AB 888

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Became Law Sep 28, 2021

Mobile slaughter operations: livestock.

Abstract

The California Meat and Poultry Supplemental Inspection Act authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to adopt, by regulation, standards and requirements relating to inspection, sanitation, facilities, equipment, reinspection, preparation, processing, buying, selling, and transporting, among other acts, for carrying out the purposes of the act. The act requires each person to be licensed before operating a meat processing establishment or a custom livestock slaughterhouse. The act does not apply in specified circumstances, including to a mobile slaughter operator who provides services to an owner of cattle, subject to specified conditions, including the condition that the person who raised the cattle and the mobile slaughter operator maintain records, as provided. A violation of the act is a misdemeanor. This bill would exempt from the requirements of the act a mobile slaughter operator that provides services to an owner of livestock, defined to mean any cattle, sheep, goat, and swine used for human food, and slaughters multiple livestock from multiple owners under certain specified conditions, including, among others, that the slaughter occurs on the premises of one of the owners of the livestock or on the premises of the producer, as defined, and the producer that has mobile slaughter operations conducted on their premises has registered with the Department of Food and Agriculture, the meat is not for sale, and the premises or the mobile slaughter facility where the slaughter is conducted has an adequate sewer, facilities, and potable water. The bill would require a mobile slaughter operator performing these services to be licensed with the department, as prescribed. The bill would require the department to establish a license fee and a renewal fee to cover costs associated with oversight and inspection of mobile slaughter operators, and would limit the fees to the department's reasonable regulatory costs and not to exceed a specified amount. The bill would require the producer to reregister with the department if the producer moves locations or if the operation changes ownership. The bill would require a mobile slaughter operator of livestock and a producer who produces livestock to maintain records for at least one year, as prescribed, and to exhibit the records on demand of any inspector or peace officer. By expanding the scope and number of possible crimes under the act to certain slaughterers and producers of livestock that fail to comply with the act's provisions, the 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 (2)

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Actions


Sep 28, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 378, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

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

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.).

Sep 08, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

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 26).

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 01, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (July 1). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on AGRI.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

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

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.)

May 25, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2021

Assembly

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

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (May 20).

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 APPR. suspense file.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (April 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

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.

Feb 25, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on AGRI.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on AGRI.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB888 HTML
02/17/21 - Introduced PDF
04/22/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/24/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/27/21- Assembly Agriculture PDF
05/17/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/25/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/28/21- Senate Agriculture PDF
07/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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