1251B 95th Legislative Session 636
Introduced by: Representative Mulally
An Act to
of the Board of Regents.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
1. That § 13-49-1 be AMENDED: 13-49-1.
of educational institutions vested in board--Appointment of members.
control of the public postsecondary educational institutions of the
state offering college credit, which are sustained wholly or in part
by the state, is vested in a board of nine members, designated as the
Board of Regents. The, appointed by the Governor shall appoint the
members, with the consent of the Senate.
Section 1. That § 13-49-2 be AMENDED:
13-49-2. Qualifications of members of board.
is a regular member shall
be a person of probity and wisdom and selected from among the best
known citizens, who are residents of different portions of the state.
No regent may be a resident of a county in which an institution of higher education under the board's control maintains its principal physical presence.
No two regents may be residents
the same county
not more than six may be members of the same political party. One
regent shall be the student regent as provided in § 13-49-6.1.
A regent's residence is determined by where the regent is registered to vote.
3. That § 13-49-3 be AMENDED: 13-49-3.
of office of regents.
regent, except the student regent, shall be appointed for a term of
The term of each person serving as a
regent on June 30, 2020, shall expire on July 1, 2020, and the
Governor shall then appoint five members to serve as the Board of
The Governor shall determine who
among the five appointees shall serve for a term of one year, which
two among the five appointees shall serve for a term of two years,
and which two among the five appointees shall serve for a term of
three years. Thereafter, the term of each regent appointed under this
section must be three years.
term shall expire expires on the last day of March June or when a
successor is appointed and qualified, unless removed as provided in
§ 3-17-1. No
regent appointed on or after July 1, 2018, and without any previous
service on the board 2020, may serve more than two consecutive three
year terms. However, after serving two consecutive terms, a regent
may be reappointed after at least two years have passed since the
expiration of the regent's last term. Any partial term to fill a
vacancy on the board An appointment to a term having a duration of
less than three years may not count against the two-term limit.
4. That § 13-49-4 be AMENDED: 13-49-4.
of vacancies--Failure of senate to confirm--New appointee named.
a vacancy occurs as provided in § 3-4-1,
the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment, and the appointee
shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term. However, if If the
Senate, at the next legislative session, fails to confirm the
appointee, the appointee shall only serve until the last day of
March. Then June. Thereafter, a new appointee shall be named by the
Governor. The subsequent appointee is subject to the same conditions
as set forth in this section.
5. That § 13-49-6.1
be REPEALED. 13-49-6.1.
regent appointed by Governor--Term of appointment--Voting member.
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
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