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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 26. Councils
10/18/2021

§ 2.2-2630. Council on Women; purpose; membership; terms; chairman.

A. The Council on Women (the "Council") is established as an advisory council, within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Council shall be to advise the Governor on matters pertaining to women and ways to improve their educational, professional, cultural, and governmental status within the Commonwealth.

B. The Council shall consist of 21 members from the Commonwealth at large and one of the Governor's Secretaries as defined in § 2.2-200, ex officio with full voting privileges, all to be appointed by the Governor. Appointments shall be for terms of four years, except appointments to fill vacancies, which shall be for the unexpired terms. The ex officio member shall serve a term coincident with his term of office. A majority of the membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

C. The Council shall elect from its membership a chairperson and vice-chairperson.

1970, c. 685, § 9-116; 1972, c. 632; 1985, cc. 448, 497; 1991, c. 563; 2001, c. 844; 2012, c. 502; 2020, c. 57.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.