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65-781. Fees for inspection and regulatory services; when due; delinquent fees. The following fees for the statewide system of milk inspection and regulatory services are hereby established:

(a) A fee of $.01, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $.015 for each 100 pounds of milk produced by milk producers under Kansas grade A inspection shall be paid. Each producer is hereby charged with such fee which shall be paid to the milk producers' cooperative, milk processor or milk distributor to whom the milk is sold or delivered. Each cooperative, processor or distributor is hereby charged with the duty of collecting such fees which shall be remitted to the secretary.

(b) A fee of $.01, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $.02 for each 100 pounds of packaged grade A pasteurized milk or milk products sold in Kansas at retail to the final consumer shall be paid. Each distributor is hereby charged with such fee which shall be remitted to the secretary.

(c) A fee of $.01, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $.02 per 100 pounds or fraction thereof of grade A raw milk for pasteurization delivered to a milk processor within the state of Kansas which is processed into grade A milk or grade A milk products shall be paid. Each milk processor is hereby charged with such fee which shall be remitted to the secretary. This fee shall not be paid if the milk is processed or manufactured at the dairy where such milk is produced.

(d) A milk fee of $.01, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $.015 per 100 pounds of milk or cream for manufacturing purposes produced by milk producers under Kansas manufacturing grade milk inspection shall be paid. Each producer is hereby charged with such fee which shall be paid to the milk producers' cooperative, dairy manufacturing plant or any other person to whom the milk or cream for manufacturing purposes is sold or delivered. Each cooperative, dairy manufacturing plant or other person is hereby charged with the duty of collecting such fees which shall be remitted to the secretary.

(e) A fee of $.0075, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $.02 per 100 pounds of Kansas produced milk or cream for manufacturing purposes or other Kansas produced milk delivered to a dairy manufacturing plant shall be paid on all Kansas milk used in the manufacturing of dairy products. As used in this subsection, the term dairy products shall not include any frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix. Each dairy manufacturing plant shall pay such fee which shall be remitted to the secretary. This fee shall not be paid if the milk is processed or manufactured at the dairy where such milk is produced.

(f) In lieu of the fee prescribed in subsection (e), a fee of $1, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $2 per thousand gallons of frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix shall be paid by the manufacturer thereof. Each manufacturer of frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix is hereby charged with such fee which shall be remitted to the secretary. Frozen dairy dessert mix which is further processed into the corresponding frozen dairy dessert by the manufacturer of the frozen dairy dessert mix shall not be subject to the fee required by this subsection.

(g) A fee of $1, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2018, a fee of $2 per thousand gallons of frozen dairy dessert or frozen dairy dessert mix imported for retail sale in Kansas shall be paid by the milk distributor who imports these products.

(h) A fee of $50 for the annual inspection of a milk tank truck as required by this act. The milk transportation company that owns or leases the milk tank truck shall pay such fee which shall be remitted to the secretary.

(i) If any fee computed pursuant to subsection (a) through (e) is less than $2.50, then the sum of $2.50 shall be paid in lieu of the computed fee. If any fee computed pursuant to subsection (f) or (g) is less than $7.50, a minimum fee of $7.50 shall be paid in lieu of the computed fee.

(j) All fees established herein shall be paid to the secretary in the following manner:

(1) The fees established in subsections (a) and (c) through (e) shall be remitted on or before the 30th day of each month for the calendar month immediately preceding and shall be accompanied by a report, in the form prescribed by the secretary, indicating the quantities upon which the remittance is based.

(2) The fees established in subsections (b), (f) and (g) shall be remitted on April 30, July 31, October 31 and January 31 for the three calendar months immediately preceding and shall be accompanied by a report, in the form prescribed by the secretary, indicating the quantities upon which the remittance is based.

(3) The fee established in subsection (h) shall be remitted within 60 days from the date of inspection.

(k) Any person who fails to remit all or any part of the required fee or to submit the required report by the date due may be assessed an additional charge equal to 1% of the amount of delinquent fees for each day after the date due, or $5, whichever amount is greater.

(l) The secretary is hereby authorized and directed to reduce any inspection fee in subsections (a) through (h) whenever the secretary determines that such fee is yielding more than is necessary for administering the provisions of this act. The secretary is authorized to increase any inspection fee in subsections (a) through (h) when such inspection fee is necessary to produce sufficient revenues for administering the provisions of this act. License fees in subsections (a) through (h) shall not be increased in excess of the amounts provided in this section.

History: L. 2001, ch. 32, § 11; L. 2002, ch. 181, § 18; L. 2004, ch. 85, § 15; L. 2009, ch. 128, § 33; L. 2010, ch. 72, § 19; L. 2014, ch. 133, § 8; July 1.



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