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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1612

Ante, p. 1609.

Post, p. 1614. Post, p. 1619.

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

(3)(A) Additional producers who are residents of a State may be nominated as candidates of such State by written petition signed by 100 producers or 5 percent of the pork producers in such State, whichever is less. The Secretary shall establish and publicize the procedures governing the time and place for filing petitions. (b)(1) After the Secretary has received the nominations required under subsection (a) and not later than 45 days after the effective date of the order, the Secretary shall call for an election within each State of persons for appointment as producer members of the initial Delegate Body. (2) To be eligible to vote in an election held in a State, a person must be a producer who is a resident of such State. (3)(A) Notice of each such election shall be given by the Secretary— (i) by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in each State, and in pork production and agriculture trade publications, at least 1 week prior to the election; and (ii) in any other reasonable manner determined by the Secretary. (B) The notice shall set forth the period of time and places for voting and such other information as the Secretary considers necessary. (4) Each State shall nominate to the Delegate Body the number of producer members required under section 1617(b)(2)(B). (5) The producers who receive the highest number of votes in each State shall be nominated for appointment as members of the Delegate Body from such State. (c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), after the election of the producer members of the initial Delegate Body, the Board shall administer all subsequent nominations and elections of the producer members to be nominated for appointment as members of the Delegate Body, with the assistance of the Secretary and in accordance with subsections (a)(3) and (b). (2) The Board shall determine the timing of an election referred to in paragraph (1). (3) To be eligible to vote in such an election in a State, a person must— (A) be a producer who is a resident of such State; (B) have paid all assessments due under section 1620; and (C) not demanded a refund of an assessment under section 1624.

(d)(1) Prior to the expiration of the term of any producer member of the Delegate Body, the Board shall appoint a nominating committee of producers who are residents of the State represented by such member. (2) Such committee shall nominate producers of such State as candidates to fill the position for which an election is to be held. (3) Additional producers who are residents of a State may be nominated to fill such positions in accordance with subsection (a)(3). NATIONAL PORK BOARD

7 USC 4808.

SEC. 1619. (a)(1) The order shall provide for the establishment and appointment by the Secretary of a 15-member National Pork Board.