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Senate Bill No. 475
Introduced by Senator Leno
February 21, 2013
An act to add Section 4132 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agricultural districts.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
SB 475, as introduced, Leno. Agricultural District 1-A: firearm sales at the Cow Palace.
Existing law divides the state into agricultural districts, and establishes that District 1-A is the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco. Existing law generally establishes the powers and duties of a district agricultural association, and also generally regulates the transfer of firearms. A violation of the statutes governing agricultural districts is a misdemeanor.
This bill would require the prior approval of the board of supervisors of both the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco for an officer, employee, operator, or lessee of District 1-A to contract for, authorize, or allow an event at which a firearm or ammunition is sold at the Cow Palace. By creating a new crime, 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.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 4132 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:
Notwithstanding any other law, an officer, employee, operator, or lessee of District 1-A, as defined in Section 3853, may contract for, authorize, or allow an event at which a firearm or ammunition is sold on the property or in the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace property in San Mateo County and the City and County of San Francisco or any successor or additional property owned, leased, or otherwise occupied, or operated by the district, only upon prior approval, by resolution, adopted by both the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo and the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.