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HF 138

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/18/2021 04:36pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/19/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to animals; requiring one Board of Animal Health member to be from a
federally recognized tribe; 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 five members appointed by the
governor with 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. new text beginOne of
the board members must be a member of a federally recognized tribe located in Minnesota.
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 may 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 and 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 August 1, 2021. The additional board
composition requirements made by this section must be met by June 1, 2023.
new text end