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          AB 1319 (Eggman)
          As Amended  August 12, 2013
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |74-0 |(May 23, 2013)  |SENATE: |39-0 |(September 11, |
          |           |     |                |        |     |2013)          |
           Original Committee Reference:    AGRI.
           SUMMARY  :  Revises and recasts indemnity payments for brucellosis  
          reactive and non-reactive cattle, eliminating the state's  
          payment for slaughtered animals.  

           The Senate amendments  :

          1)Add the Secretary of the California Department of Food and  
            Agriculture (CDFA) to the membership of the Strategic Growth  

          2)Add statutory changes to reflect changes made by the  
            Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 relating to the  
            Transportation Agency (SGC).

           EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Authorizes CDFA to establish brucellosis control areas for the  
            eradication of the disease in accordance with uniform methods  
            and rules adopted by the United States Department of  
            Agriculture (USDA).

          2)Provides the owner of the slaughtered animal to receive  
            payment from the proceeds of the slaughtered animal as well as  
            from the state, one-half of the difference between appraised  
            value and proceeds of the slaughtered animal and indemnity by  
            USDA, but never to exceed $300 per animal; and, from USDA, any  
            sum authorized to be paid from any appropriation made to  
            assist in eradicating brucellosis.  

          3)Provides for exposed non-reactive animals, that valuations are  
            determined by appraisal by CDFA or USDA, and the owner or  
            their agent; provides the owner of the slaughtered animal to  
            receive the difference between the appraised value and the  


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            proceeds of the slaughtered animal, but shall not exceed $400  
            for grade animals or $500 for purebred animals, less the  
            indemnity paid by USDA from any sum authorized to be paid from  
            any appropriation made to assist in eradicating brucellosis.

          4)Provides statutory grounds for non-payment of reactive and  
            non-reactive animals.

          5)Directs SGC with coordinating the activities of member state  
            agencies to improve air and water quality, protects natural  
            resources and agricultural lands, increases the availability  
            of affordable housing, promotes public health, improves  
            transportation, encourages greater infill and compact  
            development, revitalizes community and urban centers, and  
            assists state and local entities in the planning of  
            sustainable communities and meeting AB 32 (Nez), Chapter  
            488, Statutes of 2006, goals.  

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8, negligible state costs.

          Analysis Prepared by  :    Jim Collin / AGRI. / (916) 319-2084 

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