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EXTENSION ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK - KANSAS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

Chapter 1 Section D5. Representation on the Executive Board (1972)


November 7, 1972

Mr. Robert Newsome
County Extension Director
Riley County Extension Service
Room 15
Federal Building
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Re:    Interpretation of Chapter 3 (Senate Bill 459) of the 1972 Session Laws.

Dear Mr. Newsome:

You request an interpretation of the following sentence:

“No more than three (3) members of such executive board shall be elected from any commissioner district, and at least one member shall be elected from each council member group namely, agricultural pursuits, home economics, and 4-H Club and youth work.”

As you know, Senate Bill 459 provides for County Extension Councils to conduct certain agriculturally-related activities. Each County Extension Council is to be represented on the Council’s Executive Board as follows:

(A)  Each of the three (3) Commissioner Districts within each county may elect up to three (3) of its members to serve on the Council’s Executive Board.

(B)  A minimum of one individual from each of three (3) Council Member Groups is to be elected to serve on the Council’s Executive Board.

This legislative scheme provides for a minimum number of representatives to each County’s Executive Board while allowing the number of individuals who will serve on the executive board to be increased, if so desired, by each council member group.

Our opinion agrees with Mr. McGrath’s, and it would seem that this interpretation would best carry out the intent of the legislature.
Very truly yours


VERN MILLER
Attorney General

By:  WILLIAM B. COATES, JR.
Assistant Attorney General

WPC/jdj
cc:    Larry McGrath
        County Attorney
        Riley County Courthouse
        Manhattan, Kansas 66502