(a) It is a ground for removal from the board if a member:
(1) does not have at the time of taking office the qualifications required by Section 412.021;
(2) does not maintain during service on the board the qualifications required by Section 412.021;
(4) cannot because of illness or incapacity discharge the member's duties for a substantial part of the member's term; or
(5) is absent from more than half of the regularly scheduled board meetings that the member is eligible to attend during a calendar year without an excuse approved by a majority vote of the board.
(a-1) The validity of an action of the board is not affected by the fact that it is taken when a ground for removal of a board member exists.
(b) If the director knows that a potential ground for removal exists, the director shall notify the presiding officer of the board of the potential ground. The presiding officer shall then notify the governor and the attorney general that a potential ground for removal exists. If the potential ground for removal involves the presiding officer, the director shall notify the next highest officer of the board, who shall notify the governor and the attorney general that a potential ground for removal exists.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1098, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 407 (S.B. 908), § 6, eff. September 1, 2007.