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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 1. STATE ADMINISTRATION [101 - 1501]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 1. THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE [101 - 894]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1079. )

CHAPTER 1. Organization [101 - 105]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

101.
  

There is in the state government the Department of Food and Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 662.)

102.
  

The department is under the control of a civil executive officer known as the Secretary of Food and Agriculture who shall receive the salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. He or she shall be appointed by, and hold office at the pleasure of, the Governor.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 42, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

103.
  

Except as is otherwise provided in this chapter, Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11150) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code governs and applies to the conduct of the department in every respect the same as if those provisions were set forth in this code, and whenever in that chapter the term “head of the department” or similar designation occurs, for the purpose of this code it means the secretary.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 42, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1994.)

104.
  

The secretary may appoint and in accordance with law fix the salaries of such assistants, deputies, agents, experts, and other employees as are necessary for the administration of the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 42, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

105.
  

The chief of the division of the department who has jurisdiction over livestock and poultry disease control, meat inspection and dairy inspection and control shall officially designate a department employee as “State Veterinarian.” Such designated person shall be a graduate of a recognized college of veterinary medicine, be licensed to practice in this state, and have a state civil service classification of veterinary medical officer III or above.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1221.)

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