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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 224 - Concerning consumer supported agriculture (CSAs)
Summary:Would encourage the Department of Agriculture to assist in organizing community-supported agriculture.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Richard Gordon (D)
Status:
As of 10/4/2013: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Chapter 404, Statutes of 2013
As of 9/23/2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor
As of 9/12/2013: Senate amendments concurred in, to engrossing and enrolling
As of 9/11/2013: Read third time, passed, transmitted to Assembly, concurrence in Senate amendments pending, may be considered on or after 9/11/13
As of 9/6/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 9/5/2013: Ordered to second reading
As of 9/5/2013: Read third time, amended
As of 8/16/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 8/15/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 7/5/2013: Passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 7/1/2013: Read second time, amended, re-referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 7/1/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 6/17/2013: Referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 6/3/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Rules for assignment
As of 5/31/2013: Third reading, passed by Assembly, transmitted to Senate
As of 5/30/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 5/28/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee, read second time, amendment adopted, ordered to second reading
As of 5/28/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 5/20/2013: First hearing, referred to Committee on Appropriations suspense file, i.e. awaiting budgetary considerations
As of 5/9/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 5/9/2013: Read second time and amended
As of 5/8/2013: Passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 5/1/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 4/29/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Agriculture, read second time, and amended
As of 4/29/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 4/25/2013: April 22, 2013: Re-referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 4/25/2013: April 19, 2013: Bill amended by Committee, read second time, and amended
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Committee on Agriculture
As of 2/7/2013: May be heard in Committee on March 7, 2013
As of 2/6/2013: First reading

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 38 - Office of Farm to Fork
Summary:Would create the Office of Farm to Fork within the department to, among other things, work with various entities, including, among others, the agricultural industry and other organizations involved in promoting food access, to increase the amount of agricultural products available to schools and underserved communities in the state.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman John A. Perez (D)
Status:
As of 5/28/2013: In Committee, second hearing, held under submission, i.e. an action taken by a committee when a bill is heard and there is an indication that the author and the committee members want to work on or discuss the bill further, but there is no motion for the bill to progress out of committee. This does not preclude the bill from being set for another hearing.
As of 5/20/2013: First hearing, referred to Committee on Appropriations suspense file, i.e. awaiting budgetary considerations
As of 5/6/2013: Passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 3/22/2013: Amended bill includes creation of an Office of Farm to Fork, re-referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2602 - Farm to School program
Summary:This bill would establish the Farm to School Program, to be administered by the Department of Food and Agriculture, to provide for the allocation of grants and technical assistance to school districts and county offices of education for the purpose of increasing the provision of fresh and nutritious school meals to pupils. The bill would authorize the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to distribute grants to eligible school districts and county offices of education for the purpose of developing and maintain
Sponsor(s):Susan Eggman (D) (Principal coauthors: Garcia, Gonzalez, and Quirk-Silva)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.