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AB-2054 Agricultural pests: shot hole borer beetles.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/11/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 11, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2054


Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher
(Coauthor: Senator Atkins)

February 06, 2018


An act to add Article 10 (commencing with Section 6050) to Chapter 9 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agricultural pests.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2054, as amended, Gonzalez Fletcher. Agricultural pests: shot hole borer beetles.
Existing law requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to implement and administer various programs to control and eradicate agricultural pests in the state.
This bill would require the Invasive Species Council of California and the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee to coordinate with state and local public agencies, as specified, and stakeholder groups to develop a plan for the cure or suppression of diseases associated with the spread of the invasive shot hole borers, including, but not limited to, Polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers. The bill would authorize the department, upon completion of the plan, and subject to the availability of appropriations, to support efforts of state and local efforts agencies, California Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations to cure or suppress those diseases by means including, but not limited to, research and grants. grants to support research, as specified, or suppression or cure efforts. The bill would prohibit state funds from being awarded to a local agency agency, California Native American tribe, or nonprofit organization pursuant to these provisions unless the local agency agency, California Native American tribe, or nonprofit organization contributes matching funds. funds, except as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 10 (commencing with Section 6050) is added to Chapter 9 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:
Article  10. Invasive Shot Hole Borers

6050.
 (a) The Invasive Species Council of California and the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee shall coordinate with state and local public agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL-FIRE) Protection, and stakeholder groups to develop a plan for the cure or suppression of diseases associated with the spread of the invasive shot hole borers, including, but not limited to, Polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers.
(b) (1) Upon completion of the plan as required pursuant to subdivision (a), the Department of Food and Agriculture shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, support efforts of state and local efforts agencies, California Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations to cure or suppress the diseases affiliated with the Polyphagous and Kuroshio invasive shot hole borer infestation as provided in paragraph (2).
(2) Support provided by the department Department of Food and Agriculture pursuant to this section may include, but is not limited to, the following: grants to state or local agencies, California Native American tribes, or nonprofit organizations to support the following:
(A) Research related to the identification of infected trees and methods to prevent further infestation.
(B) Grants to local agencies to support suppression Suppression or cure efforts.
(c) No (1)  Except as provided in paragraph (2), no state funds shall be awarded to a local agency a local agency, California Native American tribe, or nonprofit organization pursuant to subdivision (b) unless the local agency local agency, California Native American tribe, or nonprofit organization has contributed from local resources matching funds in a dollar amount that is equal to the dollar amount of state funds to be awarded.
(2) This subdivision shall not apply to a disadvantaged community identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code.