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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 6. Assessments [55060 - 55063]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

55060.
  

(a) Handlers of seed for the production of rice identified pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 55040, shall annually pay to the commission an assessment in an amount not to exceed five dollars ($5) per hundredweight (cwt.).

(b) The first in-state handler of paddy or brown rice identified pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 55040, or of seed for the production of rice identified pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 55040, brought into the state from outside California, shall report to the commission prior to the receipt of the rice or seed and pay an assessment to the commission in an amount not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) per hundredweight (cwt.). The report and payment shall be made in the time and manner specified by the commission.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55061.
  

The assessment shall be paid in the time and manner specified by the commission. No assessment shall be paid by any person for any rice seed for which the assessment has been previously paid. Assessments not paid when due shall be subject to a penalty of 10 percent of the assessment and interest at the rate of 1 percent per month.

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

55062.
  

The commission shall use all funds received pursuant to this chapter for the purposes of this chapter.

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

55063.
  

The commission shall publish an annual report of its activities including an accounting of the use of assessments collected pursuant to this chapter. The report, in aggregate form, shall be made available to any person upon request.

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

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