8. Perform such as duties as may be prescribed to the SRC by Title I and Title VI of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Article III: Composition A . The SRC shall be composed of at least 15 members to include: 1. at least one representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council; 2 . at least one representative of PEATC; 3. at least one representative of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (there is no limit on the number of consecutive terms this individual can be reappointed); 4 . at least one vocational rehabilitation counselor with knowledge of, and experience with, vocational rehabilitation programs, who shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the SRC if the counselor is an employee of DARS; 5. at least one representative of the Employment Services Organizations; 6. four representatives of business, industry and labor; 7. representatives of disability advocacy groups representing a cross section of individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities; and representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty representing themselves or are unable due to their disabilities to represent themselves; 8. current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services; 9. at least one representative of the Virginia Department of Education, and 10. at least one representative of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development Council. 11. The Commissioner of DARS who shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member. C . A majority of the SRC members shall be persons who are individuals with disabilities and not employed by DARS. 2
Article IV: Appointment, Termination and Leadership Section 1: Appointment A . Members of the SRC shall be appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall select members after soliciting recommendations from representatives or organizations representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities. In selecting members, the Governor shall consider, to the greatest extent practicable, the extent to which minority populations are represented on the SRC. B. The SRC shall recommend candidates to the Commissioner of DARS for transmittal to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. C. Applications for appointment shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Section 2: Terms A. A SRC member term is three (3) years in length. B. Except as provided by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and/or federal regulations, no member of the SRC may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms and must be appointed to a second term by the Governor. C. SRC members appointed to fill a vacancy of a partial completed term may fill the remainder of that term and two (2) additional full terms. Section 3: Resignations and Terminations A. SRC members who resign from the SRC prior to the end of their term shall submit a letter of resignation to the SRC Chair and the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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