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AB-657 Agriculture: commercial feed.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 15053 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

15053.
 (a) Each application for a license shall be accompanied by an annual fee specified by the department for each location. Beginning on January 1, 2007, the minimum license fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) for each location and the maximum license fee for each location shall not exceed six hundred dollars ($600) for each location with the specific fee to be set by the secretary upon recommendation of the board. Those licensees with feed licenses on the effective date of the bill who have previously paid their license fees for the then current fiscal year shall not be subject to any new fees until their licenses are renewed. Beginning January 1, 2025, the license fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) for each location. Those licensees with feed licenses on that date who have previously paid their license fees for the then current fiscal year shall not be subject to any new license fees until their licenses are renewed.
(b) Revenues generated from license fees shall be used to replenish feed inspection program reserves to a minimum of 25 percent of program expenditures, after which point some of the revenues from these fees shall be used to reduce feed tonnage taxes provided for in this chapter upon recommendation of the board.

SEC. 2.

 Section 15061 of the Food and Agricultural Code, as amended by Section 5 of Chapter 622 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to read:

15061.
 (a) An inspection tonnage tax at the maximum rate of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per ton of commercial feed sold, except whole grains, and whole hays when unmixed, shall be paid to the secretary by any person who distributes commercial feed to a consumer-buyer in this state. The distributor shall also pay an inspection tonnage tax for purchased commercial feed fed to the distributor’s own animals.
(b) The secretary may, based upon a finding and recommendation of the board, determine the specific rate necessary to provide the revenue needed to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The secretary and the board shall not exceed the maximum tonnage rate established by this section. Setting the tonnage tax rate shall not be subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c) The secretary may, based upon a finding and recommendation of the board, designate 15 percent of the tonnage taxes collected, or two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), whichever amount is greater, to provide funding for research and education regarding the safe manufacture, distribution, and use of commercial feed. These funds may only be spent on activities approved by the board, with approval being made before any expenditure.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2025, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 3.

 Section 15061 of the Food and Agricultural Code, as amended by Section 6 of Chapter 622 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to read:

15061.
 (a) An inspection tonnage tax at the maximum rate of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per ton of commercial feed sold, except whole grains, and whole hays when unmixed, shall be paid to the secretary by any person who distributes commercial feed to a consumer-buyer in this state. The distributor shall also pay an inspection tonnage tax for purchased commercial feed fed to the distributor’s own animals.
(b) The secretary may, based upon a finding and recommendation of the board, determine the specific rate necessary to provide the revenue needed to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The secretary and the board shall not exceed the maximum tonnage rate established by this section. Setting the tonnage tax rate shall not be subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c) The secretary may, based upon a finding and recommendation of the board, designate 15 percent of the tonnage taxes collected, or two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), whichever amount is greater, to provide funding for research and education regarding the safe manufacture, distribution, and use of commercial feed. These funds may only be spent on activities approved by the board, with approval being made before any expenditure.
(d) (c)  This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2025, deletes or extends that date. become operative on January 1, 2025.