Section 2-8-200

Subsequent referendums.

In the event any such referendum conducted as herein provided shall fail to receive the required number of affirmative votes from cotton producers eligible for participation and voting therein, then the certified commission conducting the said referendum shall be authorized to call another referendum for the purposes herein set forth in the next succeeding year, on the question of an assessment and promotional program for the period authorized by this article, provided no such referendum shall be held within a period of 12 months from the date on which the last referendum was held; and such commission shall call another statewide referendum for the purposes herein set forth after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the last such referendum failed to receive the required number of affirmative votes from cotton producers voting therein, and each ten years thereafter. In the event such referendum is carried or favored by the required number of eligible cotton producers participating therein and assessments in pursuance thereof are levied for the period set forth in the call for such referendum, then the commission conducting such referendum shall have full power and authority to call and conduct during, or after, the last year of such period another referendum in which the cotton producers shall vote upon the question of whether or not such assessments shall be continued or renewed for another period of time as authorized under this article. Any subsequent referendums as authorized hereunder shall be subject to all of the requirements as an original referendum conducted under the provisions of this article.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-388, p. 586, §11.)