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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 573
MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
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F.S. 573.1101
573.1101 Referendum.
(1) No marketing order or amendments thereto directly affecting and regulating handlers shall become effective unless the department finds that the order has been approved by ballot by the handlers covered by the marketing order who, during a representative period determined by the department, handled no less than 51 percent of the volume of agricultural commodities produced or marketed within the production or marketing area covered by the order, as provided in subsection (3).
(2) No marketing order or amendments thereto directly affecting and regulating producers shall become effective unless and until the department finds that the order has been approved by ballot by the producers covered by the marketing order who, during a representative period determined by the department, produced not less than 51 percent of the volume of agricultural commodities covered by the marketing order and who total by number not less than 65 percent of the agricultural commodities producers so covered by the marketing order, as provided in subsection (3).
(3) All percentages determined by the department as required in this section shall be computed on the basis of persons voting in the referendum.
History.ss. 10, 26, ch. 87-171; s. 4, ch. 91-429.