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H.B. 203 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

Senate Sponsor: Thomas V. Hatch

                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill adds the "Utah Pork Producer's Association" representative to the Agricultural
                  Advisory Board.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    adds the "Utah Pork Producer's Association" representative to the Agricultural
                  Advisory Board.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      4-2-7, as last amended by Chapter 18, Laws of Utah 2000
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 4-2-7 is amended to read:
                       4-2-7. Agricultural Advisory Board created -- Composition -- Responsibility --
                  Terms of office -- Compensation.
                      (1) There is created the Agricultural Advisory Board composed of [12] 13 members
                  representing each of the following:
                      (a) Utah Farm Bureau Federation;

                      (b) Utah Farmers Union;
                      (c) Utah Cattlemen's Association;
                      (d) Utah Wool Growers' Association;
                      (e) Utah Dairymen's Association;
                      (f) Utah Pork Producer's Association;
                      [(f)] (g) Utah Veterinary Medical Association;
                      [(g)] (h) Livestock Auction Marketing Association;
                      [(h)] (i) Utah Association of Conservation Districts;
                      [(i)] (j) the Utah horse industry;
                      [(j)] (k) the food processing industry;
                      [(k)] (l) manufacturers of food supplements; and
                      [(l)] (m) a consumer affairs group.
                      (2) The Agricultural Advisory Board shall advise the commissioner regarding the
                  planning, implementation, and administration of the department's programs.
                      (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(c), members are appointed by the
                  commissioner to four-year terms of office.
                      (b) Representatives of the organizations cited in Subsections (1)(a) through (1)(h) shall
                  be appointed to the Agricultural Advisory Board by the commissioner from a list of nominees
                  submitted by each organization.
                      (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the commissioner shall, at the
                  time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
                  board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
                      (d) Members may be removed at the discretion of the commissioner upon the request of
                  the group they represent.
                      (e) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
                  appointed for the unexpired term.
                      (4) The board shall elect one member to serve as chair of the Agricultural Advisory

                  Board for a term of one year.
                      (5) (a) The board shall meet four times annually, but may meet more often at the
                  discretion of the chair.
                      (b) Attendance of seven members at a duly called meeting constitutes a quorum for the
                  transaction of official business.
                      (6) (a) Members shall receive no compensation or benefits for their services, but may
                  receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the
                  rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
                      (b) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.

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