HJ 197 Study; appointive powers of the Governor.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Appointive powers of the Governor. Establishes a commission to examine the appointive powers of the Governor. In conducting its study, the commission shall examine (i) the government as presently structured; (ii) the appointive and removal power of the Governor for each board, commission, council, or other governmental entity; (iii) the number of staggered terms versus the number of uniform terms; (iv) the average length of service of members appointed; (v) the confirmation process of the General Assembly; (vi) the appointive and removal power of the governor and the confirmation process in other states; and (vii) any other aspect of the appointive or confirmation process that would assist the commission in determining the proper balance of the executive prerogative. This resolution also provides that if the Governor fails to make one or more appointments by April 1, 2002, such appointments shall become vacancies to be appointed as follows: the Speaker of the House shall appoint to fill the first three vacancies and the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections shall appoint to fill the fourth vacancy.

This resolution incorporates HJR 46 (Purkey).

Full text:
01/10/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 021271856  pdf
02/11/02  House: Committee substitute printed 020571671-H1  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

01/10/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 021271856
01/10/02  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/02  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 3-N)
02/11/02  House: Committee substitute printed 020571671-H1
02/12/02  House: Taken up
02/12/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 020571671-H1
02/12/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 020571671-H1
02/12/02  House: Agreed to by House (65-Y 35-N)
02/12/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 35-N)
02/12/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/02  Senate: Reading waived
02/13/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/02  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments by voice vote
03/04/02  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/05/02  Senate: Rules suspended (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES R (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: Reading waived
03/05/02  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/06/02  Senate: Read third time
03/06/02  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/06/02  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
03/06/02  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
03/06/02  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Trumbo agreed to
03/06/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/06/02  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with amendments (22-Y 16-N)
03/06/02  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO (22-Y 16-N)
03/07/02  House: Placed on Calendar
03/07/02  House: Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 92-N)
03/07/02  House: VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 92-N)
03/07/02  Senate: Senate insisted on amendments by voice vote
03/07/02  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/07/02  House: House acceded to request
03/07/02  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/07/02  House: Delegates: Cole, Hargrove, Hall
03/07/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/02  Senate: Senators: Norment, Saslaw, Houck
03/09/02  House: No further action taken
03/09/02  House: Failed to pass in House