Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1508 Agriculture: whole orchard recycling: carbon offset credits and healthy soils.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 38562.1 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

38562.1.
 The state board shall develop a carbon offset credit for whole orchard recycling.
SEC. 2.
 The sum of ____ dollars ($____) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Food and Agriculture for purposes of providing grants to the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division and the California State University for research to assess the cobenefits from healthy soil practices, such as whole orchard recycling, cover crops, and composting. Cobenefits may include the reduction of potential contaminants, such as nitrate leaching into groundwater or the increase in water-holding capacity of soil allowing for more groundwater recharge.