The Commission may establish an executive committee, which shall be empowered to act on behalf of the Commission during the interim between Commission meetings, except for rulemaking or amendment of the Compact. The Committee shall be composed of all officers of the Interstate Commission, the chairpersons or vice-chairpersons of each committee, the regional representatives or designees, and the ex-officio victims’ representative to the Interstate Commission. The immediate past chairperson of the Commission and the Chair of the DCA Liaison Committee shall also serve as ex-officio, non-voting, members of the executive committee and the ex-officio victims’ representative, immediate past chairperson, and Chair of the DCA Liaison Committee shall serve for a term of two years. The procedures, duties, budget, and tenure of such an executive committee shall be determined by the Commission. The power of such an executive committee to act on behalf of the Commission shall at all times be subject to any limitations imposed by the Commission, the Compact or these By-laws.
The Commission may establish such other committees as it deems necessary to carry out its objectives, which shall include, but not be limited to Finance Committee; Rules Committee; Compliance Committee; Information Technology Committee; and Training, Education and Public Relations Committee. The composition, procedures, duties, budget and tenure of such committees shall be determined by the Commission. In the event a chairperson of a standing committee is unable to attend a specified meeting of a standing committee or a meeting of the executive committee, each standing committee may designate a vice-chairperson to act on behalf of the standing committee at a specified standing or executive committee meeting.
The Commission may establish ad hoc committees to perform special purposes or functions. Upon creation of an ad hoc committee, the chairperson of the Commission shall issue a charge to the committee, describing the committee’s duties and responsibilities. The charge shall specify the date by which the ad hoc committee shall complete its business and shall specify the means by which the ad hoc committee shall report its activities to the Commission.
A regional representative of each of the four regions of the United States, Northeastern, Midwestern, Southern, and Western, shall be elected or reelected, beginning with the 2005 annual meeting, by a plurality vote of the commissioners of each region, and shall serve for two years or until a successor is elected by the commissioners of that region. The states and territories comprising each region shall be determined by reference to the regional divisions used by the Council of State Governments. In the event a regional representative is unable to attend a regional meeting or a meeting of the executive committee, that region shall be authorized to designate an alternative representative who is a commissioner from the same region to act on behalf of a regional representative at a specified regional or executive committee meeting.