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Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XXI. Agriculture and Animals § 248.510. Tobacco research board membership;  compensation;  meetings;  quorum

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(1)  The Kentucky Tobacco Research Board is hereby created.  The board shall be composed of thirteen (13) voting members and one (1) nonvoting member as follows:

(a) Ten (10) permanent members who shall be the following officeholders or shall be designated by the following organizations:  the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation;  the Kentucky Innovations Commission;  the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture;  the dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture;  the Burley Growers Cooperative Association;  the Council for Burley Tobacco;  the Dark Fired Tobacco Association;  the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation;  the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture;  and the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Small Business.  Each officeholder and organization shall designate an alternate who is authorized to serve when the member cannot be present at a meeting.

(b) Three (3) members at large, at least one (1) of whom is a tobacco farmer in Kentucky and at least one (1) of whom has research and development experience in the public or private sector, who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Legislative Research Commission.

(c) One (1) nonvoting member from the University of Kentucky, who shall be the University of Kentucky Vice President for Research, or the Vice President's designee.  The nonvoting member of the board may be counted in determining a quorum, but the nonvoting member shall not vote on matters before the board.

(2)  No member of the board shall receive any salary, fee, or other remuneration for his services as a member of the board but each member shall be reimbursed for his ordinary travel expenses, including meals and lodging, incurred in the performance of his duties incident to implementation of the provisions of KRS 248.510 to 248.570.

(3)  The term of the ten (10) members designated in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section shall not change but they shall be permanent members in terms of the organizations and offices named.  At-large members and the tobacco industry member shall serve two (2) year terms.

(4)  The board shall elect, by a majority vote of the thirteen (13) voting members, a chairman and a vice chair.  The chairman shall be the presiding officer of the board, shall preside at all meetings, and coordinate the functions and activities of the board.  The chairman shall be elected or reelected annually and shall be a permanent member or an at-large member of the board.  The vice chair shall conduct meetings in the absence of the chairman.  The board shall have such other organization as deemed necessary and approved by the board.

(5)  Meetings of the board shall be held at least quarterly but may be held more frequently as deemed necessary subject to call by the chairman or by request of a majority of the board members.  Board meetings shall concern, among other things, policy matters relating to research projects and programs, research progress reports, authorization of projects and financial plans, and such other matters as necessary to carry out the intent of KRS 248.510 to 248.570.

(6)  Seven (7) members of the board shall constitute a quorum for doing business.  Each member shall have one (1) vote and a majority vote of the members present shall control on all questions.

Any person now holding the office, position or employment of warden of a county penitentiary or jail in a county of the first class having more than 800,000 inhabitants, who has been appointed for a full term of 3 years and after serving such full term has been reappointed to such office, position or employment, shall, if the board of chosen freeholders of the county, by resolution, so determines, continue to hold such office, position or employment during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be removed therefrom, except for good cause shown, after a fair and impartial hearing before the board of chosen freeholders of the county, upon written charges of the cause of complaint preferred against him, signed by the person making the same and filed in the office of the clerk of the board of chosen freeholders of the county, and copies whereof have been served upon him, at least 30 days before said hearing, at which hearing he shall be entitled to be represented by counsel, to produce witnesses and testify in his own behalf, and shall be entitled to, and the board of chosen freeholders shall be empowered to issue, writs of subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses, and from the decision in any such hearing such person shall be entitled to appeal to the Superior Court, which court shall hear the cause de novo and may order such person reinstated in his said office, position or employment, if it shall decide that such order is proper and just under the circumstances.

Cite this article: - Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XXI. Agriculture and Animals § 248.510. Tobacco research board membership;  compensation;  meetings;  quorum - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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