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SF 1162

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 01:48pm

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 2020, section 35.02, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 35.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Members; officers.

The board has deleted text beginfivedeleted text endnew text begin ninenew text end members appointed by the
governor with deleted text beginthe advice and consent of the senate, three of whom are producers of livestock
in the state, and two of whom are practicing veterinarians licensed in Minnesota
deleted text endnew text begin two at-large
members and seven 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 beginmaydeleted text endnew 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 beginanddeleted text endnew text begin. The governor shall appointnew text end a veterinarian licensed in Minnesota
who is not a member to be its 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, 2022, and applies to appointments
that occur on or after that date.
new text end