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AB-199 Institutional purchasers: sale of California produce.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Choose California Act.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 58595) is added to Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

CHAPTER  7. Institutional Purchasers of Agricultural Products
58595.
 (a) All California state-owned or state-run institutions, except public universities, public schools, and school districts, shall purchase agricultural products grown in California to the extent possible from a California company before those that are grown outside the state as long as both of the following are met:
(1) The bid or price is equal to or less than the bid or price for agricultural products produced outside the state.
(2) The availability and delivery schedule of the agricultural products is acceptable.
(b) This section shall only apply to a contract to purchase agricultural products for a value that is less than the value of the threshold for supplies and services for which California has obligated itself under the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization.
58596.
 All public universities, public schools, and school districts in California are encouraged to purchase agricultural products grown in California to the greatest extent possible.
58597.
 This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 3.

 Section 4330 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4330.
 (a)  As used in this article, “supplies” includes goods, wares, merchandise, and manufactures.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 4.

 Section 4330 is added to the Government Code, to read:

4330.
 (a) As used in this article, “supplies” includes goods, wares, merchandise, manufactures, and produce.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.

SEC. 5.

 Section 4331 of the Government Code is amended to read:

4331.
 (a)  Price, fitness, and quality being equal, any body, officer, or other person charged with the purchase,  purchase of,  or permitted or authorized to purchase purchase,  supplies for the use of the state, or of any of its institutions or offices, or for the use of any county or city city,  shall always prefer supplies manufactured or produced in the state, and shall next prefer supplies partially manufactured or produced in the state.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 6.

 Section 4331 is added to the Government Code, to read:

4331.
 (a) Price, fitness, and quality being equal, any body, officer, or other person charged with the purchase of, or permitted or authorized to purchase, supplies for the use of the state, or of any of its institutions or offices, or for the use of any county or city, shall always prefer supplies grown, manufactured, or produced in the state, and shall next prefer supplies partially manufactured, grown, or produced in the state.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.