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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1616

Ante, pp. 1612, 1614.

Prohibition.

Prohibition. 26 USC 4911. Reports.

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

(iii) 25 percent until twelve months after the referendum is conducted, and (iv) no funds thereafter except in so far as it obtains such funds from the Board pursuant to sections 1619 or 1620, each of which amounts determined under (i), (ii), and (iii) shall be less the Council's share of refunds determined pursuant to paragraph (4). (B) The Council shall use such funds and proceeds from the investment of such funds for financing— (i) promotion, research, and consumer information plans and projects, and (ii) administrative expenses of the Council. (3)(A) The Board shall receive the amount of funds that remain after the distribution required under paragraphs (1) and (2). (B) The Board shall use such funds and any proceeds from the investment of such funds pursuant to subsection (g) for— (i) financing promotion, research, and consumer information plans and projects in accordance with this title; (ii) such expenses for the administration, maintenance, and functioning of the Board as may be authorized by the Secretary; (iii) accumulation of a reasonable reserve to permit an effective promotion, research, and consumer information program to continue in years when the amount of assessments may be reduced; and (iv) administrative costs incurred by the Secretary to carry out this title, including any expenses incurred for the conduct of a referendum under this title. (4)(A) Each State's share of refunds shall be determined by multiplying the aggregate amount of refunds received by producers in such State by the percentage applicable to such State pursuant to paragraph (l)(A)(ii). (B) The National Pork Producers Council's share of refunds shall be determined by multiplying its applicable percent of the aggregate amount of assessments by the product of— (i) subtracting from the aggregate amount of refunds received by all producers the aggregate amount of State share or refunds in every State determined pursuant to subparagraph (A), and (ii) adding to that sum the aggregate amount of refunds received by importers. (d) No promotion funded with assessments collected under this subtitle may make— (1) a false or misleading claim on behalf of pork or a pork product; or (2) a false or misleading statement with respect to an attribute or use of a competing product. (e) No funds Collected through assessments authorized by this section may, in any manner, be used for the purpose of influencing legislation, as defined in section 4911(d) and (e)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. if) The Board shall— (1) maintain such books and records, and prepare and submit to the Secretary such reports from time to time, as may be required by the Secretary for appropriate accounting of the