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H.865

AN ACT RELATING TO VERMONT MILK COMMISSION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  Sec. 4 of No. 50 of the Acts of 2007 is amended to read:

Sec. 4.  VERMONT MILK COMMISSION ESTABLISHMENT OF A
 MINIMUM PRODUCER PRICE

The Vermont milk commission shall establish by rule pursuant to its authority under chapter 161 of Title 6 a minimum producer price that is designed to achieve a price by which the cost of picking up the milk and hauling the milk from the farm to the purchaser will be paid by the purchaser reflect the cost of productionNotwithstanding 6 V.S.A. § 2925(d), hauling and stop charges of milk loaded at the farm shall not be charged back to the selling dairy farmer.  No additional charges shall be made, and no costs may be shifted from other benefits the farmer receives to contravene the purpose of this act.  Nor shall any funds be transferred away from the farmer in paid producer differentials or any premiums the farmer would receive, but for this act.

Sec. 2.  Sec. 6(c) of No. 50 of the Acts of 2007 is amended to read:

(c)  The milk commission shall commence the rulemaking process necessary to implement the provisions of Sec. 4 of this act within 60 days of the effective date of this act.  The rule shall take effect when, by rule, legislation, or other agreement, New York and one other state in the Northeast Marketing Area, Federal Order 1, have accomplished the purpose of Sec. 4 of this act or on January 15, 2009, whichever comes first.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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