private organizations;
(e) Include private citizens interested in service programs; and
(f) Include recipients of assistance or services or their representatives.
(2) Members of the advisory council may not receive compensation for their services. Members of the advisory council other than members employed in full-time public service shall be reimbursed by the Department of Justice for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The reimbursement shall be subject to the provisions of ORS 292.210 (Definitions for ORS 292.210 to 292.230) to 292.288 (State claim on advances). Members of the advisory council who are employed in full-time public service may be reimbursed by their employing agencies for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. [2001 c.870 §30; 2007 c.71 §42]
Note: See note under 147.450 (Definitions).