There is hereby levied on every hundredweight of class I or class II milk, as defined
in RCW 15.44.087, sold by a dealer, including any milk sold by a producer who acts as a dealer, an
(1) Five-eighths of one cent per hundredweight. Such assessment shall be in addition to the producer assessment paid by any producer
who also acts as a dealer.
(2) Any additional assessment, within the power and duty of the commission to levy,
such that the total assessment shall not exceed one cent per hundredweight, as required
to effectuate the purpose of this section.
Such assessment may be increased by approval of dealers and producers who also act
as dealers, subject to the standards set forth in chapter 15.44 RCW for increasing
or decreasing assessments. The funds derived from such assessment shall be used for educational programs and
the sum of such funds derived annually from said dealers and producers who act as
dealers shall be matched by assessments derived from producers for the purpose of
funding the educational purposes by an amount not less than the moneys collected from
dealers and producers who act as dealers.
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