90-1-405. Land information advisory council -- appointments -- terms -- vacancies -- compensation. (1) There is a land information advisory council.
(2) The council is composed of the following members:
(a) the state librarian or the state librarian's designee who shall:
(i) serve as the presiding officer of the council; or
(ii) appoint the presiding officer from among the other members of the council;
(b) the chief information officer provided for in 2-17-506 or the chief information officer's designee;
(c) to be appointed by the governor:
(i) four directors of departments established in Title 2, chapter 15. A director may designate a person to act in the director's absence.
(ii) three persons who represent county or municipal government, at least one of whom is active in land information systems;
(iii) two persons who are employed by the U.S. department of agriculture;
(iv) two persons who are employed by the U.S. department of the interior;
(v) two persons who are active in land information systems and represent public utilities or private businesses;
(vi) one person who represents Indian tribal interests;
(vii) one person who represents the Montana university system;
(viii) two persons who are members of a Montana association of GIS professionals; and
(ix) one person who represents the interests of a Montana association of registered land surveyors;
(d) one member of the Montana state senate, appointed by the committee on committees, who must be appointed prior to the appointment of the member described in subsection (2)(e); and
(e) one member of the Montana house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, who may not be a member of the same political party as the member of the senate appointed under subsection (2)(d).
(3) Each council member is appointed for a 2-year term that begins on July 1 of the odd-numbered year and ends on June 30 of the succeeding odd-numbered year. A member may be reappointed to the council.
(4) A vacancy on the council must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, and the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(5) (a) A member of the council who is not a legislator or an employee of the state or a political subdivision of the state is eligible to be reimbursed and compensated, as provided in 2-15-124.
(b) A member of the council who is not a legislator but is an employee of the state or a political subdivision of the state is not entitled to compensation but is entitled to be reimbursed for expenses, as provided in 2-18-501 through 2-18-503.
(c) A legislator who is a member of the council is eligible to be compensated and reimbursed, as provided in 5-2-302.