901:4-5-02 Eligibility of producers.

(A) A producer, to be eligible to vote in a referendum and/or election of an operating committee after April 10, 1986, conducted under authority of Chapter 924. of the Revised Code shall:

(1) Be a producer of an Ohio commodity,

(2) Be subject to the assessment upon the affected commodities, and

(3) Have produced or caused to be produced the affected commodity in the producer's own name during current or preceding marketing year in which the referendum is to be held.

(B) There shall be only one vote for each producer. In determining the eligibility of a producer, the director shall recognize the vote of the individual holding the largest financial interest in the production unit, or designee.

Effective: 10/12/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/28/2015 and 10/12/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 924.02
Rule Amplifies: 924.04
Prior Effective Dates: 1/29/70, 9/24/81, 6/12/86, 4/30/99