(a) The State Board may remove an elected or appointed member of the county board
or a member appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy in office for an elected or
appointed member for any of the following reasons:
(2) Misconduct in office;
(4) Willful neglect of duty; or
(5) Failure to attend, without good cause, at least 75% of the scheduled meetings
of the county board in any 1 calendar year.
(b) Before removing a member, the State Board shall send the member a copy of the
charges against the member and give the member an opportunity to request a hearing
within 10 days.
(c) If the member requests a hearing within the 10-day period:
(1) The State Board promptly shall hold a hearing, but a hearing may not be set within
10 days after the State Board sends the member a notice of the hearing; and
(2) The member shall have an opportunity to be heard publicly before the State Board
in the member's own defense in person or by counsel.
(d) A member removed under this section has the right to a de novo review of the removal
by the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
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