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|SENATE RULES COMMITTEE | ACR 42|
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THIRD READING


Bill No: ACR 42
Author: Ma (D)
Amended: 6/16/11 in Senate
Vote: 21


ASSEMBLY FLOOR : Read and adopted, 6/2/11


SUBJECT : Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day

SOURCE : Author


DIGEST : This resolution 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.

ANALYSIS : 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
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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.

4. Purchasing foods "grown in California" is important to
85 percent of California consumers and 41 percent of
California consumers say that "California grown" is more
important to them today than it was a year ago. Buying
locally grown California products is better for the
environment. Food trucked or flown into California has
a heavier carbon footprint as it travels for many days,
unlike products grown just hours or minutes away.

This resolution declares Sundays as "Eat Local, Buy
California Grown Day." Families, restaurants, and grocers
are encouraged to buy California-grown floriculture, fiber,
and foods, such as fresh chicken, flowers, and produce
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.

FISCAL EFFECT : Fiscal Com.: No


MEL:mw 6/21/11 Senate Floor Analyses

SUPPORT/OPPOSITION: NONE RECEIVED

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