AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
MINT INDUSTRY ACT
22-3804. Idaho mint commission — Election of members — Compensation and terms. There is hereby created and established within the department of agriculture an Idaho mint commission to be known and designated as such which shall be composed of six (6) practical growers, elected as provided in section 22-3812, Idaho Code. The six (6) elected commissioner members shall select one (1) industry representative to sit on the commission, with full voting privileges and benefits of the other commissioner members. Each member of the commission shall be a resident citizen of the state of Idaho for a period of four (4) years prior to his election or selection, shall have active experience and be now actually engaged in growing mint in Idaho and shall derive a substantial portion of his income from growing mint or be the directing or managing head of a corporation, firm, partnership or other business unit which derives a substantial portion of its income from growing mint. To continue holding office, each member must remain qualified. The governor may remove a member if he becomes disqualified during his term of office or for inability to carry out his duties. Upon the establishment of the commission, one (1) member shall serve for a term of one (1) year, two (2) members shall serve for a term of two (2) years, two (2) members shall serve for a term of three (3) years and thereafter all terms of office shall be for a term of three (3) years. The term of office of each member of the commission shall terminate on the third Monday of January of the year in which the term for which the member was elected ends, but each member of the commission shall serve until his respective successor is elected and has qualified. Before entering on the discharge of their duties as members of the commission, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath of office prescribed by law. A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business and the carrying out of all duties of the commission. The commission shall annually elect a chairman from among its members. Members of the commission shall receive no salary except upon the unanimous vote of the commission; however, members, officers and employees of the commission shall receive their actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The commission shall adopt uniform and reasonable regulations governing the incurring and paying of such expenses.
[22-3804, added 1969, ch. 49, sec. 4, p. 126; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 91, p. 364; am. 1983, ch. 35, sec. 1, p. 85; am. 1996, ch. 91, sec. 2, p. 274.]
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