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Tobacco Research Board, The KY

Authority: KRS 248.510
Status: Active
Term: 2 years
Chair: Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair annually.
Description: The Kentucky Tobacco Research Board is composed of thirteen members, ten are permanent members and three at-large members are appointed by the Governor. The Kentucky Tobacco Research Board formulates policies and procedures and ensures proper expenditure of state funds for the Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center. The Board also reviews and authorizes research projects and programs related to providing or disproving the health hazards of tobacco use.
Composition: Composed of 13 voting members and 1 non-voting member as follows: 3 at large members, at least 1 of whom is a tobacco farmer in KY & at least 1 of whom has research and development experience in the public or private sector, appointed by the Governor w/ the advice and consent of LRC. 10 permanent members who shall be the following officeholders or shall be designated by the following organizations: KY Farm Bureau Federation, KY Innovations Commission, Commissioner of Dept of Agriculture, Dean of UK College of Agriculture, Burley Growers Cooperative Assoc., Council for Burley Tobacco, Dark Fired Tobacco Assoc., KY Science & Technology Corporation, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture; and the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Small Business. Each officeholder and organization shall designate an alternate who is authorized to serve when the member cannot be present at a meeting; 1 non-voting member from UK, who shall be the UK Vice President for Research, or the Vice President's designee. The non-voting member of the Board may be counted in determining a quorum, but the non-voting member shall not vote on matters before the Board.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 14
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          University of Kentucky Cooper & University Drives
          Lexington, KY
County: Fayette
Phone: (859) 257-5798
Fax: (859) 323-1077


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Haney, MarkEx-Officio; KY Farm Bureau
Eames, ChadEx-Officio; KY Innovations Commission
Quarles, Commissioner RyanEx-Officio
Cox, Nancy M.Ex-Officio; UK College of Agriculture
Lyons, TimEx-Officio; Burly Growers Cooperative Assoc.
Clark, ToddEx-Officio; Council for Burley Tobacco
Kimmel, Kris W.Ex-Officio; KY Science & Technology Corporation
Hornback, PaulEx-Officio; Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture
McKee, TomEx-Officio; Chair, House Committee on Agriculture & Small Business
Cassis, LisaEx-Officio (non-voting); UK Vice President for Research
Beeler, Warren10/31/20187/15/2020MemberGrayson
Clark, Todd Andrew10/31/20187/15/2020MemberFayette
Travis, Brian Scott10/31/20187/15/2020MemberNelson

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