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01/07/2020        

Administration of government; boards and councils, cleanup.

Aligns authorizing language across certain boards and councils. The bill also increases from 18 to 21 the nonlegislative citizen members of the Asian Advisory Board and the Council on Women. The bill removes the power and duty of the Council on Women to review and comment on budget and appropriation requests and grant applications. The bill revises the purpose of the Council on Women from identifying ways in which women can reach their potential to advising the Governor on matters pertaining to women and ways to improve their educational, professional, cultural, and governmental status within the Commonwealth.

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01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105269D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105269D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 993
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact �� 2.2-2449, 2.2-2459, 2.2-2630, and 2.2-2631 of the Code of Virginia, relating to administration of government; boards and councils; cleanup.
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    Patron-- Lindsey
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    Referred to Committee on General Laws
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That �� 2.2-2449, 2.2-2459, 2.2-2630, and 2.2-2631 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

    2.2-2449. Membership; terms; vacancies; chairman.

    The Board shall consist of 21 26 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: 18 21 citizen members who shall represent business, education, the arts, and government, at least 11 15 of whom shall be of Asian descent; and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, the Commonwealth, Education, Health and Human Resources, and Education Public Safety and Homeland Security, or their designees, to serve as ex officio members of the Board.

    Beginning July 1, 2017, appointments shall be staggered as follows: six seven members for a term of two years, six seven members for a term of three years, and six seven members for a term of four years. Thereafter, Following the initial staggering of terms, citizen members shall serve for terms of four years. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term. No nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the members eligibility for reappointment. The Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, the Commonwealth, Education, Health and Human Resources, and Education Public Safety and Homeland Security, or their designees, shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Any member may be reappointed for successive terms.

    The members of the Board shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman annually.

    Members shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses in accordance with � 2.2-2823.

    2.2-2459. Latino Advisory Board; membership; terms; compensation and expenses.

    A. The Latino Advisory Board (the Board) is established as an advisory board, within the meaning of � 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The Board shall consist of 21 nonlegislative citizen members, at least 15 of whom shall be of Latino descent, who shall be appointed by the Governor and serve at his pleasure. In addition, the Secretaries of the Commonwealth, Commerce and Trade, Education, Health and Human Resources, Public Safety, and Transportation, or their designees shall serve as ex officio members without voting privileges. All members shall be residents of the Commonwealth.

    B. After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of four years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two successive four-year terms; however, after the expiration of the remainder of a term to which a member was appointed to fill a vacancy, two additional terms may be served by such member if appointed thereto.

    C. The Board shall elect from its membership a chairman and vice-chairman. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. Meetings of the Board shall be limited to four per year and shall be held upon the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.

    D. Members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services, but 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.

    2.2-2630. Council on Women; purpose; membership; terms; chairman.

    A. The Council on Women (the "Council") is established as an advisory council, within the meaning of � 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Council shall be to identify ways in which women can reach their potential and make their full contribution to society and this Commonwealth as wage earners and citizens advise the Governor on matters pertaining to women and ways to improve their educational, professional, cultural, and governmental status within the Commonwealth.

    B. The Council shall consist of 18 21 members from the Commonwealth at large and one of the Governors Secretaries as defined in � 2.2-200, ex officio with full voting privileges, all to be appointed by the Governor. Appointments shall be for terms of three four years, except appointments to fill vacancies, which shall be for the unexpired terms. The ex officio member shall serve a term coincident with his term of office. A majority of the membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

    C. The Governor shall appoint the chairman of the Council shall elect from its membership a chairperson and vice-chairperson.

    2.2-2631. Powers and duties of Council.

    The Council shall have the following powers and duties to:

    1. Determine the studies and research to be conducted by the Council;

    2. Collect and disseminate information regarding the status of women in the Commonwealth and the nation;

    3. Advise the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Governors Secretaries on matters pertaining to women in the Commonwealth and the nation;

    4. Establish and award scholarships pursuant to regulations and conditions prescribed by the Council;

    5. Review and comment on all budgets, appropriation requests and grant applications concerning the Council, prior to their submission to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources or the Governor; and

    6. 5. Develop programs and projects on matters pertaining to women in the Commonwealth and the nation through public-private partnerships.

    2. That the initial terms of the three citizen members added to the Asian Advisory Board pursuant to this act shall be staggered as follows: one member shall be appointed for a term of one year; one member shall be appointed for a term of two years; and one member shall be appointed to a term of three years.

    3. That the initial terms of the three citizen members added to the Council on Women pursuant to this act shall be staggered.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Joseph C. Lindsey D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/28/2020 House House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
    01/23/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
    01/15/2020 House House: Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105269D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
    Summary
    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    House 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM 24 0 0
    House 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 8 0 0
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    Start Description.
    Aligns authorizing language across certain boards and councils. The bill also increases from 18 to 21 the nonlegislative citizen members of the Asian Advisory Board and the Council on Women. The bill removes the power and duty of the Council on Women to review and comment on budget and appropriation requests and grant applications. The bill revises the purpose of the Council on Women from identifying ways in which women can reach their potential to advising the Governor on matters
    End Description.

    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Asia
    The Board shall consist of 21 26 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: 18 21 citizen members who shall represent business, education, the arts, and government, at least 11 15 of whom shall be of Asian descent; and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, the Commonwealth, Education, Health and Human Resources, and Education Public Safety and Homeland Security, or their designees, to serve as ex officio members of the Board

    Women
    Council on Women; purpose; membership; terms; chairman


    End Bill TEXT Points.
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