AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
SEED INDEMNITY FUND LAW
22-5120. Seed indemnity fund. (1) There is hereby established, within the dedicated account, a fund to be known as the seed indemnity fund. The seed indemnity fund shall consist of assessments remitted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and any interest or earnings on the fund balance.
(2) All assessments shall be paid to the department and shall be deposited in the seed indemnity fund. Assessments shall be paid solely by or on behalf of producers who transfer or deposit for storage a seed crop with a seed buyer. The state treasurer shall be the custodian of the seed indemnity fund. Disbursements shall be authorized by the director. No appropriation is required for disbursements from this fund.
(3) The seed indemnity fund shall be used exclusively for paying valid claims as authorized by this chapter and the necessary fees and expenses of the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this chapter. If necessary a portion of the fund may be used to defray the cost of reinsuring the fund at the discretion of the director. The state of Idaho shall not be liable for any claims presented against the fund.
[22-5120, added 2002, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 743.]