AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
BEANS — PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY
22-2912. Bean commission created. There is hereby created and established in the department of self-governing agencies the Idaho bean commission, hereinafter called the commission. It shall be composed of eight (8) men or women engaged in the bean industry. The commission shall be appointed by the governor, and each member must have been a resident of the state of Idaho for a period of three (3) years immediately prior to his appointment, shall have had active experience in growing, processing or shipping of beans produced in the state of Idaho, and at least four (4) members of the commission shall be growers actually engaged in production of beans, but who are not handlers, dealers or processors. One (1) grower member of the commission shall be appointed from each of the districts provided for by this section. The four (4) remaining members of the commission may be engaged in the processing or shipping of beans, at least one (1) of whom must be engaged in the processing or shipping of snap bean seed. The processor or shipper members of the commission shall be appointed at large, keeping in mind insofar as possible geographic locations representative of the Idaho bean industry. The qualifications for membership on the commission shall continue throughout the respective terms of office of the commissioners. Upon recommendation of organizations of producers and shippers of beans, one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from district No. 1, which district shall be composed of the following counties: Adams, Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, Idaho, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon and Ada; one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from district No. 2, which district shall be composed of the following counties: Valley, Lemhi, Custer, Boise, Twin Falls, Owyhee and Elmore; one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from district No. 3, which district shall be composed of the following counties: Cassia, Oneida, Power, Bannock, Caribou, Bear Lake, Franklin and Minidoka; one (1) grower commissioner shall be appointed from district No. 4, which district shall be composed of the following counties: Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Fremont and Clark. Commencing on July 1, 1999, the governor shall appoint two (2) members for a one (1) year term, two (2) members for a two (2) year term, two (2) members for a three (3) year term, and two (2) members for a four (4) year term. Thereafter, the governor shall appoint commissioners as their terms expire. Each commissioner shall serve for a term of four (4) years. Each commissioner shall hold office until his successor has been appointed.
A simple majority of members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and for carrying out the duties of the commission. All commissioners shall take an oath of office before commencing their duties.
Each member of the commission shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(l), Idaho Code, provided however, that compensation paid to members of the commission on and after January 1, 1998, shall not be considered salary as defined in section 59-1302, Idaho Code.
[22-2912, added 1957, ch. 94, sec. 2, p. 158; am. 1970, ch. 45, sec. 1, p. 92; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 7, p. 138; am. 1980, ch. 247, sec. 12, p. 591; am. 1998, ch. 403, sec. 1, p. 1256; am. 1999, ch. 63, sec. 1, p. 165.]