(a) There is established, as an independent agency, a commission to be known as the District of Columbia State Athletics Commission.
(b) The Commission shall consist of 9 voting members, appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, in accordance with § 1-523.01(f), and 6 ex-officio nonvoting members.
(c)(1) At least one of each of the following shall be appointed as a voting member of the Commission:
(A) A parent of a student enrolled in member public charter school located in the District;
(B) A parent of a student enrolled in a DCPS school;
(C) A parent of a student enrolled at a private or parochial member school located in the District;
(D) A member of the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association, or its successor; and
(E) A member of the Public Charter Interscholastic Athletic Association, or its successor, if a majority of public charter schools that offer interscholastic athletics programs are members of the DCSAA.
(2) Voting members shall be residents of the District of Columbia.
(3)(A) Voting members shall serve regular terms of 4 years and may be reappointed for a single term of 4 years, except that of the members first appointed, the Mayor shall designate 3 to serve terms of 4 years, 2 to serve terms of 3 years, 2 to serve terms of 2 years, and 2 to serve a term of one year.
(B) The initial term for voting members shall begin on the date that a majority of the voting members are sworn in, which shall become the anniversary date for all subsequent appointments.
(C) Where a vacancy occurs for reasons other than the expiration of the voting member's term, the Mayor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, an individual to serve in the vacant position, taking into consideration the criteria of this subsection.
(D) Any voting member appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the remainder of the predecessor's term.
(E) A vacancy appointment shall not count toward the term-limits otherwise provided in this paragraph.
(4) The Mayor shall not remove a voting member except for cause.
(d)(1) The ex-officio nonvoting members of the Commission shall be:
(A) The Director of OSSE, or his or her designee;
(B) The Chancellor of DCPS, or his or her designee;
(C) The Chair of the Public Charter School Board, or his or her designee;
(D) The Deputy Mayor for Education, or his or her designee;
(E) The Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, or his or her designee; and
(F) The Director of the Department of General Services, or his or her designee.
(2) Nonvoting members shall support the Commission by providing information and advice related to interscholastic athletic programming and by advancing policies and programs consistent with the work of the Commission.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-263: § 301 of D.C. Law 21-263 provided that the creation of this section by § 103 of D.C. Law 21-263 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.