ESTABLISHES NEW STANDARDS FOR CONFINEMENT
OF SPECIFIED FARM ANIMALS; BANS SALE OF NONCOMPLYING PRODUCTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY
PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
- Establishes new minimum space requirements for
confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying
- Requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free
environment after December 31, 2021.
- Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified
meat and egg products derived from animals
confined in noncomplying manner.
- Defines sales violations as unfair competition.
- Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon
written certification by suppliers that meat and egg
products comply with new confinement standards.
- Requires State of California to issue implementing
SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:
- Potential decrease in state income tax revenues
from farm businesses, likely not more than several
million dollars annually.
- State costs up to $10 million annually to enforce
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