Amended in Assembly June 6, 2016

Amended in Assembly January 5, 2016

Senate BillNo. 746


Introduced by Senator Wolk

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(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Dodd)

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February 27, 2015


An act to amend Sections 79831 and 79835 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to olive oil.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 746, as amended, Wolk. Olive Oil Commission of California:begin insert voting members:end insert chair of advisory committee.

Existing lawbegin insert establishes the Olive Oil Commission of California andend insert provides for thebegin delete establishment of an advisory committee to advise theend delete board of directorsbegin delete of the Olive Oil Commission of California, as specified, and provides that the chair of the advisory committee shall be an ex officio member of the commission board of directors.end deletebegin insert of the commission comprised of 10 voting members, as specified. Existing law further provides for an advisory committee to advise the commission board of directors, provides for the selection of the chair of the advisory committee by the members of the commission, and specifies that the chair of the advisory committee shall be a nonvoting member of the commission board of directors.end insert

This bill would insteadbegin delete requireend deletebegin insert establishend insert the chair of the advisory committee to be a member, rather thanbegin delete an ex officioend deletebegin insert a nonvotingend insert member, of the commission board of directors. The bill would also require the chair of the advisory committee to designate an alternate advisory committee member to serve in the chair’s absence.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 79831 of the Food and Agricultural Code
2 is amended to read:

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79831.  

(a) There is in the state government the Olive Oil
4Commission of California. Except as provided in subdivisionbegin delete (d),end delete
5begin insert (c),end insert the commission board of directors shall be composed of the
6following:

7(1) Six producers, two from each district.

8(2) Three handlers, one from each district.

9(3) One public member who shall be appointed to the
10commission board of directors by the secretary from nominees
11recommended by the commission board of directors.

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12 12(b)

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13begin insert(4)end insert The chair of the advisory begin delete committee described in subdivision
14(e) shall be a member of the commission board of directors.end delete

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15 16(c)

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17begin insert(b)end insert The secretary and other appropriate persons as determined
18by the commission board of directors shall be ex officio members.

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17 19(d)

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20begin insert(c)end insert The commission board of directors may modify the number
21of producers and handlers who serve on the commission board of
22directors by a two-thirds vote that is concurred in by the secretary,
23if proper notice is provided to all persons subject to this chapter
24before the action.

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26begin insert(d)end insert An advisory committee shall meet periodically to review
27issues affecting the purposes of this chapter and shall advise the
28commission board of directors. The advisory committee shall
29consist of seven members who shall each serve three-year terms.
30The chair of the advisory committee shall be selected by the
31members.

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SEC. 2.  

Section 79835 of the Food and Agricultural Code is
33amended to read:

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79835.  

(a) Except for the ex officio members of the
35commission board of directors, each member of the commission
P3    1board of directors shall have an alternate member elected in the
2same manner as the member. An alternate member, in the absence
3of the member for whom he or she is an alternate, shall serve in
4place of the member. An alternate member may also serve in place
5of any other absent member of the same classification, producer
6or handler, if the member’s alternate is also absent. However, an
7alternate member may not serve in place of more than one absent
8member at a meeting. An alternate member serving in place of a
9member shall have and be able to exercise all rights, privileges,
10and powers of the member when serving. In the event of death,
11removal, resignation, or the disqualification of a member, the
12alternate for the member, or another alternate of the same
13classification if the alternate member for the member is absent,
14shall act as the member until a qualified successor is elected.

15(b) The chair of the advisory committee shall designate a
16member of the advisory committee to serve as an alternate in place
17of the chair in the chair’s absence. An alternate advisory committee
18member serving in the place of the chair shall have and be able to
19exercise all rights, privileges, and powers of the chair when serving.



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