Section 2-8-17

Expenditure of assessments.

The funds derived from any assessments levied upon the sale of cattle as authorized under this article shall be used and expended by the certified association, after such funds are remitted to it by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, for the purpose of promoting and stimulating by advertising and other methods the increased use and sale of cattle and beef products. Any funds expended by the certified association not authorized by a promotional program previously approved shall be deemed an unauthorized and illegal expenditure of such funds. All funds approved for expenditure by any certified association for an approved promotional program for the cattle industry as authorized under this article are hereby appropriated for disbursement and expenditure by said certified association to carry out any such approved promotional program or programs. It shall not be necessary for the Legislature to make any specific or general appropriation for such disbursements or expenditures nor shall such disbursements and expenditures be subject to the budget and allotment requirements of Article 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 41 of this Code, and such disbursements and expenditures shall not be restricted or subject to any other requirements for any general or special appropriations.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 280, p. 2320, §17.)