Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Term of office of members of Council.

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19.—(1) Subject to paragraph 15 of Schedule 2 and subsection (3), the Minister shall specify when appointing a person to be a member of the Council, that his or her term of office as such a member shall be for 4 years.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) the term of office of the first members of the Council shall commence on the establishment day.

(3)  ( a)  (i) The 5 members of the Council appointed under section 18(5) , who received the highest number of votes to be chosen for the appointment, shall hold office for the term beginning on the date of their appointment and expiring on the date that is 4 years from the establishment day.

 (ii) The 4 members of the Council appointed under section 18(5) who received the lowest number of votes to be chosen for the appointment, shall hold office for a term that is 2 years less than the term referred to at subparagraph (i).

(iii) Where 2 or more persons referred to at subparagraphs (i) and (ii) receive an equal number of votes to be chosen for appointment, it shall, if necessary, be determined by lot which of those persons shall hold office for the term referred to in subparagraph (i) and which for the term referred to in subparagraph (ii) .

( b) The member of the Council appointed under section 18(8) shall hold office for the term beginning on the day that he or she is appointed and expiring on the date that is 4 years from the establishment day.