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    Subdivision 1. Adoption of rules. Each council shall at its regular meetings adopt rules
consistent with sections 17.51 to 17.69 for the administration of the promotional order.
    Subd. 2. Budget. Each council shall prepare and submit to the commissioner on a date the
commissioner determines an estimated budget for the operation of the promotional order.
    Subd. 3. Report. Each council shall prepare an annual report on the programs pursuant to
its promotional order for the previous operating year. The report shall be mailed to each county
extension office in any county involved in the promotional order.
    Subd. 4. Collection of checkoff fees and data. The promotion order shall provide a
procedure for the collection of the checkoff fee by each council to finance promotional orders
and for the collection of information and data which are necessary for the proper administration
of orders.
    Subd. 5. Donations. Each council is authorized to accept donations of funds, property,
services or other assistance from public or private sources for the purpose of furthering the
objectives of sections 17.51 to 17.69.
    Subd. 6. Right to sue and be sued. Each council shall have the right to investigate and
prosecute in the name of the state of Minnesota any action or suit to enforce the collection or
insure payment of the checkoff fees authorized by the provisions of sections 17.51 to 17.69, to sue
and be sued in the name of the council to hire attorneys as necessary and to do all other things
necessary to the administration and implementation of sections 17.51 to 17.69.
    Subd. 7. Financial statement. Each council shall make available an annual financial
statement of the council to any producer upon request.
History: 1969 c 1021 s 7; 1976 c 149 s 62 subd 2; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1982 c 582 s 4;
1986 c 444; 1997 c 187 art 3 s 6

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