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Section 56571. (Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 696, Sec. 86.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §56571.

(a)Except as otherwise provided in this article or Section 55863, each applicant for a license shall pay to the department a fee in accordance with the schedule in subdivision (b), except that an agent shall pay thirty-five dollars ($35) for each license period of the principal.

(b)The amount of the fee due each year shall be determined by the annual dollar volume of business based on farm product value returned to the grower or licensee, as follows:

(1)For a dollar volume of less than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), the fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).

(2)For a dollar volume of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) and over, but less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the fee shall be four hundred dollars ($400). Effective January 1, 1999, for a dollar volume of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) and over, but less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300). Effective January 1, 2000, for a dollar volume of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) and over, but less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the fee shall be two hundred dollars ($200).

(3)For a dollar volume of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and over, but less than two million dollars ($2,000,000), the fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500). Effective January 1, 1999, for a dollar volume of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and over, but less than two million dollars ($2,000,000), the fee shall be four hundred dollars ($400). Effective January 1, 2000, for a dollar volume of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and over, but less than two million dollars ($2,000,000), the fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300).

(4)For a dollar volume of two million dollars ($2,000,000) and over, the fee shall be six hundred dollars ($600). Effective January 1, 1999, for a dollar volume of two million dollars ($2,000,000) and over, the fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500). Effective January 1, 2000, for a dollar volume of two million dollars ($2,000,000) and over, the fee shall be four hundred dollars ($400).

(c)The department shall reevaluate the fee structure based on operating costs in fiscal years 1998–99 and 1999–2000 and, notwithstanding Section 7550.5 of the Government Code, shall report on the fee structure to the Legislature within 60 days subsequent to June 30, 2000. The report shall include, but shall not be limited to, a summary of the fees paid and services utilized by the various commodity groups covered under this chapter. The fees shall adequately cover the costs to fully administer and operate the program in an effective and efficient manner.





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