PUBLIC FUNDS IN GENERAL
TAYLOR GRAZING ACT FUNDS
57-1204. State grazing districts and boards authorized and created. (1) For the purpose of receiving, directing and guiding the disposition of the range improvement fund of each grazing district concerned, in those manners most beneficial to the permittees from whom the funds are derived and to the counties concerned, there is hereby created a state board for each bureau of land management grazing district established and existing in Idaho on January 1, 1994, under the provisions of the Taylor grazing act.
(2) Each state board shall be known respectively as the ……… grazing board in accordance with the following designations:
(a) District No. 1 or Boise district;
(b) District No. 2 or Burley district;
(c) District No. 3 or Idaho Falls district;
(d) District No. 4 or Salmon district;
(e) District No. 5 or Shoshone district.
(3) (a) The members and the chairman of each of the state grazing boards for the year 1994, shall be the members and chairmen of each of the boards of district advisers of each grazing district elected, qualified and serving on January 1, 1994, under the provisions of the Taylor grazing act and the regulations promulgated under the provisions of that act. Each board shall be governed for the remainder of 1994, by the existing charter in place on January 1, 1994. Such members shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified as provided in this section.
(b) On and after January 1, 1995, each state grazing board shall consist of not less than five (5) nor more than twelve (12) stockmen who graze livestock upon the public lands within the grazing district for which such state grazing board is created. Each state grazing board may adopt its own charter, rules and regulations, or bylaws, governing the conduct of the board. Officers and directors of corporations and partners of partnerships which conduct such grazing are qualified to be elected to serve on such boards on behalf of such corporation or partnership. The term of each member beginning on or before January 1, 1995, is two (2) years. Beginning January 1, 1997, the term of each member shall be four (4) years.
(c) In November of 1996 and in November of each fourth year thereafter, each state grazing board shall specify the number of members to serve on that state grazing board for the following term. Thereafter, the board shall conduct an election of the members to serve for that term.
(d) If a new grazing district is established, the central committee of Idaho state grazing boards shall, within ninety (90) days from the declared establishment of said district, specify the number of members to serve on the state grazing board for the new district. Thereafter the central committee of the Idaho state grazing boards shall conduct an election of the board members to serve for the balance of the current term.
(e) If any vacancy occurs on a state grazing board for any reason, the remaining board members shall elect a qualified successor to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.
(f) A duly qualified person elected to serve as a member of a state district grazing board shall assume office after taking an oath for the performance of his duties. The permittees holding section 3, Taylor grazing act permits to graze livestock on the public lands within the grazing district served by a state district grazing board shall elect the members to serve on that state district grazing board, and each permittee or his designated representative is entitled to one (1) vote. Each state district grazing board shall set forth in its charter, rules and regulations, or bylaws, the procedure for the election of board members.
(g) Each state district grazing board shall select its own chairman and vice chairman. The secretary, treasurer, and any other employees, advisers, or consultants, may be appointed, hired, or contracted with by each board. The board shall set the remuneration of each individual or entity retained by the board and the remuneration shall be considered as administrative expense of the board concerned. The members of each state district grazing board may be compensated as provided in section 59-509(b), Idaho Code.
(h) Meetings of a state district grazing board may be called at any time by the chairman or a majority of the members of the board. The board shall meet at least twice each year. Each board may adopt its own rules and regulations for the calling and holding of meetings, but a majority of each board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business by the board. Action by each board shall be determined by a majority vote of the members present.
[57-1204, added 1994, ch. 249, sec. 2, p. 793; am. 1995, ch. 113, sec. 1, p. 382.]