Maine Revised Statutes

§1033-A. Duties of the commissioner

1. Inspection fee.  After considering the recommendations of the Maine Potato Board, and after considering available money appropriated from the General Fund, the commissioner shall set the inspection fee for potatoes packed in Maine bags pursuant to rules adopted pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375.
[ 2005, c. 294, §17 (AMD) .]
2. Statement of basis for fee.  Upon request of the Maine Potato Board, the commissioner shall provide to the board and other interested parties a written statement of the basis for the fee established under this section.
[ 2005, c. 294, §17 (AMD) .]
3. Maine bag grades.  Pursuant to the rule-making provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, the commissioner shall adopt the official grade or grades for potatoes to be packed in Maine bags. The commissioner shall prepare proposed rules. These rules as finally adopted become effective on August 1st, 1988 and may be amended only annually thereafter, with amendments becoming effective on August 1st of the year in which adopted. A Maine bag grade may not be less than United States No. 1.
[ 2005, c. 294, §17 (AMD) .]
1983, c. 780, §3 (NEW). 1987, c. 99, §§13,14 (AMD). RR 1997, c. 2, §28 (COR). 2005, c. 294, §17 (AMD).