Conservation Districts

Section 432:10

    432:10 State Conservation Committee. – There is hereby established to serve as an agency of the state a conservation committee, which shall consist of 12 members: the director of the university of New Hampshire cooperative extension, or designee; the director of the state agricultural experiment station, or designee; the state commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food, or designee; the commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, or designee; the commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee; the executive director of the department of fish and game, or designee; the executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions; and 5 appointed members, all of whom shall be district supervisors or former district supervisors who shall be from counties as follows: one from Coos or Grafton; one from Belknap or Carroll; one from Cheshire or Sullivan; one from Hillsborough or Merrimack; one from Rockingham or Strafford. The supervisor or former supervisor members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the council to serve 4 years respectively from August 1 and until their successors are appointed and qualified; provided, however, that of the first appointments made under this section, 2 members shall be appointed to serve for a term of 2 years and the other 3 members shall be appointed for a term of 4 years. Advisory committee members shall serve without vote and shall include the state conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and others appointed by the state conservation committee as deemed appropriate. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms. The committee shall elect its own chairperson from one of the 5 appointees. The members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but the appointees shall be entitled to expenses, including traveling expenses, necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties. It may adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, necessary for the execution of its functions under this subdivision and shall keep a record of its official actions. Within the limits of the appropriation it may employ such employees as it requires and fix their compensation subject to the rules of the division of personnel.

Source. 1985, 72:1. 1990, 43:1. 1995, 130:5; 134:21; 206:1, eff. Aug. 11, 1995.