Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- More bills are in the pipe to deal with problems at South Carolina State University.
Orangeburg Representative Jerry Govan introduced three bills related to the school Tuesday.
Onemeasure would cut the size of the Board of Trustees from 13 to 11. A news release about his proposalsays this would be done by eliminating two at-large seats, with terms ending inJune.
Another would allowa member of the South Carolina State University Alumni Association to be elected by secret ballot by the members. Govan says similar methods are used with other South Carolina schools like Winthrop and The Citadel.
"I think the time is right now. I think people's attention is focused. We've seen what the lack of action can do, because that has contributed to the environment that we have, and so I just think it's important. It's the right thing to do, for not only the students the faculty and the staff, but for the taxpayers of this state," said Govan.
Anotherproposed bills would make it possible for those who do not live in the state to serve on the board, he says this would require a constitutional change.
He also wants to create a more stringent process for appointing people to serve on boards or commissions outside of judicial appointments.
Last week another bill was introduced to end the terms of everyuniversity trustee to allow lawmakers to find new members or re-examine those on the board.