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Statute: 52:17C-3.3

6. a. There is established in the Office of Information Technology the Statewide Public Safety Communications Advisory Council which shall provide advice and assistance to the commission and the office in the planning, design, and implementation of the Statewide emergency enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system and the New Jersey Interoperable Communications System. b. The council shall consist of 22 members, the following members ex-officio; the Chief Technology Officer within the Office of Information Technology who shall serve as the council chairperson; the Deputy Director, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Preparedness Division; the Bureau Chief, New Jersey State Police Communications within the Office of Emergency Management; the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, Health Infrastructure Preparedness and Emergency Response; the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; the New Jersey State Fire Marshal; the following public members: a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region II; a representative from the Northeast/USAI Homeland Security Region Communications Working Group; a representative from the Northwest Homeland Security Region Communications Working Group; a representative from the Shore Homeland Security Region Communications Working Group; a representative from the Delaware River Homeland Security Region Communications Working Group; a representative from the State Agency Communications Working Group; a representative from the National Emergency Number Association, New Jersey Chapter; a representative from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Professionals; a representative from the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association; a representative from the New Jersey Fire Chiefs Association; a representative from the New Jersey State First Aid Council; a representative from the Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey; a representative from the Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Services Council; the Association of Public-Safety Communications Professionals Public Safety Frequency Coordinator; a representative from the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Task Force, communications branch; and a representative from the New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Team, communications branch. c. Public members of the council shall be recommended by the appointing authority and subject to confirmation by the commission and shall serve as a member of the council until replaced or removed for cause by the commission or appointing authority. The council shall have the authority to establish subcommittees as it deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this act. d. Members of the council shall serve without compensation. e. Each ex-officio member may designate an employee of the member's department or agency to represent the member at meetings or hearings of the council. All designees may lawfully vote and otherwise act on behalf of the members for whom they constitute the designees. f. The council shall be constituted upon the appointment of the majority of its authorized membership and shall have no expiration date. g. The council shall be governed by the charter established by the commission. L.2011, c.4, s.6.

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