(a) It is a ground for removal of a director from the board if the director:
(1) did not have at the time of appointment the qualifications required by Section 370.251;
(2) at the time of appointment or at any time during the director’s term, is ineligible under Section 370.251 or 370.252 to serve as a director;
(3) cannot discharge the director’s duties for a substantial part of the term for which the director is appointed because of illness or disability; or
(4) is absent from more than half of the regularly scheduled board meetings that the director is eligible to attend during a calendar year.
(b) 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 director exists.
Terms Used In Texas Transportation Code 370.254
- Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
- Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
- Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005
(c) If the chief administrative officer of the authority has knowledge that a potential ground for removal exists, that person shall notify the presiding officer of the board of the ground. The presiding officer shall then notify the person that appointed the director that a potential ground for removal exists.