2021 Tennessee Code
Title 70 - Wildlife Resources
Chapter 1 - General and Administrative Provisions
Part 2 - Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission
§ 70-1-205. Removal of Commission Members

Universal Citation: TN Code § 70-1-205 (2021)
  1. The governor may remove a governor-appointed commission member for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or misconduct in office, after first delivering to the commission member a copy of the charges and affording the commission member an opportunity of being publicly heard in person or by counsel to defend against the charges, upon not less than ten (10) business days' notice.

  2. If such commission member is removed, the governor shall file in the office of the secretary of state a complete statement of all charges made against the commission member and the governor's findings on the charges, together with a complete record of the proceedings.

  3. The governor shall fill vacancies caused by removal in accordance with § 70-1-201(c)(5).

  4. Any member of the commission who misses four (4) regular or special meetings of the commission during any year of the commission member's term of office ipso facto vacates the member's office as a member of the commission. Such vacancies shall be filled in accordance with § 70-1-201(c)(5). This subsection (d) shall not apply to ex officio members.
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