AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
22-3704. commission members — nomination and appointment. (1) The commission shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the governor following nomination. Three (3) members shall be growers and two (2) members shall be dealers.
(2) Members shall serve for a term of three (3) years. On and after the effective date of this act, terms that are currently held by the commission members shall expire and be filled on the following schedule: one (1) dealer term shall expire on July 1, 2015, one (1) dealer term shall expire on July 1, 2016, one (1) grower term shall expire on July 1, 2015, one (1) grower term shall expire on July 1, 2016, and one (1) grower term shall expire on July 1, 2017.
(3) Members of the commission may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. Upon serving two (2) consecutive terms and the lapse of one (1) full term, such member may again be nominated and appointed to the commission.
(4) Meetings shall be held for the selection of member nominees prior to expiration of a member’s term and shall be held prior to March 31 of the year an appointment is to be made. In seeking nominations for a grower member, the commission shall conduct meetings at such times and places as determined by the commission during which time growers shall nominate two (2) qualified growers at large for each expiring member term. In seeking nominations for a dealer member, the commission shall conduct meetings at such times and places as determined by the commission, during which time dealers shall nominate two (2) qualified dealers at large for each expiring member term. Notice of the meetings for the nominations of growers and dealers shall be by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in any county in which a meeting is to be held and shall be published in two (2) issues of such newspaper, the first 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.
(5) In the event there are vacancies in the commission through death, resignation or removal, it shall be the duty of the growers and dealers as provided in this section to submit to the governor at least two (2) qualified names for each grower vacancy and two (2) qualified names for each dealer vacancy. The governor shall make the appointment to fill the vacancy.
[22-3704, added 2015, ch. 156, sec. 4, p. 546.]