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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill adds the "Utah Pork Producer's Association" representative to the Agricultural
9 Advisory Board.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . adds the "Utah Pork Producer's Association" representative to the Agricultural
13 Advisory Board.
14 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 4-2-7, as last amended by Chapter 18, Laws of Utah 2000
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 4-2-7 is amended to read:
24 4-2-7. Agricultural Advisory Board created -- Composition -- Responsibility --
25 Terms of office -- Compensation.
26 (1) There is created the Agricultural Advisory Board composed of [
27 representing each of the following:
28 (a) Utah Farm Bureau Federation;
29 (b) Utah Farmers Union;
30 (c) Utah Cattlemen's Association;
31 (d) Utah Wool Growers' Association;
32 (e) Utah Dairymen's Association;
33 (f) Utah Pork Producer's Association;
41 (2) The Agricultural Advisory Board shall advise the commissioner regarding the
42 planning, implementation, and administration of the department's programs.
43 (3) (a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(c), members are appointed by the
44 commissioner to four-year terms of office.
45 (b) Representatives of the organizations cited in Subsections (1)(a) through (1)(h) shall
46 be appointed to the Agricultural Advisory Board by the commissioner from a list of nominees
47 submitted by each organization.
48 (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the commissioner shall, at
49 the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
50 board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
52 (d) Members may be removed at the discretion of the commissioner upon the request
53 of the group they represent.
54 (e) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
55 appointed for the unexpired term.
56 (4) The board shall elect one member to serve as chair of the Agricultural Advisory
57 Board for a term of one year.
58 (5) (a) The board shall meet four times annually, but may meet more often at the
59 discretion of the chair.
60 (b) Attendance of seven members at a duly called meeting constitutes a quorum for the
61 transaction of official business.
62 (6) (a) Members shall receive no compensation or benefits for their services, but may
63 receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
64 the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
65 (b) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-11-05 1:29 PM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.