(1) Under the provisions of RCW 43.23, the director may establish, by rule, a method to fund staff support for all commodity boards and commissions.
(2) Before July 1 of each fiscal year, the department will determine the total financial contribution required from all commodity boards or commissions and calculate, according to the provisions of WAC 16-501-015
, each board or commission's share of that total contribution. The board or commission's contribution shall be based on the previous fiscal year's assessment level.
(3) On or around July 1 of each fiscal year, the department will bill each commodity board or commission for its portion of the total financial contribution. The board or commission shall remit to the department the amount billed within thirty days of the billing date.
(4) The department will provide each commodity board or commission with an annual report regarding the department's activities on behalf of the boards or commissions.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65
, 15.66, 15.24, 16.67, 15.44, 15.28, 15.26, 15.88, and 43.23
RCW. WSR 02-16-045, § 16-501-010, filed 8/1/02, effective 9/1/02.]