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7 Pa. Code § 160.17. Advisory Committee.

§ 160.17. Advisory Committee.

 (a)  Purpose. The Advisory Committee shall offer advice and recommendations to the Department on the administration of the Program.

 (b)  Composition. The Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Secretary and consist of between 10 and 15 members, no more than 3 of whom are employes of the Commonwealth. The membership of the Advisory Committee will be as follows:

   (1)  The Secretary, or a designee.

   (2)  The Program Administrator.

   (3)  A representative of the Governor’s Office.

   (4)  Two regional food bank representatives.

   (5)  At least two but no more than five county government/emergency food provider representatives.

   (6)  At least two but no more than four food and nutrition advocate representatives.

   (7)  One dietician, nutritionist or other person trained in nutrition.

 (c)  Terms of appointees. Advisory Committee members described in subsection (b)(1), (2) or (3) shall be ex officio members. The terms of the initial appointees of the Secretary under subsection (b)(4)—(7) will be determined by the Secretary and staggered so that the terms of no more than 1/3 of the initial appointees expire in each of the first 3 years of the Advisory Committee’s existence. Thereafter, the term of each of these appointees shall be 3 years. The term of a person appointed to replace another member whose term has not expired shall be only the unexpired portion of that term. Persons may not be appointed to successive terms, except that a person appointed to replace another member whose term has not expired may be appointed to a successive term.

 (d)  Chairperson; meetings. The Advisory Committee shall elect a chairperson at the first meeting of each calendar year. The chairperson shall call and conduct a meeting at least twice each year, and may call other meetings when appropriate.

 (e)  Reimbursement. Members of the Advisory Committee are not entitled to compensation for services, but are entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in connection with the performance of duties at the current rates set by the Commonwealth.

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