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AB-768 Certified farmers’ markets: enforcement: civil penalties.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 768


Introduced by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry

February 15, 2017


An act to repeal Section 47026 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to certified farmers’ markets.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 768, as introduced, Aguiar-Curry. Certified farmers’ markets: enforcement: civil penalties.
Existing law regulates the direct marketing of agricultural products and generally provides that a violation of those provisions is an infraction. Existing law, until January 1, 2018, provides that in lieu of prosecution for a violation of the provisions regulating certified farmers’ markets, the Secretary of Food and Agriculture or a county agricultural commissioner may levy a civil penalty against a person who violates those provisions or any regulation implemented pursuant to those provisions, as specified.
This bill would delete the repeal provision, thereby indefinitely extending the operation of the provision authorizing the secretary and county agricultural commissioners to levy civil penalties in lieu of prosecution.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 47026 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.
47026.

This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.