Montana Code Annotated 1997

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     2-15-1508. Appointments to board of public education and board of regents -- conditions -- vacancy. (1) Appointments to the board of public education and to the board of regents are subject to the following qualifications:
     (a) Not more than two may be from one district provided for in 5-1-102.
     (b) Not more than four may be affiliated with the same political party.
     (c) The terms of members appointed to each board are 7 years except as provided in subsection (3).
     (d) When a vacancy occurs, the governor shall appoint a member for the remainder of the term of the incumbent, and the appointment must preserve the balance required by subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b).
     (e) A person may not be appointed to concurrent memberships on the board of public education and the board of regents.
     (2) An appointed member of either board shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and file it with the secretary of state before the person may serve as a member of either board.
     (3) One seat of the appointed members on the board of regents is reserved for membership by a student appointed by the governor. The student must be registered as a full-time student at a unit of higher education under jurisdiction of the board of regents. The length of term of the student member is determined by the governor and must be for not less than 1 year and not more than 4 years. The provisions of subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b) do not apply to the student member and may not affect the balance of the remaining appointive membership on the board of regents.

     History: En. Secs. 2, 11, Ch. 344, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 75-5610(part), 75-5619; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 52, L. 1993.

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