§6021. Board; vacancy, removal

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/151/06021
Published: 2015

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6021. Board; vacancy, removal

(a) A Natural

Resources Board is created.

(1) The Board

shall consist of five members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and

consent of the Senate, so that one appointment expires in each year. In making

these appointments, the Governor and the Senate shall give consideration to

experience, expertise, or skills relating to the environment or land use.

(A) The Governor

shall appoint a Chair of the Board, a position that shall be a full-time


(B) Following

initial appointments, the members, except for the Chair, shall be appointed for

terms of four years.

(2) The Governor

shall appoint up to five persons, with preference given to former Environmental

Board, Natural Resources Board, or District Commission members, with the advice

and consent of the Senate, to serve as alternates for Board members.

(A) Alternates

shall be appointed for terms of four years, with initial appointments being


(B) The Chair of

the Board may assign alternates to sit on specific matters before the Board, in

situations where fewer than five members are available to serve.

(b) Any vacancy

occurring in the membership of the Board shall be filled by the Governor for

the unexpired portion of the term.


Notwithstanding the provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 2004, members shall be removable

for cause only, except the Chair, who shall serve at the pleasure of the


(d) The Chair of

the Board, upon request of the Chair of a District Commission, may appoint and

assign former Commission members to sit on specific Commission cases when some

or all of the regular members and alternates of the District Commission are

disqualified or otherwise unable to serve. (Added 1969, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), §

3, eff. April 4, 1970; amended 1989, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1991. No. 111, §

1, eff. June 28, 1991; 1993, No. 82, § 1; 1993, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 26,

eff. March 15, 1995; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 48, eff. Jan. 31, 2005;

2013, No. 11, § 9.)