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Date of Hearing: May 9, 2011

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES
Nancy Skinner, Chair
ACR 42 (Ma and Galgiani) - As Introduced: March 21, 2011

SUBJECT
: Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day.

SUMMARY : Declares that Sundays are "Eat Local, Buy California
Grown Day," and encourages families, restaurants, and grocers to
buy California-grown foods because supporting California-grown
food products will result in higher food quality, improved food
safety, and higher environmental and animal welfare standards,
in addition to significant economic benefits. Specifically,
this resolution makes the following legislative findings:

1)California farmers grow more than 300 food products; and,
buying California-grown food helps local family farmers,
California food producers, and California employees and their
families, contributing billions of dollars to the local
economy each year.

2)California strictly regulates food producers for the benefit
of consumers; and, buying California-grown food ensures a
higher level of food safety and food safety standards.

3)By purchasing locally produced food, consumers will boost
local business, which in turn helps the local and state
government through increased tax revenues.

FISCAL EFFECT : None.

REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION :

Support

None on file.

Opposition

None on file.


Analysis Prepared by
: Anna McCabe / RLS. / (916) 319-2800









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