Sec. 115.0023: Grounds for Removal

(a) It is a ground for removal from the committee that a member:

(1) is ineligible for membership under Section 115.0021;

(2) cannot discharge the member's duties for a substantial part of the member's term; or

(3) is absent from more than half of the regularly scheduled committee meetings that the member is eligible to attend during a calendar year without an excuse approved by a majority vote of the committee.

(b) The validity of an action of the committee is not affected by the fact that it is taken when a ground for removal of a committee member exists.

(c) If the executive director has knowledge that a potential ground for removal exists, the executive director shall notify the presiding officer of the committee of the potential ground. The presiding officer shall then notify the governor and the attorney general that a potential ground for removal exists. If the potential ground for removal involves the presiding officer, the executive director shall notify the next highest ranking officer of the committee, who shall then notify the governor and the attorney general that a potential ground for removal exists.

Comments

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.