|HB1272 Higher educational institutions; Governor may remove any board member with or without cause. (Howell)|
Summary as Introduced:
|Governor; removal of board members; public institutions of higher education. Provides that the Governor may remove any member of the board of any public institution of higher education or other educational institution in Virginia with or without cause. Under current law, the Governor may remove a board member for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence, or gross neglect of duty.|
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|Passed by for the Day|
| 02/10/14 House: Passed by until Wednesday, February 12, 2014|
|Full Text of Bill:|
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 2.2-108 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 2.2-108. Removal of members of certain boards, commissions, etc.
A. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
Governor may remove from office
B. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Governor may remove from office for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence, misconduct, neglect of duty, absenteeism, conflict of interests, failure to carry out the policies of the Commonwealth as established in the Constitution or by the General Assembly, or refusal to carry out a lawful directive of the Governor any member of any board, commission, council or other collegial body established by the General Assembly in the executive branch of state government except those boards provided for in subsection A, and fill the vacancy resulting from the removal subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.
C. The Governor shall set forth in a written public statement
his reasons for removing any member pursuant to