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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, OREGON ALFALFA SEED COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 30

COMMISSION MAKE-UP, TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS,

TERM LIMITS, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

624-030-0010

Number of Commissioners, Terms

The Oregon Alfalfa Seed Commission will consist of five (5) commissioners appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture for a term or three years or, if for a term following a prior term for that person, ending three years from the date of expiration of any prior term.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.206
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576
Hist.: OASC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert. ef. 1-16-04; OSAC 1-2008, f. 7-8-08, cert. ef. 7-15-08

624-030-0020

Qualifications of Commissioners

(1) For purposes of this rule:

(a) A "producer" is a person growing or producing within this state or procuring within the state, its rivers or the offshore waters, but not the Columbia River, for commercial handling within the state, a commodity for market, or receiving a share thereof as landowner, landlord, tenant, sharecropper, boat skipper or otherwise. A producer must have paid the commission assessment, if any,on the commodity in each of the preceding three calendar years.

(b) A "handler" is any producer, processor, distributor or other person engaged in handling or marketing of or dealing in the commodity, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker or otherwise. A handler must have collected the commission assessment, if any, each of the preceding three calendar years.

(2) Members of the Oregon Alfalfa Seed Commission will have the following qualifications, which will continue during the term of office of the member:

(a) There will be no public member of the Oregon Alfalfa Seed Commission as long as partial refund is offered.

(b) A majority of the members will be producers;

(c) At least one member will be a handler;

(d) All members who are not a handler or the public member will be producers.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Hist.: OASC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert. ef. 1-16-04

624-030-0030

Removal of Commissioners

The Commission may recommend that the Director of the Department of Agriculture remove a commissioner from office, and declare the position vacant for the following reasons:

(1) Two consecutive unexcused absences, or other neglect of duty in office;

(2) Use of the commission appointment for financial gain or to avoid financial detriment;

(3) Unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information;

(4) Conduct in violation of Oregon government standards and practices laws;

(5) Misappropriation or misuse of commission funds;

(6) Failure to satisfy one or more qualifications for appointment.

(7) Not working for the positive economic benefit of the commodity.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Hist.: OASC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert. ef. 1-16-04

624-030-0040

Chair and Other Officers

Annually, at the first regular meeting of the Commission at the beginning of the new fiscal year, the Commission will elect from its members a Chair and a Vice Chair who will serve until their successors are elected and qualified.

Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576
Hist.: OASC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert. ef. 1-16-04

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