The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 1976 (Passed Congress).
PUBLIC LAW 94-366—July 14, 1976 90 STAT. 991 Public Law 94-366 94th Congress An Act To repeal section 610 of the Agricultural Act of 1970 pertaining to the use of July 14, 1976 Commodity Credit Corporation funds for research and promotion and to [H.R. 10930]" amend section 7(e) of the Cotton Research and Promotion Act to provide for an additional assessment and for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by the Secretary of Agriculture. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 610 Cotton research of the Agricultural Act of 1970, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2119), is and promotion. repealed effective October 1, 1977. SEC. 2. Section 7(e) of the Cotton Eesearch and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 2106(e)) is amended as follows: (1) At the end of the first sentence strike the period and add the following: ", and for reimbursing the Secretary (1) for expenses not to exceed $200,000 incurred by him in connection with any refer- endum conducted under section 8, and (2) for administrative costs 7 use 2107. incurred by the Secretary for supervisory work up to 5 employee years after an order or amendment to an order has been issued and made effective.". (2) At the end of the second sentence strike the period and add the following: ", unless specifically authorized by provisions of this subsection.". (3) At the end of the third sentence strike the period and add the following: "but, subject to approval in a referendum as provided in section 8, the Secretary shall issue an amendment to the order which shall provide that, in each marketing year, the rate shall be supple- mented by an additional per bale amount to be collected or paid as provided in this subsection, such amount to be at a rate as prescribed in the amendment to the order, but not to exceed 1 per centum of the value of cotton as determined by the Cotton Board and the Secretary. Neither the amendment to the order authorized by the foregoing pro- visions nor the disapproval of such amendment in a referendum shall operate to decrease or otherwise affect the amount of the assessment of $1 per bale in effect under the order published in the Federal Register on December 31, 1966. No authority under this Act may be used as a basis to advertise or solicit votes in any referendum relating to the rate of assessment with funds collected under this Act.". -i^^t* 89-194 0—78—pt. 1 —
90 STAT. 992 PUBLIC LAW 94-366—July 14, 1976 Cotton Board, SEC. 3. Section 7(b) of the Cotton Kesearch and Promotion Act consumer (7 U.S.C. 2106(b)) is amended bj^ adding at the end thereof the advisors. following: "The Secretary may appoint a number of consumer advisors to the Cotton Board not to exceed 15 per centum of the membership 0 of the Cotton Board. The Cotton Board shall reimburse the consumer ^;, advisors for expenses incurred in attending meetings of the Board in the same manner as the Cotton Board members.". Approved July 14, 1976. .. v* . LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1157 (Comm. on Agriculture). SENATE REPORT No. 94-1023 (Comm. on Agriculture and Forestry). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976): June 3, considered and passed House. July 2, considered and passed Senate.