FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 1023
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Reported from the Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources April 12, 2007 with recommendation that House Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1023 Do Pass. Referred to the Committee on Rules pursuant to Rule 25(21)(f).
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 252, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to conservation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 252, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 252.005, to read as follows:
252.005. 1. There is hereby created a board to advise the conservation commission. The board shall be responsible for regional conservation evaluations which are under the control of the conservation commission.
2. Such board shall be staffed by the department of conservation and appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The board shall have one member from each of the eight presently established conservation districts and not more than four of whom shall be from the same political party. Four members shall be actively engaged in farming, and at least fifty-one percent of such member's income shall be derived from such member's farming activities.
3. Each member appointed to the board shall serve staggered four-year terms in the following manner: Two members shall be appointed for a one-year term, two members shall be appointed for a two-year term, and two members shall be appointed for a three-year term, and two members appointed for a four-year term, with successor members being appointed to a four-year term. The procedures for such appointments and the designation of which terms will initially be one-year, two-year, three-year, and four-year terms shall be established solely by the conservation commission and the Missouri department of conservation.
4. The board shall conduct at least two annual meetings and report to the conservation commission, and annually to the general assembly and the governor. The members of the board shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.