Today's Law As Amended

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AB-861 Africanized honey bees.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 29321 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

29321.
 Any hive or comparable apparatus that is not occupied by a live bee colony, and that is accessible to bees, is a public nuisance. The hive or apparatus shall be subject to abatement in the manner provided for in Article 14 (commencing with Section 29200).

SEC. 2.

 Section 29322 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

29322.
 (a) The governing board of a city, county, or city and county may, by ordinance, establish procedures for the abatement of a hive or comparable apparatus where Africanized or overly defensive honey bees are present.
(b) In the absence of a local ordinance adopted pursuant to subdivision (a), if a commissioner determines that the presence of Africanized or overly defensive honey bees in a hive is a public nuisance or if Africanized or overly defensive honey bees from a hive are entering land other than the land upon which the hive is located so as to endanger the public health, safety, or welfare or so as to create an unreasonable interference with the use of the property of others, the commissioner may take any action necessary to abate the public nuisance, including, but not limited to, moving, selling, destroying, or otherwise disposing of the infested hive in accordance with local administrative procedures.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.