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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 26. Councils
8/14/2022

Article 6. Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion.

§ 2.2-2614. Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion; purpose as a nonprofit charitable organization; membership; terms; officers and executive groups; compensation.

A. The Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion (the Council) is established as an advisory council in the executive branch of state government to operate as a nonprofit charitable organization. No part of the Council's net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private individual nor shall it carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation or participate in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

B. The Council shall not exceed 30 members, who shall be appointed by the Governor. No employee of the Commonwealth or member of the General Assembly shall be eligible for appointment as a member of the Council. All members shall be deemed members-at-large charged with the responsibility of serving the best interests of the whole Commonwealth and no member shall act as representative of any particular region or of any particular agency or activity.

C. All appointments shall be for five-year terms. No member of the Council who serves a full five-year term shall be eligible for reappointment, provided that one year after the termination of his appointment, a member shall be eligible for reappointment. All vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointments.

D. The spouse of the Governor, if any, shall be the honorary chairperson of the Council. The Governor shall designate one member of the Council to serve as chairman of an executive group, such executive group to be determined by the Council, and to be composed of members of the Council. Other advisory and cooperative groups may be appointed by the chairman. After the chairman has served three years, the Council thereafter shall elect its chairman.

E. Members of the Council shall not receive any compensation or reimbursement of expenses for their services.

1973, c. 431, §§ 9-84.5, 9-84.6; 1985, c. 448; 2001, c. 844; 2013, c. 439.

§ 2.2-2615. Powers and duties of Council; compensation for consultants.

A. The Council shall have the following powers and duties:

1. Promote a greater understanding and awareness of the history and significance of the Executive Mansion;

2. Take the leadership in guiding the development of research and publications on the history of the Executive Mansion, thus establishing a continuity of effort in this area;

3. Encourage, approve, and accept contributions and bequests and gifts or loans of furniture, works of art, memorabilia, and other property for its use in carrying out the purposes of this article;

4. Purchase appropriate period furnishings and works of art for the Executive Mansion, and exchange or sell property, tangible or intangible, which has been acquired by the Council through gifts or otherwise from the Commonwealth or other public or private organizations, associations, or individuals;

5. Acquire or provide for accession and replacement of objects for the Executive Mansion, either directly or through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts;

6. Administer all funds, public and private, made available to the Council and to disburse such funds in accordance with the purposes of this article.

B. The Council may employ and fix the compensation of researchers, writers, curators, and other such consultants and professional personnel as it may deem necessary to assist in the exercise and performance of its duties and powers.

C. Purchases, exchanges, gifts and sales by the Council shall be exempt from the requirements of the Virginia Public Procurement Act. The Mansion Director and/or the Department of General Services shall assist the Council in keeping record of all such transactions.

1973, c. 431, §§ 9-84.7, 9-45.8; 2001, cc. 392, 409, 844.

§ 2.2-2616. Disposition of moneys and property received.

All moneys received by the Council shall be paid into the state treasury and segregated as a special fund to be used by the Council to carry out the purposes of this article. All other property, tangible or intangible, which is acquired by the Council shall become the property of the Commonwealth upon such acquisition. Such other intangible property may be held in the name of a nominee to facilitate its sale or exchange by the Council, and such other tangible property may be sold or exchanged by the Council as agent for the Commonwealth notwithstanding any other provision of law concerning the sale or exchange of property of the Commonwealth.

1973, c. 431, § 9-84.10; 2001, c. 844.