69.16A GENDER BALANCE. 1. All appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of the state established by the Code, if not otherwise provided by law, shall be gender balanced. No person shall be appointed or reappointed to any board, commission, committee, or council established by the Code if that appointment or reappointment would cause the number of members of the board, commission, committee, or council of one gender to be greater than one-half the membership of the board, commission, committee, or council plus one if the board, commission, committee, or council is composed of an odd number of members. If the board, commission, committee, or council is composed of an even number of members, not more than one-half of the membership shall be of one gender. If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee, or council, they shall consult each other to avoid a violation of this section. 2. All appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of a political subdivision of the state that are established by the Code, if not otherwise provided by law, shall be gender balanced as provided by subsection 1 unless the political subdivision has made a good faith effort to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy on a board, commission, committee, or council in compliance with subsection 1 for a period of three months but has been unable to make a compliant appointment. In complying with the requirements of this subsection, political subdivisions shall utilize a fair and unbiased method of selecting the best qualified applicants. This subsection shall not prohibit an individual whose term expires prior to January 1, 2012, from being reappointed even though the reappointment continues an inequity in gender balance.

         Section History: Recent Form

         86 Acts, ch 1245, § 2041; 87 Acts, ch 218, § 8; 88 Acts, ch 1150,
      §1; 2009 Acts, ch 162, §1, 2
         Referred to in §8A.204, 8A.221, 8D.3, 15.421, 15F.102, 15G.202,
      15H.3, 16.191, 28A.7, 28N.2, 35A.2, 46.2A, 80.28, 103A.27, 135.27A,
      135.43, 135.109, 135N.4, 142A.3, 142C.16, 148.2A, 161.3, 175A.2,
      216A.12, 216A.92A, 216A.162, 217.43, 235B.1, 249A.36, 252B.18,
      252B.22, 256.5A, 256.31, 256.35A, 256.61, 272.3, 280A.2, 303.19,
      303A.5, 314.22, 455A.20, 455B.150, 514E.2, 542.4
         Board of medicine alternate members, see § 148.2A 

         Footnotes

         2009 amendments to this section apply on and after January 1,
      2012; 2009 Acts, ch 162, §2

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