Bill Text: CA AB256 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Cotton pests abatement districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-13 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee. [AB256 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB256-Introduced.html


Assembly Bill No. 256

Introduced by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry

January 23, 2019

An act to amend Section 6051 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to public health.


AB 256, as introduced, Aguiar-Curry. Cotton pests abatement districts.
Existing law provides procedures for the formation of pest abatement districts for the purpose of pest control or abatement. The Cotton Pests Abatement District Act authorizes the organization and establishment of cotton pests abatement districts by the boards of supervisors of the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura.
This bill would delete the authority to establish these districts in the Counties of Orange, San Diego, and Ventura.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 6051 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

 (a) Cotton pests abatement districts may be organized and established by the board boards of supervisors of the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and may exercise the powers expressly granted, or necessarily implied, by those provisions.


(b) The district may include land in more than one of the counties listed in this section with the consent of the board boards of supervisors of the counties affected. The county which includes the majority of acreage in the district shall be designated the principal county. The agricultural commissioner and county officers in the principal county shall perform the acts required by the provisions of this chapter. District funds shall be deposited in the treasury of the principal county.


(c) Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 54773) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Government Code and the District Reorganization Act of 1965 do not apply to cotton pests abatement districts organized pursuant to this chapter.