Section 2-8-205

Expenditure of assessments.

The funds derived from any assessments levied upon the ginning of cotton as authorized under this article shall be used and expended by the certified commission 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 cotton and cotton products. Any funds expended by the certified commission not authorized by the promotional program previously approved shall be deemed as an unauthorized and illegal expenditure of such funds. All funds approved by the certified commission for expenditure for an approved promotional program for the cotton industry, as authorized under this article, are hereby appropriated for disbursement and expenditure by said certified commission to carry out any such approved promotional program or programs; and 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 Title 41, Chapter 4, Article 4, and such disbursements and expenditures shall not be restricted or subject to any other requirements for any general or special appropriations.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-388, p. 586, §16.)