AB 535

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Olive oil: labeling.

Bill Subjects

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 indicate that California is the source of the oil, unless 100% of that oil is derived from olives grown in California. Existing law also requires that olive oil produced, processed, sold, offered for sale, given away, or possessed in California, that indicates on its label that it is from a specific region of California, be made of oil at least 85% of which, by weight, is derived from olives grown in that region. Existing law makes the violation of these provisions a misdemeanor. This bill would instead prohibit the representation on the label of any olive oil that all of the olives used to produce the olive oil were grown in California, including the terms "California olive oil," "California olives," or something substantially similar, unless all of the olives used to produce the olive oil were grown in California. The bill would also prohibit labeling olive oil with a label indicating or representing that the olives used to produce the olive oil were grown in a specific region of California, unless at least 85% of the olive oil, by weight, was produced from olives grown in that specific region. The bill would provide that these prohibitions apply to representations made in a brand name, label, advertising matter, packaging material, invoice, tag, sign, and other oral, written, or printed representation of any kind. The bill would authorize the State Department of Public Health to seize and dispose of olive oil labeled in violation of this section. By changing the scope of 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 (11)

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 21, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (April 21).

Apr 14, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Mar 25, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

Mar 22, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on AGRI.

Mar 18, 2021

Assembly

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

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on AGRI. and HEALTH.

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

Feb 11, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.

Feb 10, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/10/21 - Introduced PDF
03/18/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

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