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Rule §665.4 Terms Of Office

Published: 2015

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(a) The term of office of each member shall be six
years. Members shall serve after expiration of their terms until a
replacement is appointed.
(b) Members shall be appointed for staggered terms
so that the terms of an equivalent number of members will expire on
August 31st of each even-numbered year.
(c) If a vacancy occurs, a person shall be appointed
to serve the unexpired portion of that term.
(d) The chair of the Board shall appoint a chair and
vice chair of each committee. Each officer may holdover until his
or her replacement is appointed by the chair of the Board.
(e) The advisory committee chair shall preside at all
committee meetings at which he or she is in attendance, call meetings
in accordance with this section, appoint subcommittees of the committee
as necessary, and cause proper reports to be made to the Board. The
presiding officer may serve as an ex-officio member of any subcommittee
of the committee.
(f) The advisory committee vice chair shall perform
the duties of the chair in case of the absence or disability of the
presiding officer. In case the office of chair becomes vacant, the
vice chair will serve until a successor is appointed to complete the
unexpired portion of the term.
(g) Members shall attend committee meetings as scheduled.
Members shall attend meetings of subcommittees to which the member
is assigned. A member shall notify the presiding officer or appropriate
Board staff if he or she is unable to attend a scheduled meeting.
(h) It is grounds for removal from the committee if
a member cannot discharge the member's duties for a substantial part
of the term for which the member is appointed because of illness or
disability, is absent without cause from more than half of the committee
and subcommittee meetings during a calendar year, or is absent without
cause from at least three consecutive committee meetings.
(i) The validity of an action of the committee is not
affected by the fact that it is taken when a ground for removal of
a member exists.
(j) Staff support for the committee shall be provided
by the Board.
(k) Any action taken by the committee must be approved
by a simple majority vote of the members present once quorum is established.

(l) Each member shall have one vote.
(m) The committee may establish subcommittees as necessary
to assist the committee in carrying out its duties. The chair shall
appoint members of the committee to serve on subcommittees and to
act as subcommittee chairs. Subcommittees shall meet when called by
the subcommittee chair or when so directed by the committee.

Source Note: The provisions of this §665.4 adopted to be effective January 27, 2004, 29 TexReg 637; amended to be effective March 7, 2007, 32 TexReg 1076; amended to be effective August 28, 2013, 38 TexReg 5504