SB47: Southern States Energy Board; change in membership, alternate appointments.


SENATE BILL NO. 47
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Rules
on March 3, 2014)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Watkins)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Southern States Energy Board.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 2.2-5601. Appointment, term, compensation, and expenses of members of Southern States Energy Board.

The Commonwealth's representatives to the Southern States Energy Board shall be appointed in compliance with Article II of the compact Southern States Energy Compact as follows: one member three members of the House of Delegates, of whom two shall serve as alternates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, one member; three members of the Senate, of whom two shall serve as alternates, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; and one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the Governor. Alternate legislative members appointed by the Speaker of the House and the Senate Committee on Rules shall meet the same qualifications as the principal legislative members appointed to serve. Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office and shall not have the authority to designate an alternate in accordance with Article II of the compact. The gubernatorial appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. If any member appointed is the head of a department or agency of the Commonwealth, he may designate a subordinate officer or employee of his department or agency to serve in his stead as permitted by Article II A. of the compact and in conformity with any applicable bylaws of the Board. All members may be reappointed for successive terms.

Legislative members of the Board shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12 and shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. The costs of compensation and expenses of the legislative members shall be paid from appropriations to the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation for the attendance of conferences. The nonlegislative citizen member of the Board shall receive such compensation and reimbursement for all his reasonable and necessary expenses in the performance of his duties as may be appropriated or made available for such purposes.


SENATE BILL NO. 47
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- January 21, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Southern States Energy Board.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Watkins

Referred to Committee on Rules

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 2.2-5601. Appointment, term, compensation, and expenses of members of Southern States Energy Board.

The Commonwealth's representatives to the Southern States Energy Board shall be appointed in compliance with Article II of the compact Southern States Energy Compact as follows: one member of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Governor. Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office and shall [ not ] have the authority to designate an alternate in accordance with Article II of the compact. The gubernatorial appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. If any member appointed is the head of a department or agency of the Commonwealth, he may designate a subordinate officer or employee of his department or agency to serve in his stead as permitted by Article II A. of the compact and in conformity with any applicable bylaws of the Board. All members may be reappointed for successive terms.

Legislative members of the Board shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12 and shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. The costs of compensation and expenses of the legislative members shall be paid from appropriations to the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation for the attendance of conferences. The nonlegislative citizen member of the Board shall receive such compensation and reimbursement for all his reasonable and necessary expenses in the performance of his duties as may be appropriated or made available for such purposes.

SENATE BILL NO. 47

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 16, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Southern States Energy Board.
Patron-- Watkins

Referred to Committee on Rules

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 2.2-5601 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 2.2-5601. Appointment, term, compensation, and expenses of members of Southern States Energy Board.

The Commonwealth's representatives to the Southern States Energy Board shall be appointed in compliance with Article II of the compact Southern States Energy Compact as follows: one member of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Governor. Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office and shall not have the authority to designate an alternate in accordance with Article II of the compact. The gubernatorial appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. If any member appointed is the head of a department or agency of the Commonwealth, he may designate a subordinate officer or employee of his department or agency to serve in his stead as permitted by Article II A. of the compact and in conformity with any applicable bylaws of the Board. All members may be reappointed for successive terms.

Legislative members of the Board shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12 and shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. The costs of compensation and expenses of the legislative members shall be paid from appropriations to the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation for the attendance of conferences. The nonlegislative citizen member of the Board shall receive such compensation and reimbursement for all his reasonable and necessary expenses in the performance of his duties as may be appropriated or made available for such purposes.