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

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Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

OREGON ORCHARDGRASS SEED PRODUCERS COMMISSION









 

DIVISION 15
COMMISSION MAKE-UP, TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS,

TERM LIMITS, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE


655-015-0010
Number of Commissioners, Terms
The Oregon Orchardgrass Seed Producers Commission will consist of nine 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.: OSPC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert.. ef. 1-16-04
655-015-0020
Qualifications of Commissioners
(1) For purposes of this rule:
(a) "Producer" means 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) "Handler" means 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.
(c) "Commission" means the
Oregon Orchardgrass Seed Producers Commission.
(2) Members of the Commission
will have the following qualifications, which will continue during the term of office
of the member:
(a) No more than one member
of the Commission will be a member of the public with an active interest in the
positive economic development, production and marketing of the commodity, but who
is not associated with the production or handling of orchardgrass seed;
(b) A majority of the Commission
members, seven (7), will be producers;
(c) No more than one Commission
member will be a handler;
(d) All Commission members
who are not the handler or the public member will be producers.
Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch. 604 & ORS
576
Stats. Implemented: 2003
OL Ch. 604 & ORS 576
Hist.: OSPC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04
cert. ef. 1-16-04; OSPC 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-14
655-015-0030
Removal of Commissioners
The Commission may recommend that the Director of the Department of Agriculture remove a commissioner from office and declare the position vacant for cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
(1) Two unexcused absences, or other neglect of duty in office;
(2) Use of the Commission appointment for financial gain or to avoid financial detriment;
(3) Unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information;
(4) Conduct in violation of Oregon government standards and practices laws;
(5) Misappropriation or misuse of commission funds;
(6) Failure to satisfy one or more qualifications for appointment.
Stat. Auth.: 2003 OL Ch 604, ORS 576.

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

Hist.: OSPC 1-2004, f. 1-15-04 cert.. ef. 1-16-04

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