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AB-582 Retailers: sale of agricultural products: grown in California requirement: exception.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 58597) is added to Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

CHAPTER  8. Retail Sellers of Agricultural Products
58597.
 (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a retailer shall not sell an agricultural product to the general public unless the agricultural product is grown in the state.
(2)  A retailer may sell an agricultural product to the general public that is not grown in the state if the agricultural product is not available from farms located in the state.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Agricultural product” means a fresh or processed fruit, vegetable, or nut.
(2) “Retailer” means a person that purchases or acquires an agricultural product for resale at retail to the general public for consumption off the premises.
(c) A violation of this section is not subject to criminal penalty.