AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
22-1202. Potato commission created. There is hereby created and established in the department of self-governing agencies the "Idaho potato commission" to be composed of nine (9) practical potato persons, resident citizens of the state of Idaho for a period of three (3) years prior to their appointment each of whom has had active experience in growing, or shipping, or processing of potatoes produced in the state of Idaho. At least five (5) members of said commission shall be growers who are actually now engaged in the production of potatoes. Two (2) of the members shall be shippers who are actually now engaged in the shipping of potatoes, and two (2) of the members shall be processors who are actually now engaged in the processing of potatoes. The qualifications for members of said commission as above required shall continue throughout their respective terms of office. Three (3) growers shall be nominated for each grower vacancy that occurs, from which the governor shall appoint one (1). Two (2) grower commissioners shall be appointed from the district known as District No. 1, consisting of the counties of Oneida, Franklin, Bear Lake, Caribou, Bannock, Power, Bingham, Bonneville, Teton, Madison, Jefferson, Fremont, Clark, Butte, Custer, and Lemhi; one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from the district known as District No. 2A, consisting of the counties of Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln, Camas, Elmore, Boise, Valley, and Gooding; one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from the district known as District No. 2B, consisting of the counties of Cassia, Minidoka, Blaine, Custer and Lemhi; and one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from the district known as District No. 3, consisting of the counties of Owyhee, Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Washington, Adams, Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Latah, Benewah, Shoshone, Kootenai, Bonner, and Boundary. Three (3) shippers shall be nominated for each shipper vacancy that occurs from which the governor shall appoint one (1). Shipper commissioners do not necessarily need to be nominated from geographical areas. Three (3) processors shall be nominated for each processor vacancy that occurs from which the governor shall appoint one (1). Processor commissioners do not necessarily need to be nominated from geographical areas. Nominations must be made thirty (30) days prior to appointment. All nominations must give equal consideration to all who are eligible for appointment as defined in this act. The Idaho potato commission shall hold separate meetings of the growers, shippers, or processors, as the nominations to be made shall require, in the various districts, to determine who shall be nominated for appointment. Notice of said meetings shall be given by publication in one (1) newspaper published in each county of the district or districts in which said nominations are to be made, and the notice shall be published in two (2) issues of each newspaper, the first to be approximately thirty (30) days and the second approximately ten (10) days before said meeting. The notice shall state the purpose, time and place of said meeting. All meetings held for the selection of nominees shall be held prior to March 31 of the year the appointment or appointments are to be made.
The term of office shall be three (3) years and no commissioner shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. The commissioners shall elect a chairman for a term of one (1) year.
Vacancies shall be filled as terms expire. Each of such commissioners shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and qualified. The term of office shall commence on September 15 of the year of appointment and expire on September 14 of the last year of the term of office.
A majority of the members of said commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business and the carrying out of the duties of said commission. Before entering on the discharge of their duties as members of said commission, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath of office prescribed for state officers.
Each member of the commission shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(j), Idaho Code, provided however, that compensation paid to members of the commission from and after April 1, 1992, shall not be considered salary as defined in section 59-1302(31), Idaho Code.
[22-1202, added 1939, ch. 172, sec. 2, p. 312; am. 1957, ch. 274, sec. 1, p. 632; am. 1961, ch. 316, sec. 1, p. 603; am. 1969, ch. 213, sec. 2, p. 614; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 3, p. 138; am. 1974, ch. 115, sec. 1, p. 1283; am. 1980, ch. 247, sec. 8, p. 587; am. 1985, ch. 109, sec. 1, p. 212; am. 1997, ch. 320, sec. 1, p. 945.]