§ 254-a. Milk marketing advisory council. 1. There shall be
established a milk marketing advisory council to advise the commissioner
in planning, programs and policy pertaining to milk marketing. The
council will be convened at the request of the commissioner not less
than two times per year.
2. This advisory council shall consist of not less than seven members
who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the commissioner.
The commissioner shall designate one member to serve as chairman of the
council. The membership of the council shall include, but not be
limited to milk producers, milk dealers, representatives of general farm
organizations and dairy farmer cooperative associations, and
representatives of milk consumers and representatives of milk retailers.
The members shall serve without salary, but shall be entitled to
reimbursement of their ordinary and necessary travel expenses.
3. The duties and responsibilities of the milk marketing advisory
council shall be prescribed by the commissioner and he may specifically
delegate to the council any or all of the following duties and
(a) The recommendation to the commissioner of proposed rules and
regulations to effectuate the purposes of this article.
(b) The recommendation to the commissioner of changes or amendments to
rules and regulations.
(c) The recommendation to the commissioner of policy positions with
respect to proposed federal legislation and regulations affecting milk
marketing within the state.
(d) Assisting the commissioner in the collection and assembly of
information and data necessary for the proper administration of this
(e) Study of milk marketing matters pertaining to the administration
of this article and inform the commissioner of their findings.
(f) The performance of such other duties relating to the
administration of this article as the commissioner shall designate.