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AB-2635 Public health: food access.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 2635
CHAPTER 394

An act to amend Section 104664 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

[ Approved by Governor  September 16, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  September 16, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2635, Committee on Agriculture. Public health: food access.
Existing law, until July 1, 2017, creates the California Healthy Food Financing Initiative. The initiative required, by July 1, 2012, the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to prepare recommendations, to be presented upon request to the Legislature, regarding actions that need to be taken to promote food access in the state. The initiative establishes the California Healthy Food Financing Initiative Council and requires the council to implement the initiative, as specified. The initiative authorizes the secretary to establish an advisory group, as specified. The initiative creates the California Healthy Food Financing Initiative Fund in the State Treasury, comprised of federal, state, philanthropic, and private funds, for the purpose of expanding access to healthy foods in underserved communities and, to the extent practicable, to leverage other funding, as specified. Under existing law, moneys in the fund may be expended upon appropriation by the Legislature.
This bill would extend the effectiveness of these provisions until July 1, 2023.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 104664 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

104664.
 This article shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2024, deletes or extends that date.