HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-1446. Organization meeting — Chairman — Executive director — Surety bond and conflict of interest. A member of the authority designated by the governor shall call and convene the initial organizational meeting of the authority and shall serve as its chairman pro tem. At such meeting appropriate by-laws shall be presented for adoption. The by-laws may provide for the election or appointment of officers and the delegation of certain powers and duties and such other matters as the authority deems proper. At such meeting and annually thereafter the authority shall elect one (1) of its members as chairman and one (1) as vice chairman. It shall appoint an executive director or secretary and may appoint an associate executive director or associate secretary, who may but are not required to be members of the authority and who shall serve at its pleasure. They shall receive such compensation for special services as shall be fixed by the authority. The executive director or secretary or associate executive director or secretary, or other person designated by the authority, shall keep a record of the proceedings thereof and shall be custodian of all books, documents and papers filed with the authority, the minute books or journal thereof and its official seal. Said executive director or secretary or associate executive director or associate secretary or other person, may cause copies to be made of all minutes and other records and documents of the authority and may give certificates under the official seal of the authority to the effect that such copies are true copies and all persons dealing with the authority may rely on such certificates. The authority may delegate by resolution to one (1) or more of its members or to its executive director or secretary or associate executive director or associate secretary such powers and duties as it may deem proper. The executive director or secretary shall execute a surety bond in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or, in lieu thereof, the chairman of the authority shall execute a blanket bond covering each member, the executive director or secretary and the employees or other officers of the authority, each surety bond to be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office or offices covered, to be executed by a surety authorized to transact business in this state as surety. The cost of each such bond shall be paid by the authority. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, officer or employee of any health institution, financial institution, investment banking firm, brokerage firm, commercial bank or trust company, architecture firm, insurance company or any other firm, person or corporation to serve as a member of the authority, provided such trustee, director, officer or employee shall abstain from deliberation, action and vote by the authority in each instance where the business affiliation of any such trustee, director, officer or employee is involved.
[39-1446, added 1972, ch. 134, sec. 6, p. 286.]