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  • NJ A4485
  • Requires newly appointed members of boards of trustees of county colleges to complete training program concerning duties of board member.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires an appointed member of the board of trustees of a county college who is appointed after the bill's effective date to complete a training program developed or certified by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, in consultation with the Secretary of Higher Education. The training program will be designed to clarify the roles and duties of a board of trustees member and will be at least six hours long. Under the bill, the council, in consultation with the secretary, will prescribe the subject matter of the training which will include, but need not be limited to, information concerning the following: governance responsibilities, ethical standards, due diligence, the requirements of the "Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act," and the open public records law, the "County College Contracts Law," applicable tenure statutes, budget development and approval processes, and the types of financial, organizational, legal, and regulatory issues that a board of trustees member may be required to understand and consider in the course of discharging the member's governance responsibilities. The council may provide the training directly or arrange for, or specify the entity or entities to provide the training. The council will also certify completion of the training for each appointed board of trustees member. The bill provides that the training must be completed no later than two years after the date that the person is first appointed as a member of the board of trustees. An appointed member of the board of trustees of a county college who does not complete the training program within the required time period will be ineligible for reappointment to the board or continued service after the expiration of the appointment term.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 1/12/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/12/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
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