(a) The board may establish committees as it deems necessary and appropriate. The chair may, with board approval, define and limit a committee’s scope and authority, and establish rules of operation for the committees.
(b) Each committee shall meet and shall make recommendations and reports as deemed necessary or appropriate by the chair or the board.
(c) In the absence of the committee chair, the vice chair shall conduct routine business matters and meetings of the committee.
(d) The status, purpose, and authority of a committee shall be determined by the chair and approved
by the board at the time the committee is established by the board. The board may modify a committee’s status, purpose, or authority at any time.
(e) A committee may act within its delegated authority without further approval of the board. Committees and committee members shall not make or issue policy statements, recommendations, or media releases without prior approval of the board. A committee activity that implies action by the board or is outside the committee’s delegated authority is prohibited without specific board approval.
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2019, and, as of January 1, 2020, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.