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AB-1800 Fairs: state funding: classification.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


 Section 4507 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 The department may classify, and shall consider, at least once every five years, whether to classify or reclassify, fairs that are required to file reports pursuant to Section 4505. The department may request advice and recommendations from boards of directors of fairs for this purpose. In making classifications, the department may, in addition, take into consideration factors that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) The type and class of agricultural, including livestock, industrial, and natural resources that are exhibited, and the amount of premiums that are paid in accordance with the approved premium list of the fair.
(b) Whether the fair is regional in nature, offers a special feature for agriculture, livestock, or industry, or is a sectional fair limiting exhibits to the region in which the fair is held, and any other characteristics and factors that the department deems necessary.
(c) The ratio of attendance at the fair to the population of the area that is served by it.
(d) The efficiency of management, including operational procedures, revenue from sources other than the state, quality of exhibits, and community interest in the fair.
(e) The extent and nature of interim utilization of fair property as promoted by the fair management.
(f) The need of the fair for money from state sources.

SEC. 2.

 Section 4509 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.