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    Subdivision 1. By council. The council after consultation with the commissioner and by a
majority vote shall suspend or terminate a promotional order whenever it finds, after a public
hearing, that an order is contrary to or does not effectuate the purposes or provisions of sections
17.51 to 17.69, provided that the suspension or termination shall not become effective until
the expiration of the current marketing year.
    Subd. 2. By referendum. Upon petition of the same number of producers as required to
initiate the promotional order, the commissioner shall within 60 days conduct a referendum to
determine whether or not the promotional order shall be continued. The commissioner shall
terminate the order at the end of the current marketing year if a majority of the producers
voting in the referendum vote in favor of termination. The petition of producers shall include
a statement certifying that the signatures are those of qualified producers of the commodity
involved. The commissioner shall not conduct a referendum for termination of a promotional
order if a referendum for termination of the same promotional order has been conducted within
the preceding year.
History: 1969 c 1021 s 14; 1976 c 149 s 62 subd 2; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1982 c 582 s 12;
1986 c 444; 1997 c 187 art 3 s 7

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