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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 20. PROCESSORS, STORERS, DEALERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS [54001 - 57700]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 4. California Rice Certification Act of 2000 [55000 - 55123]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [55006 - 55015]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

55006.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55007.
  

“Records” means books, records, contracts, documents, memoranda, papers, correspondence, or other data, whether in written, magnetic, or electronic form, that pertain to matters relating to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55008.
  

“Certification” means certification pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 55070).

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55008.5.
  

“Chapter” means any provision of the California Rice Certification Act of 2000, and includes any amendments to and regulations adopted pursuant to that act.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55009.
  

“Characteristics of commercial impact” means characteristics that may adversely affect the marketability of rice in the event of commingling with other rice and may include, but are not limited to, those characteristics that cannot be visually identified without the aid of specialized equipment or testing, those characteristics that create a significant economic impact in their removal from commingled rice, and those characteristics whose removal from commingled rice is infeasible.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55010.
  

“Commission” means the California Rice Commission created pursuant to Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 71000) of Part 2 of Division 22.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55010.5.
  

“Committee” refers to the committee established under Section 55020.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55010.6.
  

“Department” means the Department of Food and Agriculture.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55010.7.
  

“Handle” means to engage in the business of being a handler.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55011.
  

“Handler” means any person engaged in this state in the business of offering for sale or selling rice.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55012.
  

“Person” includes any individual, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, corporation, firm, company, or any other entity doing business in California.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55012.5.
  

“Process” means to harvest, dry, mill, transport, or store rice.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 10. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55013.
  

“Producer” includes any person who produces rice, or causes rice to be produced.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55014.
  

“Rice” means all rough or “paddy” rice or milled rice (Oryza species) produced in or shipped into California, including mochi rice (sweet rice) and rice produced for seed. It does not include wild rice (Zinzania aquatica; Zinzania palustris).

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55015.
  

“Secretary” means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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