AB 619

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 11, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jul 01, 2019
  • Signed by Governor Jul 12, 2019

Retail food: reusable containers: multiuse utensils.

Abstract

Existing law, the California Retail Food Code, provides for the regulation of health and sanitation standards for retail food facilities, as defined, by the State Department of Public Health. Under existing law, local health agencies are primarily responsible for enforcing the California Retail Food Code, and a person who violates any provision of the code is guilty of a misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided. Existing law requires returned empty containers intended for refilling with food or beverage to be cleaned and refilled in an approved facility, except that consumer-owned containers may be refilled and returned to the same consumer if the container is refilled by an employee of the food facility or the owner of the container and the dispensing system includes a contamination-free transfer process. This bill would instead provide that clean consumer-owned containers provided or returned to the food facility for filling may be filled by either the employee or the owner of the container, and would require the food facility to isolate the consumer-owned containers from the serving surface or sanitize the serving surface after each filling. The bill would require the consumer-owned containers to be designed and constructed for reuse, as specified. The bill would require the food facility to prepare, maintain, and adhere to written procedures to prevent cross-contamination, and to make the written procedures available to the enforcement agency. Existing law defines a temporary food facility, for purposes of the California Retail Food Code, as a food facility approved by the enforcement officer that operates at a fixed location for the duration of an approved community event or at a swap meet and only as a part of the community event or swap meet. Under existing law, a temporary food facility is required to provide single-use articles for use by the consumer. This bill would authorize a local enforcement agency to allow a temporary food facility to use multiuse utensils that are cleaned, rinsed, and sanitized at either the temporary food facility or an approved food facility. Because any violation of these provisions would be a 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 (1)

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Actions


Jul 12, 2019

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 93, Statutes of 2019.

Jul 08, 2019

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Jul 01, 2019

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1877.).

Jun 25, 2019

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Jun 24, 2019

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and ordered to Consent Calendar.

Jun 06, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 11, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 0. Page 1190.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Apr 04, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 03, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 3).

Mar 27, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (March 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 21, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 20, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Mar 11, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 07, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 19, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 15, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB619 HTML
02/15/19 - Introduced PDF
03/07/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
03/20/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/03/19 - Enrolled PDF
07/12/19 - Chaptered PDF

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