73-36-17. Compensation of board members; operating fund; bonding of secretary.

Each member of the board shall receive per diem compensation as authorized by Section 25-3-69, and shall be reimbursed for such other expenses at the same rate and under the same conditions as provided for public officers and employees in Section 25-341. The board shall pay for all expenses incurred by the board, including such clerical help as shall be needed, provided that itemized statements of the foregoing are first approved by order of the board entered on its minutes. The board shall not expend in any fiscal year more monies than the amount of fees collected as hereinafter provided. All fees hereinafter provided shall be paid to the secretary of the board and said secretary shall deposit all monies received under this chapter in the State Treasury. All such monies shall be kept in a special fund in the State Treasury known as the "State Board of Registered Foresters Fund" and shall be used for the administration of this chapter. Said funds shall not lapse at the end of each year. All expenditures from said fund shall be by requisition to the Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration, signed by the board chairman, and the State Treasurer shall issue his warrant thereon. The secretary of the board shall be under a surety bond in the penal sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) with a surety company authorized to do business in this state, said bond to be conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, and the fee therefore to be paid by the board.

Laws, 1977, ch. 475, § 8; reenacted and amended, 1983, ch. 326, § 9; reenacted and amended, 1991, ch. 330, § 9; Laws, 2000, ch. 601, § 6; reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 416, § 9, eff from and after July 1, 2004.