New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Council on the Arts
1. The council on the arts in the executive department is hereby continued. The twenty-one members shall be, broadly representative of all fields of the performing and fine arts, to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, from among private citizens who are widely known for their professional competence and experience in connection with the performing and fine arts. In making such appointments, due consideration shall be given to the recommendations made by representative civic, educational and professional associations and groups, concerned with or engaged in the production or presentation of the performing and fine arts generally.
2. The term of office of each member of the council shall be five years. Vacancies in the council occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The governor shall designate a chairperson and two vice-chairpersons from the members of the council, to serve as such at the pleasure of the governor. The chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the council.
3. The chairperson shall receive compensation fixed by the governor and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by him in the performance of his duties hereunder, within the amount made available by appropriation therefor. The other members of the council shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties hereunder within the amount made available by appropriation therefor.
4. The chairperson may appoint such officers, experts and other employees as he may deem necessary, prescribe their duties, fix their compensation and provide for reimbursement of their expenses within amounts available therefor by appropriation.