Section 2-8-361

Use of funds.

The funds derived from any assessments levied pursuant to this article shall be used and expended by the certified association for the purpose of promoting and stimulating advertising, education, research, production, and sales of shrimp and seafood and the consumption and use of shrimp and seafood products. Any funds expended by the certified association not authorized for a promotional program previously approved shall be deemed an unauthorized and illegal expenditure of the funds. Any funds approved for expenditure by a certified association for an approved promotional program for the shrimp and seafood industry are hereby appropriated for disbursement and expenditure by the certified association to carry out any approved promotional program or programs. It shall not be necessary for the Legislature to make any specific or general appropriation for any disbursements or expenditures be subject to the budget and allotment requirements of Article 4, Chapter 4, Title 41, and disbursements and expenditures may not be restricted or subject to any other requirements for general or special appropriations.

(Act 2004-301, p. 427, §12.)