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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 20. PROCESSORS, STORERS, DEALERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS [54001 - 57700]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 9. Dairy Produce Exchanges [57101 - 57222]

  ( Chapter 9 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 3. Arbitration [57161 - 57165]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

57161.
  

The director shall act as arbitrator in all cases of dispute or contention which concerns the maintenance or operation of any licensed dairy produce exchange, or the bylaws, rules, or regulations which pertain to it.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

57162.
  

Upon receipt of any verified complaint which concerns a licensed dairy produce exchange, the director shall proceed to make a thorough investigation. In this connection, the director:

(a) May conduct hearings, of which all interested parties shall receive due notice, and may require written statements which set forth the views of any or all contending parties.

(b) Shall invite the cooperation and solicit the opinion of the Federal Trade Commission and the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

57163.
  

On the basis of the information which is so obtained, the director shall prescribe a tentative rule which shall be effective in the operation of any licensed dairy produce exchange for not to exceed 90 days.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

57164.
  

If, after such trial period, it appears that the tentative rule operates in a fair and equitable manner, it shall then, upon order of the director, be made a permanent rule of such licensed dairy produce exchange.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

57165.
  

If, in the conduct of any such investigation, it appears that any unlawful act has been committed by any licensed dairy produce exchange, the director may initiate appropriate legal proceedings against such exchange.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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