AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND BARGAINING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 344 of 1972
290.708 Request for accreditation; contents; fee; report.
(1) An association desiring accreditation shall file with the department a written request for accreditation in the form as required by the department. The request shall contain properly certified evidence that the association meets the standards for accreditation and shall be accompanied by a report of the names and addresses of members, the name of each handler to whom the member delivered or contracted to deliver the agricultural commodity during the previous 2 marketing periods, and the quantity delivered. A fee to cover the costs of the department in processing the request shall be established by rule and paid by the association when the request is filed.
(2) The department may require all handlers of an agricultural commodity produced in the bargaining unit area as individuals or through their trade association to file with the department, within 30 days following a request, a properly certified report, showing the correct names and addresses of all producers of the agricultural commodity who have delivered the agricultural commodity to the handler during the 2 marketing periods preceding the filing of the report and the quantities of the agricultural commodity received by the handler from each named producer during the periods. The information contained in the individual reports of handlers filed with the department shall not be made public by the department nor shall it be made available to any person for private use.
History: 1972, Act 344, Eff. Mar. 30, 1973
Am. 2012, Act 119, Imd. Eff. May 2, 2012
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