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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-575—OCT. 31, 1988

102 STAT. 2895

Public Law 100-575 100th Congress An Act To amend the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act to limit the total costs that may be incurred by the Egg Board in collecting producer assessments and having an administrative staff, to eliminate egg producer refunds, and to delay the conducting of any referendum by egg producers on the elimination of such refunds.

Oct. 31, 1988 [H.R. 5318]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Egg Research SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

and Consumer Information Act

This Act may be cited as the "Egg Research and Consumer Information Act Amendments of 1988".

iggg"^ ^^^ 7 USC 2701 note.

SEC. 2. LIMITING CERTAIN COSTS INCURRED BY THE EGG BOARD.

Section 8 of the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act (7 U.S.C. 2707) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(j) Providing that the total costs incurred by the Egg Board for a fiscal year in collecting producer assessments and having an administrative staff shall not exceed an amount of the projected total assessments to be collected by the Egg Board for such fiscal year that the Secretary determines to be reasonable.". SEC. 3. EGG PRODUCER REFUND REFERENDUM.

Section 13 of the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act (7 U.S.C. 2712) is amended by CD inserting "(a)" after "SEC. 13."; (2) inserting "except as provided in subsection (b)" after "Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act"; and (3) adding at the end thereof the following: "(b)(1) With regard to each order issued under this Act that provides for a producer refund, the Secretary shall amend such order to eliminate such refund. "(2) Notwithstanding sections 9 and 11 of this Act, an amendment made by the Secretary pursuant to paragraph (1)— ' (A) shall take effect on the date that the Secretary issues the amendment; and "(B) shall not be subject to a referendum under section 9 or 10(b) until the end of the 18-month period beginning on such effective date. "(3) During the period prior to the referendum of an amendment issued pursuant to paragraph (1) and beginning on the effective date of such amendment, the Egg Board shall— "(A) establish an escrow account to be used for assessment refunds; and "(B) place funds in such account in accordance with paragraph (4). "(4) The Egg Board shall place in such account, from assessments collected during the period referred to in paragraph (3), an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the total amount of assessments collected during such period by 1)9 percent.

Effective date,