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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 17. FRUIT, NUT, AND VEGETABLE STANDARDS [42501 - 49014]

  ( Division 17 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 2. General Provisions [42651 - 43100]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 15. County Fees [43061 - 43065]
  ( Article 15 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1. )

43061.
  

The board of supervisors of a county may require registration and establish a schedule of annual registration fees to be paid by any person who acts as a wholesaler of fresh fruit and vegetables under any license required under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 56101) of Division 20, and who maintains an office or salesroom or conducts that business in the county. The schedule shall be designed to pay not more than one-third of the costs of the county for the administration and enforcement of this division or any regulations adopted pursuant to this division. Any funds derived under this section shall be used only for the enforcement of wholesale inspections of fruits and vegetables pursuant to this division. The maximum fee that may be established pursuant to this section shall not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1.)

43062.
  

Section 43061 does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Any person acting as a retail merchant, as that term is described in Section 56161, or any person acting as a producer, as that term is defined in Section 56110.

(b) Any person who only handles products other than fruits and vegetables, as defined in Section 42510.

(c) Any person that is licensed only as a broker, as defined in Section 56103.

(d) Any county with a population of less than 6,000,000.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1.)

43063.
  

“Costs,” as used in this article, means direct costs only in the administration and enforcement of this division at places other than places operated by retail merchants, as that term is described in Section 56161.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1.)

43064.
  

It is unlawful for any person to operate as a wholesaler of fruits and vegetables under this division in any county with registration as established pursuant to this article unless that person is registered and has paid the required fee pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1.)

43065.
  

(a) A fruit and vegetable wholesaler registration issued pursuant to Section 43061 may be refused, revoked, or suspended by the commissioner for any violation of either this division or a regulation issued pursuant to this division.

(b) Procedures for the refusal, suspension, or revocation of a registration shall be the same as those contained in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 450, Sec. 1.)

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