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AB 2074

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Agriculture: olive oil: labeling.

Abstract

Existing law makes it unlawful to produce, process, sell, offer to sell, or possess olive oil that indicates on its label "California Olive Oil," or uses similar words, to suggest that California is the source of the oil, unless 100% of that oil is derived from olives grown in California. This bill would make it unlawful and subject to imprisonment, fine, or both, as specified, to make any false representation in a brand name, label, advertising matter, packaging material, letterhead, invoice, tag, sign, business card, or other oral, written, or printed matter that an olive oil is produced entirely from olives grown within California, including using the terms "California olive oil," "California olives," or substantially similar representations. This bill would apply a similar prohibition on representations that an olive oil was produced from olives from a specific region of California unless at least 85% of the olive oil, by weight, was produced from olives grown in that specific region. This bill would authorize the Department of Food and Agriculture to seize olive oil labeled in violation of these prohibitions and to dispose of the olive oil. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (15)

Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 4
Author

Devon J. Mathis

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 26
Author

Bill Dodd

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 3
Principal Coauthor

Susan Talamantes Eggman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Coauthor

Heath Flora

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 12
Coauthor

Jim Frazier

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Coauthor

Todd Gloria

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 78
Coauthor

Gray

Coauthor

Ash Kalra

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 27
Coauthor

Sharon Quirk-Silva

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 65
Coauthor

Robert Rivas

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 30
Coauthor

Blanca Rubio

Coauthor

Salas

Coauthor

Shirley N. Weber

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 79
Coauthor

Dahle

Coauthor

Votes


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Actions


Apr 06, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 17, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 09, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 27, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on AGRI. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on AGRI. and HEALTH.

Feb 05, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.

Feb 04, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/04/20 - Introduced PDF

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