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AB-419 Food and agriculture: industry-funded standardization program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/07/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 419


Introduced by Committee on Agriculture

February 07, 2019


An act to amend Section 42815 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to food and agriculture.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 419, as introduced, Committee on Agriculture. Food and agriculture: industry-funded standardization program.
Existing law, until January 1, 2020, requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to create an industry-funded standardization program for purposes of implementing and enforcing provisions relating to fruits, nuts, and vegetable standards. Existing law requires the secretary to adopt regulations reasonably necessary to carry out those provisions, including establishing assessment rates and procedures for payment of assessments. Existing law establishes specified assessment rates for commodities that are not otherwise subject to a mandatory inspection fee, and for commodities that are subject to a mandatory inspection fee, to be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund and used for implementing and enforcing the provisions specified above. Existing law requires the secretary to exempt any commodity subject to those provisions if a petition representing a specified percentage of the producers is submitted to the secretary, as specified.
This bill would extend the repeal date of the standardized program provisions to January 1, 2025.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 42815 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

42815.
 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, 2025, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which becomes effective on or before January 1, 2020, 2025, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.