2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3970.4. Board of Trustees.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3970.4 (2018)

A. There is hereby created the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma College Savings Plan program composed of seven (7) members as follows:

1. The State Treasurer;

2. The State Auditor and Inspector;

3. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction;

4. The Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; and

5. Three members, from the general public, each of whom possesses knowledge, skill and experience in accounting, risk management, investments, financial management, or actuarial science, one of whom is appointed by the Governor, one by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The initial appointee of the Governor shall serve a term of two (2) years. The initial appointee of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall serve a term of three (3) years. The initial appointee of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve a term of four (4) years. Upon expiration of the initial terms, subsequent terms shall be for four (4) years.

B. The State Treasurer shall serve as chair of the Board. The Board shall select a vice-chair.

C. Members of the Board may designate members of their respective staffs to attend meetings of the Board and to vote in their absence. Such designations shall be in writing to the chair of the Board and filed with the Secretary of State.

D. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall receive reasonable reimbursement from their respective office or agency or in the case of appointed members from the appointing authority for actual and necessary travel expenses in accordance with the State Travel Reimbursement Act.

E. A majority of the members of the Board serving shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the Board. Voting upon action to be taken by the Board shall be conducted by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting of the Board.

F. The business of the Board shall be conducted at meetings of the Board held in compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. The Board shall make available to the public records as required by the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

G. The Board may delegate to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education some or all of the duties to carry out the day-to-day operations and responsibilities of the program. The State Regents shall provide staff for the Board. In exercising such delegation, the State Regents shall be authorized to exercise such powers as are vested in the Board which are necessary to fulfill the delegated duties and responsibilities, and may assign any such duties and responsibilities to the staff as the State Regents deem necessary and proper.

H. The members of the Board are immune from personal liability with respect to all actions that are taken in good faith and within the scope of the Board's authority.

Added by Laws 1998, c. 366, § 4, eff. July 1, 1998. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 142, § 1, emerg. eff. May 3, 1999.

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