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32-3604. State board of appraisal

A. A state board of appraisal is established and is composed of nine members who are appointed by the governor pursuant to section 38-211.

B. The membership of the board consists of:

1. Four members who are state certified or state licensed appraisers under this chapter, one of whom is a state certified general appraiser, one of whom is a state certified residential appraiser, one of whom is a state licensed appraiser and one of whom is any state certified or state licensed appraiser. Membership in a professional appraisal organization or association is not a prerequisite to service on the board.

2. Three public members who are not related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any real estate appraiser.

3. A registered property tax agent.

4. One member, who is not a certified or licensed appraiser, who is employed by a lending institution that purchases or makes use of either commercial or residential appraisals and whose position of employment relates to the use of appraisals by that institution.

C. Members shall serve for staggered terms of three years.

D. Not more than two persons from the same professional appraisal organization or association may serve on the board concurrently. The governor may remove a member for cause. No person may serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms unless both of the following apply:

1. The person is appointed to serve the remainder of some other board member's term of office after that board member's seat is declared vacant.

2. The person's service for the remainder of the vacated term does not exceed eighteen months.

E. The public members of the board shall not be engaged in the practice of appraising or be the owner or employee of any proprietary business involving appraisal education or testing of appraisers.

F. The board shall meet at least once each calendar quarter to conduct business. Places of future meetings shall be decided by the vote of members at meetings. By order of the chairman and if necessary to meet the requirements of this chapter, the board may hold special meetings or emergency meetings including meetings using conference telephone or other similar communications equipment in such a manner that the voices of all members participating in the meeting are simultaneously audible to all other members participating in the meeting.

G. The board shall meet to elect a chairman annually from among its members.

H. A majority of the members constitutes a quorum.

I. Each member of the board is eligible to receive compensation not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars for each day or seventy-five dollars for each part of a day consisting of less than four hours actually spent in the conduct of the business of the board, plus reimbursement for all expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.

J. The auditor general shall conduct a performance audit or a special audit of the board pursuant to section 41-1279.03 on or before December 31, 2004 and at least once every ten years thereafter. The auditor general shall also conduct performance audits or special audits of the board when directed to do so by the joint legislative audit committee.