5-11-101. Appointment and composition of council. (1) There is a legislative council. Subject to subsection (2), the legislative council consists of:
(a) the speaker of the house, the minority leader of the house, and, subject to 5-5-234, four members chosen by the speaker of the house, two from the majority party and two from the minority party; and
(b) the president of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, and, subject to 5-5-234, four members chosen by the committee on committees, two from the majority party and two from the minority party.
(2) If a legislator is or would be a member of the legislative council by virtue of a legislative leadership position and the legislator will not serve in the following legislative session because of term limits, the legislator may designate another member of the same house and the same political party to serve on the legislative council in the legislator's place.