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California Laws | Food and Agriculture Code
DIVISION 12. POULTRY, RABBITS, EGGS, AND EGG PRODUCTS
PART 4. EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS

27688. Each registrant shall submit a report as designated by the department and remit any fees due on a monthly basis. The report is due no later than the 30th day following the month of delivery to California. Each registrant shall keep a copy of this report on file at the registered facility for a period of three years. (7548)

27688.5. Any out-of-state registrant who fails to promptly submit required reports or pay required fees is subject to the criminal penalties specified in this chapter. A violation of this section is also subject to a civil or administrative penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per violation. Each day a violation continues may be considered a separate violation for purposes of penalty assessment. The department may also seek appropriate injunctive relief. (7549)

27689. The report required by Section 27688 shall give a complete breakdown of all sales of graded and ungraded eggs into California, listing the individual plant or person to whom eggs were sold and indicating whether these eggs were sold on a graded or ungraded basis. A check or money order in the amount of the fee as required by this chapter on all eggs shipped into California on a graded basis shall accompany the report. (7550)

27690. All brokers registered with California shall itemize in their reports a true and complete list of all eggs brokered into and within California. This list shall include the name and address of all persons from whom eggs were purchased, to whom they were sold, and the amount of eggs involved in each transaction. Furthermore, the broker shall indicate whether the eggs involved in the transaction were graded or ungraded. (7551)

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION (7552)(Text)

CHAPTER 1. BEES (7553)(Text)

Article 1. General Provisions (29000-29013) (7554)(Text)

29000. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that: (7555)

A healthy and vibrant apiary industry is important to the economy and welfare of the people of the State of California. Protection and promotion of this important industry is in the interest of the people of the State of California. (7556)

29001. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as, the "Apiary Protection Act." Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter. (7557)

29002. "Apiary" includes bees, comb, hives, appliances, or colonies, wherever they are kept, located, or found. (7558)

29003. "Appliance" means any implement or other device which is used in handling and manipulating bees or comb, any container of bees or comb, or any other equipment which is used in the practice of apiculture. (7559)

29004. "Bees" means honey-producing insects of the genus Apis. It includes all life stages of these insects. (7560)

29005. "Board" means the Apiary Board. (7561)

29006. "Colony" means one hive and its contents, including bees, comb, and appliances. (7562)

29007. "Comb" includes all materials which are normally deposited into hives by bees. It does not include extracted honey or royal jelly, trapped pollen, and processed beeswax. (7563)

29008. "Commissioner" means a county agricultural commissioner. (7564)

29009. "Pest" means American foulbrood or any other infectious disease, parasite, pest, or hereditary disease that affects bees which the director by regulations declares is detrimental to the welfare of the bee industry. (7565)

29010. "Infected," "infested," "contaminated," or "diseased" means that a viable stage of a life cycle of a "pest" as defined in Section 29009 can be demonstrated to exist on or within the colony population or on hives, comb, or any appliances associated with beekeeping operations. (7566)

29011. "Hive" means any receptacle or container, or part of any receptacle or container, which is made or prepared for the use of bees, or which is inhabited by bees. (7567)

29012. "Inspector" means any person who is authorized to enforce this chapter. (7568)

29013. "Location" means any premises upon which an apiary is located. (7569)

Article 2. Apiary Board (29020-29028) (7570)(Text)

29020. There is in the department the Apiary Board, consisting of five members appointed by the director. The members of the board shall be assessment-paying beekeepers who reside in California and who represent the major geographical divisions of the beekeeping industry. The director may appoint an additional member on the board who shall be a public member. (7571)

29021. Upon the director's request, the board shall submit to the director the names of three or more natural persons, each of whom shall be a citizen and resident of this state and not a producer, shipper, distributor, packer, or processor, nor financially interested in any of those entities, for appointment by the director as a public member of the board. The director may appoint one of the nominees as the public member on the board. If all nominees are unsatisfactory to the director, the board shall continue to submit lists of nominees until the director has made a selection. Any vacancy in the office of the public member of the board shall be filled by appointment by the director from the nominee or nominees similarly qualified submitted by the board. The public member of the board shall represent the interests of the general public in all matters coming before the board and shall have the same voting and other rights and immunities as other members of the board. (7572)

29022. It is hereby declared, as a matter of legislative determination, that beekeepers appointed to the board are intended to represent and further the interest of a particular agricultural industry concerned, and that the representation and furtherance is intended to serve the public interest. Accordingly, the Legislature finds that, with respect to persons who are appointed to the board, the particular agricultural industry concerned is tantamount to, and constitutes, the public generally within the meaning of Section 87103 of the Government Code. (7573)

29023. In making his or her selection of the membership of the board, the director shall take into consideration the recommendations of the beekeeping industry, including, but not limited to, the California State Beekeeper's Association. (7574)

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