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PUBLIC LAW 103-189—DEC. 14, 1993 107 STAT. 2259 Public Law 103-189 103d Congress An Act To amend the Watermelon ][lesearch and Promotion Act to expand operation of the Act to the entire United States, to authorize the revocation of the refund Dec. 14, 1993 provision of the Act, to modify the referendum procedures of the Act, and for [S. 778] other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Watermelon Research and^ SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS. Promotion (a) SHORT TITLE.— This Act may be cited as the **Watermelon vvcfofTm" Research and Promotion Improvement Act of 1993". 7 USC 4901 note. (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS. —The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents. Sec. 2. Change to mtyority vote in referendum procedures. Sec. 3. Expansion of watermelon plans to entire United States. , Sec. 4. Clarification of differences between producers and handlers. Sec. 5. Clarification of collection of assessments by the Board. Sec. 6. Changes to assessment rate not subject to formal rulemaking. Sec. 7. Elimination of watenrxelon assessment refimd. Sec. 8. Equitable treatment of watermelon plans. Sec. 9. Definition of producer. Sec. 10. Amendment procedure. SEC. 2. CHANGE TO MAJORITY VOTE IN REFERENDUM PROCEDURES. Section 1653 of the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 4912) is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" after "SEC 1653."; (2) by striking the third sentence; and (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b) A plan issued under this subtitle shall not take efTect unless the Secretary determines that the issuance of the plan is approved or favored by a m^ority of the producers and handlers (and importers who are subject to the plan) voting in the referendum.". SEC. 3. EXPANSION OF WATERMELON PLANS TO ENTIRE UNITED STATES. (a) DEFINITIONS. — Section 1643 of the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 4902) is amended— (1) in paragraph (3), by striking "the forty-eight contiguous States of; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(10) The term United States' means each of the several States and the District of Columbia.". 69-194O-94-11:QL.3Part3