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          SENATE THIRD READING


          SB  
          1270 (Galgiani)


          As Introduced  February 18, 2016


          Majority vote


          SENATE VOTE:  36-0


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          |Committee       |Votes|Ayes                  |Noes                |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |----------------+-----+----------------------+--------------------|
          |Agriculture     |9-0  |Dodd, Mathis, Eggman, |                    |
          |                |     |Gray, Grove, Irwin,   |                    |
          |                |     |Jones-Sawyer, Quirk,  |                    |
          |                |     |Salas                 |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |----------------+-----+----------------------+--------------------|
          |Appropriations  |20-0 |Gonzalez, Bigelow,    |                    |
          |                |     |Bloom, Bonilla,       |                    |
          |                |     |Bonta, Calderon,      |                    |
          |                |     |Chang, Daly, Eggman,  |                    |
          |                |     |Gallagher, Eduardo    |                    |
          |                |     |Garcia, Holden,       |                    |
          |                |     |Jones, Obernolte,     |                    |
          |                |     |Quirk, Santiago,      |                    |
          |                |     |Wagner, Weber, Wood,  |                    |
          |                |     |Chau                  |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |








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          SUMMARY:  Extends, until January 1, 2022, the authority for the  
          California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to  
          establish a fee schedule for cost recovery related to animal  
          health services that do not provide benefits beyond the payer;  
          and, makes technical non-substantive changes. 


          FISCAL EFFECT:  According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee, this bill has no additional state costs.


          COMMENTS:  Within CDFA, the Animal Health Branch (Branch) is the  
          state's organized professional veterinary medical unit which  
          addresses diseases and other problems that require statewide  
          coordinated resources.  Among its activities, the Branch  
          conducts surveillance and emergency response planning of animal  
          diseases to help ensure safe products from livestock and  
          poultry.


          A trailer bill to the Budget Act of 2011, AB 120 (Budget  
          Committee), Chapter 133, Statutes of 2011, authorized CDFA to  
          establish a fee schedule in order to recover costs associated  
          with animal health services that do not provide a benefit beyond  
          the payer, among other provisions.  This includes a service that  
          is required for a personal matter, is not related to a suspected  
          animal health disease outbreak, and there are no private  
          veterinarians certified by CDFA to perform the service.  The  
          service fee may not exceed $500 for a particular license,  
          permit, registration, product, or service.  This authority is  
          set to sunset on January 1, 2017.


          According to the author's office, this bill would improve CDFA's  
          fiscal responsibility and use of state resources.








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          Analysis Prepared by:                                             
          Jim Collin / AGRI. / (916) 319-2084  FN: 0003977