2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 96. Agricultural marketing act.
96.11 Assessments.

96.11

96.11 Assessments.

96.11(1)

(1) Each marketing order issued under this chapter shall provide for the levying and collection of assessments in sufficient amounts to defray the expenses incurred by the marketing board for program operations and administration of the order. Each marketing order shall indicate the maximum rate of any such assessment which may be collected and the proportion, if any, payable by each producer or handler directly affected by the marketing order. The marketing board may recommend to the secretary the assessment rate necessary to provide sufficient funds to cover the marketing order budget. The marketing board shall determine when assessments become due and payable and the units upon which the assessment rate applies. All assessments collected are payable to the marketing board.

96.11(2)

(2) If the secretary finds that the marketing order budget or assessment rate exceeds the limitations of, or is contrary to, the declared purposes of this chapter or the marketing order, the secretary may disapprove the budget and any amendments to the budget, or assessment rate.

96.11(3)

(3)

96.11(3)(a)

(a)

96.11(3)(a)1.

1. Except as provided under par. (c), a corn producer who sells corn that is subject to the assessment levied under sub. (1) under the marketing order for corn shall pay an additional assessment of 0.4 cents per bushel, to be collected and remitted to the marketing board in the manner provided in the marketing order for the assessment under sub. (1).

96.11(3)(a)2.

2. If the marketing order for corn provides for rebates under s. 96.13 (2), a producer to whom subd. 1. applies may obtain a rebate of the assessment paid under subd. 1. in the manner provided in the marketing order for obtaining a rebate of the assessment levied under sub. (1).

96.11(3)(b)

(b) The marketing board for corn shall use the moneys received under par. (a) for the purposes of the marketing order for corn.

96.11(3)(c)

(c)

96.11(3)(c)1.

1. The department shall conduct a referendum on whether to terminate the assessment under par. (a) if after June 30, 2011, and before January 1, 2012, 10 percent of the producers who sell corn that is subject to the assessment levied under sub. (1) petition for a referendum. The assessment under par. (a) does not apply after June 30, 2012, if a referendum to terminate the assessment is approved by affected producers.

96.11(3)(c)2.

2. If the marketing order for corn is terminated, pars. (a) and (b) do not apply.

96.11 - ANNOT.

History: 1981 c. 283 ss. 22, 29, 30; Stats. 1981 s. 96.11; 2007 a. 26.

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