Oregon Statutes - Chapter 576 - Agricultural Marketing Generally - Section 576.372 - Authority of some commissions to adopt rules authorizing refunds; effect.

(1) In addition to any refund permitted under ORS 576.325, 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 (2); and

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 576.206, 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]

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