By Gary Lloyd
MONTGOMERY — Rep. Danny Garrett said he was “happy” to be the first co-sponsor on a bill that would restructure the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
HB340 would restructure the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to add more representation from UAB and the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and require relocation of the chancellor’s office to Birmingham.
Garrett also reported he was the first co-sponsor of HB339, which would require ethics training and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools training for all trustees of a public education institution.
Rep. Jack Williams introduced both bills in the Alabama House of Representatives. He also introduced HB341, which would require UAB to reinstate and maintain a football program.
All three proposed bills are pending action in the Education Policy Committee.
Garrett reported that on Thursday he also mailed a letter to UAB President Ray Watts, “expressing my extreme disappointment with his poor handling and interaction with the task force working in good faith to restore UAB’s football program.”
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