Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 22
AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
CHAPTER 38
MINT INDUSTRY ACT
22-3805.  Powers and duties — Administration and enforcement. The powers and duties of the commission shall include the following:
(1)  To administer and enforce this act.
(2)  To contract in the name of the commission and be contracted with.
(3)  To employ and at pleasure discharge a research director, research staff, a secretary, advertising manager, advertising agents, agents, attorneys and such clerical and other help as it deems necessary and to control their powers and duties and to fix their compensation.
(4)  To keep books, records and accounts of all its dealings, which books, records and accounts of all its dealings shall be open to inspection by the state controller at all times.
(5)  To purchase or authorize the purchase of all office equipment or supplies and incur all other reasonable and necessary expenses and obligations in connection with and required for the proper carrying out of the provisions of this act.
(6)  To become a member of and purchase membership in trade organizations and to subscribe to and purchase trade bulletins, journals, and other trade publications.
(7)  To plan and conduct a research program to improve the quality of mint, to develop and improve control measures for disease and pests which attack mint and to improve mint growing culture and to disseminate such information among the growers and to make such research contracts and other agreements as may be necessary.
(8)  To plan and conduct an advertising, publicity and sales promotion campaign to increase the sale and use of mint and to make such advertising, publicity and sales promotion contracts and other agreements as may be necessary.
(9)  To prohibit the distillation of any mint not actually grown in the state of Idaho.
(10)  To establish and maintain the executive offices of the commission at any place within the state of Idaho which designated place may be changed at the discretion of the commission.
(11)  To adopt and from time to time alter, rescind, modify or amend all proper and necessary rules and orders for the exercise of its power and the performance of its duties under this act.
(12)  To cooperate with the director of the department of agriculture in and to pay all or any portion of the costs incurred in the creation, administration and enforcement of any quarantine and inspection affecting mint and mint rootstock established pursuant to the laws of the state of Idaho.
(13)  To plan and conduct a research program for improving old varieties and developing new varieties of mint; to propagate any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint; to patent any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint and to license the propagation, growing and sale thereof; to adopt such trade names or trademarks in relation to any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint and to patent, copyright, or otherwise protect such names; buy, contract to buy, receive by gift or otherwise acquire, hold, or retain legal title to such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof and the mint produced therefrom; to sell, lease, consign, trade, exchange, or give away or otherwise dispose of any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint, including the rootstock thereof and the mint produced therefrom; to advertise and promote the commercial use of such improved old varieties and new varieties of mint; and to impose, by contract or regulation or otherwise, such conditions and restrictions as may be determined by the commission pertaining to such improved old varieties and such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof, including but not limited to conditions and restrictions limiting, restricting, prohibiting or affecting the use, distribution, acreage, production, geographical areas of planting, cultural practices used in propagation, leasing, assigning, selling, sale price, and the use of trade names and trademarks relating to such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof and the increase thereof and the use of trade names and trademarks to designate mint produced from any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof and the mint produced therefrom; to sell, lease, consign, trade, exchange, or give away or otherwise dispose of any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint, including the rootstock thereof and the mint produced therefrom; to advertise and promote the commercial use of such improved old varieties and new varieties of mint; and to impose, by contract or regulation or otherwise, such conditions and restrictions as may be determined by the commission pertaining to such improved old varieties and such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof, including but not limited to conditions and restrictions limiting, restricting, prohibiting or affecting the use, distribution, acreage, production, geographical areas of planting, cultural practices used in propagation, leasing, assigning, selling, sale price, and the use of trade names and trademarks relating to such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint including the rootstock thereof and the increase thereof and the use of trade names and trademarks to designate mint produced from any such improved old varieties or such new varieties of mint. Nothing in this section is intended to interfere with, restrict or in any way discourage the development of improved old varieties or new varieties by dealers, growers or other private parties and such powers and duties as are conferred upon the commission hereby are restricted to such improvement of old varieties or development of new varieties which are improved or developed by the commission and such improved old varieties as are developed by dealers, growers or other private parties are not subject to the provisions of this section.
(14)  To prosecute in the name of the state of Idaho any suit or action for collection of the assessment provided for in this chapter.

History:
[22-3805, added 1969, ch. 49, sec. 5, p. 126; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 92, p. 364; am. 1994, ch. 180, sec. 32, p. 446.]


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