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PUBLIC LAW 89-502-JULY 13, 1966
tion of books, papers, and documents; and such court may issue an order requiring such person to appear before the Secretary, there to produce records, if so ordered, or to give testimony touching the matter under investigation. Any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof. All process in any such case may be served in the judicial district whereof such person is an inhabitant or wherever he may be found. (b) No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or from producing books, papers, and documents before the Secretary, or in obedience to the subpena of the Secretary, or in any cause or proceeding, criminal or otherwise, based upon or growing out of any alleged violation of this Act, or of any order, or rule or regulation issued thereunder on the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture; but no individual shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he is compelled, after having claimed his privilege against selfincrimination, to testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, except that any individual so testifying shall not be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying. DEFINITIONS
SEC. 17. As used in this Act: (a) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture. (b) The term "person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or any other entity. (c) The term "cotton" means all upland cotton harvested in the United States, and, except as used in section 7(e), includes cottonseed of such cotton and the products derived from such cotton and its seed. (d) The term "handler" means any person who handles cotton or cottonseed in the manner specified in the order or in the rules and regulations issued thereunder. (e) The term "United States" means the 50 States of the United States of America. (f) The term "cotton-producing State" means any State in which the average annual production of cotton during the five years 19601964 was twenty thousand bales or more, except that any State producing cotton whose production during such period was less than such amount shall under regulations prescribed by the Secretary be combined with another State or States producing cotton in such manner that such average annual production of such combination of States totaled twenty thousand bales or more, and the term "cotton-producing State" shall include any such combination of States. (g) The term "marketing" includes the sale of cotton or the pledging of cotton to the Commodity Credit Corporation as collateral for a price support loan. SEPARABILITY
SEC. 18. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and of the application of such provision to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.