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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.2. Coal Mine Safety Act
8/21/2019

§ 45.1-161.98. Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board continued; membership; appointments; expenses.

A. The Virginia Mine Safety Board is continued as the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board. The Board shall be composed of nine members appointed by the Governor, subject to the confirmation of the General Assembly, as follows: three shall be appointed from a list of individuals nominated by the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, three shall be appointed from a list of individuals nominated by the United Mine Workers of America, and three shall be appointed from the Commonwealth at large. All members of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and shall be residents of the Commonwealth.

B. The members of the Board shall elect its chairman. Members shall serve for terms of four years and their successors shall be appointed for terms of the same length, but vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Any member may be reappointed for successive terms. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall receive reimbursement for actual expenses.

1990, c. 963, § 45.1-5.2; 1994, c. 28; 2014, c. 438.

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.