917.03 Milk sanitation board.

There is hereby created a milk sanitation board consisting of the director of agriculture or the director's authorized representative, the director of health or the director's authorized representative, and the following members to be appointed by the director of agriculture:

(A) Two grade A milk producers;

(B) One manufacture milk producer;

(C) Three milk processors, one of whom shall be a grade A milk processor and one of whom shall be a manufacture milk processor;

(D) One milk hauler.

The three members who are milk producers shall not be members or representatives of the same co-operative association.

The director of agriculture or the director's authorized representative shall serve as chairperson of the board.

Before making the appointments to the board required under this section, the director of agriculture shall consult the respective statewide trade organizations that represent grade A milk producers, manufacture milk producers, milk processors, and milk haulers.

Of the initial appointments, one grade A milk producer, one milk processor, and the milk hauler shall serve for a term ending December 31, 1998, one grade A milk producer and the manufacture milk processor shall serve for a term ending December 31, 1999, and the manufacture milk producer and a grade A milk processor shall serve for a term ending December 31, 2000. Thereafter, members shall serve three-year terms that expire on the thirty-first day of December.

Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office or a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. A member shall continue in office for the entirety of the member's term unless removed for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance.

The director shall provide the board with the personnel, office space, and incidentals necessary for it to perform its duties and exercise its powers. Members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Appointed members shall receive compensation in an amount determined pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-21-1997

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4

Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.