AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
PEA AND LENTIL COMMISSION
22-3506. Selection of commission — Terms of members — Vacancies. (1) The governor shall appoint six (6) persons to the commission based upon submitted nominee petitions. One (1) member shall be a dealer or processor and five (5) members shall be growers.
(a) Growers, dealers and processors shall nominate from among themselves, by petition, not more than two (2) names for each position to be filled on the commission.
(b) In the case of grower members, petitions shall be signed by not less than fifteen (15) qualified growers. The nominations made shall be, as near as practicable, representative of lentils, dry peas and chickpeas.
(c) Petitions for dealer or processor members shall be signed by not less than three (3) qualified processors or dealers.
(2) The first members of the commission shall draw lots to determine their respective terms of office. Two (2) of the original members shall serve for one (1) year; two (2) of the original members shall serve for two (2) years; and three (3) of the original members shall serve for three (3) years, provided however, that the terms of office of both dealer members of the commission shall not expire in the same year. The term of office of members of the commission thereafter shall be three (3) years, commencing on July 1.
(3) Members of the commission may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms, nor may they hold or file for any elective political office while a member of the commission.
(4) In the event there are vacancies in the commission, it shall be the duty of the western pea and lentil growers’ association, as the designated representative of Idaho growers of dry peas, lentils and chickpeas or, in the case of the dealer positions, the U.S. pea and lentil trade association as the designated representative of the dealers and processors of Idaho, to submit to the governor not more than two (2) qualified names for each vacancy supported by the proper nominating petitions. The governor shall make the appointment or appointments to fill each vacancy. The appointment shall be for the remainder of the term for that position.
[22-3506, added 1965, ch. 106, sec. 6, p. 192; am. 2009, ch. 129, sec. 1, p. 408; am. 2011, ch. 54, sec. 2, p. 118.]