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SB 2260 - Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees - Tennessee Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reorganizes the University of Tennessee board of trustees.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the governing body of the University of Tennessee to be the Board of Trustees (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the board to consist of one ex-officio voting member, who is appointed by virtue of their position at the University, and 10 voting members appointed by the Governor beginning on June 1, 2018 (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the ex-officio voting member to serve as the Commissioner of Agriculture (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes four advisory boards to operate at the four different University of Tennessee campuses (Sec. 12).

  • Authorizes the advisory boards to make policy recommendations, but requires the  approval of the Board of Trustees before enacting any changes (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes the Board of Trustees to make bylaws, rules, and regulations for the governance of the University at any time (Sec. 11).

  • Specifies that the requirement to attend more than 50% of the board meetings in a calendar year does not apply to any ex officio board member (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (51-41) - (Key vote)
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Title: Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reorganizes the University of Tennessee board of trustees.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the governing body of the University of Tennessee to be the Board of Trustees (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the board to consist of one ex-officio voting member, who is appointed by virtue of their position at the University, and 10 voting members appointed by the Governor beginning on June 1, 2018 (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the ex-officio voting member to serve as the Commissioner of Agriculture (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes four advisory boards to operate at the four different University of Tennessee campuses (Sec. 12).

  • Authorizes the advisory boards to make policy recommendations, but requires the  approval of the Board of Trustees before enacting any changes (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes the Board of Trustees to make bylaws, rules, and regulations for the governance of the University at any time (Sec. 11).

  • Specifies that the requirement to attend more than 50% of the board meetings in a calendar year does not apply to any ex officio board member (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-3) -

Title: Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Reorganizes University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

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