(a) The West Virginia Board of Landscape Architects is hereby continued and shall be composed of three members, two of whom must be licensed landscape architects, appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for staggered terms of three years.
(b) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, must have held a license in this state for a period of not less than three years and must have been a resident of this state for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the appointment.
(c) Each member of the board must be a resident of this state during the appointment term.
(d) No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms and any member having served three consecutive full terms may not be appointed for one year after completion of his or her third full term. A member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. Any member currently serving on the board on the effective date of this article may be reappointed in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(e) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term of the member whose office is vacant.
(f) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.
(g) Any member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits his or her membership if he or she has his or her license to practice suspended or revoked by the board, is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States, or becomes a nonresident of this state.
(h) The board shall designate one of its members as chairperson and one member as secretary-treasurer who shall serve at the will of the board.
(i) Each member of the board is entitled to receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this chapter.
(j) A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(k) The board shall hold at least one annual meeting. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson or upon the written request of two members, at such time and place as designated in the call or request.
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