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Chapter 262

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  262.593.  Council official for purposes of federal law — activities forbidden — collection of fees — acceptance of contributions and assistance. — 1.  The council shall be recognized as the official body within the county to cooperate with the university in carrying out the provisions of the Smith-Lever Act of Congress and amendments and acts supplementary thereto (7 U.S.C.A. Sec. 341 et seq.) and any other acts affecting extension programs.

  2.  The council shall not engage in commercial or other private enterprises, legislative programs, or other activities not authorized by sections 262.550 to 262.620 and shall not give preferred service to any individual, group or organization.

  3.  Councils may collect fees for specific services which require special equipment or personnel, such as a soil testing laboratory, seed testing service or other educational service, but they shall not collect dues for or pay dues to any state or national organization or association.  The furnishing of supplies or services deemed necessary by the university and the council to the conduct of any education program authorized under sections 262.550 to 262.620 shall not be considered private enterprise or commercial activity within the meaning of sections 262.550 to 262.620.

  4.  Councils may accept contributions of funds from private sources to be used for extension purposes.  Nothing in sections 262.550 to 262.620 shall prevent councils or extension personnel from using or seeking opportunities to reach an audience of persons interested in extension work through the help of interested farm organizations, civic organizations or any other group, but in using or seeking such opportunities the council and extension personnel shall make available to all groups and organizations in the county equal opportunity to cooperate in the educational extension program.

  5.  Extension personnel shall not require uniform bylaws, regulations and methods of procedure.


(L. 1961 p. 7 § 14)

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