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§ 90‑354.  Appointments and removal of Boardmembers, terms and compensation.

(a)        The members of the Board shall be appointed as follows:

(1)        The Governor shall appoint the professional member describedin G.S. 90‑353(a)(5) and the two public members described in G.S. 90‑353(a)(6);

(2)        The General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speakerof the House of Representatives shall appoint the professional membersdescribed in G.S. 90‑353(a)(1) and G.S. 90‑353(a)(2) in accordancewith G.S. 120‑121, one of whom shall be a nutritionist with a masters orhigher degree in a nutrition‑related discipline; and

(3)        The General Assembly upon the recommendation of thePresident Pro Tempore of the Senate shall appoint the professional membersdescribed in G.S. 90‑353(a)(3) and G.S. 90‑353(a)(4) in accordancewith G.S. 120‑121, one of whom shall be a nutritionist with a masters orhigher degree in a nutrition‑related discipline.

(b)        Members of the Board shall take office on the first day ofJuly immediately following the expired term of that office and shall serve fora term of three years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

(c)        No member shall serve on the Board for more than twoconsecutive terms.

(d)        The Governor may remove members of the Board, after noticeand opportunity for hearing, for:

(1)        Incompetence;

(2)        Neglect of duty;

(3)        Unprofessional conduct;

(4)        Conviction of any felony;

(5)        Failure to meet the qualifications of this Article; or

(6)        Committing any act prohibited by this Article.

(e)        Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authorityoriginally filling that position, except that any vacancy in appointments bythe General Assembly shall be filled in accordance with G.S. 120‑122.

(f)         Members of the Board shall receive no compensation fortheir services, but shall be entitled to travel, per diem, and other expensesauthorized by G.S. 93B‑5. (1991, c. 668, s.1; 1995, c. 490, s. 16; 2001‑342, s. 1.)