The advisory council on charities registration is continued. It shall advise the attorney general and make recommendations with respect to the operation and administration of this article with the objective of assuring maximum simplicity in the conformance of charitable organizations with the provisions of this article. The council shall consist of not fewer than five nor more than ten members. The members of the advisory council now in office shall continue to hold office for the remainder of the terms to which they were appointed and thereafter until their successors are appointed. The attorney general shall designate the chairman of the council and may appoint additional and successor members and fix their terms of office. The members shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder.