Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 3 of chapter 560 of the acts of 1982 is hereby amended by striking out the eighth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
There shall be an advisory council to MCET, which shall consist of no more than fifteen members appointed by the governor for terms of five years who shall be broadly representative of the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the commonwealth and of potential providers and users of said network and who are not otherwise represented on the board of directors of MCET, including, but not limited to, representatives of the following sectors: teacher labor organizations; the board of library commissioners; hospitals in the commonwealth; higher education programs in medicine, education and engineering, and the nursing and legal professions. The council shall evaluate the telecommunications needs of various sectors of the commonwealth and recommend to the MCET board of directors programs and activities designed to serve any such needs. The council shall meet no less than three times a year and shall annually elect a chairman from among its membership. Eight members of the advisory council shall constitute a quorum.