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AB-2504 Seed Advisory Board: alfalfa seed subcommittee: assessments: alfalfa hay producers.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 52296.5 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

52296.5.
 (a) The board may advise the secretary and make recommendations to assess alfalfa seed sold in this state to fund research to benefit the alfalfa forage industry.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 52354, the board may recommend that the secretary assess alfalfa hay producers an amount not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) per pound of alfalfa seed sold by the producer to fund research to benefit the alfalfa forage industry.
(c) If the board recommends imposing an assessment on alfalfa hay producers pursuant to subdivision (b), the secretary shall appoint an alfalfa seed subcommittee to advise the secretary on funding alfalfa research benefitting the alfalfa forage industry with the proceeds of the assessments collected pursuant to the recommendation.
(d) The alfalfa seed subcommittee shall be comprised of nine members as follows:
(1) Two alfalfa hay producers from the Intermountain region made up of the counties of Alpine, Del Norte, Humboldt, Inyo, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskyou, and Trinity.
(2) Two alfalfa hay producers from the North Central Region made up of the Counties of Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
(3) Two alfalfa hay producers from the South Central Region made up of the Counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Tulare.
(4) Two alfalfa hay producers from the Southern Region made up of the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura.
(5) One public member.