ORS 583.518¹
Handler who fails or refuses to transport pool milk in accordance with department plan penalized

In addition to other actions it may take, or penalties it may apply, the State Department of Agriculture after public hearing under ORS chapter 183 may establish a plan or system of assessing a penalty amount against a handler who fails or refuses to move or transport pool milk for the Class 1 or Class 2 needs of another handler, when ordered so to do by the department as authorized in ORS 583.517 (Diversion and transportation of pooled milk). This penalty, which shall be established in an amount not to exceed $1 per hundredweight of milk and paid to the department, shall be computed on the basis of the number of pounds of milk that was not moved or transported as ordered by the department. If the handler in violation of such an order does not pay the amount of penalty within 30 days after the date of the written notice by the department, the department in addition to other actions available to it under this chapter may:

(1) File suit against the handler for recovery of the penalty amount; or

(2) Deduct the amount of the penalty from any amount or equalization that may be later due and payable by the department to such handler. Any such withholding by the department shall not be passed on to or be withheld by the handler from the price paid to producers for milk. [1967 c.440 §20; 2007 c.71 §181]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 583—Milk Marketing, Production and Distribution, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors583.­pdf (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.
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