Section 52325. (Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 281, Sec. 3.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §52325.
(a)Commissioners of counties that choose to participate in the subvention program shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the secretary, whereby the commissioner agrees to maintain a statewide compliance level, determined by the secretary, on all seed within the county. The cooperative agreement shall be in effect for a five-year period. The units of activity and apportionment calculated under subdivision (b) of Section 52324 to each individual participating county shall be established annually in a memorandum of understanding between the commissioner and the secretary.
(b)The secretary, upon recommendation of the board or upon the secretary’s own initiative, may withhold a portion of the funds designated to a county pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52324 if that county fails to meet the performance standards established by the secretary and set forth in the cooperative agreement with that county.
(c)The secretary shall provide a written justification to the board for any action taken by the secretary that does not fully implement a recommendation made by the board pursuant to subdivision (b).
(d)This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and as of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which becomes effective on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.