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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 182A: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey advisory board

Section 182A. There shall be a Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey advisory board that shall consist of the following members: the commissioner of conservation and recreation or a designee; the president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy or a designee; the executive director of the office of travel and tourism or a designee; the secretary of education or a designee; and 5 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a resident of the city of New Bedford, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. or its successor organization and 3 of whom shall have expertise relevant to the mission of the advisory board, expertise in Cape Verdean history as it relates to the Schooner-Ernestina-Morrissey or expertise in the history of the ship as the Effie M. Morrissey.

Each appointed member of the advisory board shall serve for a term of 3 years. The advisory board shall annually elect, from among its members, a chair and a vice-chair. The members of the board shall serve without compensation. The board shall meet not less than biannually and shall meet upon the request of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to advise the academy on matters that relate to the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.