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     2-15-1821. Coal board -- allocation -- composition. (1) There is a coal board composed of seven members.
     (2) The coal board is allocated to the department of commerce for administrative purposes only as prescribed in 2-15-121.
     (3) The governor shall appoint a seven-member coal board, as provided under 2-15-124.
     (4) (a) Subject to subsections (4)(b) and (4)(c), the members of the coal board are selected as follows:
     (i) two from the impact areas; and
     (ii) two with expertise in education.
     (b) At least two but not more than four members must be appointed from each district provided for in 5-1-102.
     (c) In making the appointments, the governor shall consider people from the following fields:
     (i) business;
     (ii) engineering;
     (iii) public administration; and
     (iv) planning.

     History: En. 50-1804 by Sec. 5, Ch. 502, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 540, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 50-1804; MCA 1979, 2-15-1104; amd. and redes. 2-15-1821 by Sec. 12, Ch. 274, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 52, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 254, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 130, L. 2005.

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