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SB-657 Cannabis cultivation: county agricultural commissioners: reporting.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/07/2019 04:00 AM
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Senate Bill No. 657
CHAPTER 252

An act to add Section 26069.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis cultivation.

[ Approved by Governor  September 05, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  September 05, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 657, Monning. Cannabis cultivation: county agricultural commissioners: reporting.
Existing law establishes in each county a county department of agriculture under the control of a county agricultural commissioner. Existing law requires a county agricultural commissioner to compile, and to transmit to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, reports of the condition, acreage, production, and value of the agricultural products in the county.
This bill would authorize a county agricultural commissioner to report to the secretary on the condition, acreage, production, and value of cannabis produced in the commissioner’s county under a cultivation license issued pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act in a similar manner as required for agricultural products pursuant to the above-described provision. The bill would provide that this data may be organized by categories including, but not limited to, state cultivator license type and other specified categories. The bill would prohibit a county agricultural commissioner from seeking reimbursement from certain funding sources for expenses incurred pursuant to this authority.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 26069.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26069.5.
 (a)  A county agricultural commissioner may report to the secretary on the condition, acreage, production, and value of cannabis produced in the commissioner’s county under a cultivation license issued pursuant to this division. The cannabis data may be submitted in a separate report that is similar to those reports required for agricultural products pursuant to Section 2279 of the Food and Agricultural Code. This section does not require the department to publish this report.
(b) Data on cannabis production that is included in a report pursuant to this section may be organized by categories including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) State cultivator license type, as set forth in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 26050), and regulations adopted pursuant to that chapter.
(2) Local license, permit, or other authorization type, as described in Section 26200.
(3) Price tier, including for different strains of cannabis, different production methods, or different parts of a plant, such as flowers or leaves.
(c) A county agricultural commissioner may not seek reimbursement for expenses incurred in making a report pursuant to this section from either of the following sources:
(1) The Department of Food and Agriculture Fund.
(2) Funding that may otherwise be available for the purposes of this section from a cooperative agreement entered into pursuant to Section 2222 of the Food and Agricultural Code.