Commission Make-Up, Terms, Qualifications, Term Limits, Removal From Office


Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

OREGON POTATO COMMISSION









 

DIVISION 30
COMMISSION MAKE-UP, TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS, TERM LIMITS, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

658-030-0010
Number of Commissioners, Terms
The Oregon Potato Commission will consist of ten (10) commissioners appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture for a term of four years or, if for a term following a prior term for that person, ending four years from the date of expiration of any prior term.
Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.

Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576

Hist.: OPC 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-03
658-030-0020
Qualifications of Commissioners
(1) For purposes of this rule:
(a) A "producer" is a person
growing or producing within this state or procuring within the state, its rivers
or the offshore waters, but not the Columbia River, for commercial handling within
the state, a commodity for market, or receiving a share thereof as landowner, landlord,
tenant, sharecropper, boat skipper or otherwise. A producer must have paid the commission
assessment on the commodity in each of the preceding three calendar years.
(b) A "handler" is any producer,
processor, distributor or other person engaged in handling or marketing of or dealing
in the commodity, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker or otherwise. A handler
must have collected the commission assessment, if any, each of the preceding three
calendar years.
(2) Members of the Potato
Commission will have the following qualifications, which will continue during the
term of office of the member:
(a) One member of the commission
will be a member of the public with an active interest in the positive economic
development, production and/or marketing of the commodity, but who is not associated
with the production or handling of potatoes;
(b) A majority of the members
will be producers;
(c) At least one member will
be a handler;
(d) All members who are not
a handler or the public member will be producers.
(3) In addition to the qualifications
set forth in subsection (2) of this rule, the appointments shall be made so that
each major potato-producing area of the state is represented as follows:
(a) Three from the Blue Mountain
area, comprised of the counties of Baker, Union, Wallowa, Grant, Morrow and Umatilla.
(b) One from the area comprised
of Malheur and Harney Counties.
(c) One from central Oregon,
comprised of the counties of Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler
and Jefferson.
(d) Two from the area comprised
of Klamath, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Lake counties.
(e) One from the Willamette
Valley area, comprised of the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia,
Hood River, Lincoln, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Yamhill and
Washington.
(f) One at-large member from
any of the major potato-producing areas of the state.
(g) One as a member of the
public.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection
(3) of this section, if a position remains vacant for more than 30 days following
reasonable efforts to recruit a member from a particular region, a person may be
appointed at large and may reside anywhere within the State of Oregon. Once that
person's term expires and he or she is not reappointed, the position will again
be subject to the geographic qualification requirements of subsection (3) of this
section.
Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604 & ORS
576
Stats. Implemented: 2003
OL Ch. 604 & ORS 576
Hist.: OPC 1-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-03; OPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-3-13
658-030-0030
Removal of Commissioners
(1) The Director of the Department of Agriculture may remove a commissioner from office, and declare the position vacant for cause.
(2) The Commission may make a recommendation to the Director of the Department of Agriculture, or the Director may request a recommendation from the Commission on the removal of any commissioner.
Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576.

Stats. Implemented: 2003 OL Ch. 604, ORS 576

Hist.: OPC 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-03


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