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74-7006. Terms of members; vacancies; removal from office. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board by reason of the expiration of a term of office, the governor shall appoint a successor of like qualifications. Except as provided in subsection (e), all appointments shall be for terms of four years, but no member shall be appointed for more than three successive four-year terms.

(b) The terms of members appointed to the board shall commence on the July 1 immediately following the day of expiration of the preceding term, regardless of when the appointment is made, and except as provided in subsection (e), shall expire on June 30 of the fourth year of the member's term.

(c) Each member shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the membership of the board for any reason other than the expiration of a member's term of office, the governor shall appoint a successor of like qualifications to fill the unexpired term.

(d) The governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incompetency, neglect of duty or for any other sufficient cause.

(e) (1) The following members whose terms begin July 1, 2012, shall serve initial terms as follows:

(A) One member licensed as both an engineer and as a land surveyor shall serve a term of one year.

(B) One member from the general public shall serve a term of one year.

(C) One member licensed as a geologist shall serve a term of three years.

(D) One member licensed as a land surveyor shall serve a term of two years.

(2) The terms of members specified in this subsection shall expire on June 30 in the last year of such member's term. Upon reappointment, members shall serve a term of not more than four years.

(3) No member specified in this subsection shall serve more than four consecutive terms.

History: L. 1976, ch. 334, § 6; L. 1992, ch. 240, § 5; L. 1997, ch. 128, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 88, § 1; Apr. 12.



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