ORS 576.372¹
Authority of some commissions to adopt rules authorizing refunds
  • effect

(1) In addition to any refund permitted under ORS 576.325 (Levy and collection of assessments), the Oregon Alfalfa Seed Commission and the Oregon Grains Commission may adopt rules that provide for the commodity commission adopting the rule to refund all or part of a commodity assessment levied by the commission upon request of the person paying the assessment. A rule adopted under this subsection may not provide for a commission to refund an amount less than the portion of the assessment used by the commission for advertising and product promotion.

(2) If a commission adopts rules pursuant to subsection (1) of this section:

(a) Plans and projects recommended by that commission are exempt from State Department of Agriculture review and approval or disapproval under ORS 576.066 (Department oversight of commodity commissions) (2); and

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 576.206 (Appointment of temporary members), the commission may vote to eliminate the position for a commissioner who is a member of the public. [2003 c.604 §22; 2003 c.604 §23; 2007 c.55 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 576—Agricultural Marketing Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­576.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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