Bill Clarifies Power to Remove Board Members

FRANKFORT, Ky  --  A Senate passed bill defining how the governor can make appointments and removals from state board gets a thumbs up from a House committee.  The House Education passes the bill born out of the governor's work to reconstitute the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

The bill details how changes can be made on state board, including university boards, if they are out of compliance with political or racial requirements.  Senate President Robert Stivers says the bill had input from every university president or board chair in the state and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).  

House member Jim Wayne (D, Louisville) voted against the measure because it does not include provisions for due process and he believes it gives too much power to the governor.

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