Maine Revised Statutes

§2963. Transportation allowance study

The Legislature finds that historically the commission has allowed a deduction in the price paid to producers for Class II milk sold by Maine dealers to federally regulated plants. This transportation allowance has remained constant while the ability to transport milk and the shipping and sales practices of dealers have changed. In order to further understanding of the transportation allowance the commission shall: [1989, c. 438, (NEW).]

1. Original intent.  Examine the original intent of the transportation allowance;
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2. Current practice.  Determine whether the transportation allowance is being applied in situations other than those originally intended;
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3. Finding.  Determine whether the transportation allowance should be applied to transfers of milk that are ordinary business practice or are recurring transactions;
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4. Adopt rules.  In accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375, adopt any necessary rules which the commission determines, after hearing, are not inconsistent with the original intent, and current use of the transportation allowance; and
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5. Report.  Report its findings, any actions taken by the commission and any recommendations for legislation by March 1, 1990, to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over agricultural matters. The committee may introduce any legislation necessary to address the findings or actions of the commission.
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SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 438, (NEW).