2015 ORS 621.740¹
Liability for payment of fees

(1) The producer or person requesting official testing and related testing services from the State Department of Agriculture, as authorized under ORS 621.730 (Department to provide testing) and 621.750 (Sampling and testing) shall pay the fees established under ORS 621.730 (Department to provide testing) as provided by rule of the department.

(2) If the producer or person requesting the services is selling milk to a first handler, distributor, producer-distributor or dairy products plant licensee, the department may forward an itemized statement for services rendered to the person requesting the services and also to the first handler, distributor, producer-distributor or licensee. The first handler, distributor, producer-distributor or licensee shall pay the itemized amount to the department and shall deduct that amount from the amount paid to the producer or other person selling milk. Any first handler, distributor, producer-distributor or licensee who refuses to make the deduction shall pay the itemized amount to the department.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not relieve the producer or person requesting the services from being primarily responsible for payment to the department. The department may take all actions necessary to collect the amount due against the producer or person requesting the services. [1965 c.474 §4; 1999 c.197 §59; 2013 c.85 §5]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 621—Milk; Dairy Products; Substitutes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors621.­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.
 
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