Today's Law As Amended


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AB-866 Food and agriculture: Feed Inspection Advisory Board: California Seed Law.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 14978.1 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

14978.1.
 (a)  The entity or entities that may be established or designated by the board pursuant to Section 14978 includes, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(a) (1)  The committee established pursuant to Section 14978.2.
(b) (2)  Agricultural councils, commissions, and any entity established in accordance with a marketing order.
(c) (3)  Federal, state, or county agencies.
(d) (4)  The University of California and cooperative extension service.
(e) (5)  Agricultural associations and cooperatives.
(f) (6)  State accredited or certified chemistry  accredited, certified, or licensed  laboratories.
However, (b)   the  The  board may not designate any entity pursuant to Section 14978  that is a trade association whose membership is composed primarily of persons licensed under this chapter or that represents persons regulated by this chapter.

SEC. 2.

 Section 52286 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

52286.
 (a)  The director shall secretary may  maintain a properly equipped laboratory for examining and testing seeds. seeds for the purpose of enforcing the germination and purity standards established by this chapter. 
(b) The secretary may approve laboratories to conduct germination and purity examinations and testing of seeds that meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Are accredited under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025 standard.
(2) Conduct examination, testing, and reporting in accordance with rules, methods, and standards approved by the Association of Official Seed Analysts or the International Seed Testing Association.
(3) Conduct examination, testing, and reporting by a seed technologist registered by the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists.