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CHAPTER 285-H.F.No. 3332 An act relating to agriculture; allowing the commissioner of agriculture to establish alternative term expiration dates for members of the dairy research and promotion council; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.54, subdivisions 6 and 13. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.54, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [ORGANIZATION.] (a) The commissioner shall serve as a member of each council without vote. Each council shall elect from its own membership a chair, a vice-chair, a secretary, and other officers the council deems appropriate. An executive committee of no more than five members including the officers may also be elected. Except as provided in paragraph (b), terms of the officers shall expire on June 30 of each year; however, they may serve until their successors have been elected but not beyond July 15. (b) If the commissioner establishes an alternative expiration date for a specific council under subdivision 5 or 13, council members may serve on the council until their successors have been elected but not beyond 15 days after the expiration date. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.54, subdivision 13, is amended to read: Subd. 13. [TERMS; DAIRY COUNCIL.] Notwithstanding subdivision 5, the term of office of members of any council established for the producers of cows' milk or products derived from cows' milk shall be as provided in this subdivision. The term of office shall be two years, with the terms of half the council members expiring
June 30in odd-numbered years, and the terms of the remaining council members expiring June 30in even-numbered years. All terms expire on June 30 of the last year of the term unless another date is established by the commissioner for the council. Presented to the governor March 23, 2000 Signed by the governor March 27, 2000, 2:38 p.m.