S.457 - Democracy for Dairy Producers Act of 2011

A bill to allow modified bloc voting by cooperative associations of milk producers in connection with a referendum on Federal milk marketing order reform. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to allow modified bloc voting by cooperative associations of milk producers in connection with a referendum on Federal milk marketing order reform. as introduced.
  • Short: Democracy for Dairy Producers Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

3/2/2011--Introduced.Democracy for Dairy Producers Act of 2011 - Requires, with respect to a specified referendum on federal milk marketing orders and related reforms, that: (1) if a cooperative association of milk producers elects bloc voting on behalf of its members it must provide each

Official Summary

3/2/2011--Introduced.Democracy for Dairy Producers Act of 2011 - Requires, with respect to a specified referendum on federal milk marketing orders and related reforms, that:
(1) if a cooperative association of milk producers elects bloc voting on behalf of its members it must provide each producer with written notice regarding individual ballot procedures, the milk marketing information clearinghouse, and the cooperative's voting intention; and
(2) the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) adjust the association vote to reflect individual producer votes. Requires that each federal milk marketing order:
(1) establish a referendum information clearinghouse that includes individual ballot information and referendum due dates and texts, and
(2) provide producers with referendum alerts.

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