31. A general meeting of producers, duly called for such purpose, may by by-law:
(a) replace the body entrusted with implementing the joint plan and entrust the implementation and administration of such plan either to a professional syndicate composed exclusively of producers of farm products contemplated by the plan or a union or federation of such professional syndicates, to a farmers’ cooperative or an agricultural cooperative whose sole object is the marketing of such farm products, or to a producers’ board whose general meeting of producers provides, by by-law, for its composition and the mode of election, replacement or appointment of its members;
(b) replace the negotiating agent or the sales agent;
(c) amend the powers, duties and attributions of such agent and the powers, duties and attributions of the producers’ board.
Every by-law made under this section must be passed by a two-thirds majority vote and be submitted for approval to the Board which shall then publish a notice of its filing in a farm journal and give the producers bound by the plan an opportunity to be heard.
The Board may also assess in the manner it considers most appropriate, the opinion of the producers on such by-law.
The Board shall, if it approves the by-law, publish it in the Gazette officielle du Québec. It shall come into force on the date of its publication or on any later date fixed therein by the Board.
1974, c. 36, s. 31; 1982, c. 26, s. 309.