901:7-2-12 Buyers exempt from licensing.

(A) Any person whose purchase of all agricultural commodities does not exceed thirty thousand bushels annually and who is exempt from the requirement to license as an agricultural commodity handler as defined in division (C) of section 926.01 of the Revised Code shall notify the director of agriculture of his exempt status and shall file an annual report with the director on a license exemption form provided by the director . The annual period for the report shall be from the first of July of each year to the thirtieth of June of the following year and shall be filed with the director not later than the thirty-first of August of each year. The person shall not be subject to the per-bushel fee required under section 926.16 of the Revised Code. If, during the period of exemption from licensing, the person's purchases of agricultural commodities exceeds one hundred thousand bushels, the person shall immediately notify the director and comply with licensing requirements including remitting the per-bushel fee required under section 926.16 of the Revised Code.

(B) A producer who sells an agricultural commodity to a person who is exempt from the requirement to license as an agricultural commodity handler as defined in division (C) of section 926.01 of the Revised Code is not eligible to file a claim under section 926.18 of the Revised Code for any loss or damage he may sustain from the sale of commodities to persons exempt from licensing.

(C) A buyer of agricultural commodities who is exempt from the requirement to license as an agricultural commodity handler shall notify any person from whom he purchases a commodity that he is exempt from the requirement to license and that the seller is not eligible to file a claim as stated in paragraph (B) of this rule.

Effective: 07/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/15/2013 and 07/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 926.01 , 926.02
Rule Amplifies: 926.01 , 926.02
Prior Effective Dates: 02/19/2008