(a) The committee for the purchase of commodities and services from the handicapped is hereby created as a part of the Department of Administration and shall be composed of the following six members who are to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate: A private citizen who is conversant with the problems incidental to the employment of handicapped persons; a representative of a producing nonprofit workshop; a representative of the Division of Rehabilitation Services; a representative of the Department of Administration who is knowledgeable in the purchasing requirements of the state; a representative of private business who is knowledgeable in the activities involved in the sale of commodities or services to governmental entities; and a representative of organized labor who is knowledgeable in matters relating to employment of the disabled. The Governor shall appoint one member to serve as chairperson.
(b) Members of the committee are appointed to serve two-year terms expiring on January 31 of odd-numbered years. Members who are not state employees shall receive compensation for their service of $50 per day for each day actually engaged in the work of the committee and all members shall receive reimbursement by the state for expenses incurred in performing their duties as members.
(c) The committee shall have as an executive secretary the person charged with program management in section ten, article three of this chapter. The executive secretary shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of the committee and shall coordinate with the central nonprofit agency to perform the duties outlined in section ten, article three of this chapter.