Texas Agriculture Code

Sec. § 102.152

In this subchapter:


“Citrus fruit” means grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines.


“Handler” means a person who packs or ships citrus fruit or causes citrus fruit to be packed or shipped in intrastate commerce.


“Intrastate commerce” means all commerce other than that which is in interstate commerce or foreign commerce or which directly burdens, obstructs, or affects interstate or foreign commerce.


“Person” means an individual, corporation, or association.


“Producer” means a person who is engaged in the production of citrus fruit in this state for commercial purposes or who is a substantial stockholder in a corporation engaged in the production of citrus fruit in this state for commercial purposes.


“Ship” means convey or cause to be conveyed in intrastate commerce by rail, boat, truck, or other means, not including parcel post or express, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise.


“Shipment” means the loading into a car or other conveyance for transportation in intrastate commerce.


“Variety” means the following classifications or groups of citrus fruit:




early season oranges; and


valencias, including Lou Gim Gongs;




Marsh and other seedless grapefruits, except pinks;


Duncan and other seeded grapefruits, except pinks;


seeded pinks; and


seedless pinks; and


tangerines and temple oranges grouped as one variety.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1267, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.

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