|ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY||2007-2008|
NO. 91. AN ACT RELATING TO TERMS OF MEMBERS OF THE VERMONT TOBACCO EVALUATION AND REVIEW BOARD.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 18 V.S.A. § 9504(b) is amended to read:
The board shall consist of 14 members, including ex officio the commissioner of
health and the commissioner of education, or their designees; the commissioner
of the department of liquor control or designee; the attorney general or
designee; a member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of
the house; a member of the senate appointed by the committee on committees; a
member representing a nonprofit organization qualifying under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code and dedicated to anti-tobacco activities appointed
by the speaker of the house; a member representing the low income community
appointed by the senate committee on committees; two persons under the age of
30, one appointed by the speaker of the house and one appointed by the senate
committee on committees; and four members appointed by the governor with the
advice and consent of the senate, including: one K-12 educator involved in
prevention education; one tobacco use researcher; one member representing the
health care community; and one tobacco industry countermarketing expert. The
public members shall serve for three-year terms, beginning on
July 1 of the year in which the appointment is made, except that the
first members appointed by the governor to the board shall be appointed, two
for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and one for a term of
four years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original
appointment for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.
Sec. 1a. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS; APPLICATION
This act shall apply to current members of the Vermont tobacco evaluation and review board so that the term of a member who was appointed prior to the effective date of this act shall be deemed to have begun on July 1 of the year in which the appointment was made.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect upon passage.
Approved: March 19, 2008
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street