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SB-835 Food animals: medically important antimicrobial drugs.(2013-2014)

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Bill Status
SB-835
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Food animals: medically important antimicrobial drugs.
02/06/14
An act to amend Section 14288 of, and to add Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 18770) to Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to food and agriculture.
Senate
08/15/14
07/03/14

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/14 Consideration of Governors veto died on file.
09/29/14 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/29/14 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/18/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/13/14 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 34. Noes 0. Page 4469.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 835 without my signature.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates conservatively that at least two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States each year. Scientists around the world are warning that we are over-using these life-saving medicines in both human medicine and to raise animals.

SB 835 would codify a voluntary Federal Drug Administration standard that phases-out antibiotic use for growth promotion. Codifying these standards is unnecessary since most major animal producers have already pledged to go beyond the FDA standard.

More needs to be done to understand and reduce our reliance on antibiotics.

To that end, I am directing the Department of Food and Agriculture to work with the Legislature to find new and effective ways to reduce the unnecessary antibiotics used for livestock and poultry.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.