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AB-627 Prisons: contracts for food.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/14/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 627


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

February 14, 2017


An act to add Section 2051.5 to the Penal Code, relating to prisons.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 627, as introduced, Bigelow. Prisons: contracts for food.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to contract for provisions, clothing, medicines, forage, fuel, and all other staple supplies needed for the support of the prisons for any period of time, not exceeding one year, as specified.
Existing law governs the use of the terms “California grown” and “California-grown” in the labeling or advertising of agricultural products. Existing law specifically authorizes the use of those terms to identify food or agricultural products that have been produced in the state or harvested in its surface or coastal waters.
This bill would require contracts entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 2018, for the supply of food for the prisons to require that not less than 50% of the food supplied be California grown, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2051.5 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

2051.5.
 Contracts entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 2018, for the supply of food for the prisons shall provide that not less than 50 percent of the food supplied be California grown, as described in Section 43100 of the Food and Agricultural Code.