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AB-2589 Weights and measures: county sealers: county ordinance: annual registration fee.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 05, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 21, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2589


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 21, 2014


An act to add Section 12211.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to weights and measures.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2589, as amended, Bloom. Weights and measures: county sealers: county ordinance: annual registration fee.
Existing law governing weights and measures provides that there is in each county the office of county sealer, as defined, of weights and measures to administer those provisions, as specified. Existing law requires a county sealer to weigh and measure packages, containers, or amounts of commodities sold, or in the process of delivery, in order to determine whether they contain the quantity or amount represented and whether they are being sold in accordance with law.
In order to recover the actual costs of carrying out these provisions, this bill would authorize a county board of supervisors to charge an annual registration fee, not to exceed $640. The bill would require any adopted registration fee to be imposed only on a business location operating in the county that packs, imports, warehouses, or distributes more than 10,000 packages or containers per year that intends to sell or distribute for sale those packages or containers and to exempt any person or entity operating a business location at which both retail sales and commodity packing operations are conducted if the retail sales activities constitute the significant majority of its business operations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 12211.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

12211.5.
 (a) The county board of supervisors, by ordinance, may charge an annual registration fee, not to exceed six hundred forty dollars ($640), in order to recover the county’s actual costs of carrying out Section 12211.
(b) Any registration fee adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be charged only to a business location operating in the county that packs, imports, warehouses, or distributes more than 10,000 packages or containers per year that intends to sell or distribute for sale those packages or containers.
(c) For purposes of this section, “business location” is defined as a business location that packs, imports, warehouses, or distributes one or more types of packaged goods or commodities.
(d) Any ordinance imposing a registration fee pursuant to subdivision (a) shall exempt any person or entity operating a business location at which both retail sales and commodity packing operations are conducted if the retail sales activities constitute the significant majority of its business operations.