§ 15.44.010 Definitions.
§ 15.44.015 Regulating dairy products — Commission created — Existing comprehensive scheme — Laws applicable.
§ 15.44.020 Commission composition.
§ 15.44.021 Director appoints members — Nominations — Advisory vote.
§ 15.44.022 Transition to defined districts and areas.
§ 15.44.023 Associations with same objective — Dual membership — Contracting.
§ 15.44.027 Appointment of producer member — Commission’s authority — Reasonably equal producer representation.
§ 15.44.030 Member qualifications.
§ 15.44.032 Terms — Vacancies.
§ 15.44.033 Nomination and appointment procedure.
§ 15.44.035 Producer lists — Each producer responsible for accuracy — Use of lists.
§ 15.44.038 Quorum — Compensation — Travel expenses.
§ 15.44.040 Copies of records as evidence.
§ 15.44.050 Manager — Secretary-treasurer — Treasurer’s bond.
§ 15.44.055 Members — Removal from commission — Process.
§ 15.44.060 Powers and duties.
§ 15.44.061 Commission’s plans, programs, and projects — Director’s approval required.
§ 15.44.062 Commission speaks for state — Director’s oversight.
§ 15.44.063 Reimbursement for costs.
§ 15.44.065 Commission may establish foundations.
§ 15.44.070 Rules or orders to be filed and published — Rule-making exemptions.
§ 15.44.080 Assessments on milk and cream — Amounts — Increases — Producer referendum.
§ 15.44.085 Assessments on class I or class II milk.
§ 15.44.087 Class I and class II milk defined.
§ 15.44.090 Collection of assessments — Lien.
§ 15.44.100 Records of dealers, shippers — Preservation — Inspection.
§ 15.44.110 Reports of dealers and shippers to commission — Subpoenas.
§ 15.44.130 Research, advertising, educational campaign — Increase or decrease of assessments — Procedure.
§ 15.44.133 Promotional hosting expenditures — Rules.
§ 15.44.140 Authority to inspect premises and records — Subpoenas.
§ 15.44.150 Action against commission enforced as if a corporation — Liability — Limitations.
§ 15.44.160 Enforcement of chapter.
§ 15.44.170 Penalty.
§ 15.44.180 Jurisdiction of courts.
§ 15.44.185 Certain records exempt from public disclosure — Exceptions — Actions not prohibited by chapter.
§ 15.44.190 Funding staff support — Rules.
§ 15.44.195 Costs of implementing RCW 15.44.061.
§ 15.44.910 Liberal construction.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 15.44

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Washington Code 15.04.010
  • director: means the director of agriculture or his or her authorized representative. See Washington Code 15.44.020
  • Director: means the director of agriculture. See Washington Code 15.04.010
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association, cooperative, copartnership, society, any other organization of individuals, and any other business unit, device, or arrangement. See Washington Code 15.04.010
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.