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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( 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 3. Administration [55020 - 55022]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )


The secretary shall appoint a committee, from nominations received from the commission, to administer Article 4 (commencing with Section 55040) and Article 5 (commencing with Section 55050), except as otherwise specified. The committee shall consist of four producers, four handlers, and one representative each of the California Crop Improvement Association, the California Warehouse Association, and the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation. The secretary shall also appoint one member from the University of California who shall not be affiliated with the California Crop Improvement Association. If the secretary finds any of those nominated to be unacceptable, he or she shall notify the commission and request that another person be nominated. The commission shall appoint one ex officio member who shall be involved in the handling or breeding of seed, and may appoint any other ex officio members deemed reasonably necessary to implement this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2009.)


(a) The committee shall meet periodically for the purposes specified in Article 4 (commencing with Section 55040) and Article 5 (commencing with Section 55050).

(b) A majority of the membership of the committee shall constitute a quorum of the committee. The vote of a majority of the members present at which there is a quorum shall constitute an act of the committee. The committee may continue to transact business at a meeting at which a quorum is initially present, notwithstanding the withdrawal of members, provided any action is approved by the requisite majority of the required quorum.

(c) As a committee of the commission, the committee established pursuant to Section 55020 shall conduct itself according to the bylaws and rules of the commission.

(d) Sections 71051, 71053, 71063, and 71066 shall apply to the committee.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2009.)


All funds received from the assessments levied pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in banks that the commission may designate and be accounted for in a manner prescribed by the commission, and shall be disbursed by order of the commission through an agent or agents as it may designate for that purpose.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2009.)


(a) Upon receipt of a recommendation from the committee for the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of regulations, the secretary shall within 30 working days do one of the following:

(1) Initiate the rulemaking process with the regulation as recommended by the committee.

(2) Decline to initiate the rulemaking process and provide the committee with a written statement of reasons for the decision.

(3) Request that the committee provide additional information regarding the recommended regulations.

(b) All regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code and may be subsequently repealed or amended as provided for in that chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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