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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 12. POULTRY, RABBITS, EGGS, AND EGG PRODUCTS [24501 - 27690]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 1. POULTRY AND RABBITS [24501 - 25151]

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

CHAPTER 3. Poultry Meat Inspection for Wholesomeness [24951 - 25151]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 4. Meat Inspector Licenses [25051 - 25063]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

25051.
  

A person shall not act as a poultry meat inspector unless he has a license which is issued pursuant to this chapter.

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

25052.
  

Each person before acting as a poultry meat inspector shall apply to and receive from the director a license to inspect poultry meat.

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

25053.
  

(a) The application fee for a license is one hundred dollars ($100).

(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 247, Sec. 8. (AB 2716) Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2022, by its own provisions.)

25054.
  

Every license shall expire on the last day of the calendar year for which it is issued.

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

25055.
  

(a) Application for renewal of a license accompanied by a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be made on or before the last day of the calendar year for which the license was issued.

(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 247, Sec. 9. (AB 2716) Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2022, by its own provisions.)

25056.
  

(a) Applicants for renewal who have not paid the renewal fee by the expiration date of the license shall be assessed a twenty-five dollar ($25) penalty. Failure to pay the renewal fee plus the penalty within 90 days of expiration shall cause a revocation of a license.

(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 247, Sec. 10. (AB 2716) Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2022, by its own provisions.)

25057.
  

If a license lapses for two calendar years, it is not subject to renewal. Any application for the renewal of such license shall be considered a new application.

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

25058.
  

The director shall, after the written and oral examination and demonstration which are prescribed by Section 25059, issue to any person who passes the examination and is otherwise qualified a license to inspect poultry meat for wholesomeness. If an applicant for a license to inspect poultry meat does not take such examination within one year after the date of the receipt of his application by the director, his application expires.

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

25059.
  

The written and oral examination and demonstration which are required by Section 25058 shall show the applicant’s ability to understand laws and regulations which pertain to poultry meat inspection and his knowledge of all of the following:

(a) Conditions which affect wholesomeness in poultry meat and poultry meat products.

(b) The anatomy of poultry.

(c) Routine processing techniques and equipment which are used in poultry processing plants, and poultry plant sanitation.

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

25060.
  

The director shall, from time to time, arrange for the conducting of schools of instruction for poultry meat inspectors.

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

25061.
  

The director may, after hearing, refuse to issue a license or renew a license and he may suspend or revoke any license for any violation of, or failure to comply with, any provision of this chapter or the regulations which are adopted pursuant to it. The director may suspend temporarily, pending hearing, any license for any willful or deliberate violation.

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

25062.
  

Any proceedings under Section 25061 shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500), Part 1, Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The director shall have all the powers which are granted in that chapter.

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

25063.
  

(a) All fees, charges, and collections collected pursuant to Sections 25053, 25055, and 25056 shall be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund.

(b) All fees, charges, and collections collected pursuant to Sections 25053, 25055, and 25056 shall be used for the enforcement of this division and shall be for a specific benefit or privilege conferred directly to the payer and such benefit or privilege shall not be provided to those not charged.

(c) Fees shall not exceed the reasonable costs associated with issuing a license or permit, performing investigations, inspections, and audits, enforcing provisions pursuant to the license or permit, and administrative enforcement and adjudication thereof.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 133, Sec. 44. (AB 120) Effective July 26, 2011.)

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