DOAG: CT Milk Promotion Board

 
 
CT Milk Promotion Board
 
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Sec. 22-137a. Connecticut Milk Promotion Board. Membership. Duties. (a) There is established, within available appropriations, the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board which shall be within the Department of Agriculture for administrative purposes only.

(b) The board shall consist of nine members: (1) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall be a Connecticut licensed dairy producer and a member of a dairy cooperative; (2) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be a Connecticut licensed milk producer and a member of a dairy cooperative; (3) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be an independent Connecticut licensed milk producer; (4) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a Connecticut licensed milk producer and a member of a dairy cooperative; (5) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be a Connecticut licensed milk producer and a member of a dairy cooperative; (6) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of a state-wide health and nutrition organization promoting consumer interests; (7) the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the commissioner's designee; and (8) the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to agriculture, who shall be ex-officio members without the right to vote. The board shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its members. Any person absent from (A) three consecutive meetings of the commission, or (B) fifty per cent of such meetings during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, effective immediately. Vacancies on the board shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members of the board serve without compensation but shall, within the limits of available funds, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The board shall meet as often as deemed necessary by the chairperson or a majority of the board.

(c) The board shall: (1) Develop, coordinate and implement promotional, research and other programs designed to promote Connecticut dairy farms and milk consumption; and (2) prepare and submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to agriculture an annual report concerning its activities.

(d) The board may use such funds as may be available from federal, state or other sources and may enter into contracts to carry out the purposes of this section. Any money collected by the board pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be deemed state funds and shall be deposited pursuant to section 4-33, in a qualified public depository in Connecticut. Such funds shall be expended by the board for expenses incurred in administering the budget recommended by the board.

(e) The board may, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, employ any necessary staff within such available funds or appropriations.

      (P.A. 08-164, S. 3; P.A. 10-103, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 08-164 effective June 12, 2008; P.A. 10-103 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re board to be within Department of Agriculture for administrative purposes only and amended Subsec. (d) by adding provision requiring that any money collected by board shall not be deemed state funds, shall be deposited in a qualified public depository and shall be expended by board for expenses incurred in administering recommended budget, effective June 2, 2010.

      See Sec. 4-38f for definition of "administrative purposes only".

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Sec. 22-137b. Certification of the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board. The Commissioner of Agriculture, not later than October 1, 2008, within available resources, shall work with the United States Department of Agriculture and any other appropriate government agencies to secure certification of the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board.