SEC. 69-43-3. Creation of Mississippi Ratite Council and Promotion Board; composition of board; duties [Repealed effective July 1, 2006].
(1) The Mississippi Ratite Council and Promotion Board is created to be composed of five (5) members as follows: Two (2) members elected by the Mississippi State Emu Association; two (2) members elected by the Mississippi Ostrich Association; and one (1) member appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Each member shall serve a term of one (1) year to coincide with the calendar year. Vacancies which occur shall be filled in the same manner as the original elections or appointments were made.
(2) The members of the board shall meet and organize immediately after their election or appointment and shall elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary-treasurer from the membership of the board, whose duties shall be those customarily exercised by such officers or specifically designated by the board. The chairman, vice chairman and secretary-treasurer shall be bonded in an amount not less than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). The cost of the bonds shall be paid from the funds received under the provisions of Section 3 of this act. Such bond shall be a security for any illegal act of any member of the board and recovery thereon may be had by the state for any injury by such illegal act of such member. The board may establish rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act for its own government and the administration of the affairs of the board.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chapter 375, Sec. 2, HB1193, Effective July 1, 1997. Reenacted by Laws 2000, Ch. 331, Sec. 2, HB244; Reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 383, § 2, HB 281, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
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