An Act To Expand the Membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §4312-C, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 511, §21 and affected by §25 and amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §6, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 36 MRSA §4312-C, sub-§4, as repealed and replaced by PL 2011, c. 579, §2 and amended by c. 657, Pt. W, §6, is further amended to read:
This bill increases the membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine from 8 members to 14 members and requires that one member be a member of a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or band in the State, one member be an organic grower, one member be a fresh packer, one member be the leader of a cooperative and one member be a representative of a value-added organization or company. The bill also increases the number of members who are grower representatives and decreases the number of members who are processor representatives who process 1,000,000 pounds or more of wild blueberries in a calendar year. The bill specifies that members may not serve consecutive terms.