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AB-391 Pollinator habitat conservation: funding.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(a) Working lands offer an opportunity to expand habitat and forage for pollinators which will help sequester carbon and contribute to climate risk reduction.
(b) In order to engage growers in delivering solutions that benefit pollinators, funding is needed for activities that accelerate the adoption of conservation practices that integrate pollinator habitat and forage on working lands.

SEC. 2.

 Section 413 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, immediately following Section 412, to read:

413.
 (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is hereby allocated from the General Fund to the department in order to provide funding to partner with the University of California Cooperative Extension, California resource conservation districts, and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to deliver technical assistance and outreach and provide grants to incentivize participation in state and federal conservation programs where pollinator habitat and forage is established.
(b) The department may use moneys allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) to pay for all reasonable administrative and implementation costs incurred by the department relating to this section.