Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2019

Amendment of section 57 of Principal Act

12. Section 57 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (6), by the substitution of “Subject to subsection (7), a member of the Board” for “A member of the Board”, and

(b) by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (6):

“(7) A person who is re-appointed to the Board in accordance with subsection (6) shall not hold office for periods the aggregate of which exceeds 10 years.

(8) Where a member of the Board is—

(a) nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann,

(b) elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or to be a member of the European Parliament,

(c) regarded pursuant to Part XIII of the Second Schedule to the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 as having been elected to that Parliament, or

(d) elected or co-opted as a member of a local authority,

he or she shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Board.

(9) A person who is for the time being entitled under the Standing Orders of either House of the Oireachtas to sit therein or who is a member of the European Parliament or of a local authority shall, while he or she is so entitled or is such a member, be disqualified for membership of the Board.”.