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AB-2039 Livestock meat inspection.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/03/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2039


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 03, 2020


An act relating to livestock meat inspection.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2039, as introduced, Levine. Livestock meat inspection.
The California Meat and Poultry Supplemental Inspection Act authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to adopt, by regulation, standards and requirements relating to inspection, sanitation, facilities, equipment, reinspection, preparation, processing, buying, selling, and transporting, among other acts, for carrying out the purposes of the act. The act requires each person to be licensed before operating a meat processing establishment or a custom livestock slaughterhouse. The act does not apply in specified circumstances, including to a mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of cattle, subject to specified conditions, including the condition that the person who raised the cattle and the mobile slaughter operator maintain records, as provided.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would expand the latter exemption to a mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of goats or sheep.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would expand the exemption in Section 19020 of the Food and Agriculture Code to a mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of goats or sheep.