Chapter 15.65 RCW



15.65.010Short title.
15.65.028Regulating agricultural commoditiesExisting comprehensive scheme.
15.65.033Regulating agricultural commoditiesLaws applicable.
15.65.040Establishing a commodity boardMarketing orderPurposes.
15.65.043Board may establish foundation.
15.65.047Director's duties and responsibilitiesAmendments to marketing orders or agreements without a referendumRules.
15.65.050Director to enforce and administer chapterMarketing agreements, orders issued, amended, notice, grounds for amendments.
15.65.060Form, filing of marketing agreement, order, amendment, and other proceedings.
15.65.070Notice of hearing on proposalPublicationContents.
15.65.090SubpoenasCompelling attendance of witnesses, feesImmunity of witnesses.
15.65.100Director's findings and recommended decision, delivery of copiesTaking official notice of facts from other agencies.
15.65.110Filing objections to recommended decisionFinal decisionWaiver.
15.65.120Contents and scope of recommended and final decisionDelivery of copies.
15.65.130Agreements binding only on those who assent in writingAgreement not effective until sufficient signatories to effectuate chapterWhen effective.
15.65.140Minimum assent requirements prerequisite to order or amendment affecting producers or producer marketing.
15.65.150Minimum requirements prerequisite to order or amendment assessing handlersAssent by producers.
15.65.160Ascertainment of required assent percentages.
15.65.170Issuance or amendment of marketing orderAssentRules.
15.65.175Issuing, amending, or terminating a marketing orderLimitation on public hearings or referendums.
15.65.180Suspension of marketing agreement or order upon advice of commodity boardCertain prerequisites waived.
15.65.183Termination of marketing order or agreementPetitionProcedure.
15.65.185Referendum prior to termination of a marketing order or agreementProcedureExceptions.
15.65.190Termination of agreement or order on assent of producersProcedure.
15.65.193When marketing order or agreement is terminatedDuties of affected commodity board.
15.65.200Lists of affected partiesInformation used to establish listsPurpose and use.
15.65.203Certain records exempt from public disclosureExceptionsActions not prohibited by chapter.
15.65.205After any vote, referendum, nomination, or electionAffected parties provided resultsDisputes.
15.65.210Powers and duties of director with respect to the administration and enforcement of agreements and ordersAdministratorPersonnel.
15.65.220Commodity boardsMembershipMarketing agreement or order to establish and controlDirector votes.
15.65.230Qualifications of members of commodity boards.
15.65.235Producer-handlers as producers for membership purposesException.
15.65.240Terms of members of commodity boardsElections or appointment.
15.65.243When director appoints majority of the boardNominationsAdvisory voteNoticeDirector selects either of two candidates receiving the most votes.
15.65.250Nominations for election to commodity boardWhen only one nominee.
15.65.260Election of members of commodity boardProcedure.
15.65.270Vacancies, quorum, compensation, travel expenses of commodity board members and employees.
15.65.280Powers and duties of commodity boardReservation of power to director.
15.65.283Members may belong to association with same objectivesContracts with other associations authorized.
15.65.285Restrictive provisions of chapter 43.19 RCW not applicable to promotional printing and literature of commodity boards.
15.65.287Commission's plans, programs, and projectsDirector's approval required.
15.65.289Commission speaks for stateDirector's oversight.
15.65.290Claims and liabilities, enforcement against organizationPersonal liabilities of officials, employees, etc.
15.65.295Lists of all affected producers and handlersAffected parties responsible for accuracyUse of lists.
15.65.300Agreement or order to contain detailed statement of powers and purposes.
15.65.305Promotional hosting expendituresRules.
15.65.310Advertising, sale, trade barrier, claim, etc., provisions in agreement or order.
15.65.320Agreement and order provisions for research.
15.65.330Agreement and order provisions for uniform grades and standardsEnforcementRules.
15.65.340Agreement and order provisions prohibiting or regulating certain practices.
15.65.350Agreement and order to define applicable area"Production area""Marketing area."
15.65.360Agreement and order provisions for marketing information, services, verification of grades, standards, sampling, etc.
15.65.370Agreement or order not to prohibit or discriminatorily burden marketing.
15.65.375Agreement and order provisionsParticipation in proceedings concerning regulation of pesticides or agricultural chemicals.
15.65.380Additional agreement or order provisions.
15.65.390Annual assessmentLimitation generally.
15.65.400Rate of assessment.
15.65.410Time, place, method for payment and collection of assessments.
15.65.420Use of moneys collectedDepartmental expenses.
15.65.430Refunds of moneys received or collected.
15.65.440Assessments personal debtAdditional percentage if not paidCivil action to collect.
15.65.450Deposit to defray department's expensesCircumstances requiring reimbursement.
15.65.470Depositaries for revolving fundDeposits.
15.65.480Separate accounts for each agreement or orderDisbursements.
15.65.490Records of financial transactions to be kept by directorAudits.
15.65.500Bonds of administrator, board, employee.
15.65.510Information and inspections requiredHearingsConfidentiality and disclosures.
15.65.520Criminal acts and penalties.
15.65.530Civil liabilityUse of moneys recovered.
15.65.540Jurisdiction of superior courtsWho may bring action.
15.65.550Duty of attorney general and prosecuting attorneysInvestigation and hearing by director.
15.65.560Remedies additional.
15.65.570Proceedings subject to administrative procedure actExemptions.
15.65.580Director may issue agreement or order similar to license or order issued by United StatesAdministrator, board.
15.65.590Cooperation, joint agreements or orders with other states and United States to achieve uniformity.
15.65.600Public interest to be protectedEstablishment of prices prohibited.
15.65.620Chapter not to affect other lawsAgreements and orders under prior law may be made subject to chapter.
15.65.630Application of chapter to canners, freezers, pressers, dehydrators of fruit or vegetables.
15.65.640Chapter not to apply to green pea grower or processor.
15.65.650Hop commodity boardPowers.
15.65.670Costs of implementing RCW 15.65.287.
15.65.680Appointment of nonvoting advisory members.
15.65.900Savings1961 c 256.


Agricultural processing and marketing associations: Chapter 24.34 RCW.
Investment of agricultural commodity commission funds in savings or time deposits of banks, trust companies and mutual savings banks: RCW 15.66.185.