CA Food & Agric Code Section 62716

Following the required hearing, the director shall submit the pooling plan to producers concerned for their approval or disapproval in a statewide referendum. The approval or disapproval of individual producers voting in this referendum shall be kept confidential. Each producer shall have one vote and such vote shall be individually cast so that there will be no block voting. The director shall prepare a ballot. The ballot form shall be substantially as follows: Ballot Shall the proposed pooling plan be made effective? Yes____No____ In addition, the ballot shall include a statement of the voter’s total production during the calendar month next preceding the month of the commencement of the referendum period, where and to whom such production was sold or otherwise disposed, and the producer’s name and address. The director may reveal the names of producers whose votes have been received to both proponents and opponents of the plan. The referendum shall be set for a period of 60 days. The director may at his own discretion or upon a proper showing, extend the referendum for a period not to exceed 30 days.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 62716’s source at ca​.gov