OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING FACULTY REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
This bill adds the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) Faculty Advisory Committee to serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members of the BOR. However, the bill prohibits these faculty members from attending BOR executive sessions.
While the bill adds these two ex-officio members, it does not increase the total number of BOR members from 19, under current law, to 21.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013
Definition of Executive Sessions
Executive sessions are meetings that are closed to the public for the purpose of discussing:
1. the appointment, employment, performance, evaluation, health, or dismissal of a public officer or employee;
2. pending claims or litigation to which a public agency or member is a party;
3. security strategy, deployment of security personnel, or public security devices;
4. the lease, sale, or purchase of real estate by a political subdivision of the state, when public discussion may cause a price increase prior to final transaction; or
5. any matter that would disclose information in public records that are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee
Joint Favorable Substitute