2005 Idaho Code - 54-3605 — POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMISSION

                                  TITLE  54
                                  CHAPTER 36
    54-3605.  POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMISSION. The commission shall have, but
is not limited to, the following powers and duties:
    (1)  To elect a chairman and such other officers as it deems advisable.
    (2)  To appoint and employ, and at its pleasure discharge, all necessary
agents, employees and professional personnel and other personnel, including
experts in agriculture and the publicizing of wines and to prescribe their
duties and fix their compensation.
    (3)  To establish offices and incur expense and enter into contracts and
to create such liabilities as may be reasonable for the proper administration
and enforcement of this act.
    (4)  To find new markets for grapes and grape products.
    (5)  To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the
value of grapes and grape products for any purpose for which they are found
useful and profitable.
    (6)  To investigate and participate in studies of the problems to the
growers of grapes in the state of Idaho.
    (7)  To take such action as the commission deems necessary or advisable in
order to promote grapes for juices, raisins, wines and other grape
    (8)  To enter into such contracts as may be necessary or advisable.
    (9)  To make use of such advertising means and methods as the commission
deems advisable and to enter into contracts and agreements for research and
advertising within and without the state of Idaho.
    (10)  To cooperate with any local, state or national organization or
agency, whether voluntary or created by the law of any state, or the United
States, engaged in work or activity similar to the work and activities of the
commission, and to enter into contracts and agreements with such organizations
or agencies for carrying on a joint campaign of research, education, product
protection, publicity and reciprocal enforcement of these objects.
    (11)  To protect brands, marks, packages, brand names or trademarks being
promoted by the commission.
    (12)  To do any and all things that will promote grapes for juices,
raisins, wines and other grape by-products.
    (13)  To keep an accurate record of all its dealings, which shall be open
to inspection by the state controller.
    (14)  To sue and be sued.
    (15)  To adopt and from time to time alter, rescind, modify and/or amend
all proper and necessary rules and orders for the exercise of its powers and
performance of its duties under this act.

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