§5404. Endangered species committee

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/123/05404
Published: 2015

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5404. Endangered species committee

(a) A Committee

on endangered species is created to be known as the "Endangered Species

Committee," and shall consist of nine members, including the Secretary of

Agriculture, Food and Markets, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the

Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and six members appointed by the

Governor from the public at large. Of the six public members, two shall be

actively engaged in agricultural activities, two shall be knowledgeable

concerning flora, and two shall be knowledgeable concerning fauna. Members

appointed by the Governor shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses

incurred in the attendance of meetings, as approved by the chairman. The

chairman of the Committee shall be elected from among and by the members each

year. Members shall serve terms of three years, except that the Governor may

make appointments for a lesser term in order to prevent more than two terms

from expiring in any year.

(b) The

endangered species committee shall advise the Secretary on all matters relating

to endangered and threatened species, including whether to alter the lists of

endangered and threatened species and how to protect those species.

(c) The Agency

of Natural Resources shall provide the endangered species committee with

necessary staff services. (Added 1981, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1987,

No. 76, § 18; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)