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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1.6. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development [12096 - 12100]

  ( Chapter 1.6 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 475, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 6. The Made in California Program [12098.10 - 12098.11]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 541, Sec. 2. )

12098.10.
  

(a) The Made in California Program, a public and private collaboration, is hereby created within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The purposes of the program are to encourage consumer product awareness and to foster purchases of high-quality products made in this state.

(b) (1) The office shall develop a program that permits a company to represent that a product is made in this state. To be eligible under the program, a company shall establish all of the following:

(A) The product is substantially made by an individual located in the state.

(B) The finished product could lawfully use a “Made in U.S.A.” label and not violate Section 17533.7 of the Business and Professions Code.

(2) For purposes of this section, “substantially made” means completing an act that adds at least 51 percent of a final product’s wholesale value by manufacture, assembly, fabrication, or production to create a final, recognizable product. “Substantially made” does not include the act of packaging a product.

(c) The program shall not apply to those agricultural products subject to the Buy California Program described in Section 58750 of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(d) In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 58601) of Part 2 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, the office may issue and make effective a marketing agreement, including, but not limited to, issuance of a Made in California label, and be advised by those California businesses willing to participate in the program on a voluntary basis via funding or in-kind contributions in a manner defined under the agreement.

(e) (1) As part of the Made in California Program, the office shall require each company to register with the office for use of the Made in California label.

(2) The company filing the registration shall submit a qualified third-party certification at least once every three years that the product is made in accordance with this section.

(3) For purposes of this section, “qualified third-party” means an individual, group, or association that possesses a professional license, certification, or other equivalent documentation indicating sufficient training, education, or expertise to perform a regulatory compliance audit.

(4) The office may require a fee to accompany the registration. The fee shall be determined by the office, and shall not exceed the reasonable costs to the office in providing the services for which it is charged, including, but not limited to, the costs to implement the marketing program. Proceeds from the fee shall be deposited in the Made in California Fund established in subdivision (h).

(f) The office may accept monetary donations or other donations from businesses, nonprofit organizations, or individuals for the purpose of implementing the Made in California Program. These donations shall be deposited in the Made in California Fund established in subdivision (h).

(g) (1) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5, the office shall report to the Legislature on January 1, 2015, and each successive January 1, regarding its expenditures, progress, and ongoing priorities with this program.

(2) The plan submitted to the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted pursuant to Section 9795.

(h) The Made in California Fund is hereby created as a fund within the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340, funds deposited and maintained in the Made in California Fund that were donated pursuant to subdivision (f) are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the director, for the purposes of implementing the Made in California Program. Any other funds deposited and maintained in the Made in California Fund are available, subject to appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of implementing the program.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 541, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2014.)

12098.11.
  

The provisions of this article shall be enforced pursuant to the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, pursuant to Title 1.5 (commencing with Section 1750) of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, and do not impose any requirement upon the office to enforce, audit, or investigate a company that participates in the Made in California Program.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 541, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2014.)

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