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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 66 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEETING DATES AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 18B of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 25, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 2. Section 18A of chapter 15 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 6 and 7, the words "higher education coordinating council on behalf of any employee of said council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education on behalf of any employee of said board.

SECTION 3. Section 1 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 5 and 6, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 4. Section 2 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3, 35 and 39, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 5. The first paragraph of section 4 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first three sentences and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The board of higher education, hereinafter referred to as the board, shall be composed of 11 voting members, consisting of the commissioner of education, ex officio, and ten members appointed by the governor, reflecting regional geographic representation, one of whom shall be a student currently enrolled in a state funded institution of higher education.

SECTION 6. Said section 4 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The board shall meet six times per year, and at least once every two months, omitting meetings in the months of July and August; the chair may call additional meetings at other times.

SECTION 7. Section 9 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 201, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 8. Section 9B of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 9. Section 21 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 37 and 38, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 10. Section 40 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 11. Section 1 of chapter 62D of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 12. Section 13 of said chapter 62D, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (v) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- (v) the board of higher education.

SECTION 13. Section 1F of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 21 and 22, and in lines 27 and 28, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 14. Section 30 of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 8, and in lines 44 and 45, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 15. Section 30A of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 16. Said section 30A of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 7, the word "council" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- board.

SECTION 17. Section 31 of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 18. Section 31A of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 8 and 9, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 19. Section 31B of said chapter 69, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 20. Section 1A of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 58 and 59, and in line 84, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 21. Section 2 of said chapter 75, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 12, 16 and 25, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 22. Section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 55, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- board of higher education.

SECTION 23. Section 7 of said chapter 150E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 8, 20 and 21, each time they appear, the words "higher education coordinating council" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- board of higher education.

Approved August 8, 1997.