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Act 344 of 1972 - AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND BARGAINING ACT (290.701 - 290.727)
Section 290.701 ‑ Short title.
Section 290.702 ‑ Definitions.
Section 290.702a ‑ Excluded sales.
Section 290.703 ‑ Administration and implementation of act; rules.
Section 290.704 ‑ Voluntary associations; prohibited practices; complaints; orders.
Section 290.705 ‑ Enforcement of orders; temporary relief or restraining orders; jurisdiction; objections; findings; additional evidence; review; stay.
Section 290.706 ‑ Proposed bargaining unit; determination of appropriateness; criteria.
Section 290.707 ‑ Accreditation of association; requirements.
Section 290.708 ‑ Request for accreditation; contents; fee; report.
Section 290.709 ‑ Request for accreditation; determination by department; amended request; public hearing; notice.
Section 290.710 ‑ Request for accreditation; issuance and publication of determination; preliminary declaration; service fees; effective date of accreditation; referendum; denial of accreditation.
Section 290.711 ‑ Annual report of accredited association.
Section 290.712 ‑ Revocation of accreditation.
Section 290.713 ‑ “Bargaining” defined; accredited association as exclusive representative; negotiations; notice.
Section 290.714 ‑ Mediation of issues; duties of department; designation of person to act in department's behalf; fee.
Section 290.715 ‑ Election not to purchase or sell during marketing period.
Section 290.716 ‑ Arbitration; agreements as to agricultural commodities; disputed quantities; offer; claim for relief; determination of reasonableness; joint settlement committee.
Section 290.717 ‑ Hearing; notice; duties of chairperson; intervention; evidence; informal proceedings; verbatim record; transcripts; expense; adjournment; conclusion; majority actions and rulings.
Section 290.718 ‑ Joint settlement committee; powers; oaths; subpoenas; contempt.
Section 290.719 ‑ Joint settlement committee; findings of fact; issuance of award.
Section 290.720 ‑ Joint settlement committee; decision; basis.
Section 290.721 ‑ Finality of committee's decision; enforcement.
Section 290.722 ‑ Disobeying or resisting order; contempt.
Section 290.723 ‑ Judicial review of committee awards.
Section 290.724 ‑ Mailing copy of contract or award to department.
Section 290.725 ‑ Access of department to evidence; refusal to obey subpoena; service of process.
Section 290.726 ‑ Antitrust law not violated.
Section 290.727 ‑ Repealed. 1976, Act 155, Imd. Eff. June 17, 1976.

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