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H.580

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:

(b)  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 February 1 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. 2.  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 which would have expired on January 31, 2008, shall be extended until June 30, 2008, and 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. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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