The Vermont Statutes Online
SECRETARY OF STATE
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.
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
shall be warned and conducted in accordance with chapter 5 of Title 1, the open
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.)