§129b. Board member and advisor appointments

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/03/005/00129b
Published: 2015

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129b. Board member and advisor appointments


Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary relating to terms of

office and appointments for members of boards attached to the office of

professional regulation, all board members appointed by the governor shall be

appointed for staggered five-year terms and shall serve at the pleasure of the

governor. Appointments under this section shall not be subject to the advice

and consent of the senate. The governor may remove any member of a board as provided

in section 2004 of this title. Vacancies created other than by expiration of a

term shall be filled in the same manner that the initial appointment was made

for the unexpired portion of the term. Terms shall begin on January 1 of the

year of appointment and run through December 31 of the last year of the term.

The governor may request nominations from any source but shall not be bound to

select board members from among the persons nominated. As provided in section

2004 of this title, board members shall hold office and serve until a successor

has been appointed.

(b) Board

members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms. Members appointed to

fill a vacancy created before the end of a term shall not be deemed to have

served a term for purposes of this section.

(c) Boards shall

meet annually, in September or the first meeting scheduled thereafter, to elect

a chair, vicechair and secretary.

(d) Meetings may

be called by the chair or shall be called upon the request of any other two

board members.

(e) Meetings

shall be warned and conducted in accordance with chapter 5 of Title 1, the open

meeting law.


Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, board members and

advisors for all professions attached to the office of professional regulation

shall be entitled to compensation, at a rate provided in 32 V.S.A. § 1010 , for

performance of official duties and other duties directly related to the

efficient conduct of necessary business of a board or the office.

(g) For advisor

professions, advisors shall be appointed by the secretary of state and shall

serve at the pleasure of the secretary of state. Advisor appointments shall be

subject to the same conditions as those for board members under this section.

(Added 1997, No. 40, § 6; amended 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 5; 2005,

No. 27, § 6; 2007, No. 29, § 2.)