(1) A member (other than the mayor) ceases to be a member of a committee if the member:(a) has been absent from 3 consecutive meetings of the committee without having given reasons acceptable to the committee for the member's absences, or(b) has been absent from at least half of the meetings of the committee held during the immediately preceding year without having given to the committee acceptable reasons for the member's absences.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply in respect of a committee that consists of all of the members of the council.
Note : The expression
"year" means the period beginning 1 July and ending the following 30 June. See the Dictionary to the Act.