Chapter 01 - Parks and Recreation Commission

Chapter 01 - Parks and Recreation Commission

18.0101 Park and recreation commission-Appointments-Removals.


(a) There is established within the executive branch of the government the parks and recreation commission, which consists of 5 members appointed by the Governor for terms of 2 years, except that the fourth and fifth initial appointees shall serve for one year only in order to establish staggered terms.

(b) Officials of the government may be appointed to the commission.

(c) All appointees may be reappointed to the commission.

(d) All appointees may be removed from the commission by the Governor for cause; provided, that, the majority of the commission concurs in the cause offered.

18.0102 Commission-Powers and duties.


The commission has the following powers and duties:

(1) carry out those duties as may be set out in this title and other laws, and the rules, of the government which specifically delegate power or authority to the commission;

(2) elect, at its first meeting and thereafter annually at the first meeting in October, a chairman, who presides at all meetings, and other officers as it may consider desirable from among its members;

(3) develop policies and programs for the administration, management and operation of the parks system and recreational activities;

(4) review and make recommendations to the Governor and department on:

(I) comprehensive plans, applications and acceptances pertaining to federal assistance programs prior to their final approval and submission;

(II) the preliminary and final budgets of the department prior to submission to the Legislature;

(III) during the first month of each quarter, the operation and financial records of the department for the previous quarter; and

(IV) the department’s annual report prior to submission to the Legislature; and

(5) perform other assignments as the Governor may make in the furtherance of the overall development of the parks system recreational programs.