TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-41
New England Higher Education Compact

SECTION 16-41-3


§ 16-41-3 Rhode Island board members – Qualifications.

(a) The governor shall appoint four (4) resident members from Rhode Island who shall serve in accordance with article II of the compact. In the month of May in each year the governor shall appoint successors to those members of the compact whose terms shall expire in that year, to hold office on the first day of June in the year of appointment and until the first day of June in the third year after their successors are appointed and qualified.

(b) The president of the senate shall appoint two (2) members of the senate to serve in accordance with article II for the member's legislative term.

(c) The speaker of the house shall appoint two (2) members of the house to serve in accordance with article II for the member's legislative term.

(d) Any vacancy of a member which shall occur in the commission shall be filled by the appointing authority for the remainder of the unexpired term. All members shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1957, ch. 73, § 3; P.L. 1970, ch. 130, § 2; P.L. 1978, ch. 365, § 2; P.L. 1980, ch. 215, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 105, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 46; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 15; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 7, § 2.)