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STATE OF MICHIGAN,
LAWS RELATING TO THE
Department of Agriculture
COMPILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Under and by virtue of the provisions of Act No. 13, Public Acts of 1921, the State Department of Agriculture was created and the duties vested by law in the Department of Animal Industry, the State Food and Drug Commissioner, and State Veterinary Board, the Immigration Commission, and the Commissioner of Immigration were placed with the State Department of Agriculture.
In addition to the foregoing, there was transferred to the State Department of Agriculture the powers and duties of the State Board. of Agriculture with reference to the inspection and regulation of orchards, vineyards and nurseries; the inspection and regulation of apiaries; the testing of agricultural seeds; the analysis of commercial fertilizers; the testing and examination of insecticides, and the analysis and testing of commercial stock foods and the improvement of marketing conditions, as now provided by law. The Board of Agriculture is relieved of each and all of these duties and the Department of Agriculture charged therewith.
The office of State Inspector of Orchards and Nurseries, and Inspector of Apiaries were abolished and their duties transferred to the Department of Agriculture. Those duties of the Secretary of State with reference to the collection and publication of statistics relating to agricultural interests within the State were likewise transferred to the State Department of Agriculture.
Where reference is made in this compilation to commissions, boards and offices abolished, it will be noted that following such reference the words "Commissioner of Agriculture" appear in parenthesis. This shall be taken to mean that this state official is now charged with the enforcement of the law in question.
LAWS RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF
Act No. 13, Public Acts 1921.
An act to promote the agricultural interests of the State of Michigan; to create a State Department of Agriculture; to define the powers and duties thereof; to provide for the transfer to and vesting in said department of powers and duties now vested by law in certain other State boards, commissions and officers, and to abolish certain boards, commissions and officers the powers and duties of which are hereby transferred.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Section 1. There is hereby created a State Department of Department of Agriculture Agriculture which shall possess the powers and perform the created. duties hereinafter granted and conferred. The chief executive Commissioner officer of said department shall be appointed by the Governor, how apwith the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall be pointed. known as the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Michigan. Said commissioner shall receive an annual salary Salary. of five thousand dollars. He may appoint such assistants May appoint and employes as may be necessary to perform the duties necessary hereby imposed, the number of such assistants and employes, employes. and the compensation payable to all persons so appointed Approval of and employed, being subject to the approval of the State tive Board. Administrative Board. The salaries of all officers and em- Salaries and ployes hereby authorized, and the necessary expenses thereof expenses, how while traveling in performing any of their duties, shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries and expenses of other State officers and employes are paid. The Board of Auditors Board of shall provide suitable offices at Lansing and proper office Auditors to equipment for the use of said department.
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Section 2. The State Department of Agriculture shall Department exercise the powers and perform the duties now vested by law of Agriculture, in the Department of Animal Industry, the State Food and consist. Drug Commissioner, the State Veterinary Board, the Immigration Commission, the Commissioner of Immigration, the Market Director, and shall also possess the powers and duties formerly vested by law in the Michigan Agricultural Fair Commission. The departments, boards, commissions and officers whose powers and duties are hereby transferred to the State Department of Agriculture shall be abolished as of the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred twenty-one. All records, files and papers of any nature whatsoever pertaining to the functions thereof shall be turned over to the department hereby created. Any hearing or other proceeding pending before any board or officer whose tenure is so terminated