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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 8.5. Produce Markets in Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties [57001 - 57043]

  ( Chapter 8.5 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [57001 - 57013]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585. )

57001.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57002.
  

“Association” means an association of produce dealers which is organized to carry out the responsibilities of produce dealers which are imposed by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57003.
  

“City” includes city and county.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57004.
  

“Commissioner,” with respect to any matter which relates to a particular market, means the deputy labor commissioner who is in charge of the office of the Labor Commissioner which is located nearest to that market.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57005.
  

“Director” means the Director of Industrial Relations.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57007.
  

“Farm product” means any fruit, nut, vegetable, berry, or aquacultural product.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 810, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 1996.)

57008.
  

“Hauler” means any trucker or carrier.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57009.
  

“Market” means the places of business, collectively, of produce dealers that operate in a city, or the vicinity of a city, and that deal in any farm product which is intended, in whole or in part, for ultimate sale for consumption in a fresh state within the city and the vicinity of the city. This chapter applies only to any market in which five or more produce dealers operate in the Counties of Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo and the provisions of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 56801) of this division shall not be applicable to any such market.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57010.
  

“Produce dealer” includes “commission merchant,” as defined in Section 56105, and “dealer,” as defined in Section 56107. It does not, however, include a “broker,” as defined in Section 56103, nor “processor,” as defined in Section 55407.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57011.
  

“Producer” means any person who commercially grows and markets farm products.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57012.
  

“Registered unloader” means a person who unloads any farm product in a market. It does not, however, include any of the following:

(a) A producer of farm products, or his son or daughter, father or mother, or regularly employed employee of such producer.

(b) The operator of any vehicle which is engaged in the transportation of any farm product to market if the operation of such vehicle is subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission and the rate which is charged for such transportation includes the charge for unloading the farm product which is so transported.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

57013.
  

“Union” means the labor union which has been recognized by the National Labor Relations Board, or other governmental agency which has jurisdiction, as the bargaining agency for employees who are employed in a market.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 585.)

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