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House Bill 1973


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House Bill 1973

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1973 (Updated April 12, 2001 5:17 PM - DI 84)

Corn marketing council. Amends the definition of "market development". Changes the composition of the council member districts. Provides that the dean of the Purdue University school of agriculture, two representatives of first purchaser organizations, one member of the senate, and one member of the house of representatives are members of the council. Requires a producer who seeks to be placed on the ballot to have a petition signed by 10 other producers. Provides that the council may not spend more than 10% of the money it receives in administrative costs. Makes a voluntary rate of assessment of one half cent per bushel for corn. Provides that the assessment applies only if the producer submits a form indicating the producer's desire to be included in the assessment. Establishes an enrollment period for a producer who wants to be included in the assessment. Removes the assessment on seed corn sold in Indiana. Repeals a provisions that: (1) concerning refunds of assessments; and (2) allows a referendum to establish or terminate the Indiana corn marketing council. Provides that certain fees will revert to the office of agriculture to cover administrative fees. Establishes procedures for the initial election of council members. Staggers the terms of the initial members. Makes technical corrections.
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