Senate BillNo. 1270

Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 18, 2016

An act to amend Sections 9175 and 9184 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to animals.


SB 1270, as introduced, Galgiani. Diseased animals and poultry: regulation: fee schedule.

Existing law governs the reporting, transportation, handling, and disposal, as specified, of animals that are infected with a contagious disease. Existing law provides for the quarantine or destruction of diseased animals, and the vaccination of certain animals. Existing law requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to license biologic establishments which are engaged in the production of products used to diagnose and detect, or prevent or treat, disease in animals other than human beings, if those establishments meet certain requirements. Existing law authorizes, until January 1, 2017, the Department of Food and Agriculture to establish, by regulation, a fee schedule not to exceed the reasonable costs associated with carrying out these provisions, up to a maximum fee of $500 for each license, permit, registration, product, or service, as specified.

This bill would extend the operative date of the fee schedule to January 1, 2022.

Existing law authorizes the secretary to make any necessary investigations relative to reported violations of the above-described provisions.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that authorization.

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 9175 of the Food and Agricultural Code
2 is amended to read:



Thebegin delete directorend deletebegin insert secretaryend insert may make any necessary
4investigations relative to reported violations of thisbegin delete division,end delete
5begin insert divisionend insert pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 11180)
6of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government


SEC. 2.  

Section 9184 of the Food and Agricultural Code is
9amended to read:



(a) The department may establish by regulation a fee
11schedule not to exceed the reasonable costs associated with carrying
12out the provisions of this division with a maximum fee not to
13exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for a particular license, permit,
14registration, product, or service. These fees shall only be
15established when a specific benefit or service is conferred directly
16to the payer andbegin delete suchend deletebegin insert theend insert benefit or service is not provided to those
17not charged.

18(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,begin delete 2017,end delete
19begin insert 2022,end insert and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
20that is enacted before January 1,begin delete 2017,end deletebegin insert 2022,end insert deletes or extends
21that date.