Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/567

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 3889 (g) SOYBEAN PROGRAM COORDINATING CoMMirrEE.— (1) ESTABLISHMENT.— The Order may authorize the Board to establish a Soybean Program Coordinating Committee to Eissist in the administration of the order, as provided in this subsection. (2) MEMBERSHIP. — (A) COMPOSITION. — The Committee shall be composed of members such that— (i) not less than two-thirds of the Committee shall be members of the Board, including— (I) the Chairperson and Treasurer of the Board; and (II) additional members of the Board elected by the Board; and (ii) not more than one-third of the Committee shall be producers elected by the national, nonprofit soybean producer-governed organization that conducts activities on behalf of State soybean boards and that, on the date of the enactment of this Act, conducts activities to promote soybeans and soybean products as a cooperator with the Foreign Argicultural Service of the Department, (B) CERTIFICATION. —To serve on the Committee, each producer elected by the national, nonprofit soybean producer-governed organization shall be certified by the Secretary as a producer who is duly elected by such organization as a representative to the Committee. (3) TERMS. —Terms of appointment to the Committee shall be for 1 year. No person may serve on the Committee for more than 6 consecutive terms. (4) COMPENSATION.— Committee members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in performing duties for the Committee. (5) CHAIRPERSON. —The Chairperson of the Board shall serve as Chairperson of the Committee. (6) QUORUM.—A quorurii of the Committee shall consist of the number of members of the Committee equal to three-fourths of the total membership of the Committee. (h) POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE. —The order shall define the powers and duties that the Board may assign to the Committee, which may include the following: (1) BUDGETS.—The Board may assign to the Committee the power to develop and submit to the Board, for approval, budgets on a fiscal year basis, as provided for in subsection (e). The Board shall review and approve, reject, modify, or substitute a budget proposed by the Committee, and submit budgets to the Secretary for the Secretary's approval under subsection (e). (2) PLANS AND PROJECTS. —The Board may assign to the Committee the power to review, or on its own initiative develop, plans or projects for promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information activities, to be paid for with funds received by the Board as provided for in subsection (f). Each such plan or project shall be presented to the Board for approval. (3) VOTING. —A recommendation to be presented to the Board relating to proposed budgets or proposed plans and projects shall require the concurring vote of at least two-thirds of the members present at a meeting of the Committee.