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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OREGON PROCESSED VEGETABLE COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 15

COMMISSION MAKE-UP, TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS,
TERM LIMITS, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

647-015-0010

Number of Commissioners, Terms

The Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission will consist of 11 commissioners appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture for a term of 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. A commissioner shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.

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

647-015-0020

Qualifications of Commissioners

(1) For purposes of this rule:

(a) "Producer" means 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 on the commodity in each of the preceding three calendar years.

(b) "Handler" means 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.

(c) "Commission" means the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission.

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

(a) No more than one member of the Commission will be a member of the public with an active interest in the positive economic development, production and marketing of the commodity, but who is not associated with the production or handling of the six processed vegetables subject to the Commission assessment;

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

(c) No more than three Commission members will be a handler;

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

(3) Commission members who are producers will be appointed based on the commodity or commodities they produce with an effort made to have at least one commissioner represent each commodity that is subject to the commission assessment.

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

647-015-0030

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 cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:

(1) Two 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.

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

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