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Iowa Code Title XI. Natural Resources [Chs. 455-485] § 461A.80. Public outdoor recreation and resources advisory council

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1. An advisory council for public outdoor recreation and resources appropriations made for the purposes of section 461A.79 is created.  The council shall consist of a public member appointed by the governor from each congressional district, the chairperson of the commission, the director, and a designee of the economic development authority.

2. Each county conservation board of those counties which are located in a congressional district shall nominate one person from the congressional district for appointment to the advisory council.  The commission shall compile a list of the nominations of the county conservation boards for each congressional district and shall provide this list to the governor.  The governor shall appoint one member from each congressional district from the nominations as provided.  Appointments shall be made for three-year terms beginning July 1 in the year of appointment.  A person shall not serve more than two terms.  A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment was made.

3. No more than three public members shall belong to the same political party.  The council shall elect a chairperson annually from among the council's members, and the director shall serve as council secretary.  Persons already serving in an elected or appointed governmental capacity are not eligible to serve as council members.

4. The advisory council shall meet annually, in July, and upon the call of the chairperson of the advisory council.  The advisory council shall make policy recommendations to the commission regarding the projects and programs to be funded from funds available for public outdoor recreation and resources from appropriations made for the purposes of section 461A.79.

5. The public members of the advisory council shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses for each day employed in the official discharge of their duties.  The expenses shall be paid from the administration fund of the commission.  Each member of the council may also be eligible to receive compensation as provided in section 7E.6.

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