Code of Virginia - Title 2.2 Administration Of Government - Section 2.2-2514 Membership; terms; vacancies; chairmen

§ 2.2-2514. Membership; terms; vacancies; chairmen

A. Persons appointed to the Board shall be selected for their knowledge of, background in, or experience with basic and applied research, emerging technologies, commercialization of the results and outputs of research activities, and the development and financing of technology intensive enterprises.

B. The Commission shall consist of 31 members as follows: two members of the House Committee on Science and Technology appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; the chairman of the Senate Committee on General Laws or his designee; and 13 citizen members representing research- and technology-intensive industries, four of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, two of whom shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and seven of whom shall be appointed by the Governor; the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Education, and Technology, or their designees; and the President of the Center for Innovative Technology or his designee. The following members shall serve as ex officio members with voting privileges: the Vice-Provosts of Research, or their designees, at The College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; the Director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) or his designee, and the senior technology executive of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division or his designee. The Director of the NASA Langley Research Center or his designee shall also serve as an ex officio member, but without voting privileges. Legislative members shall be appointed to serve terms coincident with their terms of office. The citizen members shall be appointed for terms of four years, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointments.

C. The Governor shall designate one member representing Virginia's research universities and one member representing the private sector as cochairs.

D. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. Commission meetings shall be upon the call of the cochairs.

E. Members of the Commission shall receive compensation and be entitled to be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2104, 2.2-2813, 2.2-2823, 2.2-2825 and 30-19.12.

(2001, c. 788, § 9-397; 2002, c. 381; 2005, cc. 611, 687, 758.)

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