LCOC By-Laws - Article VI
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Committees and Divisions
Section 1: Appointment and Authority
The president or chairman of the board, by and with the approval of the governing body,
shall appoint all committees and committee president/chairmen. The president or
chairman of the board may appoint such ad hoc committees and their
president/chairmen as deemed necessary to carry out the program of the chamber.
Committee appointments shall be at the will and pleasure of the president or the
chairman of the board and shall serve concurrently with the term of the appointing
president or chairman of the board, unless a different term is approved by the governing
body. It shall be the function of committees to make investigations, conduct studies and
hearings, make recommendations to the governing body, and carry on such activities as
may be delegated to them by the governing body.
Section 2: Limitation of Authority
No action by any member, committee, division, employee, director, or officer shall be
binding upon, or constitute an expression of, the policy of the chamber until it has been
approved or ratified by the governing body. Committees shall be discharged by the
president or chairman of the board when their work is been completed and their reports
accepted, or when, in the opinion of the governing body, it is deemed wise to discontinue
Section 3: Testimony
Once committee action has been approved by the governing body, it shall be incumbent
upon the committee president/chairmen or, in their absence, whom they designate as
being familiar enough with the issue, to give testimony to, or make presentations before,
civic and governmental agencies.
Section 4: Division
The governing body may create such divisions, bureaus, departments, councils, or
subsidiary corporations as it deems advisable to handle the work of the chamber.
The governing body shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all divisions,
bureaus, departments, councils, and subsidiary corporations. The governing body shall
annually review and approve all activities and proposed programs of such divisions,
bureaus, departments, councils, or subsidiary corporations having bearing upon or
expressive of the chamber.