7 U.S. Code § 7416a - Confirmation of authority of Secretary of Agriculture to collect State commodity assessments
(a) Collection from marketing assistance loans
The Secretary of Agriculture shall collect commodity assessments from the proceeds of a marketing assistance loan for a producer if the assessment is required to be paid by the producer or the first purchaser of a commodity pursuant to a State law or pursuant to an authority administered by the Secretary. This collection authority does not extend to a State tax or other revenue collection activity by a State.
(b) Collection pursuant to agreement
The collection of an assessment under subsection (a) of this section shall be made as specified in an agreement between the Secretary of Agriculture and the State requesting the collection.
Source(Pub. L. 108–470, § 1,Dec. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 3894; Pub. L. 110–234, title I, § 1616,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1021; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title I, § 1616,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1749.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section was not enacted as part of the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 which comprises this subchapter.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1616(1), substituted “shall” for “may”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1616(2), added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment