PUBLIC LAW 93-428-OCT. 1, 1974
Collected funds, (j^^ Providing that no funds collected by the Egg Board under the se restriction. oj.(igj. ghall lu SLUj manner be used for the purpose of influencing governmental policy or action, except as provided by subsection (a) (4) of this section. Expenses, re^j^ Providing the Board members, and alternates therefor, shall n ursement. gcrve wlthout compcusation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in performing their duties as members of the Board. REQUIREMENT OF R E F E R E N D U M
7 USC 2708.
A N D EGG PRODUCER APPROVAL
gj,(-,_ c)_ 'Yi^Q Secretary shall conduct a referendum among egg producers not exempt hereunder who, during a representative period determined by the Secretary, have been engaged in the production of commercial eggs, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the issuance of an order is approved or favored by such producers. No order issued pursuant to this Act shall be effective unless the Secretary determines that the issuance of such order is approved or favored by not less than two-thirds of the producers voting in such referendum, or by a majority of the producers voting in such referendum if such majority produced not less than two-thirds of the commercial eggs produced during a representative period defined by the Secretary. SUSPENSION AND ITilRMINATION OP ORDERS
7 USC 2709.
- ^p.(._ iQ_ (-g^) ^ h e Secretary shall, whenever he finds that any order
issued under this Act, or any provisions thereof, obstructs or does not tend to effectuate the declared policy of this Act, terminate or suspend jj
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States and may be recovered in a civil suit brought by the United States: Provided, That (a) and (b) of this section shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, the remedies provided now or hereafter existing at law or in equity. CERTIFICATION OF ORGANIZATIONS
7 USC 2715.
SEC. 16. The eligibility of any organization to represent commercial egg producers of any &gg producing area of the United States to request the issuance of an order under section 5, and to participate in the making of nominations under section 8(b) shall be certified by the Secretary. Certification shall be based, in addition to other available information, upon a factual report submitted by the organization which shall contain information deemed relevant and specified by the Secretary for the making of such determination, including, but not limited to, the following: (a) Geographic territory covered by the organization's active membership, (b) Nature and size of the organization's active membership, proportion of total of such active membership accounted for by producers of commercial eggs, a chart showing the egg production by State in which the organization has members, and the volume of commercial eggs produced by the organization's active membership in each such State, (c) The extent to which the commercial egg producer membership of such organization is represented in setting the organization's policies, (d) Evidence of stability and permanency of the organization, (e) Sources from which the organization's oDeratinp- funds are