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SB55  The University of Virginia; board of visitors. (Edwards)
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The University of Virginia; board of visitors. Changes the composition of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia from 17 visitors appointed by the Governor to 13 visitors appointed by the Governor and four visitors directly elected by the alumni of the University of Virginia.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
Passed by Indefinitely
Committee/Subcommitte: S-Education and Health

01/30/14 Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (12-Y 0-N)

 

Full Text of Bill:
14100269D
SENATE BILL NO. 55
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 17, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 23-70, 23-71, and 23-72 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the University of Virginia; board of visitors.
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Patron-- Edwards
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Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 23-70, 23-71, and 23-72 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 23-70. Appointment and election of visitors; number and terms of office; vacancies; confirmation.

A. The board of visitors is to consist of 17 visitors, 13 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor and four of whom shall be alumni of the University of Virginia directly elected by the alumni of the University of Virginia. Of the 13 appointed visitors, (i) at least 12 nine shall be appointed from the Commonwealth at large, (ii) at least 12 eight shall be alumni of the University of Virginia, and (iii) at least one shall be a physician with administrative and clinical experience in an academic medical center.

B. All appointments on or after July 1, 2008, visitors shall be serve for terms of four years and that commence July 1 of the first year of appointment or election, except that appointments or elections to fill vacancies shall be made for the unexpired terms. Members shall complete their service on June 30 of the year in which their respective terms expire, including appointments made prior to July 1, 2008. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointed or elected visitor. All appointments by the Governor for full terms, as well as to fill vacancies, shall be made by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate and the House of Delegates.

§ 23-71. Appointment of visitors from nominees of alumni association; election of visitors by alumni; vacancies.

A. The Governor may appoint visitors from a list of qualified persons submitted to him, before or after induction into office, by the alumni association of the University of Virginia, on or before the first day of April of any year in which the terms of any visitors will expire.

B. Whenever a vacancy of an appointed visitor occurs otherwise other than by expiration of term, the Governor shall certify this fact to the association and nominations may be submitted of qualified persons and the Governor may fill the vacancy, if his discretion so dictates, from among the eligible nominees of the association, whether or not alumni or alumnae. C. Every list shall contain at least three names for each vacancy to be filled. D. The Governor is not to be limited in his appointments to the persons so nominated.

C. Whenever a vacancy of an elected visitor occurs by expiration of term or otherwise, the alumni of the University of Virginia shall fill the vacancy by direct election.

E. D. At no time shall less than 12 of the visitors be alumni or alumnae of the University.

§ 23-72. Eligibility to serve more than two successive terms.

No person shall be eligible to serve for or during more than two successive four-year terms; but, except that after the expiration of a term of two years or less, or after the expiration of the remainder of a term to which appointed or elected to fill a vacancy, two additional four-year terms may be served by such a member if appointed or elected thereto.

2. That beginning July 1, 2014, and each July 1 for the next three years, one vacancy of an appointed visitor of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia shall be filled by direct election of the alumni of the University of Virginia until there are four elected visitors.

3. That the Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, in coordination with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, shall develop a procedure for the nomination and election of visitors by the alumni of the University of Virginia.

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