2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 10 - -- War Memorial Stadium
§ 22-3-1001 - Stadium Commission -- Creation -- Members -- Meetings.


AR Code § 22-3-1001 (2012) What's This?

(a) There is created a Stadium Commission consisting of eight (8) members to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The commission shall have exclusive jurisdiction for the operation of the stadium known as War Memorial Stadium which shall be for the use of all the schools, colleges, and universities of the state under the supervision of the commission.

(b) Each congressional district of the state shall be represented by membership on the commission, and the other four (4) members shall be from the state at large.

(c) Members of the commission appointed by the Governor under the provisions of this subchapter, in addition to possessing the qualifications of an elector, shall reside in the State of Arkansas.

(d) (1) The Secretary of State shall, within ten (10) days and without charge therefor, furnish a certificate to each individual so appointed by the Governor, whereupon the appointee shall, within fifteen (15) days thereafter, notify the Governor and the Secretary of State, in writing, of his or her acceptance of the appointment.

(2) In the event any appointee shall fail to give notice of acceptance within the time required, then the appointment shall be void, and the Governor shall make another appointment.

(e) Each member shall be appointed to a seven-year term commencing on January 15 following the expiration date of the preceding member's term and ending on January 14 of the seventh year following the year in which the term commenced.

(f) Any vacancies arising in the membership of the commission for any reason other than expiration of the terms for which the members were appointed shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, to be thereafter effective until the expiration of such terms.

(g) Before entering upon their respective duties, each member of the commission shall take, subscribe, and file in the office of the Secretary of State an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Arkansas and to faithfully perform the duties of the office upon which he or she is about to enter and that he or she will not be or become interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract made by the commission.

(h) (1) Any member of the commission who shall violate his or her oath of office shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment for not less than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) Any member who shall have thus been convicted of a misdemeanor shall be ineligible for continued membership on the commission, and any contract so entered into shall be null and void.

(i) The Governor shall designate a member of the commission as its chair, and the member so designated shall serve as chair at the pleasure of the Governor.

(j) All meetings of the commission shall be held on call by the chair, or by any four (4) or more members, on advance notice to each member and at such place as in each instance may suit the commission's convenience. All meetings shall be open to the public, and complete records of the proceedings shall be kept.

(k) A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting shall consist of not fewer than four (4) members, and such quorum shall have the power to act for the commission by an affirmative vote of a majority thereof, except that the affirmative vote of not fewer than four (4) members shall be requisite for the adoption of any motion or resolution involving the expenditure of funds.

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