Title 45, Chapter 19, Section 23
(a) A Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Equal Opportunity
is created. The board shall consist of nine persons. Subject to
confirmation by the Senate, the members of the board shall be
appointed by the Governor for three-year terms, except as otherwise
provided in this subsection. Of the Governor's initial
appointments, three shall be for one-year terms, three shall be for
two-year terms, and three shall be for three-year terms. In the
event of a vacancy during the term of any member appointed by the
Governor whether by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise, the
appointment of a successor by the Governor shall be only for the
remainder of the unexpired term. The membership of the board shall
be representative of a fair and reasonable cross section of the
population of the state and one-third of the members shall have
experience in labor or Title VII law enforcement or other legal
human rights experience; provided, however, that after July 1, 1993,
at least three members of the board shall be representative of or
have a background in realty, apartment management, or the building
and contracting industry.
(b) The board shall annually elect a chair and such other officers as it deems appropriate and shall meet at least three times a year at a time and place specified in writing by the administrator. The board may also meet from time to time upon its own motion, as deemed necessary by a majority of the members thereof, for the purposes of conducting routine or special business. Each member of the board shall serve without pay; but the members who are not otherwise state officials or employees shall, while engaged in the official duties of the board, receive the same expense allowance and travel cost reimbursement which members of certain boards and commissions receive pursuant to Code Section 45-7-21.
(c) The board shall make a written report to the Governor and to the
General Assembly by December 31 of each year. Such report shall
advise the Governor and the members of the General Assembly of the
board's activities and the administration of this article and shall
make such recommendation for change, if any, as the board deems
(d) The board shall assist the administrator of the Commission on
Equal Opportunity in an advisory capacity in carrying out the duties
and functions of the office including but not limited to matters
relating to fair employment practices and the effectiveness of the
state programs and operations.
(e) The board shall establish and certify to the Governor at the beginning of each fiscal year a list of not less than 12 persons, including females and minorities, licensed to practice law in Georgia, who have experience in labor law, in employment law, or administrative law, from which list the Governor may select, on the basis of rotation in sequential order, special masters as provided for in Code Section 45-19-37. The board may from time to time certify to the Governor additional persons to be added to the aforementioned list.