HB 180: "An Act relating to the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 180                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska."                                                  
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 14.40.120 is amended to read:                                                                      
04            Sec. 14.40.120. University governed by Board of Regents. The University of                                 
05       Alaska shall be governed by a Board of Regents consisting of 12 [11] regents.                                 
06    * Sec. 2. AS 14.40.130 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
07 (f)  In addition to satisfying the requirements in (a) of this section, at least one                                    
08 of the 12 regents must be a current full-time faculty member who is employed at and                                     
09 has acquired tenure at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska                                     
10 Fairbanks, or the University of Alaska Southeast based on the guidelines of that                                        
11 campus. A person appointed as a regent under this subsection forfeits the office if the                                 
12 person is no longer a full-time, tenured faculty member. The governor shall appoint a                                   
13 successor from the list of faculty member nominees submitted under AS 14.40.150(c)                                      
14 within 60 days after a forfeiture or vacancy in the office, subject to confirmation by                                  
15       the legislature under AS 14.40.150(a).                                                                            
01    * Sec. 3. AS 14.40.140 is amended to read:                                                                         
02 Sec. 14.40.140. Term of office. Except for a student regent as specified in                                           
03 AS 14.40.150(b) and a faculty member regent as specified in AS 14.40.150(c), the                                    
04 term of office of a regent is eight years. The term of office begins on the first Monday                                
05 in February of the year in which the appointment is made. Each regent serves until a                                    
06       successor is appointed and qualifies.                                                                             
07    * Sec. 4. AS 14.40.150 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
08            (c)  At least one member of the Board of Regents must be a faculty member.                                   
09       The faculty member shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted to the                                    
10 governor. The governor shall make the appointment from the list within 60 days after                                    
11 the list is submitted. The list must consist of the names of two faculty members                                        
12 selected by each of the three faculty senates of the University of Alaska, for a total of                               
13 six nominees, after an election is held by each faculty senate. Elections shall be                                      
14 conducted under rules established by the Office of the Governor. The term of office of                                  
15 a regent appointed from the faculty of the University of Alaska is four years. The term                                 
16 of office begins June 1 of the year in which the appointment is made. An appointment                                    
17 of a successor made under AS 14.40.130(f) shall be for the unexpired term of the                                        
18       original appointee.                                                                                               
19    * Sec. 5. AS 14.40.200 is amended to read:                                                                         
20 Sec. 14.40.200. Quorum. Corporate business may not be transacted at any                                               
21 meeting of the Board of Regents unless at least seven [SIX] regents are present [, THE                              
22 MAJORITY OF THE WHOLE BOARD TO APPROVE THE SAME]. If a vote of                                                      
23 the whole board results in a tie, the president of the University of Alaska may                                     
24       cast a tie-breaking vote.                                                                                     
25    * Sec. 6. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
26 read:                                                                                                                   
27 TRANSITION. The governor shall appoint one faculty member to the Board of                                               
28 Regents as required under AS 14.40.130(f), enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, and                                           
29 AS 14.40.150(c), enacted by sec. 4 of this Act.