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CHAPTER 28-H.F.No. 266 An act relating to water; including ex officio agency members as voting members of the board of water and soil resources; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivisions 1, 2, and 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivisions 3 and 8. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [MEMBERSHIP.] The board of water and soil resources is composed of 12
votingmembers knowledgeable of water and soil problems and conditions within the state and fourfive ex officio nonvotingmembers. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [VOTING MEMBERS.] (a) The votingmembers are: (1) three county commissioners; (2) three soil and water conservation district supervisors; (3) three watershed district or watershed management organization representatives; and(4) three citizens who are not employed by, or the appointed or elected officials of, a governmental office, board, or agency; (5) the commissioner of agriculture; (6) the commissioner of health; (7) the commissioner of natural resources; (8) the commissioner of the pollution control agency; and (9) the director of the University of Minnesota extension service. (b) VotingMembers in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), must be distributed across the state with at least three members but not more than five members from the metropolitan area, as defined by section 473.121, subdivision 2; and one from each of the current soil and water conservation administrative regions. (c) VotingMembers in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), are appointed by the governor. In making the appointments, the governor may consider persons recommended by the association of Minnesota counties, the Minnesota association of soil and water conservation districts, and the Minnesota association of watershed districts. The list submitted by an association must contain at least three nominees for each position to be filled. (d) The membership terms, compensation, removal of members and filling of vacancies on the board for votingmembers in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), are as provided in section 15.0575. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [OFFICERS.] The governor shall appoint a chair from among the votingmembers of the board in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), with the advice and consent of the senate. The board shall elect a vice-chair and any other officers that it considers necessary from its membership. Sec. 4. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 103B.101, subdivisions 3 and 8, are repealed. Presented to the governor April 10, 1997 Signed by the governor April 11, 1997, 9:55 a.m.