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SF 3838

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/03/2020 09:19am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying the Board of Animal Health; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 35.02, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 35.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Members; officers.

The board has deleted text beginfivedeleted text endnew text begin tennew text end members appointed by the
governor deleted text beginwith the 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, one
residing in each of the state's eight congressional districts and two at-large members. 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.
deleted text begin Appointments to fill unexpired terms must be made from the classes to which the retiring
members belong.
deleted text end 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, 2021, and applies to appointments
that occur on or after that date.
new text end