(1)The governor from time to time, with the approval of the board, shall appoint a commissioner, who shall represent the state of Colorado upon joint commissions to be composed of commissioners representing the state of Colorado and another state or other states for the purpose of negotiating and entering into compacts or agreements between said states, with the consent of the congress when necessary, ascertaining and declaring the authority, interest, or right of the several signatory states, or any of them, over, in, and to interstate waters, all to the end that such waters may be used and disposed of by the several states and their respective citizens in accordance with an equitable apportionment or division thereof made between the signatory states by the terms of the compact or agreement; except that any compact or agreement so entered into on behalf of said states shall not be binding or obligatory upon any of said states or the citizens thereof until the same has been ratified and approved by the legislatures of all of said signatory states and by the congress of the United States when necessary.
(2)The board shall furnish such commissioners with such legal, engineering, clerical, and other assistants as the board may deem advisable and necessary, all legal assistants to be employed with the consent of the attorney general. Such commissioners shall serve at the pleasure of the governor at a compensation to be fixed by him. The compensation of the legal, engineering, and other assistants of said commissioners shall be fixed by the board, and all such compensation and necessary traveling expenses of such commissioners and their assistants shall be paid out of the funds appropriated for carrying out the purposes of this article.
Section 37-60-109 — Commissioner,
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