1. The Iowa public broadcasting board is created to plan, establish, and operate educational radio and television facilities and other telecommunications services including narrowcast and broadcast systems to serve the educational needs of the state. The board shall be composed of nine members selected in the following manner:
a. Four members shall be appointed by the governor so that the portion of the board membership appointed under this paragraph includes two male board members and two female board members at all times:
(1) One member shall be appointed from the business community other than the commercial broadcasting industry and the telecommunications industry.
(2) One member shall be appointed from the commercial broadcast industry.
(3) One member shall be appointed from the membership of a fund-raising nonprofit organization financially assisting the Iowa public broadcasting division.
(4) One member shall represent the general public.
b. Five members shall be selected in the manner provided in this paragraph and the gender balance of the membership shall be coordinated among the associations and boards making the appointments so that not more than three members serving under this paragraph at the same time are of the same gender.
(1) One member shall be appointed by the state association of private colleges and universities.
(2) One member shall be appointed jointly by the superintendents of the community colleges created by chapter 260C.
(3) One member shall be appointed jointly by the administrators of the area education agencies created by chapter 273.
(4) One member who is knowledgeable about telecommunications shall be appointed by the state board of regents.
(5) One member shall be appointed by the state board of education.
2. Board members shall serve a three-year term commencing on July 1 of the year of appointment. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the term.
Membership on the board does not constitute holding a public office and members shall not be required to take and file oaths of office before serving. A member shall not be disqualified from holding any public office or employment by reason of appointment to the board nor shall a member forfeit an office or employment by reason of appointment to the board.
3. The board shall appoint an advisory committee on journalistic and editorial integrity which has no more than a simple majority of members of the same gender. The division shall be governed by the national principles of editorial integrity developed by the editorial integrity project.
Duties of the advisory committee, and of additional advisory committees the board may from time to time appoint, shall be specified in rules of internal management adopted by the board.
Members of advisory committees shall receive actual expenses incurred in performing their official duties.
93 Acts, ch 48, §39; 94 Acts, ch 1184, §22
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