HB1881: University of Virginia; appointment to Board of Visitors.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1881

Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 8, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 23-70 and 23-72 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors; composition.
Patron-- Morrissey

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

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

23-70. Appointment of visitors generally; number and terms of office.

A. The board of visitors is to consist of 17 19 visitors. 17 shall be appointed by the Governor, of whom (i) at least 12 shall be appointed from the Commonwealth at large, (ii) at least 12 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. One visitor shall be a currently enrolled student, nominated by the dean of students and approved by the remainder of the board. One visitor shall be a member of the faculty senate, nominated by the executive council of the faculty senate and approved by the remainder of the board.

B. All appointments on or after July 1, 2008, shall be for terms of four years and commence July 1 of the first year of appointment, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be made for the unexpired terms. The currently enrolled student and the member of the faculty senate shall serve terms of one year which shall commence on July 1 of the year in which they are nominated and approved. Nominations 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. All appointments for full terms, as well as to fill vacancies, shall be made by the Governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate and the House of Delegates.

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 after the expiration of a term of two years or less, or after the expiration of the remainder of a term to which appointed to fill a vacancy, two additional four-year terms may be served by such a member if appointed thereto.