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43-30-102. Viticulture advisory board.

(a)  There is created the viticulture advisory board to be appointed by the governor and to be composed of nine (9) members as follows:

     (1)  One (1) member shall be a representative of the Tennessee Viticultural and Oenological Society;

     (2)  One (1) member shall be a representative of the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Association;

     (3)  One (1) member shall be a representative of the University of Tennessee college of agricultural sciences and natural resources;

     (4)  One (1) member shall be a representative of the department of agriculture;

     (5)  One (1) member shall be a representative of the department of tourist development;

     (6)  Two (2) members shall have a commercial interest in the growing of grapes; and

     (7)  Two (2) members shall have a commercial interest in the processing of grapes.

(b)  The term of office of each member shall be four (4) years. In order for the members to serve staggered terms, beginning July 1, 1991, three (3) members shall serve three (3) years, three (3) members shall serve four (4) years, and three (3) members shall serve five (5) years. Members of the board are eligible to succeed themselves, but not for more than two (2) four-year terms; provided, that representatives of the college of agricultural sciences and natural resources, the department of agriculture, and the department of tourist development may succeed themselves for not more than four (4) four-year terms.

(c)  All members of the board shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with the comprehensive travel regulations promulgated by the commissioner of finance and administration and approved by the attorney general and reporter.

(d)  Within thirty (30) days of their appointments, the members of the board shall meet and organize by electing a chair, a vice chair, and a secretary and by adopting rules of procedure for governing their deliberations. The terms of the officers shall be for one (1) year.

(e)  The board shall meet at the call of its chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, at the request of the governor, at the request of the commissioner of agriculture, or at such times as may be prescribed by its rules.

(f)  Five (5) members of the board shall constitute a quorum for all purposes, and an act effected by a majority at any properly constituted meeting shall be an official act of the board.

[Acts 1985, ch. 387, § 2; 1991, ch. 104, §§ 3-6.]