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AB-2114 Livestock inspection.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 08, 2018


SECTION 1.

 Section 19020 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

19020.
 This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(a) Owners who slaughter, on their own premises, livestock of their own raising where the meat is not for sale, but used exclusively by the owners, members of the owner’s household, the owner’s employees, and nonpaying guests.
(b) A mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner as specified in subdivision (a) where the slaughter occurs on the owner’s premises and the meat is thereafter transported for the owner to an establishment for further processing.
(c) (1) A mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of cattle, livestock,  if the slaughter occurs on the premises of a person who raised the cattle livestock  and who is not the owner of the cattle, livestock,  subject to the following conditions:
(A) Before the slaughter, the cattle livestock  are inspected pursuant to Section 21051.
(B) After the slaughter, the meat is transported for the owner to an establishment for further processing.
(C) The meat is not for sale, but is used exclusively by the owner, members of the owner’s household, the owner’s employees, and nonpaying guests.
(D) The person who raised the cattle livestock  shall maintain a record, for a period of one year, of  record of  the owner of the cattle livestock  and of the total number of cattle slaughtered. The records shall be made available, upon request, to a department inspector, investigator, or peace officer. animals slaughtered. 
(E) If conducting multiple slaughter operations at a premises, a mobile slaughter operator shall maintain, for a period of one year, a  maintain a  record of the total number of cattle animals  slaughtered and the premises where the slaughter occurred. The records shall be made available, upon request, to a department inspector, investigator, or peace officer. 
(F) The mobile slaughter operators shall follow the guidelines published by the Association of Food and Drug Officials in the Guidelines for Exempt Slaughter and Processing Operations publication.
(2) The exemption in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the slaughter of more than five head of cattle on a single premises in a calendar month.
(3) Slaughter activities conducted pursuant to the exemption in paragraph (1) shall comply with all other applicable state and federal environmental and zoning laws.
(4) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms shall apply:
(A) “Person who raised the cattle” means the person who owned and was responsible for feeding and caring for the cattle prior to its sale and slaughter on the person’s premises.
(B) “Raised” means the feeding and caring of cattle for a period of 30 calendar days or more prior to the sale and slaughter of that cattle.
(d) Persons solely engaged in cutting, wrapping, and otherwise processing farm or custom slaughter livestock or the processing and sale of fresh meats derived from United States Department of Agriculture inspected carcasses, except the curing, smoking, and preparing of cooked or smoked sausages or cooked pork products that are not exempted under subdivision (b) of Section 18814.
(e) Livestock slaughter and meat and poultry processing inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture.

SEC. 2.

 Section 21070 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

21070.
 (a) The secretary may issue an annual exhibition permit to allow cattle to be transported out of the state during the permit year without the inspection required pursuant to this article, if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The cattle are inspected before issuance of the permit.
(2) The cattle are only moved for exhibition purposes.
(3) There is no change in ownership of the cattle.
(4) The cattle return to the state of origin.
(5) The cattle have an official form of identification.
(b) The department may charge a fee to cover its costs in issuing and renewing the annual permit. The fee may not exceed ten dollars ($10) per head.
(c) The department shall accept the exhibition permits of other states and allow cattle to return to their state of origin under those permits without an inspection.
(d) The secretary may, at any time, revoke a permit if the chief determines that this action is necessary to enforce this division.

SEC. 3.

 Section 21281.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

21281.5.
 In addition to other applicable fees, as provided by this chapter, the secretary may impose a service charge in an amount not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25) for an  inspection of 29 head of cattle or less at each site, or a service charge of fifteen dollars ($15) for an  inspection of 30 head of cattle or more at each site.
SEC. 4.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.