38-19-50. Nutrient Research and Education Council created--Membership.

The Nutrient Research and Education Council is hereby established. The council shall consist of nine voting members, including three representing the fertilizer industry, two representing grower organizations, one representing the state's largest commodity organization, one representing the specialty fertilizer industry, one representing the certified agronomy association, and one farmer member of the State Conservation Commission. The council shall also include five nonvoting members: two representing environmental organizations, one representing the director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, and two representing the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The certified agronomy association and any association or organization representing the fertilizer industry, growers, and the environment may submit nominations to the secretary of agriculture and natural resources for their respective members. The secretary shall select from these nominations the members of the council. Members of the council may receive no compensation, but members may be reimbursed for travel and subsistence expense at the rates set pursuant to chapter 3-9. The council shall meet at least twice each year. The council shall be provided with staff assistance from the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The council retains the respective quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, other nonadministrative and special budgetary functions as defined in § 1-32-1 otherwise vested in the council. The council shall exercise those functions independently of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Source: SL 2016, ch 201, § 5; SL 2018, ch 242, § 1; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), §§ 14, 67, eff. Apr. 19, 2021; SL 2024, ch 20, § 16.