35AB. Use of money in the Fund
(1) Money standing to the credit of the Fund may be applied towards ¾
(a) the enforcement of this Act including the operation of the infringement notice system under section 35;
(b) the cost of measures to prevent or eradicate pests and diseases affecting plants and plant products;
(c) the cost of programmes to promote public awareness of the requirements of this Act; and
(d) purposes that the Minister considers will promote and encourage plant production.
(2) The amount that is to be charged to the Fund for the purposes specified in subsection (1)(a) is to be determined annually by the Director General and no amount is to be charged for those purposes except as so determined.
(3) No amount is to be charged to the Fund for any purpose specified in subsection (1)(b) to (d) except as determined by the Minister.
[Section 35AB inserted by No. 40 of 1993 s. 17; amended by No. 49 of 1996 s. 64.]