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Oregon Statutes - Chapter 577 - Oregon Beef Council - Section 577.532 - Mandatory expenditures from assessment moneys.

Expenditures by the Oregon Beef Council of moneys received from the assessment levied under ORS 577.512 (2) shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) An amount equal to 10 cents for each head of cattle assessed to be expended for funding selected research projects related to rangeland. The council shall make the research moneys available to Oregon State University, except that if the council determines that the university is unable to conduct the research, the council may select an alternative creditable institution. The council shall select the research projects after consultation with representatives of beef and dairy associations.

(2) An amount equal to 10 cents for each head of cattle assessed to be expended for funding selected research projects related to cattle production. The council shall make the research moneys available to Oregon State University, except that if the council determines that the university is unable to conduct the research, the council may select an alternative creditable institution. The council shall select the research projects after consultation with representatives of beef and dairy associations.

(3) An amount equal to 10 cents for each head of cattle assessed to be expended for funding projects to promote and project a positive image of beef and dairy producers and operations to the public. The projects may include, but need not be limited to, videos for television, brochures and printed reports. The council shall select the projects after consultation with representatives of beef and dairy associations. The council shall present the completed projects to the representatives for review prior to disseminating the projects to the public.

(4) An amount equal to 10 cents for each head of cattle assessed to be expended for carrying out council activities described in ORS 577.290 (1)(c).

(5) An amount equal to 10 cents for each head of cattle assessed, or the assessment amount remaining after deduction of the amounts described in subsections (1) to (4) of this section, whichever is less, to be expended by the council for administrative costs to carry out programs involving the projects or activities described in subsections (1) to (4) of this section. [2005 c.623 §1]

Note: 577.532 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 577 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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