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Text of To confirm the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to collect approved State commodity assessments on behalf of the State ...

...of the State from the proceeds of marketing assistance loans.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2004. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 7, 2004 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

Source: GPO

H.R.4620

One Hundred Eighth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twentieth day of January, two thousand and four

An Act

To confirm the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to collect approved State commodity assessments on behalf of the State from the proceeds of marketing assistance loans.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CONFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO COLLECT STATE COMMODITY ASSESSMENTS.

    (a) Collection From Marketing Assistance Loans- The Secretary of Agriculture may 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) shall be made as specified in an agreement between the Secretary of Agriculture and the State requesting the collection.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.