Section 2-26-71

Creation of Seed Investigation and Arbitration Committee; composition; qualifications, appointment and terms of office of members; officers; meetings generally.

There is hereby created and established a Seed Investigation and Arbitration Committee to be appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries to consist of five members. The members shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries upon the recommendation of each of the following: Dean and Director, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station of Auburn University; Executive Committee of the Alabama Seedsmen's Association; President of the Alabama Farmers Federation; State Board of Agriculture and Industries, and one member shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Each of these members may be represented by an alternate appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, upon the recommendation of the recommending authority or on recommendation of the committee member when such authority has been vested in the committee member by the recommending authority. Each member shall continue to serve on the committee until a replacement has been recommended by one of the above named organizations, agencies, or officials authorized to make such recommendations or appointments, at which time the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries shall appoint a new member from those recommended. Each alternate shall serve only for the case in which he has been appointed and only one member shall represent each of the above organizations, agencies, or officials authorized to make recommendations for appointment to the committee. The committee shall elect a chairman and a secretary from its membership. The committee chairman shall conduct all meetings and deliberations held by the committee and direct the other activities of the committee. The secretary shall keep accurate and correct records on all meetings and deliberations and perform any other duties for the committee as directed by the chairman. The committee shall be known as the Seed Investigation and Arbitration Committee.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-424, p. 661, §3 (1); Acts 1992, No. 92-108, p. 178, §3.)