Senate Bill 0158
DIGEST OF SB158 (Updated February 20, 2007 2:59 pm - DI 84)
Corn checkoffs. Makes changes to the corn marketing law. Provides that thirty percent (30%) of the money in the corn market development account may be used for promotion of the corn industry for grants recommended by the department of agriculture and the economic development corporation The council may spend money for economic development of the corn industry in addition to the thirty percent (30%) used for grants recommended by the department of agriculture and the economic development corporation. Provides that a producer has 180 days to claim a refund. Provides for an annual audit of the corn marketing council (council). Requires the council to have an annual audit. Provides that the council may audit first purchasers. Specifies that if the corn marketing council requires an audit, the council must pay for the audit. Provides that if the council establishes ad hoc committees, the committees must include representatives of first purchasers. Provides for a referendum to be conducted on the corn marketing program every five years.
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