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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 7. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, LIVESTOCK REMEDIES, AND COMMERCIAL FEEDS [12500 - 15340]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 6. Commercial Feed [14901 - 15103]

  ( Chapter 6 repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1275. )

ARTICLE 10. Licenses [15051 - 15056]
  ( Article 10 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1275. )

15051.
  

(a) Each person shall obtain a license from the secretary for each location where commercial feed is manufactured, distributed, sold, or stored for later sale. Persons who do not have a permanent place of business, but who otherwise manufacture, sell, or store feed shall also obtain a license from the secretary.

(b) This section also shall apply to a person whenever the person’s name and address appears on the label of commercial feed as guarantor.

(c) The following persons are exempt from this section:

(1) A person that makes only retail sales of commercial feed which bear the tag or other approved indication that the commercial feed is from a licensed manufacturer or guarantor who has assumed full tax responsibility for the tonnage tax due under this chapter.

(2) A person who manufactures commercial feed exclusively for feeding to his or her own animals.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1000, Sec. 1.5. Effective January 1, 2001.)

15053.
  

(a) Each application for a license shall be accompanied by an annual fee specified by the department for each location. Beginning on January 1, 2007, the minimum license fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) for each location and the maximum license fee for each location shall not exceed six hundred dollars ($600) for each location with the specific fee to be set by the secretary upon recommendation of the board. Those licensees with feed licenses on the effective date of the bill who have previously paid their license fees for the then current fiscal year shall not be subject to any new fees until their licenses are renewed. Beginning January 1, 2025, the license fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) for each location. Those licensees with feed licenses on that date who have previously paid their license fees for the then current fiscal year shall not be subject to any new license fees until their licenses are renewed.

(b) Revenues generated from license fees shall be used to replenish feed inspection program reserves to a minimum of 25 percent of program expenditures, after which point some of the revenues from these fees shall be used to reduce feed tonnage taxes provided for in this chapter upon recommendation of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 306, Sec. 1. (AB 657) Effective January 1, 2020.)

15054.
  

All licenses shall be renewed on July 1 of each year and shall be valid until June 30 of the next year. Each application for renewal shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount specified by the department, pursuant to Section 15053, for each location operated.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 285, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

15055.
  

If a license is not renewed within one calendar month following its expiration, a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be added to the fee.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 285, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2007.)

15056.
  

The penalty for the manufacture or distribution of a commercial feed without a valid license as specified in Section 15051 is a violation of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 683, Sec. 3. (SB 668) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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