AB 778

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 27, 2022

Institutional purchasers: purchase of California-grown agricultural food products.

Abstract

Existing law requires all California state-owned or state-run institutions, except public universities and colleges and school districts, to purchase an agricultural product grown in California when the bid or price of the California-grown agricultural product does not exceed by more than 5% the lowest bid or price for an agricultural product produced outside the state and the quality of the California-grown agricultural product is comparable. Existing law also requires the institutions, when they solicit or intend to accept a bid or price for agricultural products grown outside the state, to accept the bid or price from a vendor that packs or processes these agricultural products in the state before accepting a bid or price from a vendor that packs or processes these agricultural products outside of the state when specified conditions are met, including that the bid or price of the agricultural product grown outside the state and packed or processed in the state does not exceed by more than 5% the lowest bid or price for the agricultural product packed or processed outside the state. Existing law requires a school district that solicits bids for the purchase of an agricultural product to accept a bid or price for that agricultural product when it is grown in California before accepting a bid or price for an agricultural product that is grown outside the state when the bid or price of the California-grown agricultural product does not exceed the lowest bid or price for an agricultural product produced outside the state and the quality of the California-grown agricultural product is comparable. Under existing law, these provisions only apply to a contract to purchase agricultural products for a value that is less than the value of the threshold for supplies and services for which California has obligated itself under the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization. This bill would revise and recast these provisions. The bill would instead require a California state-owned or state-run institution that purchases agricultural food products, as defined, to implement necessary practices to achieve a goal of ensuring that at least 60% of the agricultural food products that it purchases in a calendar year are grown or produced in the state by December 31, 2025. The bill would provide that this goal does not apply to local educational agencies and the segments of public postsecondary education. The bill would change the above-described requirement for school districts to apply to the purchase of a domestic agricultural food product that is grown outside the state, instead of an agricultural product that is grown outside of the state, and would expand the application of this requirement from school districts to local educational agencies. The bill would eliminate the above-described preference for in-state vendors. The bill would provide that the bill's provisions neither limit nor expand California's obligations under the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization. By creating new duties for local educational agencies, 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (15)

Votes


Actions


Sep 27, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 576, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 13, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2022

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).

Aug 30, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 25, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2022

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 23, 2022

Senate

Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From special consent calendar.

Aug 22, 2022

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 15, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 11).

Aug 02, 2022

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 22, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 16, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on AGRI.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on AGRI.

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on AGRI. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 14).

May 24, 2022

Senate

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

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on G.O. and AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on G.O. and AGRI.

May 28, 2021

Senate

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

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 75. Noes 0.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20).

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

May 04, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 03, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 29).

Apr 26, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on AGRI.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

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

Apr 15, 2021

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on AGRI. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 14). Re-referred to Com. on AGRI.

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

Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

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

Mar 17, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Mar 16, 2021

Assembly

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

Feb 25, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on A. & A.R. and AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on A. & A.R. and AGRI.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB778 HTML
02/16/21 - Introduced PDF
03/16/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/22/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/03/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/24/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/16/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/11/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/24/22 - Amended Senate PDF
09/02/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/27/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/13/21- Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review PDF
04/27/21- Assembly Agriculture PDF
05/17/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/10/22- Senate Governmental Organization PDF
06/17/22- Senate Agriculture PDF
07/29/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/11/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/15/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/26/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/30/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

Sources

Data on Open States is updated periodically throughout the day from the official website of the California State Legislature.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.