80-7-904. Composition of advisory council. (1) The director of the department shall appoint an advisory council to provide advice to the department concerning the administration of this part.
(2) The advisory council must be composed of 10 voting members and 2 ex officio, nonvoting members, as follows:
(a) the director of the department or a designee, who shall serve as presiding officer;
(b) four members who are producers of forage under a certified forage noxious weed seed free program and who represent different geographical areas of the state;
(c) one member involved in the processing of forage into pellets, cubes, or related products;
(d) one member representing the livestock or agricultural industry;
(e) two members representing county weed districts involved in a forage certification program, who must be members of the Montana weed control association and who represent different geographical areas of the state;
(f) one member representing an outfitter's or guide's organization;
(g) the director of the Montana state university-Bozeman extension service or a designated representative, who is an ex officio, nonvoting member; and
(h) the director of the Montana state university-Bozeman agricultural experiment station or a designated representative, who is an ex officio, nonvoting member.
(3) The members shall serve staggered 3-year terms. A member may not serve for more than two consecutive terms.