[371K-6] Council, duties. The council shall:

(1) Advise the executive director, the governor, and the legislature on matters relating to programs and services for the disadvantaged, refugees, and immigrants;

(2) Assist the executive director in determining program and policy needs and priorities for the State in establishing and implementing a comprehensive program for the disadvantaged, refugees, and immigrants in accordance with the goals and objectives expressed in this chapter;

(3) Assist the executive director in formulating short-term and long-range goals for programs and services for the disadvantaged, refugees, and immigrants;

(4) Assist the executive director in consulting with and seeking the opinion of the general public in relation to a comprehensive system of programs and services for the disadvantaged, refugees, and immigrants;

(5) Assist the executive director in the evaluation of general and specific policies relating to the needs of the disadvantaged, refugees, and immigrants; and

(6) Assist the executive director in encouraging both public and private agencies and programs to work toward the development and maintenance of a comprehensive and coordinated system for human services. [L 1985, c 305, pt of 1]