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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 30 in odd-numbered years, and the 
        terms of the remaining council members expiring June 30 in 
        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.