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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 570.38, Florida Statutes 2004

570.38  Animal Industry Technical Council.--

(1)  COMPOSITION.--The Animal Industry Technical Council is hereby created in the department and shall be composed of 14 members as follows:

(a)  The beef cattle, swine, dairy, horse, independent agricultural markets, meat processing and packing establishments, veterinary medicine, and poultry representatives who serve on the State Agricultural Advisory Council and three additional representatives from the beef cattle industry, as well as three at-large members representing other animal industries in the state, who shall be appointed by the commissioner for 4-year terms or until their successors are duly qualified and appointed.

(b)  Each additional beef cattle representative shall be appointed subject to the qualifications and by the procedure as prescribed in s. 570.23 for membership to the council by the beef cattle representative. If a vacancy occurs in these three positions, 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 Animal 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. 3, ch. 65-459; s. 1, ch. 67-69; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 10, ch. 77-108; s. 2, ch. 78-196; s. 4, ch. 78-323; ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 81-82; s. 1, ch. 82-46; s. 2, ch. 83-265; ss. 2, 6, 7, ch. 87-15; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 21, ch. 92-291; s. 21, ch. 93-169; s. 17, ch. 94-335; s. 26, ch. 2001-279.