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

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 1270, 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 that 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.

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

SECTION 1.  

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

9175.  

The secretary may make any necessary investigations relative to reported violations of this division pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 11180) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

SEC. 2.  

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

9184.  

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

(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

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