Kap. III Art. 21:
"Boards and Commissions. In every case where the governor appoints a board or
commission to perform a regulatory or administrative function or direct the
activities of an agency, authority, or public or quasi-public corporation in
the performance of a regulatory or administrative function, the members of such
a board or commission shall be independent and may be removed only on grounds
of gross neglect or dereliction of duty, breach of fiduciary duty, conviction
of a felony, or mental or physical incapacity. Upon the expiration of the term
of a member of a board or commission, such person shall cease to be a member
unless reappointed in the manner prescribed by law. The governor shall make
appointments within ninety days to fill any vacant seats on a board or commission.
This section does not apply to boards and commissions that serve a purely advisory
function or, except to the extent specifically required by federal law, to boards
and commissions created in order to comply with federal law."