Stop QIP Hearing Update
The Stop QIP Tax hearing has been moved to
July 31, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Click here to search for our case number and get the live stream link.
The day of the hearing, you should be able to search the “Civil” option by Department 17 and date, to access our case and a link to the live-stream.
You can also access it by going to their YouTube at the time of the hearing.
This hearing is the lawsuit filed by Stop QIP Tax asking CDFA to cease and desist taking the $.38 tax immediately because it is illegal.
Update on the 3.5 Referendum hearing
Yesterday, the Administrative Law Judge who heard the Chapter 3.5 Petition issued his decision recommending that the Secretary deny STOP QIP’s Petition for a referendum to Suspend Chapter 3.5. The Judge appears to have misinterpreted STOP QIP’s Petition concluding that it was an effort to terminate the QIP when, in fact, it was and is a proper effort to suspend the Chapter that includes both the Fixed Differential and the authority for the QIP as opposed to the QIP itself.
The Judge did not make any decisions about the benefits or viability of the quota program, but rather focused on a narrow legal issue. This is only the first step in a process as STOP QIP intends to appeal this erroneous decision in court. The reality is that had the Judge ruled in our favor, the other side would have appealed to court as well. Also this is only the first part of our multi-pronged effort to restore equity and fairness to the California dairy industry and end a system that takes millions from the many and gives it to the few.
Stay tuned, we're just getting started!
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