Agriculture - Section 8-201


Published: 2021

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§8–201.

    (a)    The following persons shall serve as members of the Committee:

        (1)    The Secretary, or any employee of the Department the Secretary designates;

        (2)    The Secretary of Natural Resources, or any employee of the Department of Natural Resources whom the Secretary of Natural Resources designates;

        (3)    The Secretary of the Environment, or any employee of the Department of the Environment designated by the Secretary of the Environment;

        (4)    The principal administrative official for agricultural affairs at the University System of Maryland as designated by the Chancellor of the University;

        (5)    The Chairman of the Maryland Agricultural Commission, or the Chairman’s designee;

        (6)    The President of the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts;

        (7)    Five soil conservation district supervisors representing the five different geographic areas of the State, as provided in subsection (b) of this section;

        (8)    The Director of the Cooperative Extension Service and the principal administrative officer for Maryland of the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, who shall be nonvoting members; and

        (9)    Other representatives of cooperating State and federal agencies serving as consultants to the Committee as selected by the Committee.

    (b)    The Secretary shall appoint the soil conservation district supervisors from recommendations submitted by the district supervisors of each area represented. Each supervisor shall be from one of the following five geographic areas:

        (1)    Area No. 1: Garrett, Allegany, Washington County, Catoctin, Frederick, and Carroll Soil Conservation Districts;

        (2)    Area No. 2: Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Soil Conservation Districts;

        (3)    Area No. 3: Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, and Talbot Soil Conservation Districts;

        (4)    Area No. 4: Baltimore County, Harford, Montgomery, Howard and Cecil Soil Conservation Districts; and

        (5)    Area No. 5: Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Soil Conservation Districts.

    (c)    The term of each supervisor appointed after July 1, 1974, is four years. Each supervisor shall serve until the supervisor’s successor is appointed. A supervisor may not serve as a member more than two full successive terms. Every other member shall hold office as long as the member retains the office by virtue of which the member is serving on the Committee.

    (d)    An appointment to fill an unexpired term shall be made in the same manner as for a full term.