(1) Effective October 1, 2018, the board of directors of the state historical society,
referred to in this part 2 as the “board” or “board of directors”, consists of thirteen
members appointed pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.
(2)(a) The governor shall appoint, with the consent of the senate, thirteen members
of the board. If there is a vacancy of a member appointed pursuant to this subsection (2)(a),
the governor shall appoint a new member of the board for the remainder of the unexpired
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (2)(b), members of the board serve
three-year terms. Of the appointments of members to fill the four new positions created on October
1, 2018, the governor shall designate:
(I) One member of the board to have a term expiring on July 1, 2019;
(II) One member of the board to have a term expiring on July 1, 2020; and
(III) Two members of the board to have terms expiring on July 1, 2021. Thereafter, the terms of the members of the board are three years.
(c) In appointing the thirteen members of the board, the governor shall ensure that
collectively the members possess the skills in state financial, legal, and regulatory
expertise as required to oversee the state historical society and shall consider both
geographic and cultural diversity of the thirteen members. No more than seven members appointed by the governor shall be affiliated with one
political party or unaffiliated persons.
(d) Members appointed to the board have the authority to act on behalf of the board
prior to obtaining confirmation by the senate.
(3) The board appointed pursuant to this section constitutes the governing authority
of the state historical society and shall exercise all of the powers, duties and functions
of the board and the historical society, including those set forth in this part 2
or otherwise provided by law.
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