2015 ORS 576.351¹
Records of person required to pay or collect assessment
  • inspections and audits

(1) Each person required to pay or collect an assessment on a commodity under ORS 576.051 (Definitions for ORS 576.051 to 576.455) to 576.455 (Moneys of abolished commission) shall keep accurate records sufficient to enable a commodity commission to determine by inspection and audit the accuracy of assessments paid or due to the commission and of reports made or due to the commission.

(2) For purposes of determining the accuracy of assessments paid or due to a commission, the commission or a person authorized by the commission may:

(a) Make an inspection during normal business hours of the business premises of a person required to pay or collect an assessment; and

(b) Audit the records of a person required to pay or collect an assessment.

(3) For purposes of determining the accuracy of assessments paid or due to a commission, the commission may issue a subpoena for the production of any books, records or documents related to the payment or collection of an assessment to a person required to pay or collect the assessment.

(4) If an audit determines that a person is delinquent in the payment or collection of an assessment, the person shall pay the cost of the audit, not to exceed an amount equal to the delinquent assessment. [1959 c.596 §76; 2003 c.604 §41]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 576—Agricultural Marketing Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors576.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.