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(3) Two commissioners appointed by the Governor;
(4) Two commissioners appointed by the President of the
Senate, one of whom may not belong to the same political
party as the President; and
(5) Two commissioners appointed by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, one of whom may not belong to the
same political party as the Speaker.
(c) The terms of the initial appointed commissioners shall
commence upon qualification. Each appointing authority shall
designate one appointee to serve for a 2-year term running
through June 30, 2009, and each appointing authority shall
designate one appointee to serve for a 4-year term running
through June 30, 2011. The commissioner designated as the
chairperson by the Court must be appointed for a 4-year term.
The initial appointments must be made
by January 1, 2008
60 days after the effective date of this Act
(d) After the initial terms, commissioners shall serve for
4-year terms commencing on July 1 of the year of appointment
and running through June 30 of the 4th following year.
Commissioners may be reappointed to one or more subsequent
(e) Vacancies occurring other than at the end of a term
shall be filled by the appointing
authority only for the
balance of the term of the commissioner whose office is vacant.
(f) Terms shall run regardless of whether the position is