HB629: University of Virginia; increases size of board of visitors.

Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled January 11, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 23-70 and 23-71 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the University of Virginia; board of visitors.
Patrons-- Massie and Garrett

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That §§ 23-70 and 23-71 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 sixteen 17 visitors appointed by the Governor, of whom (i) at least thirteen 12 shall be appointed from the Commonwealth at large and not more than three shall be appointed from the nonresident alumni of the University of Virginia, (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.

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. 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 subject to confirmation by the Senate and the House of Delegates.

§ 23-71. Appointment of visitors from nominees of alumni association.

(a)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 December April of any year next preceding a year in which the terms of any visitors will expire.

(b)B. Whenever a vacancy occurs otherwise 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)C. Every list shall contain at least three names for each vacancy to be filled.

(d)D. The Governor is not to be limited in his appointments to the persons so nominated.

(e)E. At no time shall less than eleven 12 of the visitors be alumni or alumnae of the University.