HB1876 - COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAMS - Leake, Sam
HB1876 CHANGES THE COLLECTION OF AGRICULTURAL CHECKOFFS.
Sponsor: Leake, Sam (9) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: Wiggins, Gary (8) LR Number:3634-03
Last Action: 07/10/98 - Approved by Governor (G)
07/10/98 - Delivered to Secretary of State
SCS HB 1876
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

TRULY AGREED

SCS HB 1876 -- COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAMS

This bill requires that any fee imposed under the Commodity
Merchandising Program be paid directly to the appropriate
commodity council and such fees are not to be considered state
funds.  If any such fee goes unpaid, the fee may be collected by
civil action and the person judged to be in default is to pay
court costs.  Such action is to be instituted by the Attorney
General or the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the
cause of action arose.  The Director of the Department of
Agriculture may enter into contracts with appropriate commodity
councils, at the request of the commodity council, to collect,
audit, and administer commodity checkoff funds.  The Department
of Agriculture is allowed to retain an administrative fee for
the costs of services and the fee is to be deposited into the
Commodity Merchandising Fund.  The provisions and the effective
date of this bill are not deemed to be a major change for the
purposes of the Commodity Merchandising Council Act.


PERFECTED

HB 1876 -- COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAMS (Leake)

Currently any fee imposed under the Commodity Merchandising
Program is paid to the Director of the Department of Agriculture
and deposited into the Commodity Merchandising Fund.  The
Director of the Department of Agriculture may enter into
contracts with the appropriate commodity council, at the request
of the council, to collect, audit, and administer commodity
checkoff funds.  The department is allowed to retain an
administrative fee for the costs of services and the fee is
deposited into the Commodity Merchandising Fund.  All such
moneys are appropriated by the General Assembly to the
appropriate commodity council.

This bill requires that any fee imposed under the Commodity
Merchandising Program be paid directly to the appropriate
commodity council.  If any such fee goes unpaid, the fee may be
collected by civil action and the person judged to be in default
is to pay court costs.  Such action is to be instituted by the
Attorney General or the prosecuting attorney of the county in
which the cause of action arose.  The provisions and the
effective date of this bill are not deemed to be a major change
for the purposes of the Commodity Merchandising Council Act.

This bill contains an emergency clause.

FISCAL NOTE:  Estimated Net Effect on Commodity Council
Merchandising Fund of $0 in FY 1999, FY 2000, and FY 2001.


COMMITTEE

HB 1876 -- COMMODITY MERCHANDISING PROGRAMS

SPONSORS:  Leake, Wiggins, Parker, Evans

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Agriculture by a vote of 24 to 0.

Currently any fee imposed under the Commodity Merchandising
Program is to be paid to the Director of the Department of
Agriculture and deposited into the Commodity Merchandising
Fund.  All such moneys are appropriated by the General Assembly
to the appropriate commodity council.

This bill requires that any fee imposed under the Commodity
Merchandising Program be paid directly to the appropriate
commodity council.  If any such fee goes unpaid, the fee may be
collected by civil action and the person judged to be in default
is to pay court costs.  Such action is to be instituted by the
prosecuting attorney of the county in which the cause of action
arose.  The provisions and the effective date of this bill are
not deemed to be a major change for the purposes of the
Commodity Merchandising Council Act.

FISCAL NOTE:  Estimated Net Effect on Commodity Council
Merchandising Fund of $0 in FY 1999, FY 2000, and FY 2001.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill removes the commodity
assessments from total state revenues.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Leake; Missouri
Soybean Association; Missouri Cattlemen's Association; Missouri
Pork Producer Association; and Missouri Poultry Federation.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Roland Tackett, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1876 -- Commodity Merchandising Program

Co-Sponsors:  Leake, Wiggins, Parker

Currently any fee imposed under the Commodity Merchandising
Program is to be paid to the Director of the Department of
Agriculture and deposited into the Commodity Merchandising
Fund.  All such moneys are appropriated by the General Assembly
to the appropriate commodity council.

This bill requires that any fee imposed under the Commodity
Merchandising Program be paid directly to the appropriate
commodity council.  If any such fee goes unpaid, the fee may be
collected by civil action and the person judged to be in default
is to pay court costs.  Such action is to be instituted by the
prosecuting attorney of the county in which the cause of action
arose.  The provisions and the effective date of this bill are
not deemed to be a major change for the purposes of the
Commodity Merchandising Council Act.


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