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2013 Senate Bill 315: Revise marketing “assessments” imposed on potato growers
Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on April 16, 2013 To increase the maximum "assessment" that can be levied on growers under a government potato marketing scheme, with exceptions for smaller growers; revise the constituents represented on the board of political appointees authorized to determine the level of assessments; and authorize a potato grower referendum on assessment increases every five years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Virgil Smith (D) on September 17, 2013 To allow growers and potato shippers to opt-out of being required to pay into this marketing scheme.
The amendment failed 12 to 24 in the Senate on September 17, 2013
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on September 17, 2013 (same description)
To increase the maximum "assessment" that can be levied on growers under a government potato marketing scheme, with exceptions for smaller growers; revise the constituents represented on the board of political appointees authorized to determine the level of assessments; and authorize a potato grower referendum on assessment increases every five years.
Received in the House on September 17, 2013
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on September 17, 2013

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