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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 10. CATTLE PROTECTION [20001 - 22086]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 4. Brands and Brand Records Generally [20601 - 20797]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 6. Fees and Penalties [20751 - 20760]
  ( Article 6 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

20751.
  

The fee for each application for recording a brand is seventy dollars ($70).

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 1. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20752.
  

The fee entitles the applicant to the recordation of one brand, one duplicate brand registration certificate, and the right to use the brand until the following April 1st. The fee for each additional duplicate is ten dollars ($10).

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 267, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

20754.
  

Except as otherwise provided in Section 20755, the owner of a brand shall, on or before April 30 after its recordation, pay to the bureau a biennial period renewal fee of seventy dollars ($70) for the right to continue to use the brand.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 2. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20755.
  

The owner of a recorded brand may, on or before April 30 of any year, pay in advance to the bureau a sum that is a multiple of seventy dollars ($70). The payment entitles him or her to use the brand for a minimum of two years, but not to exceed 10 years, at the rate of thirty-five dollars ($35) per year on and after April 1 of that year. If the advance payment is made, biennial renewals for the years within the period for which advance payment has been made are not required.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 3. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20756.
  

If the right to use a brand is suspended for failure to pay the renewal fee, it may be reinstated within one year from the date of suspension upon the payment of the biennial renewal fee of seventy dollars ($70) plus a twenty-five dollar ($25) penalty fee.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 4. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20757.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the fee for rerecording a forfeited or canceled brand shall be one hundred forty dollars ($140). This amount shall accompany the application to rerecord.

(b) When a penalty has been paid pursuant to Section 20222, within 30 days of the date the application to rerecord is received by the secretary, the fee to rerecord shall be seventy dollars ($70).

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 5. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20758.
  

The fee for recording the transfer of a brand, including a new certificate, is seventy dollars ($70).

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 406, Sec. 6. (AB 732) Effective January 1, 2016.)

20759.
  

If the applicant fails to submit within 60 days of the date of receipt by the department of application for recording or re-recording a brand, or for recording the transfer of a brand, any information or document which is required by this chapter, the application lapses. The applicant is not entitled to the recording or re-recording of the brand, or the recording of the transfer of the brand, unless and until he submits a new application and another fee for it.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20760.
  

The fees or penalties prescribed in this article may be raised or lowered under one of the following conditions:

(a) Lowered by the director, based upon a finding and recommendation of the Livestock Identification Advisory Board, whenever they determine that the cost of administering and enforcing the provisions of this division may be maintained with a lower fee.

(b) Increased by an amount not to exceed 20 percent of the statutory fee, by the director upon the recommendation of the Livestock Identification Advisory Board whenever the board determines that the costs of administering and enforcing the provisions of this division require a greater fee. The advisory board shall approve any increase in fees by a two-thirds vote of its entire membership.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 635, Sec. 1.)

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