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H.B. 203





Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

             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:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             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 [12] 13 members
             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;
             34          [(f)] (g) Utah Veterinary Medical Association;
             35          [(g)] (h) Livestock Auction Marketing Association;
             36          [(h)] (i) Utah Association of Conservation Districts;
             37          [(i)] (j) the Utah horse industry;
             38          [(j)] (k) the food processing industry;
             39          [(k)] (l) manufacturers of food supplements; and
             40          [(l)] (m) a consumer affairs group.
             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
             51      years.
             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.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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