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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 570.34, Florida Statutes 2004

570.34  Plant Industry Technical Council.--

(1)  COMPOSITION.--The Plant Industry Technical Council is hereby created in the department and shall be composed of 11 members as follows:

(a)  The citrus, vegetable, ornamental horticulture, foliage plants, tropical fruits, commercial flower grower, turfgrass, forestry, apiary, and citizen-at-large representatives who serve on the State Agricultural Advisory Council and one additional representative from the citrus fruit industry who shall be appointed by the commissioner for a 4-year term or until his or her successor is duly qualified and appointed.

(b)  The additional citrus fruit representative shall be appointed subject to the same qualifications and by the same procedure as prescribed in s. 570.23 for membership to the council by the citrus representative. If a vacancy occurs with regard to this position, it shall be filled for the remainder of the term in the same manner as an initial appointment.

(2)  POWERS AND DUTIES; MEETINGS; PROCEDURES; RECORDS; COMPENSATION.--The meetings, powers and duties, procedures, and recordkeeping of the Plant Industry Technical Council, and per diem and reimbursement of expenses of council members, shall be governed by the provisions of s. 570.0705 relating to advisory committees established within the department.

History.--s. 1, ch. 59-54; s. 5, ch. 61-407; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 70-389; s. 2, ch. 77-71; s. 9, ch. 77-108; s. 4, ch. 78-323; ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 81-63; s. 1, ch. 82-46; s. 49, ch. 83-216; s. 2, ch. 83-265; ss. 1, 6, 7, ch. 87-15; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 19, ch. 92-291; s. 19, ch. 93-169; s. 15, ch. 94-335; s. 895, ch. 97-103.