There shall continue to be a Marketing Authority within the Department of Agriculture. The authority shall continue to have and exercise the powers and duties authorized for it by this chapter. Such authority shall consist of eleven members. The authority shall be composed of one public member from each congressional district of the state, two at-large public members, the Commissioner of Agriculture or his designee, and the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or his designee. The Governor shall appoint three members of the authority and the president pro tempore of the Senate, the Senate minority leader, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint one member. In addition, the Governor shall appoint two members of the authority who shall be tenants of the Hartford market facility. Any vacancy in the membership of said authority shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. The name of the authority shall be “Connecticut Marketing Authority”. The members of the authority shall serve without compensation, but their necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties shall be paid by the state. Any member absent from three consecutive meetings shall be deemed to have resigned. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the terms of all appointed members of the authority serving before and on January 1, 2004, shall expire on said date. Not later than January 1, 2004, new members shall be appointed to the authority in accordance with the provisions of this section and such members shall begin serving on said date and shall complete the terms of their predecessors.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22-63
- Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.