Introduced House Bill (H)

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State fair matters. Makes changes to the membership of and qualifications to serve on the state fair commission (commission) and state fair board (board). Prohibits appointed and elected members of the commission and board who represent certain districts from serving if an immediate family member is a member of the commission or board or employed by the commission. Specifies responsibilities for the commission and board concerning the state fair and the fairgrounds. Provides that the preceding presiding officer of the board presides over the meeting to elect the new presiding officer. Removes the requirement that the commission adopt policies concerning State fair matters. Makes changes to the membership of and qualifications to serve on the state fair commission (commission) and state fair board (board). Prohibits appointed and elected members of the commission and board who represent certain districts from serving if an immediate family member is a member of the commission or board or employed by the commission. Specifies responsibilities for the commission and board concerning the state fair and the fairgrounds. Provides that the preceding presiding officer of the board presides over the meeting to elect the new presiding officer. Removes the requirement that the commission adopt policies concerning the number of board meetings and payment of per diem and travel expenses. Requires the state department of agriculture (department) to provide information concerning the requirements and deadlines to apply to be an organization certified for the district. Requires the director of the department (director) to provide, upon request, the names and contact information of individuals entitled to vote at the district convention (convention). Requires the director or an employee of the department designated by the director to preside over the convention. (Current law requires the director to select a member of the commission to preside.) Requires that voting at the convention must be by secret written ballot. Except for certain individuals, prohibits an individual who is a voting member of the commission or board or an employee of the commission from: (1) campaigning for or endorsing an individual to be elected as a member of the board; or (2) being present at a district convention. Allows certain individuals to act as observers during the counting of the ballots. Makes conforming changes. ... View more