Section 77985. (Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 500, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §77985.
(a)The commission shall establish the assessment for the following marketing year not later than January 1 of each year, or as soon thereafter as is possible. The commission shall adopt bylaws that indicate when payment is due.
(b)The assessment for the 1991 marketing year shall not be less than one-half of 1 percent, nor more than 1 percent, of the gross dollar value of flowers grown and shipped by a producer. In any subsequent marketing year, the assessment shall not be more than 1 percent of the gross dollar value of flowers grown and shipped by a producer.
(c)A fee greater than the amount specified in subdivision (b) may not be charged unless approved by the vote specified in Section 77971.
(d)No producer shall be assessed more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for any marketing year, except that this limitation shall not be applicable for the entire marketing year in which a producer does not comply with the assessment collection requirements established in this article and as prescribed by the commission.