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SB-489 Pest control: Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 03/24/2021 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Senate  March 24, 2021


Senate Bill
No. 489

Introduced by Senator Laird

February 17, 2021

An act to amend Sections 12042 and 12043 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to pest control.


SB 489, as amended, Laird. Pest control: Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee.
Existing law establishes the Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee within the Department of Food and Agriculture Pesticide Regulation for the purposes of advising the Secretary of Food and Agriculture Director of Pesticide Regulation in all matters concerning licensing, certification, and regulation of persons and firms licensed or certified for pest control operations. Existing law sets forth the composition of the advisory committee, including one member representing the general public.
This bill would increase from one to 2 the members representing the general public and would make a conforming change.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 12042 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 There is in the department an Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee, appointed by the secretary, director, consisting of the following members:
(a) One member representing agricultural pest control advisers.
(b) One member representing agricultural pest control businesses.
(c) One member representing pest control maintenance gardeners.
(d) One member representing pest control aircraft pilots.
(e) One member representing pesticide dealers.
(f) One member representing commercial applicator certificate holders.
(g) One member representing registrants, as defined in Section 12755.
(h) One member representing the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association.
(i) One member representing the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who is nominated by the board of regents and who specializes in pest management.
(j) One member representing the Board of Trustees of the California State University system.
(k) One member representing the Board of Governors of the California Community College system.
(l) One member representing producers, as defined in Section 56110.
(m) Two members representing the general public.

SEC. 2.

 Section 12043 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 The public members shall be appointed to the committee by the secretary director from nominees recommended by the committee. The public members shall represent the interests of the general public in all matters coming before the committee and shall have the same voting and other rights and immunities as other members of the committee.