(1) For the purpose of nominating candidates for appointment or election to board membership, the director shall call a separate nomination meeting of affected producers and affected handlers.
(2) Each year the director shall call a nomination meeting for both elected and director-appointed affected producer and affected handler board members in those districts whose board members' terms are about to expire. The meeting(s) shall be held at least thirty days in advance of the date set by the director for the election or advisory vote of board members.
(a) Notice of a nomination meeting shall be published in newspapers of general circulation within the affected district not less than ten days in advance of the date of such meeting and, in addition, written notice of every such meeting shall be given to all affected producers within such affected district, and to all handlers, according to the list maintained by the board pursuant to RCW 15.65.295
(b) Nonreceipt of notice by any interested person shall not invalidate the proceedings at such nomination meeting.
(c) Any qualified affected producer or affected handler may be nominated orally for membership on the board at a nomination meeting. Nominations may also be made within five days after the nomination meeting by written petition filed with the director, signed by not less than three affected producers or affected handlers.
(d) When only one nominee is nominated by the affected producers for any position, RCW 15.65.250
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65
RCW. WSR 08-16-014, § 16-529-060, filed 7/25/08, effective 8/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 05-08-010, § 16-529-060, filed 3/25/05, effective 4/25/05; Order 1, Article II, § E, filed 3/13/75, effective 7/1/75.]