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H.B. 156





Sponsor: David Ure

             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill eliminates the option to request a transfer of the assessment for dairy products
             9      to the National Dairy Board.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    eliminates the option to request a transfer of the assessment for dairy products to the
             13      National Dairy Board.
             14      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20          4-22-7, as last amended by Chapter 301, Laws of Utah 1999
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 4-22-7 is amended to read:
             24           4-22-7. Assessment imposed on sale of milk or cream produced, sold, or
             25      contracted for sale in state -- Time of assessment -- Collection by dealer or
             26      producer-handler -- Penalty for delinquent payment or collection -- Statement to be given
             27      to producer.

             28          (1) An assessment of ten cents is imposed upon each 100 pounds of milk or cream
             29      produced and sold, or contracted for sale, through commercial channels in this state.
             30          (2) The assessment shall be:
             31          (a) based upon daily or monthly settlements; and
             32          (b) due at a time set by the commission, which may not be later than the last day of the
             33      month next succeeding the month of sale.
             34          (3) (a) The assessment shall be:
             35          (i) assessed against the producer at the time the milk or milk fat is delivered for sale;
             36          (ii) deducted from the sales price; and
             37          (iii) collected by the dealer or producer-handler.
             38          (b) The proceeds of the assessment shall be paid directly to the commission who shall
             39      issue a receipt to the dealer or producer-handler.
             40          (c) If a dealer or producer-handler fails to remit the proceeds of the assessment or
             41      deduct the assessment on time, a penalty equal to 10% of the amount due shall be added to the
             42      assessment.
             43          (4) (a) At the time of payment of the assessment, the dealer or producer-handler shall
             44      deliver a statement to the producer calculating the assessment.
             45          (b) The commission may require other relevant information to be included in the
             46      statement.
             47          [(5) (a) A producer who objects to having the Utah Dairy Commission receive the
             48      assessment imposed under this section may, by January 31, submit a written request to the
             49      commission to transfer to the National Dairy Board an amount equal to the assessment the
             50      producer paid during the previous year.]
             51          [(b) Unless the request for transfer is withdrawn, the transfer shall be made on or
             52      before May 30 of the year it is requested.]
             53          [(c)] (5) If the mandatory assessment required by the Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment
             54      Act of 1983, Pub. L. No. 98-180, 97 Stat. 1128 (1150.152), is abolished, a producer who
             55      objects to payment of the assessment imposed under this section, may, by January 31, submit a
             56      written request to the commission for a refund of the amount of the assessment the producer
             57      paid during the previous year.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-19-05 3:56 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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