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[Authorized:  SB 149, 1935 Session Laws Chapter 217]

The 1935 Legislature (S. L. 1935, Ch. 217) created the State Planning Board. The Board consisted of ten members including State Geologist, Head of the State School of Forestry, Dean of the Division of Agriculture of the North Dakota Agricultural College, and Director of the College of Mining Engineering of the State University, and six citizens appointed by the Governor.

The Board could appoint technical advisory and research committees consisting of Board members or other persons qualified to render expert and scientific services.

Function of the Board was to make inquiries, investigations and surveys concerning resources of the state; surveys of rural land use to determine land suitable for crops, grazing, reforestation, watershed protection, recreation, and economic development; to assemble and analyze the data and formulate plans for conservation, use and development of resources; to recommend the best methods for conservation, use and development of the resources; to cooperate with the federal government in the planning, conservation, utilization and development of such resources and in the administration of its public works programs and carry out or administer any federal project within the state; to cooperate with other state, municipal, or regional planning boards; to provide aid in the organization of municipal, county, and regional planning boards; and to exercise additional powers that may be necessary to promote state planning or carry out the purposes of this act.

Correspondence from the National Emergency Council State Director to the Secretary of State (Robert Byrne MSS 10118) recommended legislation to be enacted to enable state departments to cooperate with the federal government in carrying out the Administration's Recovery Program during the Depression.


1935       Legislature creates the Barley Council with a ten-member board (S. L.1935, Ch.217).

1937       Appropriations aid in funding programs (S. L. 1937, Ch.80).

1939       Repealed (S. L. 1939, Ch. 203).


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