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Chapter 15.65 RCW


Short title.
Regulating agricultural commoditiesExisting comprehensive scheme.
Regulating agricultural commoditiesLaws applicable.
Establishing a commodity boardMarketing orderPurposes.
Board may establish foundation.
Director's duties and responsibilitiesAmendments to marketing orders or agreements without a referendumRules.
Director to enforce and administer chapterMarketing agreements, orders issued, amended, notice, grounds for amendments.
Form, filing of marketing agreement, order, amendment, and other proceedings.
Notice of hearing on proposalPublicationContents.
SubpoenasCompelling attendance of witnesses, feesImmunity of witnesses.
Director's findings and recommended decision, delivery of copiesTaking official notice of facts from other agencies.
Filing objections to recommended decisionFinal decisionWaiver.
Contents and scope of recommended and final decisionDelivery of copies.
Agreements binding only on those who assent in writingAgreement not effective until sufficient signatories to effectuate chapterWhen effective.
Minimum assent requirements prerequisite to order or amendment affecting producers or producer marketing.
Minimum requirements prerequisite to order or amendment assessing handlersAssent by producers.
Ascertainment of required assent percentages.
Issuance or amendment of marketing orderAssentRules.
Issuing, amending, or terminating a marketing orderLimitation on public hearings or referendums.
Suspension of marketing agreement or order upon advice of commodity boardCertain prerequisites waived.
Termination of marketing order or agreementPetitionProcedure.
Referendum prior to termination of a marketing order or agreementProcedureExceptions.
Termination of agreement or order on assent of producersProcedure.
When marketing order or agreement is terminatedDuties of affected commodity board.
Lists of affected partiesInformation used to establish listsPurpose and use.
Certain records exempt from public disclosureExceptionsActions not prohibited by chapter.
After any vote, referendum, nomination, or electionAffected parties provided resultsDisputes.
Powers and duties of director with respect to the administration and enforcement of agreements and ordersAdministratorPersonnel.
Commodity boardsMembershipMarketing agreement or order to establish and controlDirector votes.
Qualifications of members of commodity boards.
Producer-handlers as producers for membership purposesException.
Terms of members of commodity boardsElections or appointment.
When director appoints majority of the boardNominationsAdvisory voteNoticeDirector selects either of two candidates receiving the most votes.
Nominations for election to commodity boardWhen only one nominee.
Election of members of commodity boardProcedure.
Vacancies, quorum, compensation, travel expenses of commodity board members and employees.
Powers and duties of commodity boardReservation of power to director.
Members may belong to association with same objectivesContracts with other associations authorized.
Restrictive provisions of chapter 43.19 RCW not applicable to promotional printing and literature of commodity boards.
Commission's plans, programs, and projectsDirector's approval required.
Commission speaks for stateDirector's oversight.
Claims and liabilities, enforcement against organizationPersonal liabilities of officials, employees, etc.
Lists of all affected producers and handlersAffected parties responsible for accuracyUse of lists.
Agreement or order to contain detailed statement of powers and purposes.
Promotional hosting expendituresRules.
Advertising, sale, trade barrier, claim, etc., provisions in agreement or order.
Agreement and order provisions for research.
Agreement and order provisions for uniform grades and standardsEnforcementRules.
Agreement and order provisions prohibiting or regulating certain practices.
Agreement and order to define applicable area"Production area""Marketing area."
Agreement and order provisions for marketing information, services, verification of grades, standards, sampling, etc.
Agreement or order not to prohibit or discriminatorily burden marketing.
Agreement and order provisionsParticipation in proceedings concerning regulation of pesticides or agricultural chemicals.
Additional agreement or order provisions.
Annual assessmentLimitation generally.
Rate of assessment.
Time, place, method for payment and collection of assessments.
Use of moneys collectedDepartmental expenses.
Refunds of moneys received or collected.
Assessments personal debtAdditional percentage if not paidCivil action to collect.
Deposit to defray department's expensesCircumstances requiring reimbursement.
Depositaries for revolving fundDeposits.
Separate accounts for each agreement or orderDisbursements.
Records of financial transactions to be kept by directorAudits.
Bonds of administrator, board, employee.
Information and inspections requiredHearingsConfidentiality and disclosures.
Criminal acts and penalties.
Civil liabilityUse of moneys recovered.
Jurisdiction of superior courtsWho may bring action.
Duty of attorney general and prosecuting attorneysInvestigation and hearing by director.
Remedies additional.
Proceedings subject to administrative procedure actExemptions.
Director may issue agreement or order similar to license or order issued by United StatesAdministrator, board.
Cooperation, joint agreements or orders with other states and United States to achieve uniformity.
Public interest to be protectedEstablishment of prices prohibited.
Chapter not to affect other lawsAgreements and orders under prior law may be made subject to chapter.
Application of chapter to canners, freezers, pressers, dehydrators of fruit or vegetables.
Chapter not to apply to green pea grower or processor.
Hop commodity boardPowers.
Costs of implementing RCW 15.65.287.
Appointment of nonvoting advisory members.
Savings1961 c 256.
Severability1961 c 256.
Agricultural processing and marketing associations: Chapter 24.34 RCW.
Investment of agricultural commodity commission funds in savings or time deposits of banks, trust companies and mutual savings banks: RCW 15.66.185.