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HF 911

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/30/2023 08:41pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying the Board of Animal Health; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, section 35.02, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 35.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Members; officers.

The board has deleted text begin sixdeleted text end new text begin 11new text end members appointed by the
governor with deleted text begin the advice and consent of the senate, four of whom are producers of livestock
in the state and at least one of the four livestock producers is also a member of a federally
recognized Tribe located in Minnesota, and two of whom are practicing veterinarians licensed
in Minnesota
deleted text end new text begin two at-large members, one member who is a member of a federally recognized
Tribe located in Minnesota, and eight regional members, with no two regional members
residing in the same congressional district. To the extent practicable, the governor's
appointments must achieve gender balance among the board membership. Members must
be knowledgeable in animal agriculture, animal health, or pets and companion animals,
with at least two members who represent the public and are not employed in agriculture,
veterinary medicine, the pet industry, or a related field
new text end . The commissioners of agriculture,
natural resources, and health, the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the
director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of Minnesota deleted text begin maydeleted text end new text begin shallnew text end
serve as consultants to the board without vote. Appointments to fill unexpired terms must
be made from the classes to which the retiring members belong. The board shall elect a
president and a vice-president from among its members deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin . The governor shall appointnew text end a
veterinarian licensed in Minnesota who is not a member to be deleted text begin itsdeleted text end new text begin the board'snew text end executive
director for a term of one year and until a successor qualifies. The board shall set the duties
of the director.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies to appointments
that occur on or after that date.
new text end